Postdoctoral Project: 'Translating Auschwitz: The Holocaust and the Politics of Translation'
Doctoral Thesis: 'Literary and Theological Modernisms: Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, and Józef Wittlin'
Conferences and Publications
Since 2013, I have taught a postgraduate module on English-Polish and Polish-English translation at the Polish University Abroad (PUNO) in London.
In the academic year 2012-2013 I taught weekly seminars for the core undergraduate module EN122 Modes of Reading.
I have experience in teaching Polish as a foreign and second language at all levels of language proficiency. I worked as a language tutor at the summer courses run by the Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture in Kraków in 2011 and 2012.
In January 2016, I organised a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the topic of 'Translation and Modernism: Twentieth-Century Crises and Traumas'. The keynote speakers included Prof. Susan Bassnett (Warwick), Prof. Jean Boase-Beier (UEA), and Prof. Peter Davies (Edinburgh). The event was supported by the Institute of Advanced Study, the Global Research Priorities: Connecting Cultures, the Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (Monash-Warwick Alliance), the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.
Since November 2011, I have co-organised the Theology Reading Group, hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies and the Comparative Religions and Literatures (CoRAL) research group. It is an informal and interdisciplinary group that focuses on selected reading materials on agreed-upon themes, and aims at creating a lively space for the discussion of relations between religion and culture.
During the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13, I was involved in running the Arts Faculty Seminar Series, funded by the Humanities Research Centre. It brought together postgraduate research students from all Centres and Departments within the Arts Faculty, creating a friendly environment in which they can present and discuss their research.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the British Association of Modernist Studies, the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies and the Milton Society of America
Dr Joanna Rzepa
joanna dot rzepa at essex dot ac dot uk
Academia profile: https://essex.academia.edu/JoannaRzepa