Prof. Dr. Karolina Prykowska-Michalak

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Associated Member
University of Lódź

Karolina Prykowska-Michalak is head of the Department of Drama and Theater at the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the University of Lodz. She leads the research project Theatrical Heritage of Polish Migrants. An interdisciplinary study of Polish culture abroad and research project dedicated Kieztheater (Performing the neighborhood. An interdisciplinary study of community theaters in selected centers)

During the winter semesters of 2020/21 and 2021/22, she was a visiting professor at European-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt Oder.

Her research interests focus on contemporary German theater, migrant theater as well as management in cultural institutions and cultural policy creative industry.

Expert of an international team at the Center for Quality Assessment in higher education SKVC (Lithuania).

Selected monographs:

  • Curtain Up! Relations between Polish and German Theater after 1990, University of Lodz Publishing House, 2012;
  • German Theater in Lodz, University of Lodz Publishing House, 2005. Books under her editorship include: Systems of Theaters in Europe, Theater Institute in Warsaw, 2016; German Theater in Poland XVIII-XX Century, Lodz University Press, 2008.

Selected scholarly articles:

  • "English with a Polish Accent and a Slight Touch of Irish": Multilingualism in Polish Migrant Theatre, Prykowska-Michalak Karolina, Grabarczyk Izabela, Text Matters, Number 13, 2023
  • Galileo Galilei - zwischen Natur und Kultur, Prykowska-Michalak Karolina, In: Bertolt Brecht in Systemkonflikten. Produktion - Rezeption - Wirkung / Feliszewski Zbigniew (ed.), Andersheit - Fremdheit - Ungleichheit, 2023, vol. 12, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlag, pp.91-101, ISBN 978-3-8471-1459-8
  • Social, intercultural, post-migrant theater Prykowska-Michalak Karolina, Szymańska Eliza, Pamiętnik Teatralny, 2020, vol. 69, no. 4, pp.85-102. DOI:10.36744/pt.463