Medieval and Early Modern Literature
The Department for Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture focuses on the research on Renaissance and Baroque periods but also covers Medieval and Enlightenment studies. The Department’s employees specialize in the cultural history of literature, historical genre studies (such as travelogues, epic poems, emblems, and diary writing), translation studies (particularly translations from German and Italian) and textual scholarship. Recent studies in the Department have also explored the work of Jan Kochanowski, as well as confessional issues.
The Department’s staff runs two book series: “Biblioteka Dawnej Literatury Popularnej i Okolicznościowej” (“The Library of Historical Popular and Occasional Literature”), in which lesser-known early modern Polish texts are published, and “Dawna Literatura Włoska. Studia i Źródła” (“Old-Italian Literature: Studies and Sources”), providing translations and discussions of selected works of Italian Renaissance and Baroque literature. Between 2012–2019 the Department issued a monographic book series „Studia o Literaturze Dawnej” (“Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Literature”), where eight volumes were published.
The Department’s staff teach courses on the history of literature of four periods: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Enlightenment, courses on antique and biblical traditions in Polish literature and culture, introductory courses to literary studies, as well as thematic seminars and diploma seminars for BA and MA students.
prof. dr hab. Roman Krzywy
dr hab. Jacek Głażewski
dr Wojciech Kordyzon
dr hab. Barbara Niebelska-Rajca
dr hab. Radosław Rusnak
dr Krystyna Wierzbicka-Trwoga
dr hab. Marta Wojtkowska-Maksymik
mgr Barbara Dzierżanowska
mgr Elżbieta Flis
mgr Martyna Osuch
mgr Lidia Sokół
dr hab. Małgorzata Ciszewska, prof. IBL PAN
dr hab. Zofia Rejman, prof. UW
dr Katarzyna Zimek
Instytut Literatury Polskiej
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28