Department of Medieval Literature

Room 230, tel. (22) 6572-854

Members of the Department:

Chairman: Professor Mieczysław Mejor

Dr. Dorota Gacka (office hours: Mondays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Associate Professor Mariusz Kazańczuk (office hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Associate Professor Witold Wojtowicz

Retired scholars who participate in the activities of the Department:

Professor Teresa Michałowska

Professor Andrzej Dąbrówka

The Department office hours: Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

About the Department:

The following projects are carried out in the Department: (1) a critical edition of Polish medieval Latin poetry (Prof. M. Mejor); (2) work on the writings of Frovinus and Mikolaj Oloch (Prof. M. Mejor); (3) a unique compendium, Leksykon literacki polskiego średniowiecza [A Literary Lexicon of the Middle Ages in Poland] (Prof. T. Michałowska); and (4) a handbook of the history of medieval literature (Prof. A. Dąbrówka) – in the series "Mała historia literatury polskiej" [A Little History of Polish Literature]. Also, research is conducted on medieval theater (Prof. A. Dąbrówka), isagogic literature of the Middle Ages (Prof. M. Mejor), Polish medieval literary theory (Prof. T. Michałowska), medieval symbolism (Dr. J. Sawicka), Latin hagiography and liturgical poetry (Dr. D. Gacka), and the medieval character of old Polish literature (Dr. M. Kazańczuk: an edition of Historie świeże i niezwyczajne [Fresh and Unusal Histories], and a volume of articles).

The Department aims to integrate researchers of medieval literature. In 2001, it held a national conference, "Literary Medievalism in Poland," and, in 2003, it hosted a monothematic conference on Kazania Świętokrzyskie [St. Cross Sermons].

Since 2002, the Department has been organizing, at least twice a year, interdisciplinary national one-day conferences under the title "Medievalists’ Meetings."

The Department participates in the activities of the Polish Medievalists’ Standing Committee.


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