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2015, November 9 - 11:58am
 
INSTITUTE OF EASTERN-SLAVIC PHILOLOGY
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Monika Rzeczycka, e-mail: ifilsl@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: dr Katarzyna Arciszewska, e-mail: filka@ug.edu.pl, dr Anna Hau, e-mail: finah@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Spirituality in Russian literature and culture
  • »» Russian literature and culture: tradition and innovation
  • »» Text as culture, culture as text
  • »» Theory and practice of translation
  • »» Theory of communication and communicative strategies
  • »» Cognitive, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic empirical studies
  • »» Aspects of the process of language acquisition
Department of Communication Pragmatics and Language Acquisition
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Żanna Sładkiewicz, e-mail: zanna.sladkiewicz@wp.pl
Research areas:
  • »» The process of language acquisition, communicative competence in a foreign language
  • »» Studying of language personality and types of language personality
  • »» Language pedagogy
  • »» Psychological aspects of reading in native and foreign languages; the readability of text
  • »» Psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics
  • »» Communicative pragmatics
  • »» Communicative behaviour of Polish and Russian people
Department of Eastern-Slavic Languages and Translation Studies
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Alicja Pstyga, finap@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Phonetics, phonology and graphics of contemporary Russian language
  • »» The theory of translation
  • »» Intercultural Communications
  • »» Translation lexicography
  • »» Semantics of contemporary Russian language
  • »» Functional linguistics
  • »» Linguistic and pragmatic dimensions of translation
Department of Russian Studies, Literature and Culture
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Irena Fijałkowska-Janiak, e-mail: Ir.harb@wp.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Poetics and theory of literature
  • »» Old Slavonic literature
  • »» Russian modernism
  • »» Philosophical issues and poetics of contemporary Russian prose
  • »» Esotericism in Russian literature at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • »» Russian culture
  • »» Jewish-Polish and Jewish-Russian contacts
Chinese Studies Unit
Head – prof. UG, dr WuLan Tai, e-mail: wulan@ug.edu.pl
 
INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Marek Wilczyński e-mail: sekretariatiaa@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors: dr Ewelina Gutowska-Kozielska, e-mail: angegk@ug.edu.pl, prof. UG, dr hab. Jean Ward, angjmw@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» British, Irish, and American fiction, poetry, theater and drama
  • »» Theory of translation
  • »» Discourse analysis
  • »» Descriptive linguistics: phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
  • »» Linguistic theories
Department of English Language Cultures and Literatures
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim, e-mail: anglgb@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» British, Irish, and American fiction, poetry, theater and drama
  • »»Women’s writing and postcolonial writing
  • »» Literary theory
Department of Linguistics
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Danuta Stanulewicz, e-mail: danuta.stanulewicz@gmail.com
Research areas:
  • »» Descriptive linguistics: phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
  • »» Cognitive linguistics
  • »» Historical linguistics
  • »» Linguistic theories
  • »» Sociolinguistics (language varieties, standardization etc.)
  • »» Applied linguistics (lexicography etc.)
  • »» Teaching foreign languages (mainly English)
Department of Performing Arts
Head – prof. dr hab. Jerzy Limon, e-mail: jerzylimon@gmail.com
Research areas:
  • »» Theatre and drama theory
  • »» Theatre and related activities: performance art, video-art, street-art etc.
  • »» Theatre productions world-wide
  • »» Theatre and performace criticism
  • »» Digital performance
Department of Translation Studies
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Wojciech Kubiński, e-mail: angwk@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Theory of translation
  • »» Discourse analysis
  • »» Pamphlets and pamphleteers in early modern England
  • »» Legal translation studies
  • »» Utopian studies/translations of utopian fiction
  • »» Intercultural communication
  • »» Corpus linguistics, Corpus-based translation studies
Center for Translation Studies
Head – dr Olga Kubińska, e-mail: centrumtranslatoryczne@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Research on translation and editing of texts transferred from English
  • »» Research on stereotypes in translation
  • »» Research on literary translation
  • »» Research on the process of translation (TAPs)
INSTITUTE OF GERMAN PHILOLOGY
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Danuta Olszewska, e-mail: fildo@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors: prof. dr hab. Mirosław Ossowski, e-mail: filmos@ug.edu.pl, dr Anna Socka, e-mail: anna.socka@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Contrastive studies of Polish and German grammar, lexis and stylistics
  • »» Language and cultural contacts-the image of the world and translation of various kinds of texts
  • »» Teaching and acquisition of the German language in theory and practice
  • »» Experimental (metaphysical) writers. Aesthetics, identity, interculturalism
  • »» The output of Friedrich Hölderin
  • »» The output of German writers from Gdańsk and former East Prussia
  • »» Polish-German relations in literature
Department of German Litarature and Culture
Head – prof. dr hab. Mirosław Ossowski, e-mail: filmos@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Polish-German literary contacts
  • »» The works of Günter Grass
  • »» Collective memory of Polish-German cultural borderlands (Pomerania)
  • »» Relations of ‘new media’ theory and history and culture
  • »» Jewish identity in literature
  • »» Aesthetics of the literary work
  • »» German drama and theatre
Department of Linguistics and Translation Theory
Head – prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kątny, e-mail: filak@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Scientific texts in German-Polish contrastive perspective
  • »» Modality and aspectuality components of German and Polish
  • »» The meeting of disciplines: how much art does language education need?
  • »» The image of Central and Eastern European Jews in the perception of Western European Jews
  • »» The language of young people in contrastive Polish-German perspective
  • »» Contrastive studies of German, Polish and Swedish
  • »» The language of the German Press in the Free City of Danzig in the years of 1920–1939
INSTITUTE OF POLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Bolesław Oleksowicz, e-mail: boleksowicz@o2.pl
Deputy Directors: prof. UG, dr hab. Maciej Michalski, e-mail: maciej.michalski@ug.edu.pl, dr Małgorzata Klinkosz, e-mail: malgorzata.klinkosz@ug.edu.pl, prof. UG, dr hab. Paweł Sitkiewicz, e-mail: sitkiewicz@gazeta.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Language, literature, culture, arts and changes in research paradigms
  • »» History, biography, and texts in long term” perspective
  • »» Polish language, literature, and culture in school education
  • »» Performative dimensions of past and contemporary culture
Department of Applied Polish Studies
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Grażyna Tomaszewska, e-mail: polsek@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Modern interpretative strategies in school education
  • »» Educational research concerning the realization of the new Polish Studies Core Curriculum
  • »» Research concerning the development of teaching Polish as a foreign language
  • »» Kashubian ethno-philology
  • »» Readership and editorship in the information and digital technology era
  • »» Bolesław Leśmian and the experience of poetry
Department of Culture and Arts
Head – prof. dr hab. Jan Ciechowicz, e-mail: polsek@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» The history of theatre in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
  • »» Contemporary Polish drama
  • »» The anthropology of spectacle and theory of performing arts
  • »» The history of Polish cinema
  • »» The cultural history of Pomerania in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • »» The history and theory of animated film
  • »» The theory of audiovisual media
Department of Literary History
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Edward Jakiel e-mail: edwardjakiel@wp.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Polish literary history
  • »» Philosophical, religious and artistic contexts of Polish literary history
  • »» Hebrew and classical heritage in Polish literary history (Bible, Greek and Roman culture and literature)
  • »» Editorship, nonfictional prose, epistolography, biographical and religious literature in Poland
  • »» Literary criticism and journalism in Polish literary history
  • »» Theatre, painting, music and applied arts in the context of Polish culture and literature
Department of Polish Language
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Ewa Rogowska-Cybulska, e-mail: ewaro@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Linguistic pragmatics
  • »» Linguistic textology (text structure, genre)
  • »» Lexical semantics and semantics of text
  • »»Word-formation in language and text
  • »» Kashubian language and Kashubian dialectology
  • »» Culture of Polish language
  • »» Linguistic image of the world
Department of Theory of Literature and Art Criticism
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Maciej Michalski e-mail: maciej.michalski@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Studies on nonfictional prose
  • »» Posthumanities, animal studies
  • »» Literary theory and the topographical turn
  • »» Reception theory issues
  • »» Anthropology of everyday life
  • »» Discourses of identity in Polish culture
  • »» Intimacy and its transformation in contemporary culture
Centre of Culture and Polish Language for Forigners
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Aneta Lewińska, e-mail: lewinskaaneta@wp.pl
 
Centre of Cassubian Language and Culture
Head – dr Justyna Pomierska, e-mail: fpojp@ug.edu.pl
 
INSTITUTE OF ROMANCE STUDIES
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Joanna Jereczek-Lipińska, e-mail: filjj@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Tomasz Swoboda, e-mail: swoboda@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Romance literatures and modern humanities
  • »» Comparative studies in Romance cultures and literatures
  • »» Diachronic linguistics and translation studies
  • »» Discourse analysis
  • »» Teaching French as a foreign language
  • »» Translation studies
Department of Linguistics and Didactics
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Joanna Jereczek-Lipińska, e-mail: filjj@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Contrastive linguistics
  • »» Diachronic linguistic studies of Indo-European languages
  • »» Lexicology
  • »» Language of the media
  • »» Discourse semantics
  • »» Neology
  • »» French teaching methods
Department of Romance Literatures
Head – prof. dr hab. Michał Piotr Mrozowicki, e-mail: filmim@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Self-creation in contemporary art and literature
  • »» French literature and posthumanist studies
  • »» Mythologies of power in the age of Enlightenment
  • »»Women’s literature in the 19th century France
  • »» Comparative studies in literature and music
  • »» Comparative Studies in French and Polish literature
  • »» Anthropological thought of the Italian Renaissance
 
INSTITUTE OF SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Director – prof. UG, dr hab. Hieronim Chojnacki, e-mail: filhch@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: prof. UG, dr hab. Kazimierz Musiał, e-mail: musial@ug.edu.pl, dr Grażyna Kulpa-Woś, e-mail: mediumgwos@wp.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Scandinavian and Polish identity issues
  • »» The Baltic Sea Area and Literary Studies – the Northern Dimension of Europe
  • »» Outstanding representatives of the North
  • »» Intercultural aspects of translation theory and practice: translation and transgression
  • »» History of the German language and diachronic linguistics
  • »» Selected aspects of linguistic theory: syntax, phraseology, lexicology, language borrowing, interlingual contacts’
  • »» Ecological linguistics, language awareness and critical language awareness
Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Józef Grabarek, e-mail: grabarek@op.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Intercultural aspects of translation theory and practice: translation and transgression
  • »» History of the German language and diachronic linguistics
  • »» Selected aspects of linguistic theory: syntax, phraseology, lexicology, language borrowing, interlingual contacts
  • »» British historical fiction and the work of Peter Ackroyd
  • »» Ecological linguistics, language awareness and critical language awareness
  • »» Notional semantics. The linguistic and cultural image of the world in products of popular culture
  • »» Teaching English and German as foreign languages
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Maria Sibińska, e-mail: films@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Scandinavian and Polish identity issues
  • »» Scandinavian theatre studies
  • »» Intercultural communication and public diplomacy. Outstanding representatives of the North
  • »» Modern Scandinavian and Polish crime fiction
  • »» Media, Education and Social Change in the Nordic countries
  • »» Area Studies – Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY
Head – prof. dr hab. Anna Marchewka, e-mail: katfklas@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Edtion of Neo-Latin Texts
  • »» Editions of ancient Greek texts
  • »» Ancient Greek historiography
  • »» Scientific prose in ancient Greece
  • »» Roman literature of the Augustan Age
  • »» Literature of the Roman Empire
  • »» Occasional literature in Gdańsk (XVI-XVIII c.)
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Marek Adamiec, e-mail: kultura@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Selected problems of bibliotherapy
  • »» Polish-German relations in history
  • »» Anthropology of South America
  • »» New Media
  • »» Gdynia’s urban legends
  • »» Contemporary art and culture
DEPARTMENT OF FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS/CULUTRE
prof. dr hab. Mirosław Przylipiak, e-mail: e-mail: fpomp@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • History of Polish Cinema
  • Animated Films
  • Non-fictional cinema
  • Narration in the Fiction Film
  • Film and Comic Strips
  • Small National Cinematographies
 
DEPARTMENT OF LOGOPAEDICS
Head – prof. dr hab. Edward Łuczyński, e-mail:seklog@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Speech Disorders
  • »» Development of Children’s Language
  • »» Diagnosis and Therapy of Speech Disorders
  • »» Language in standard and pathological use
  • »» Prophylactic speech therapy
  • »» Language structure
SLAVONIC DEPARTMENT
Head – prof. UG, dr hab. Halina Wątróbska, e-mail: halinaw@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Paleoslavistics
  • »» Onomastics
  • »» Lexicography and normativity in languages
  • »» South Slavonic literature
  • »» Translation
  • »» Literary theory
  • »» Old Church Slavonic