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Web of Science ID: M-6900-2018
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Wikipedia: in Polish
Prof. Dr. habil. Ewa A. Łukaszyk (b. 1972) is a European scholar working in global literary studies and the global history of ideas (comparative literature and comparative religious studies).
From 1992 to 1997, she studied Romance philology at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin, eastern Poland, and Portuguese studies at the University of Lisbon. Later on, she also studied comparative literature in Lisbon and Oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where she obtained, in 1999, her Ph.D. and in 2003, her habilitation.
From 1997 to 2006, Ewa A. Łukaszyk taught at the Jagiellonian University, and from 2006 to 2018, at the University of Warsaw. In the atmosphere of political, social, and academic crisis in her country, she resigned from her tenured position, switching to the identity of itinerant, transnational scholar. Conserving her full professor title, conferred by Polish official authorities in 2018, she is an unaffiliated titular professor and a successor of generations of scholars harassed out of their universities throughout Eastern Europe's turbulent history.
Recently, she has been a Calouste Gulbenkian fellow in Portugal (2016-2017), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow in France (2017-2018), a guest researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands (2018-2020) and, again in France, a fellow-in-residence at CY Advanced Studies (2020-2021). She is a member of the European Society of Comparative Literature.
Ewa A. Łukaszyk is a prolific scholarly author, with seven major books, as well as approx. 300 other contributions (peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, edited volumes, reviews, translations, works-in-progress, and experimental essays), written in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Polish. She publishes and maintains academic contacts in over 20 countries, contributing to both established and emergent academic communities. The bulk of these publications is distributed among various topics and fields of research in which she has been active, maintaining a constant focus on transcultural aspects and transgressive imagination, mysticism and religious heterodoxies. In her analysis of literary texts she combines a variety of translocal, transcolonial and transcultural approaches.
Her intellectual passion and the uttermost point of her research program consists in examining the human on the brink of the cultural. She explores the insufficiency, incapacity, or discomfort of a complete immersion of the creative individual in culture as a semi-automatic system of meaning (re)production. At the end of the road, she has in view a theory of man as a transgressor of cultural legacies, striving to achieve an extracultural condition of authenticity, comfort, and intimacy laying beyond the perimeter of culturally predetermined constraints and servitudes.
Privately, Ewa A. Łukaszyk is a traveller, photographer, polyglot and collector of books in various languages. She is also keenly interested in visual arts.
1972. Born in Lublin, eastern Poland.
1992-1997. Studies in Romance languages and literature at the University Marie Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin and the University of Lisbon.
1997-2006. Teaching Portuguese & Lusophone studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
1998-1999. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant; postgraduate studies in comparative literature at the University of Lisbon.
1999. Doctoral degree at the Jagiellonian University.
2000. Współczesna proza portugalska (1939-1999). Tematy, problemy, obsesje.
2000. Camões Institute research grant, Portugal.
2000-2001. Oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University.
2002-2003. Starting grant of the Foundation for Polish Science.
2003. Terytorium a świat. Wyobrażeniowe konfiguracje przestrzeni w literaturze portugalskiej od schyłku średniowiecza do współczesności. Habilitation degree.
2005. Pokusa pustyni. Nomadyzm jako wyjście z kryzysu współczesności w pisarstwie José Saramago.
2006-2018. Associate professor at the University of Warsaw.
2007. (ed.) Archipelagi wyobraźni. Z dziejów toposu wyspy w kręgu literatur romańskich.
2010. Historia literatur iberoamerykańskich (with Nina Pluta).
2010-2015. Member of the faculty in the International Doctoral Program "The Traditions of Mediterranean Humanism and the Challenges of Our Times" financed by the Foundation for Polish Science.
2012. Beginnings of experimentation with such concepts as multidimensional symbolic space, cultural transgression, transculture and extracultural becoming of man.
2015. Imperium i nostalgia. "Styl późny" w kulturze portugalskiej.
2016. (ed.) Nie tylko salon. Wspólnotowe formy życia literackiego.
2016-2017. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation research grant, Portugal.
2017-2018. Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, France. Research project on Adamic language.
2018. Humanistyka, która nadchodzi. W poszukiwaniu kondycji transkulturowej.
2018. (ed.) Niewłasne lektury. Od pisarstwa w języku wyuczonym do wielości kultur czytania.
2018. Official title of full professor (nomination by the President of Poland).
2018-2020. Guest researcher at Leiden University, Netherlands (LUCIS Centre for Islam and Society).
2019. Mgławica Pessoa. Literatura portugalska od romantyzmu do współczesności.
2020-2021. CY Advanced Studies fellow-in-residence, France. Research project "Mystical legacies and cultural transgression in the contemporary Euro-Mediterranean writing".