autobiographica & marginalia
An autobiographical essay where I explain my life against a larger background of Polish social and cultural evolution across the last half of a century. It starts with the first book I got in my hands when I was three and ends with my emigration to the Netherlands few days after receiving my official professorial title.
A comment on my participation in global humanities, as well as the reasons of my engagement in the scholarship, and more specifically, the adventure of theory-making.
Yet another experiment taking the autobiographical matter for a starting point. Here, nonetheless, I try to recount my life as a search for autonomous expression against the cultural message that constantly incited me to discard whatever was intrinsically mine.
“Kingsajz, or the Worldliness (postcards from Amsterdam and Bissau)”, Spain – India – Russia. Centres, Borderlands and Peripheries of Civilisations. Anniversary Book Dedicated to Professor Jan Kieniewicz on His 80th Birthday, Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski, Cristina González Caizán (eds.), Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Sub Lupa, 2018, p. 505-517. ISBN 978-83-65886-60-6