dr Grzegorz Wołowiec
An author and co-author of numerous books and scholarly publications, he is a graduate of the Horticultural Technical College in Pszczyna. He studied Polish philology at the University of Silesia and attended the School of Social Sciences at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He serves as a lecturer at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, holding the position of assistant professor. From 1999 to 2009, he also worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Literary Theory at the Faculty of Humanities at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He has been a longtime director and lecturer for postgraduate studies at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. A researcher of literary life history and the history of literary science during the People’s Republic of Poland era, he was a NATO Advanced Fellowships Programme scholar at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome (2003).
I left Pszczyna exactly forty years ago, yet I carry it ceaselessly in my thoughts and heart. A beautiful place, beautiful, open, and kind people; history, culture, and nature at their finest, all in perfect harmony. A town – a realm.