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dr hab. Maria Błaszkiewicz

British literature

associate professor

Room number: 337

Phone: +48 (22) 5531415

email: m.m.blaszkiewicz@uw.edu.pl

  Office hours: Winter semester 2019/2020
Friday - 13.45-15.15


MA, University of Warsaw 1992

MA, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (UKSW) 2000

Ph.D. University of Warsaw 2003

Associate Professor, University of Warsaw, 2016

Research interests and projects

  • diachronic study of epic (including various genres of mock rhetoric)
  • the fantastic in literature
  • literature and music with special emphasis on the study of the libretto
  • literature as locus theologicus
  • 18th and 19th century nove

Selected publications


Błaszkiewicz, B. (Ed.). (2014). George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" and the Medieval Literary Tradition. . Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

Kowalik, B. (Ed.). (2013). O What a Tangled Web: Tolkien and Medieval Literature. A View from Poland. (pierwszeth ed.). Zurich and Jena: Walking Tree Publishers.


Błaszkiewicz, M. (2017). Handel's Belshazzar and the Epic Topos of the Siege. In M. Pypeć , A. Kędra-Kardela & A. Kędzierska (Eds.). Studies in English Literature and Culture. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Grażyna Bystydzieńska. (pp. 37-46). Lublin: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2017). Christian Heroism in Handel's Theodora. In M. Błaszkiewicz & Ł. Neubauer (Eds.). The light of life. Essays in Honour of Professor Barbara Kowalik. (pp. 157-168). Kraków: Wydawnictwo Libron.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2015). Death and the Hero- 'Paradise Lost" and the Problem of Theomachia. In R. Borysławski , A. Czarnowus & Ł. Neubauer (Eds.). Marvels of Reading. Essays on Honour of prof. Andrzej Wicher. (pp. 129-140). Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2015). Oh hard fate, myself am now reduc'd to ask the counsel of those I once abhorr'd! Saul and the Witch of Endor from Ramsey to Handel. In S. Butler & Ł. Neubauer (Eds.). The Music of Chance: Exploring the Principles of Cosmic Governance and Happenstance. (pp. 53-70). Jastrzębie Zdrój: Black Unicorn.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2015). "You Turn Worlds Upside Down": The Politics of Reversal in Terry Pratchett's "Nation". In B. Le Juez & O. Springer (Eds.). Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts. (pp. 267-302). Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2014). Allegorizing the Fantastic: A Spenserian Reading of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. In J. Matyjaszczyk , P. Spyra & A. Wicher (Eds.). Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited. (pp. 127-143). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2014). The Smell of Elderberries: The Dialogue with the Mock-Heroic Tradition and Monty Python’s Mock Epic in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. In D. Babilas , A. Piskorska & P. Rutkowski (Eds.). Face to Face, Page to Page. PASE Papers in Literature, Language and Culture. (pp. 221-228). Warszawa: Instytut Anglistyki UW.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2014). The Function of the Grotesque in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. In B. Błaszkiewicz (Ed.). George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" and the Medieval Literary Tradition. (pp. 139-160). Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2014). Addison's Milton-the Augustan Apology for the Tertiary Epic. In G. Bystydzieńska & E. Harris (Eds.). From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture. Vol. 4. (pp. 67-72). Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2013). "Beware of Trojans, the complete smeg-heads!" Cultures in Contact: The Mock Epic, the Contemporary British Fantastic and the Trojan War. In K. Hauzer , Z. Mazur & M. Palmowski (Eds.). Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Contact: English and American Studies in the Age of Global Communication. Vol. 1: Literature. (pp. ). Kraków: Tertium.

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2013). Tolkien's Queen Women in "The Lord of the Rings". In B. Kowalik (Ed.). O What a Tangled Web: Tolkien and Medieval Literature. A View from Poland. (pp. ). Zurich and Jena: Walking Tree Publishers.


Błaszkiewicz, M. (2015). "Co tu zrobić z tym "Hobbitem?"-odpowiedź na polemikę Tadeusza Olszańskiego. AIGLOS, 20, (pp. 169-173).

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2015). Deceit and Eternity in Thomas Morell's libretto of Handel's "The Triumph of Time and Truth" (1757 and 1758). The New Review : an International Journal of British Studies, 5, (pp. 23-39).

Błaszkiewicz, M. (2014). Co tu zrobić z tym Hobbitem, czyli krótki szkic o żarcie filologa. AIGLOS, , (pp. 42-51).

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN