Ph.D., assistant professor at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN)
discourse analysis, especially cultural and literary contexts of the Communism in Poland, cultural research and contemporary literature, memory studies, the Holocaust studies
Katarzyna Chmielewska Ph.D. studied at the Faculties of Polish Studies and of Philosophy and Sociology of the Warsaw University. 1999, she defended her MA dissertation prepared under the supervision of Professor Maria Janion, Ph.D.. The thesis The Critique of Reception Theory was awarded the second prize in the Jan Józef Lipski MA dissertation competition on June 25, 2000. In 1999, she began Ph.D. studies at the Social Sciences School at the Philosophy and Sociology Institute (IFiS) of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Since 2008, she has been working at the Institute of Literary Research at PAN (IBL PAN) on the research team “Literature and Contexts” (in a position of assistant professor). On January 19, 2010, she defended her Ph.D. dissertation The crisis of the literary subject: Witold Gombrowicz's Diaries and essay works written under the supervision of Professor Michał Głowiński, Ph.D., for which she received the award of the Emigration Archive of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, funded by the Chancellery of the Polish Senate. Co-founder of the Center for Cultural and Literary Studies of Communism at IBL PAN. Editor of the series Communism. Ideas – Discourses – Practices.
[Co-author and scientific editor]Monuments of memory. Places of Oblivoin , The Publishing House IBL PAN 2017
[Co-author and scientific editor] Year 66. Communist Poland on the turn, The Publishing House IBL PAN 2015
[Co-author and scientific editor] Communist Poland - afterlife, The Publishing House IBL PAN 2012
[Co-author and scientific editor] Literature and socialism, The Publishing House IBL PAN 2012
[Co-author and scientific editor] Narrating Communist Poland, The Publishing House IBL PAN 2011
Strategies of the subject: Witold Gombrowicz's Diary, The Publishing House IBL PAN 2010
[Co-author] Short readings for workers of art, Warsaw 2009
[Co-author] Disappearing. A user's manual, Warsaw 2009
[Co-author] Decorum and form. How to tell the story of the Shoah? ed. M. Głowiński, K. Chmielewska, K. Makaruk, A. Molisak, T. Żukowski, Cracow 2005.
Key dissertations and articles:
1. Ricarda Bethke, Pathos, necessarily. “Uprising” of the listener: a mass for Brecht on the 50th anniversary of death, Le Monde Diplomatique, vol. 9 2006
2. Lionel Richard, Jew Süß, Le Monde Diplomatique, vol. 5 2006.
3. Götz Aly, Do not blame the German Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, vol. 2 206
4. Wilhelm Weischedel's book, Backstairs way to philosophy, PWN 2002.
5. Rolf Fieguth, On the literary meaning of the meaningless. Polish motifs in Thomas Mann's “Death in Venice”, in: “Poetry in a critical phase”, Rolf Fieguth, Świat Literacki, Warsaw 2001.
6. Rolf Fieguth, Poetological motifs in Sebastian Grabowiecki's poetical cycle Priestly rhymes (1590), in: “Poetry in a critical phase”, Rolf Fieguth, Świat Literacki,
Scientific and organizational activities, research projects:
Member of scientific network "New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent", Researcher in the COST Action CA16213, member of the “Memory of Dissent” working group. Collaboration planned for 2017 - 2021.
Coordinator of the joint project of IBL PAN and Ústav pro českou literaturu: "Marxist Literary Research in Polish People's Republic and Czechoslovak Republic and their contexts. 1944 - 1956". Realization planned for 2017 - 2018.
Grant NPRH nr 11H 12 0108 81, project realized by the Center for Cultural and Literary Studies of Communism at IBL PAN led by Professor Michał Głowiński, Ph.D.; the grant “Communism – the history of the term in Poland in 1944-1989. Interpretations and usage: literature, culture, society” awarded in 2012. Realization planned for 2013-2018; the grant secretary.
Grant number NPRH0049, project realized under the supervision of Professor Maryla Hopfinger, Ph.D., at the Institute of Literary Research “In the face of the Shoah – towards demythicizing the categories of description” in 2013-2018.
Grant number N N103 450240, project realized by the research team Literature and Contexts of IBL PAN under the supervision of Professor Michał Głowiński, Ph.D., the grant “Narrating Communist Poland”, author of one of the studies under the project; co-editor; project completed, realized on May 20, 2011 – May 19, 2013.
Grant number NN 103 22 5538, project realized under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Werner, Ph.D. at the Institute of Literary Research “Game for identity in Poland at the time of the Turn”, author of one of the studies under the project; project completed, realized in 2010-2012.