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Professor Jan Jedrzejewski

Pro-Dean (Faculty of Arts)

Faculty of Arts
Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Coleraine campus
Room I134
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA
+44 28 7012 4553
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Jan Jędrzejewski was educated at the University of Łódź, Poland, where he obtained, in 1985, his MA in English philology, and at Worcester College, University of Oxford, where he completed, in 1992, his DPhil on Thomas Hardy. He joined Ulster University, as a Lecturer in English, in 1993; he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001, and he became a Professor of English and Comparative Literature in 2007.

Professor Jędrzejewski held the posts of Acting Head of the Humanities Research Institute (2008-2009), Acting Head of the School of History and International Affairs (2009), and Head of the School of English and History (2009-2014). A specialist in nineteenth-century English literature, particularly the Victorian novel, he also has a major interest in comparative literature, focusing on the literary relations between the British Isles and Poland.

He has published monographs on Thomas Hardy and the Church (1996) and George Eliot (2007), and he has produced critical editions of Hardy and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Research Fields

Victorian literature
The history and theory of fiction, mainly in the 19th and early 20th century
The relationship between literature and social, political, cultural, and religious history
Irish literature in English
Comparative literature (Anglo-Polish literary relations)

Research publications

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