PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature. Working on a dissertation project titled “Never-lasting Effects: Failure in Twentieth-Century American, Italian, and Polish Literature, Film, and Performance,” exploring the representations and uses of non-redemptive failure in the works of John Williams, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Bruno Jasieński.


MA in Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017

MA in American Studies, University of Warsaw, 2013

BA in English, University of Warsaw, 2010


“From Accattone to ‘Profezia’: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Productive Failure,”  in Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed: A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Luca Peretti and Karen Raizen, Bloomsbury, 2018. Forthcoming.

“Failure as an Autonomous Practice. Pasolini’s Roman Trilogy.” LaRivista: Études culturelles italiennes Sorbonne Universités, N° 4 (2015), 209-215.

“Questions of Comparison.” Review of Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses, ed. by Rita Felski and Susan Stanford Friedman. Planeta Literatur, Fall 2014,  101-107.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“John Williams: The Fame of a Non-Writer,” European Association of American Studies 2018 conference, April 4, 2018, London, UK.

“Fail Worse: Against Failure Studies,” American Comparative Literature Association 2018 conference, March 31, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.


American Comparative Literature Association

American Literary Translators Association

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