Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Katarzyna Pisarska is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, where she teaches courses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, historical fiction, theories of literature and culture, and identity. She is the author of Mediating the World in the Novels of Iain Banks: The Paradigms of Fiction (2013) and co-editor of The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor (2012). She has published articles and book chapters on British and American literature and utopian cinema and fiction. Her main research interests focus on Scottish fiction, utopian studies, the Gothic, and myth in literature and culture.
1. Pisarska, Katarzyna (2016). “More’s Utopia in Poland: Translations and Impact – An Overview”, Utopian Studies, vol. 27, nr. 2, pp. 346-362.
2. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “The Dystopian Grotesque in Enki Bilal’s The Carnival of Immortals”, in Marta Komsta, Grzegorz Czemiel, Justyna Galant, Anna Kędra-Kardela, Aleksandra Kędzierska (eds.) (2015), Visions and Revisions: Studies in Literature and Culture, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 307-315.
3. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “Science, Power and Utopia in the Appleseed Universe”, in Barbara Klonowska, Zofia Kolbuszewska and Grzegorz Maziarczyk (eds.) (2015), (Im)perfection subverted, reloaded and networked: utopian discourse across media, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 95-123.
4. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “‛The Speaking Picture’: Frank Capra’s Adaptation of James Hilton’s Lost Horizon”, in Artur Blaim and Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim (eds.) (2015), Mediated Utopias: From Literature to Cinema, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 41-70.
5. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “Revisiting the Happy Valley in Alan Jacobs’s Eutopia: The Gnostic Land of Prester John”, in Jorge Bastos da Silva (ed.) (2013), Epistemology of Utopia: Rhetoric, Theory and Imagination, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 197-222.
6. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “After the End of All Things: Iain Banks’s A Song of Stone as a Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia”, in Artur Blaim and Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim (eds.) (2012), Spectres of Utopia, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 247-255.
7. Pisarska, Katarzyna, “Out of the Drawer and Back Again: Utopian Satire in Juliusz Machulski’s Kingsajz”, in Artur Blaim and Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim (eds.) (2011), Imperfect Worlds and Dystopian Narratives in Contemporary World Cinema, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 131-151.