fbpx Research areas | Faculty of Languages

Research Areas

Last modified: 
2019, December 5 - 9:25am

Institute of Applied Linguistics

Director – Assoc. Prof. Hadrian Lankiewicz, e-mail: hadrian.lankiewicz@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: Dr Magdalena Grabowska, e-mail: magdalena.grabowska@ug.edu.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

Institute of Classical and Slavonic Studies

DirectorAssoc. Prof. Dušan-Vladislav Paždjerski, e-mail: slaw@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: Assoc. Prof. Anna Marchewka, e-mail: anna.marchewka@ug.edu.pl
Classical Philology Division
Head – Dr Grzegorz Kotłowski, e-mail: grzegorz.kotlowski@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.)
Slavonic and Balkan Studies Division
Head – Dr Maša Guštin, e-mail: masa.gustin@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Paleoslavistics
  • »» Onomastics
  • »» Lexicography and normativity in languages
  • »» South Slavonic literature
  • »» Translation
  • »» Literary theory
  • »» Old Church Slavonic

Institute of Cultural Research

Director – Prof. Mirosław Przylipiak, e-mail: fpomp@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: Dr Aleksandra Wierucka, e-mail: kultura@ug.edu.pl
Cultural Studies Division
Head – Dsc. Grzegorz Piotrowski, e-mail: piotrowski.ug@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
Film and Media Division
Head – Dr Piotr Kurpiewski, e-mail: piotr.kurpiewski@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

Institute of English and American Studies

Director – Assoc. Prof. Mirosława Modrzewska, e-mail: miroslawa.modrzewska@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors:
Assoc. Prof. Jean Ward, e-mail: jean.ward@ug.edu.pl
Dr Magdalena Wawrzyniak-Śliwska, e-mail: magdalena.wawrzyniak@ug.edu.pl
Dr Wioleta Karwacka, e-mail: wioleta.karwacka@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
American Studies Division
Head – dr Arkadiusz Misztal, e-mail: arkadiusz.misztal@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • American Émigré Fiction
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • American Literature after WWII
  • American Philosophy of Technology
  • American Poetry
  • American Theater and Music
  • Border Studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Literary Theory
  • Memory Studies
  • Postcolonial Writing
  • Women’s Writing
  • Time Studies
English Language and Theoretical Linguistics Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Olga Sokołowska, e-mail: angos@ug.gda.pl
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)
Glottodidactics and Natural Language Processsing Division
Head – Dr Magdalena Wawrzyniak-Śliwska, e-mail: magdalena.wawrzyniak@ug.edu.pl
Literary Studies in English Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Jean Ward, e-mail: jean.ward@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • British, Irish and American literature and criticism
  • English-language postcolonial literature
  • Women's writing
  • Religious literature
  • Utopian studies
  • Spatial literary studies
  • Narratology
  • Literary semiotics
  • Ecocriticism
Translation Studies in English Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska, e-mail: magdalena.bielenia-grajewska@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
Performing Arts Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Wiśniewski, e-mail: tomasz.wisniewski@ug.edu.pl
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
Director – Prof. Mirosław Ossowski, e-mail: miroslaw.ossowski@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors:
Dr Dariusz Pakalski, e-mail: dariusz.pakalski@ug.edu.pl
Dr Ewa Andrzejewska, e-mail: ewa.andrzejewska@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 Hölderlin
  • »» The output of German writers from Gdańsk and former East Prussia
  • »» Polish-German relations in literature
German Language and Translation Studies Division
Head – Prof. Andrzej Kątny, e-mail: andrzej.katny@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • Contrastive studies of German, Polish and Swedish
  • Characteristics of specialist texts on the lexical, grammatical and metalinguistic grounds
  • The language of the German and Jewish press in the Free City of Danzig (1920–1939)
  • Linguistic and cultural contact of German and Polish, English and Polish, Yiddish, Kashubian and Russian in diachronic and synchronic perspective
  • Lexicography, phraseology and phraseography
  • Translation studies; translation of literary texts and texts designed for immediate use
  • Cultural memory studies
  • Psycho- and pragmalinguistics
  • Current methods of foreign language teaching
  • Methods of teaching German to young learners, methods of teaching German as a language for special purposes
  • Interdisciplinary methods of foreign language teaching
  • Influence of art on the process of teaching a foreign language
  • Intercultural communication
  • Reception of Polish literature in Germany; German language literature of Danzig/Gdańsk

German Literature and Culture Division

Head – Assoc. Prof. Marion Brandt, e-mail: marion.brandt@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

Institute of Logopaedics

Head – Assoc. Prof. Stanisław Milewski, e-mail: stanislaw.milewski@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director: Assoc. Prof. Katarzyna Kaczorowska-Bray, e-mail: logkk@ug.gda.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

Institute of Polish Language and Literature

Director – Assoc. Prof. Edward Jakiel, e-mail: fpoej@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors:
Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Jarmułowicz, e-mail: fpomj@ug.edu.pl
Dr Jolanta Laskowska, e-mail: yola@ug.gda.pl
Assoc. Prof. Aneta Lewińska, e-mail: fpoal@ug.edu.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
Applied Polish Studies Division
Head –  Assoc. Prof. Grażyna Tomaszewska, e-mail: grażyna.tomaszewska@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
Drama and Theatre Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Jarmułowicz, e-mail: fpomj@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • »» Performing arts in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
  • »» The history of Polish and universal theater
  • »» Contemporary Polish and universal drama and theatre
  • »» The anthropology of spectacle and ritual arts
  • »» Theatre in the context of other performing arts
  • »» Cultural phenomena from the border of the theatre 
Polish Language Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Ewa Badyda, e-mail: fpoeba@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
Polish Literary History Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Radosław Grześkowiak, e-mail: radoslaw.grzeskowiak@ug.edu.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

Theory of Literature and Art Criticism Division
Head –  Assoc. Prof. 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

Institute of Romance Studies

Director –  Assoc. Prof. Joanna Jereczek-Lipińska, e-mail: filjj@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director – Assoc. Prof. Ewa Wierzbowska, e-mail: ewa.wierzbowska@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
Iberian Studies Division
Head – Dr Mirosław Trybisz, e-mail: m.trybisz@ug.edu.pl
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • History of Romance Languages
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Spanish teaching methods
  • Contemporary Spanish and Portuguese literature
Romance Linguistics Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. 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
Romance Literatures Division
Head – Prof. 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 Russian and Eastern Studies

Director – Assoc. Prof. Żanna Sładkiewicz, e-mail: filzs@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Directors:
Dr Katarzyna Wądołowska-Lesner, e-mail: katarzyna.lesner@ug.edu.pl
Dr Aleksandra Klimkiewicz, e-mail: a.klimkiewicz@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
East Asian Culture and Languages Division
Head – Dr Przemysław Sieradzan, e-mail: polps@ug.edu.pl
  • Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • Sino-European Intercultural Relations
  • Chinese Literature: Tradition and Modernity
  • Didactics of Chinese Language
  • Theatre in China and Taiwan
  • International Relations in East Asia
  • Political Leadership in East Asian States
  • Political History of East Asian States
  • Political History of East Asia
  • Culture and Tradition of Japan
Russian Languages and Translation Studies Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Alicja Pstyga, e-mail: 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
Russian Studies, Literature and Culture Division
Head – Dr Liliana Kalita, e-mail: liliana.kalita@ug.edu.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
Pragmatics of Communication and Russian Language Teaching Division
Head – Assoc. Prof. Żanna Sładkiewicz, e-mail: filzs@ug.edu.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

Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies

Director – Assoc. Prof. Maria Sibińska, e-mail: films@ug.edu.pl
Deputy Director:
Assoc. Prof. Hanna Dymel-Trzebiatowska, e-mail: hanna.dymel-trzebiatowska@ug.edu.pl
Research areas:
  • History of Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region
  • Scandinavian Literature: Scandinavian children’s  literature;  Scandinavian drama; Norse literature; Modern Norwegian literature
  • Literary Translation: Translation of Children’s literature, Drama, Comics
  • Media and communication in Nordic countries
  • Scandinavian culture: Representations of the Arctic in Scandinavian and Polish discourses; The Reception of Scandinavian polar explorers in Poland at the end of the 19th and the beginning of 20th century; Scandinavian theatre;  Saami culture; imaginings of the Nordic region in Poland; popular culture of the Nordic region
  • Knowledge regimes and epistemic communities in Nordic-Baltic area
  • Public sector reforms in Northern European states, Science policy in the Baltic Sea region
  • Confrontative linguistics, Finnic languages, translation lexicography (theory and practice)