Wojciech Owczarski

 

Position

 

Full Professor of Polish literature
University of Gdańsk,
Poland

 

 

Profile

 

Wojciech Owczarski is a graduate of the University of Gdańsk (MA 1994, PhD 2001, Habilitation 2008). He is Full Professor since 2016. Since 1994 he has taught history of Polish literature and culture at this university, in the Department of Languages. His major research interests are the history of literature (19th and 20th century), cultural anthropology and theatre studies. The common denominator of his interests is the phenomenon of imagination, and the healing potential of phantasies. He studies dreams in literature, the arts, culture, and in social life. He is currently heading an international research project “The dreams of the former Auschwitz concentration camp prisoners”, financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
He is Head of the Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies at the University of Gdańsk, a Member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, the European Association for Holocaust Studies, the Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism, and the Polish Writers Association.

 

 

Contact details

 

Department of Polish Language and Literature
University of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
Tel.: 48 603 22 11 36
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Publication on the dream and related topics

 

 

Books

 

Sennik  polski. Literatura, wyobraźnia i pamięć [Polish dream-book: Literature, imagination and memory], słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2014.

 

Miejsca wspólne, miejsca własne. O wyobraźni Leśmiana, Schulza i Kantora [Common places, places of one’s own: On the imagination of Bolesław Leśmian, Bruno Schulz and Tadeusz Kantor], słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2006.

 

Miejsca wspólne, miejsca własne. O wyobraźni Leśmiana, Schulza i Kantora [Common places, places of one’s own: [On the imagination of Bolesław Leśmian, Bruno Schulz and Tadeusz Kantor], słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2006.


Edited Books

 

Memory: Forgetting and Creating, eds. W. Owczarski, Z. Ziemann and A. Chalupa, University of Gdańsk Press, Gdańsk 2016.

Dreams, Phantasms and Memories, eds.  Wojciech Owczarski and Zuzanna Ziemann, University of Gdańsk Press, Gdańsk 2015.

 

Solidarity, Memory and Identity, eds. Wojciech Owczarski & Maria Virginia Filomena Cremasco, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2015.

 

Mickiewicz. Sen i widzenie [Mickiewicz: dream and vision], eds. by Zbigniew Majchrowski and Wojciech Owczarski, słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2000.

 

Articles and chapters in books

 

The ritual of dream interpretation in the Auschwitz concentration camp, “Dreaming” 2017. Advance online publication.

 

Therapeutic dreams in Auschwitz, “Books Now!” 2016, no 6.

 

Teksty i sny [Texts and Dreams], “Teksty Drugie” 2016 no 5.

 

Therapeutic effects of the dreams of nursing home residents in Poland, „Dreaming” 2014,
vol. 24, issue 4.

 

„But Who is That on the Other Side of You?” The Daimonic Sources of Consciousness in Literature and Dreams, in: Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Inteligence, ed. by Angela Voss and William Rowlandson, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2013.

 

Schulz i sny, „Schulz/ Forum”, 2012 no 1.

 

Meandry skamandryckich snów, in: Meandry skamandrytów, Edited by Włodzimierz Appel, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń 2011 [de facto 2012]

 

Sen nocy listopadowej, in: Noc. Symbol – temat – metafora, ed. by Jarosław Ławski, Krzysztof Korotkich and Marcin Bajka, Wydawnictwo Uniwersyteckie Trans Humana, Białystok 2011.

 

Teatr snów w Teatrze Śmierci, „Dialog” 2011, no 7-8.

 

Teatr esencji?, „Dialog” 2010, no 4.

 

Sen i tożsamość, „Bliza” 2010, no 1.

 

Sennik polski, in: Światło w dolinie. Prace ofiarowane profesor Halinie Krukowskiej, ed. by Krzysztof Korotkich, Jarosław Ławski and Danuta Zawadzka, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, Białystok 2007.