Gdańsk Centre for Translation Studies Staff Researchers

Prof. ARTUR BLAIM

Prof. Artur Blaim
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Literary Theory, Cultural Semiotics, Utopian and Dystopian Fiction and Cinema; William Shakespeare, Alternative Worlds in Fiction and Cinema, Daniel Defoe and Fictional Desert Island Narratives,
 
ACADEMIC TITLES AND DEGREES:
1997 - full professor; 1988 - Doctor Habilitatus, English and American literature Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 1983/84 – post-doctoral studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London 1979 - Ph.D., English literature, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University; 1979 - Ph.D. English Literature, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University; 1974 - M.A. - English literature, Maria Curie Skłodowska University
 
ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
2008 Professor, University of Gdansk; 2006 Visiting professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA; 2004 Visiting Fellow, Rutgers University; 2000- 2006 Head, post-graduate studies, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University; 1998-1999; Visiting professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; 1991-2000 Head, Institute of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. 1993 - the present Head, Deaprtment of English Literature; 1989-1990 Visiting professor, Siegen University, Germany 1989; Associate professor, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University; 1980-1981 Head, Institute of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
 
MAJOR PUBLICATIONS
Early English Utopian Fiction. Annales: Lublin 1984; The English Robinsonade of the Eighteenth Century. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, vol. 275, The Voltaire Foundation, Oxford 1990. Aesthetic Objects and Blueprints: English Utopias of the Enlightenment, Wyd. UMCS, Lublin 1997; Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe, Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Gdańskie 1994; Thomas More. Utopia, Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Gdańskie 1995; "Communist Utopia Flops", The Jerusalem Post, January 4,1990, vol. LVIII, p. 2; “The Critical and Utopian Functions of Soviet Semiotics, ” Essays in Poetics, Vol. 15: 1990; “The Twain Shall Meet? Some Observations on Soviet Cultural Semiotics and Empirical Study of Literature and the Media, ” Poetics Vol. 21: 1992; “Constructivist Aspects of Cultural Semiotics in: Poetics of the Text, ” in Joe Andrew (ed) Poetics of the Text, Amsterdam: Rodopi 1992; “More's Utopia: Persuasion, Polyphony, Genre Pattern, ” in Jerzy Limon and Jay. L. Halio (eds) Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, Newark: Delaware University Press, 1993; [co-author] “Languages at War: T.S.Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral, ” Yeats‑Eliot Review, Vol. XIII: 1994; “Cultural Semiotics: the Uses of a Theory, ” Russian Literature, Vol. XXXVI-III: 1994; [co-author] “Implied Authors, Implied Readers, Implied Texts, ” in G. Bystydzienska and L.S. Kolek (eds) Focus on Literature and Culture, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 1994; "Lotman in the West, " in Joe Andrew and R. Reid (eds) Neoformalist Papers, Rodopi: Amsterdam-Atlanta, GA, 1998; “’The Thing which is not’. Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Gulliver’s Travels, ” in Ola Kubińska and David Malcolm (eds) Paradoksy humanistyki, Gdańsk; Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, 2001; “Julius Caesar. A Play of Signs, ” in A. Zgorzelski (ed.) Conventions and Texts, Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego 2003. [co-editor] Texts of Literature, Texts of Culture, UMCS: Lublin 2005; [co-editor] Texts in/of Texts, UMCS: Lublin 2007; Structure and Uncertainty, Wydawnictwo UMCS: Lublin 2008.
Last updated: 06.10.2009