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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Gender as a Category of Knowledge

Dr. Karolina Krasuska

PhD Project:

Trans/locations: Gender and Poetics in Poems by Anglo-American, Polish, and German Writers of the Modern Period


Description of the Project


In her dissertation, Krasuska attempts a comparative interpretation of works that were deemed transgressive in their various regional/national (feminist) contexts. Reading them across their local positionings leads to exposing specific constructions of the category of gender in each modernist literary canon. Methodologically speaking, with respect to then still young Central European Gender Studies, the project was to reveal the consequences of such a confrontation for comparative literature and gender studies themselves.




Karolina Krasuska, studied English and German at the Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland). She holds a PhD in cultural ctudies from Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder (2010). Since 2009 she hass been an assistant professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw and since 2011 a member of the reserach group »Literature and Gender« at the Polish Academy of the Sciences. 2005 – 2007 affiliated at the Research Training Group »Gender as a Category of Knowledge«.


Selected Publications


Article: Gender, Maskarada, Postkolonializm, Intersekcjonalność, Transgender. In: Płeć w kulturze. Encyklopedia, hg. v. Monika Grodzka u.a., Warschau 2013.

Płeć i naród. Trans/lokacje. Maria Komornicka/Piotr Odmieniec Włast, Else Lasker-Schüler, Mina Loy, Warschau 2011.

zus. mit Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Daniela Hrzán, Jana Husmann-Kastein u.a.: Where, When and How? Contextualizing Intersectionality. In: New Subjectivities. Negotiating Citizenship in the Context of Migration and Diversity, hg. v. Dorota Golańska u. Aleksandra M. Różalska, Łódź 2009. S. 19 – 47.

Undoing Gender Masquerade. Maria Komornicka’s Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Apocryphon. In: Masquerade and Femininity. Essays on Russian and Polish Women’s Writings in the 19th and 20th Centuries, hg. v. Urszula Chowaniec, Ursula Phillips u. Marja Rytkönen, Cambridge 2008. S. 122 – 139.