dr Wojciech Drąg

dr Wojciech Drąg
Position Assistant Professor
Department Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies
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Bio

Wojciech Drąg is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Literature and Comparative Studies. In 2006 he received a BA from the University of Wrocław. In 2006-2007 he attended a full-time MA course at the University of Glamorgan (currently the University of South Wales), where he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Literature, Culture and Society. In 2009-2013 he attended doctoral studies in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Wrocław. In 2013 he defended his doctoral thesis, which was supervised by Prof. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak. In 2014-2016 he was deputy head of the Institute for research and development. Since 2016, he has been deputy head for finance. In 2018 Dr Drąg attended a three-month scholarship at the University of Utah, funded by The Kosciuszko Foundation. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has awarded him a stipend for outstanding young scholars for the years 2020-2023.

His academic interests focus on the contemporary novel and on experimental literature in Britain and the US. He is the author of Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis (2019) and Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro (2014; Japanese translation - 2020), co-editor of The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction (2019), Spectrum of Emotions: From Love to Grief (2016), War and Words: Representations of Military Conflict in Literature and the Media (2015), and the author of over thirty other academic publications.

More information: Academia.edu
Publications

Books

Drąg, W., Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Drąg, W., The Pursuit of Meaning in the Early Novels of Julian BarnesSaarbrücken: Scholars’ Press, 2015.

Drąg, W., Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

Edited books

Guignery, V., Drąg, W., The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction. Wilmington: Vernon Press, 2019.

Drąg, W., Kębłowska-Ławniczak, E., Spectrum of Emotions: From Love to Grief. Frankfurt am Mein: Peter Lang, 2016.

Drąg, W., Krogulec, J., Marecki M., War and Words: Representations of Military Conflict in Literature and the Media.  Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Articles in journals

Drąg, W., 2020, The Collage Novel’s Uses of the Readymade in Tom Phillips’s A Humument and Graham Rawle’s Woman’s WorldLitteraria Copernicana 3 (35): 127-39.

Drąg, W., 2020, 
Review: Magda Dragu, Form and Meaning in Avant-Garde Collage and MontagePolish Journal of English Studies 6.1 (preprint).

Drąg, W., 2020, The Goldsmiths Prize and Its Conceptualization of Experimental LiteraturePolish Journal of English Studies 5.1: 35-55.

Drąg, W., 2020, E
mbraceable Joe: Notes on Joe Brainard’s ArtElectronic Book Review, 6 June.

Drąg, W., 2020, "A galaxy of signifiers”: David Clark’s "88 Constellations" for Wittgenstein as a Paradigm of the Barthesian Writerly/Plural TextLublin Studies in Modern Language and Literature 44.2: 113-22.


Maziarczyk, G. & W. Drąg, 2020, N
arrative Fiction and Other Media: An IntroductionLublin Studies in Modern Language and Literature 44.2: 1-2.

Drąg, W., 2019, Collage and Crisis in Steve Tomasula’s VAS: An Opera in Flatland and Lance Olsen’s Head in Flames. Notre Dame Review 48.

Drąg, W., 2019, The Curious Case of the British Avant-GardeHungarian Journal of English and American Studies 25.1: 438-441.

Drąg, W., 2019, Joe Brainard’s I Remember, Fragmentary Life Writing and the Resistance to Narrative and Identity. Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 9: 224-36.

Drąg, W., 2018, Cutting to the Chase: Microfictions, Empathy and the New SincerityBrno Studies in English 44/1: 103-17.

Drąg, W., 2018, The Curricular Canon of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature at Polish UniversitiesAnglica Wratislaviensia 56 (2018): 45-56.

Drąg, W., 2017, Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation and the Revival of Fragmentary WritingMiscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies 56: 57-72.

Drąg, W., 2016, Heteroglossia and Fragmentariness in The Absent Therapist by Will EavesStudia Anglica Posnaniensia 51/4: 53-66.

Drąg, W., 2016, “A Novel Against the Novel”: David Markson’s Antinovelistic TetralogyPolish Journal of English Studies 1.1: 11-26.

Drąg, W., 2016, “I’m a I’m a Scholar at the Moment”: The Voice of the Literary Critic in the Works of American Scholar-Metafictionists. American, British and Canadian Studies 26: 36-51.

Drąg, W., 2016, Trauma with a Pinch of Salt (review of The Edges of Trauma by Tamas Benyei and Alexandra Stara). Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies  22.1: 285-90.

Drąg, 2015, W. Compulsion to Re-enact: Trauma and Nostalgia in Tom McCarthy’s Remainder. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies  21.2: 377-92.

Drąg, W., 2015, Wilfred Owen and the Great War Centenary, Anglica Wratislaviensia 53: 55-64.

Drąg, W., 2014, The Man Booker Prize and the emerging canon of contemporary British fiction, Studia Litteraria Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis 9: 17-28.

Drąg, W., 2013, Modernism – an abandoned legacy?: Gabriel Josipovici’s critique of the contemporary British novel, Interactions: Ege Journal of British and American Studies 1: 87-94.

Drąg, W., 2011, The construction of an alternative reality in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled and its metaphorical capacity, Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia 6: 65-76.

Drąg, W., 2011, The shadow of the Nagasaki bombing in Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of HillsBiuletyn Naukowy Wrocławskiej Wyższej Szkoły Informatyki Stosowanej 1: 12-16.

Drąg, W., 2010, Elements of the dreamlike and the uncanny in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The UnconsoledStyles of Communication 1: 31-40.

Drąg, W., 2009, I don’t believe in God but I miss Him: Religion and nostalgia in the work of Julian Barnes, American, British and Canadian Studies 2: 130-142.

Articles in edited volumes

Drąg, W., Radykalnie zwięzłe sceny z życia postindustrialnego (Krótkie wywiady z paskudnymi ludźmi). David Foster Wallace: Mistrzowie Literatury Amerykańskiej, red. J. Hetman, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (forthcoming)

Drąg, W., Collage Manifestos: Fragmentation and Appropriation in David Markson’s This is Not a Novel and David Shields’s Reality Hunger. The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction, red. Guignery, V., Drąg, W., Wilmington: Vernon Press, 2019: 107-22.

Guignery, V., Drąg, W. Introduction: The Art of the Fragment. The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction, red. Guignery, V., Drąg, W., Wilmington: Vernon Press, 2019: XI-XXX.

Drąg, W. Pamięć, nostalgia i przymus powtarzania w "Resztkach" Toma McCarthy'ego. Powieść brytyjska w XXI wieku: szkice, ed. Ewa Kowal, Bożena Kucała and Robert Kusek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2018: 37-50.

Drąg, W. In Pieces: Fragmentation, Friendship and Mourning in B.S. Johnson’s The Unfortunates. The Politics and Poetics of Friendship, eds. Ewa Kowal and Robert Kusek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2017: 323-334.

Drąg, W. Dziedzictwo tradycji irlandzkiego eksperymentu literackiego: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. 
Powieść irlandzka w XXI wieku. Szkice, eds. Ewa Kowal and Robert Kusek, Kraków: Wyd. Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2016: 133-50.

Drąg, W. Not about Glory, Honour or Majesty: The Representation of War in a GCSE Poetry Anthology. War and Words: Representations of Military Conflict in Literature and the Media, eds. Wojciech Drąg, Jakub Krogulec and Mateusz Marecki, Newcastle:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016: 133-42.

Drąg, W., Writing cure? Narrating the loss in Kazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World and The Remains of the DayThe self industry: Therapy and fiction, eds. Woźniakowska A., Szurman J., Kowalczyk-Twarowski K., Wydawnictwo UŚ, 2015: 190-204.

Drąg, W., Thwarted quests for meaning: Religion, art and love in the early novels of Julian Barnes, Stunned into uncertainty: Essays on Julian Barnes’s fiction, ed. Tory E., Vesztergom J., Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 2014: 99-114.

Drąg, W., Putting it bluntly: Elizabeth Costello in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s (A)pollonia, Travelling texts: J.M. Coetzee and other writers, eds. Kucała B., Kusek R., Peter Lang, 2014: 49-62.

Drąg, W., Beyond the confines of realism: Seeking new metaphors for memory in Kazuo Ishiguro’s When We Were OrphansCrossroads in literature and culture, eds. Fabiszak J., Urbaniak-Rybicka E., Wolski B., Springer-Verlag,2013: 331-40.

Drąg, W., Elements of the dreamlike and the uncanny in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled [reprint], Znajome staje się przerażające: Pojęcie niesamowitego w  języku i kulturze, ed. Wicher A., Wydawnictwo AHE w Łodzi, 2013: 185-96.

Drąg, W., “Year after year, blunder after blunder”: The compulsion to repeat in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled, Culture and rites/rights of grief, eds. Białas Z., Jędrzejko P., Szołtysek J., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013: 208-22.

Drąg, W., Living with the wound: A comparative analysis of the representations of post-atomic trauma in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “A Strange and Sometimes Sadness” and A Pale View of Hills, Comparative studies in Anglophone literaturesTransnational, postcolonial, and auto/thematic (re)considerations and (re)visions, ed. Koneczniak G., Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, 2012: 125-36.

Drąg, W., To have been here: Language and loss in Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot and John Banville’s The Sea, PASE Papers: Studies in Culture and Literature, red. Cichoń A., Kębłowska-Ławniczak E., Atut, 2009: 45-50.

Other publications

Drąg, W., Pisarz świata ułudyTygodnik Powszechny 42 (2017): 76-78.

Drąg, W., Literacki Nobel dla Kazuo IshiguroTygodnik Powszechny (5.10.2017): online publication.

Drąg, W., Latham-Koenig J. Introduction to the life and works of Richard Strauss,  Strauss: Don Juan, Metamorphosen, Songs for Soprano & Piano [album CD], Avie, 2011.

Drąg, W., Masłoń, S. Dyskurs europejski i poszukiwanie europejskiej tożsamości, [translation of Haydena White’s article] Postcolonial Europe 2010 http://www.postcolonial-europe.eu/index.php/pl/essays/93--the-discourse-of-europe-and-the-search-for-a-european-identity

Drąg, W., Zili, Śpiewająca tykwa i inne baśnie afrykańskie, red. Waksmund R., Atut, 2013: 247-50.

Drąg, W., Król i ptak kini-kini, Śpiewająca tykwa i inne baśnie afrykańskie, red. Waksmund R., Atut, 2013: 261-65.

Drąg, W., The search is all?:  The pursuit of meaning in Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot, Staring at the Sun and A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters, 65 s., 2009 http://www.julianbarnes.com/docs/Drag.pdf

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