New professor – Sławomir Buryła

On the 18th of March, the President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, presented a letter of professorial appointment to Professor Sławomir Buryła from the Institute of Polish Philology of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM).

Sławomir Buryła (born 1969) is a graduate of Polish philology at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His academic career is connected with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Warsaw, where he obtained all of his academic degrees and the title of professor. In 1999, he began working at the Institute of Polish Philology of UWM, where he is Head of the Department of the Theory of Literature.

His research interests include Polish prose of the 2nd half of the 20th century, issues of World War II, the Holocaust, Polish-Jewish and Polish-German relations, topics between history and literature, popular culture and editorship. He is the author of 80 research papers and approx. 230 critical literary reviews and scientific reviews.

Since March 2013, he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. He is a member of the Holocaust Literature Research Team at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the author of monographs on the Holocaust.His professorial dissertation Tematy (nie)opisane [(Un)described topics] was nominated for the Jerzy Giedroyć Award. He has been a co-editor of several collective volumes. In 2012, together with Dorota Krawczyńska and Jacek Leociak, he was the editor of the pioneering synthesis Literatura polska wobec Zagłady (1939–1968) [Polish literature facing the Holocaust [1939-1968], published by the Publishing House of the Institute of Literary Research of PAN. He is one of the editors of a critical publication of four volumes of writings by Tadeusz Borowski. He presented his papers at 60 national conferences and a number of foreign conferences. He is a triple grant holder of the Foundation for Polish Science. He has been the head or main performer of several projects, the promoter of over 100 master’s and bachelor’s theses and 4 doctoral dissertations (he is also the promoter of 7 other doctoral dissertations under preparation).

Hobbies: jazz and rock music (all genres), cycling.

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