Assistant Professor of Polish Language and Literature; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
Polish Language and Literature; 19th and 20th century Literature and Culture; Literature and Topography; Contemporary Polish Fiction; Cultural and Economic Capital in Literature and Film
Intellectual Biography & Awards
I am currently revising my book Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City. Through an analysis of the visual and rhetorical construction space and topography in photobooks, newsreels, film, and literature from 1945 through the 1970s, I explore how Varsovian poetics of the communist period reach beyond the definition of “narrative setting” that provides a sense of verisimilitude and examine how photographers, directors, and authors created a discursive space in which postwar Polish identity was contested, debated, and forged.
Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Post-War City. Currently revising manuscript.
“Intertextuality and Topography in Igor Ostachowicz’s Noc żywych Żydów,” Geograficzne przestrzenie utekstowione/ Narrating Geographic Space. Białystok, Poland: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku. Forthcoming in 2016.
“Normalizacja a odbudowa Warszawy w obiektywie Polskiej Kroniki Filmowej (1945-1956)” [Normalization and the Reconstruction of Warsaw through the Lens of the Polish Film Chronicle] in (Nie)przezroczytość normalności. Obrazy ładu i porządku w literaturze polskiej XXI w., ed. Hanna Gosk and Bożena Karwowska. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Elipsa, 2014. pp. 98-109.
“Magical Realism in Olga Tokarczuk’s Primeval and Other Times and House of Day, House of Night.” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, volume 28, Issue 2, May 2014, pp. 366-385.
“Socialism, Synecdoche, and Tadeusz Konwicki’s Palace of Culture.” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, volume 27, Issue 2, May 2013, pp. 224-239.
Holmgren, B., Blobaum, R., and Wampuszyc, E. “Warsaw 2013.” East European Politics and Societies, volume 27, Issue 2, May 2013, pp. 185-86.
Frequently Taught Courses
- GSLL 88H: Gender and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe
- GSLL 475: Magical Realism. Central European Literature in a Global Context
- PLSH 401: Beginning Polish 1
- PLSH 402: Beginning Polish 2
- PLSH 403: Intermediate Polish 1
- PLSH 404: Intermediate Polish 2
- PLSH 405: Advanced Polish 1
- PLSH 406: Advanced Polish 2
- PLSH 411: 19th c. Polish Literature and Culture
- PLSH/JWST 412: 20th c. Polish Literature and Culture
Dr. Wampuszyc’s Upcoming Course Offerings
Undergraduate and Graduate Advising and Mentoring
- Lara Szypszak, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, UNC (Spring 2014 Thesis: A Failed Poet and the Problem with Poetry in Zygmunt Krasiński’s Nie-boska komedia
- Hannah Gaddis, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC (Fall 2012) Thesis: Nationalism in an International Movement: Polish Art Nouveau, 1890-191
Undergraduate Honors Thesis
- Lara Szypszak, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, UNC (Spring 2012) Thesis: Farewell to Other Times: An Intersection of History and the Isolated World in Olga Tokarczuk’s Primeval and Other Times and Valentin Rasputin’s Farewell to Matyora
- Director of Undergraduate Studies (2016-present)
For more information about Dr. Wampuszyc, see her Curriculum Vitae.