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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.

Education

MA in Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017

MA in American Studies, University of Warsaw, 2013

BA in English, University of Warsaw, 2010

Publications

“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, 177-194.

“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.

Projects

“Never-lasting Effects: Failure in Twentieth-Century American, Italian, and Polish Literature, Film, and Performance.” Dissertation in progress, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Memberships

American Comparative Literature Association

American Literary Translators Association

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