Filologia polska jako obca
Her book publications include:
- The Writings of Stefan Themerson – bilingualism and literature, Ossolineum 1989;
- Zofia Nałkowska, Poznań 1999;
- A woman's pen. On women's prose in the twenty-year interwar period, Poznań 1999;
- The Brontë sisters (Kraków 2006);
- Reader as woman. Around literature and theory (Poznań 2007);
- (editor) Slavic literature after 1989. New trends, phenomena, perspectives. Volume 2: Feminism, Warszawa 2005;
She is also the author of about 120 scientific publications in journals and collective volumes.
Privately - cat and dog lover and skier.
Dr Ksymena Filipowicz-Tokarska has been Head of the School of Polish Studies at the Collegium Polonicum since 2011. Her research areas comprise women's literature, geopoetics, women writers of Środkowe Nadodrze and the application of project method in teaching Polish as a foreign language. She is the author of several dozen scientific articles and six reviews. In 2012 she co-edited the book Barriers and/as challenges in teaching Polish as a foreign language, Słubice 2012. Currently she is editing the book Project method in teaching Polish as a foreign language, Słubice 2013.
With the participation of students of Polish Studies for International Students, dr Tokarska has organized many paratheatre events, such as: Poetic portraits of women (2008), The female quintet. An evening with the poetry of five women poets (2009), The spring will return, baroness! Gałczyński, poems and songs (2010), Seasons of the year (2011), the staging of the Grimm brothers' tale On dwarfs, (2011), the performance On good terms with proverbs (2013).
Dr Przemysław Chojnowski graduated from European University Viadrina and the University of Silesia in Katowice (Post-graduate Studies of Polish Culture and Polish as a foreign language). In the years 2008 – 2010 he taught Polish literature and culture at Washington University in Seattle as a Fulbright scholarship holder. His research focuses on translation studies and Polish-German literary relations. His book publications include: Zur Poetik und Strategie des Übersetzens. Eine Untersuchung der Anthologien zur polnischen Lyrik (Berlin 2005); Dedecius - Miłosz. Listy / Briefe 1958-2000, edited by Przemysław Chojnowski, translated by Lothar Quinkenstein. Łódź 2011
Dr Agnieszka Mielczarek has been working at Adam Mickiewicz University since 1 April 1992. Since 2005 she has been Head of the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreign Students. She has been working at the Collegium Polonicum since 2002, holding courses in linguistic studies, mainly the methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language, lexicology and lexicography. Her research focuses on teaching Polish as a foreign language and linguistic pragmatics, including the language of the media and the culture of Polish language. She is the author of several dozen articles and the book The language of radio presenters. She is also the co-author of the Polish-English and English-Polish dictionary and the dictionary of contemporary Polish language. She cooperates with the Institute of Strategic Languages at Arizona State University in Phoenix, where since 2004 she has been teaching summer courses of Polish language and culture for beginners. She is a member of the Bristol Association of Polish and Foreign Teachers of Polish Culture and Polish Language and the Polish Linguistic Association. She is interested in antiques and interior design.
Agnieszka Skwarek is a graduate of English Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Post-graduate School of Translation Studies at the University of Wrocław. At the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice she teaches English and Polish as a foreign language.
She has organized and coordinated many translation workshops, foreign language competitions and educational events with the participation of Collegium Polonicum students. Her professional interests focus on the application of methods and techniques developing students' autonomy in learning and using a foreign language.
Dr Przemysław Wiatrowski is doctor of humanities in the area of linguistics and assistant professor in the Department of Contemporary Polish Grammar and Onomastics at the Institute of Polish Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University. He is also the author of over 30 scientific and popular scientific publications. His research areas comprise linguistic stylistics, linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, onomastics, language of religious press, hate-talk, linguistic expression and persuasion, Polish language in the city of Poznań, language of normative acts, linguistic shape of private correspondence, anthroponymy and toponymy of Pałuki. At the Collegium Polonicum he holds courses in descriptive grammar of Polish, introduction to linguistics, Polish orthography and punctuation.
Dr Małgorzata Zduniak-Wiktorowicz is the author of the book Contemporary Polish writer in Germany: experience, identity, narration (2010). She specializes in Polish-German literary relations in the prose of both countries. In the years 2005 – 2007 she worked as a teacher of Polish as a foreign language at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Christian Albrecht University in Kiel.
Privately, she loves walking in the forest.
Dr Agnieszka Zgrzywa graduated from the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology at Adam Mickiewicz University. In the years 2001 – 2002 she worked as a teacher of Polish language and culture for the Polish community children at the Polish Catholic Mission in Kiel. In the years 2002 – 2003 she held a course in the history of Polish literature at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Christian Albrecht University in Kiel. Her research focuses on Polish literature of the 20th century. She is the author of the following books: Stanisław Grochowiak (Poznań 2000, as A. Dworniczak) and Poet and fairy tale. On Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski (Poznań 2011). She is the initiator and organizer of May Picnics for the students of Polish Studies at the Collegium Polonicum. She also coordinates the activities of the Academic Club for students of Polish Studies in Słubice.
Jan Zgrzywa graduated from the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology at Adam Mickiewicz University. He was a Polish language teacher at St. Mary Magdalene Grammar School in Poznań and the teacher of Polish as a foreign language at Christian-Albrecht-Universität in Kiel and Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen. Currently he is working on his doctoral thesis on the language of Olga Tokarczuk's prose. He has organized several editions of the Słubice Dictation. His passions involve: jogging, cars, bikes, opera music and teaching.