Dorota Glowacka


glowacka_001.jpg Contemporary Studies Programme
University of King's College
6350 Coburg Rd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 2A1
902-422-6011 ext. 206

Dorota Glowacka teaches literary topics in the Contemporary Studies Programme. She was born in Poland where she completed her BA and her MA in English at the University of Wroclaw. After teaching in the English department at her alma mater for six years, she crossed left Poland to complete an MA in comparative literature at the University of New York at Buffalo. In 1994, she completed her PhD at the same institution, with a dissertation, entitled, "Beyond the Politics of Representation: The Postmodern Sublime in the Works of John Hawkes, Bruno Schulz, and Maurice Blanchot." Dr. Glowacka has taught in the Contemporary Studies Programme since 1995, and was director of the Programme from 1998 until 2001. She also lectures in the Foundation Year Programme, and at Dalhousie University, where she has been cross-appointed to the graduate faculties of English, History and Women's Studies. She has published papers and translations in English, Polish and French. Dr. Glowacka is the King's Equity Officer, and can be consulted by students with equity concerns at King's College or Dalhousie. She is married to Zbigniew Glowacki and has two children.

Current Research Interests

  • Postmodern ethics
  • Ethics and politics of memory
  • Aesthetics "after Auschwitz"
  • Polish-Jewish relations
  • Witnessing and forgiveness.

Other Selected Professional Activity

  • 2002 Coordinated a CSP lecture by Slavoj Zizek;
  • 2002 Coordinated the Atlantic tour of the Holocaust presentations by a group of high school students from Dinslaken, Germany;
  • 2000-2000 Coordinated Contemporary Studies Lecture Series "Cyclops: Vision and Visuality into the 21st Century;
  • 1996-1997 Coordinated the Contemporary Studies Programme Lecture Series "Between Ethics and Aesthetics."

Published Books:

  • Editor (with Stephen Boos) of Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002).

Published Articles:

  • "Pardonner/temoigner : les apories polonaises," in Lire, ecrire la honte, ed. Bruno Chouat, under review at Les Presses universitaires du Septentrion..
  • "Lyotard and Euridice." Gender After Lyotard, ed. Margaret Grebowicz, forthcoming from SUNY Press.
  • "'Like an Echo Without a Source": Subjectivity as Witnessing and the Holocaust Narrative," forthcoming in the special issue of Read On, Emory University, Atlanta.
  • "Lending an Ear to the Silence Phrase: Lyotard's Aesthetics of Holocaust Memory," forthcoming in Minima Memoria: Essays in the Wake of Jean-Francois Lyotard, ed. Claire Nouvet et al., Stanford University Press.
  • "Sublime Trash and the Simulacrum: Bruno Schulz in the Postmodern Neighbourhood," Bruno Schulz: New Documents and Interpretations, ed. Czeslaw Z. Prokopczyk (New York: Peter Lang Publishers, Ltd., 1999), 79 - 121.

Classes Taught

  • CTMP2322.03 The Question of the Other II
  • CTMP3350.03 Postmodern Strategies in Literature by Women
  • CTMP3411.03 Studies in Contemporary Science and Technology: "Memento mori": reflections on death
  • CTMP4000.06X/Y The Deconstruction of the Tradition in the twentieth Century
  • CTMP4415.03 Special Topics in Contemporary Aesthetic and Critical Theory: Ethics after the Holocaust.