dr hab. Maria Błaszkiewicz

Deparment of British Literature

associate professor

Room number: 2.243

Phone: +48 (22) 5531415

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

  Office hours: Winter semester 22/23
Fridays 1.15 - 2.45 p.m.
dr hab. Maria Błaszkiewicz


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