Maja Gwóźdź is a BA student at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow. Her academic interests include mainly diachronic paremiology, phraseology, logico-semiotics, and theoretical linguistics. Lately, her research (supervised by Prof. Grzegorz Szpila) has also encompassed the role of music in contemporary literature, paremiostylistics in Martin Amis’s London Fields and the analysis of the relationship between masculinity and pornography in the aforementioned novel.
Katarzyna Wiktoria Klag is a graduate of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Her MA thesis is entitled Supernatural creatures in Shakespeare’s comedies. She also graduated from German Philology at the State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sącz, where she defended her BA thesis, Elfen in der deutschen Mythologie und Literatur. Her research interests include Shakespeare’s comedies and writings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Patrycja Kordel is a PhD candidate at the University of Gdansk, where she graduated with honors in American Studies. Her academic interests include Chinese-American literature and identity. She actively explores the benefits of applying the close-reading method in case-study types of exams (ACCA, MBA). An experienced conference organizer, an avid reader of books, and a fervent motorcycle tourist.
Emilia Wendykowska is a graduate of English Philology at the University of Łódź. She is mainly interested in gender studies, posthumanism as well as postcolonialism, which is visible in both of her theses. While her BA thesis is a comparative study of female characters in Hemingway’s The Sun also Rises and Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night (2011), her MA dissertation tackles the problem of gender and sexuality in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (2013). She was a beneficiary of the European Commission programmes in Malta and Spain (2011-2013). Her personal interests include art, film, and travel.