MA (Wroclaw), PhD (SUNY)
Dorota Glowacka completed her MA in English at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, specializing in American literature. She received her PhD in comparative literature from State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr Glowacka has taught critical theory, theories of gender and race, and Holocaust and genocide studies in the Contemporary Studies Program since 1995. She also lectures in the Foundation Year Program and at Dalhousie University, where she has been cross-appointed to the graduate faculties of English, History, European Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. She is married to Zbigniew Glowacki and has two children, Maria and Jerome.
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Other Selected Professional Activity
- Coordinated four Contemporary Studies Lecture Series: 2010-2011, “Conceptions of Race in Philosophy, Literature, and Art”; 2005-2006, “Jacques Derrida: Legatee and Legacy” (with Dr. Elizabeth Edwards); 2000-2001, “Cyclops: Vision and Visuality into the 21st Century (with Dr. Bruce Barber), 1996-1997, “Between Ethics and Aesthetics.”
- 2017 William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
- Member of the Academic Committee of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Member of the international group of scholars (Stephen Weinstein Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College) that publishes books on the subject of the genocide and the Atlantic Canada representative on the International Holocaust Education Task Force.
- Co-taught (with historian Atina Grossmann) the 2012 Silberman seminar for faculty on “The Gendered Experience of the Holocaust,” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Lectures internationally in the area of Holocaust and genocide studies (in literary, artistic, and philosophical perspectives), and on Polish Jewish relations; gives lectures and presentations at local institutions (Dalhousie, NSCAD) and community venues (Yom HaShoah commemorations, high schools).
- Recipient of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant for the project “Jewish Memory in Today’s Poland and the Polish National Narrative” (2006-2009).
- Gender and the Holocaust: Rethinking History and Memory. Co-authored with Atina Grossman (Cooper Union, NY). Book contract with Bloomsbury Publications, “Perspectives on the Holocaust” series, forthcoming in 2019.
- Po tamtej stronie: ?wiadectwo, afekt, wyobra?nia [From the other side: testimony, affect, imagination]. Warsaw: Institute for the Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Science, 2017.
- Disappearing Traces: Holocaust Testimonials, Ethics and Aesthetics (Washington University Press, S. Weinstein Series in Holocaust Studies, 2012).
- Editor (with Stephen Boos) of Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002).
- Editor (with Joanna Zylinska) of Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (Lincoln: Nebraska University Press, 2007).
- Guest editor of the special issue of Culture Machine, entitled “Community.” January 2006.
Most recent articles and book chapters
- “‘Traduttore traditore’: Claude Lanzmann’s Polish Translations.” Forthcoming in Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah: The Outtakes. Edited by Bradley Prager and Erin McGlothkin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
- “‘Never Forget’: Indigenous Memory of the Genocide and the Holocaust.” Forthcoming in Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World. Edited by Shirli Gilbert and Avril Alba. Wayne State University Press, 2019.
- “Gender and the Shoah: Relational Imagination and the Cul-de-sacs of Remembrance.” Lessons and Legacies 13 (2018). New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory. Edited by Alexandra Garbarini and Paul B. Jaskot.
- “The Tower of Babel: Holocaust Testimonials and the Ethics of Translation.” In Jewish Translation/Translating Jewishness. Edited by Magdalena Waligórska and Tara Kohn. De Guyter Press, 2018. 237-258.
- “The Archive and the Image: H.G. Adler’s Snapshots of Traumatic History.” Forthcoming in H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy. Edited by Sara Horowitz and Julia Creet. Northwestern University Press. 2016.
- “Speech Under Torture: Bearing Witness to the ‘Howl’.” Forthcoming in Trust in the World. Holocaust Scholars Reflect on Torture. S. Weinstein Series in Holocaust Studies. Ed. John K. Roth and Leonard Grob. University of Washington Press. 2016.
- „Wie?a Babel. ?wiadectwa Holokaustu a etyka przek?adu.” Transl. Zofia Ziemian. In Przek?adaniec, special issue „?ydowsko?? w przek?adzie.” No. 29, 2015, 229 – 259.
- Jak wyobrazi? sobie to, czego nie wiemy? Kobieca pami?? o Shoah, p?e? i wyobra?nia „wspó?czuj?ca.”Kobiety i historia. Od niewidzialno?ci do sprawczo?ci. Ed. Katarzyna Ba??ewska et al. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gda?skiego. 2015. 163-178.
- Mi?o?? i strach, czyli afektywne aporie demokracji.” Pami?? i afekty. Ed. Zofia Budrewicz et al. Warszawa: Instytut Bada? Literackich, 2014: 63-84.
- “Don’t leave me, pal”: Witnessing Death in Semprún’s Buchenwald Narratives.” InA Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún. Edited by Ofelia Ferran and Gina Herrmann. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014: 91-106.
- „U pod?o?a obrazu: poetyckie figury pisma Brunona Schulza”. Bruno Schulz jako filozof i teoretyk literatury. Ed. Wiera Maniok. Drohobycz: Polonistyczne Centrum Naukowo-Informacyjne im. Igora Menioka. 2014. 286-302.
- “Philosophy in the Feminine and the Holocaust Witness: Sarah Kofman and Hannah Arendt.” Different Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust. Ed. Myrna Goldenberg and Amy H. Shapiro. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 2014. 38-58.
- Quo vadis? Ojczyzna, to?samo?? wyobra?ona i “mój malutki los.” To?samo?ci wyobra?one. Ed. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir. Warsaw, 2013. 196-215.
- “In a Double Voice: Representations of the Holocaust in Polish Literature, 1980 – 2011.” Holocaust as Active Memory – the Past in the present. Ed. M.L. Seeberg, I. Levin and C. Lenz. Ashgate Academic. 2013: 45-67.
- The Trace of the Untranslatable: Emmanuel Levinas and the Ethics of Translation,” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture(Vol 7, No 1, 2012).
- “Art and Community: Aesthetic Practice as Exposure to the Other.” Understanding the Stranger. Ed. Petra Schweitzer. Berlin: Lit Verlag. 2012. 155-176.
- “Representations of the Jewish Other in Post-communist Poland: Literary Perspectives. POLIN. No. 24 (November 2011).
- “From Fear to Democracy: Toward the Politics of Com-passion.” Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community. Ed. Stella Gaon (Manchester University Press, 2009).
- “?wiadkowie wbrew sobie: strategie pami?ci Holokaustu w twórczo?ci plastycznej kobiet ‘drugiego pokolenia.’” Artmix: sztuka, feminism, kultura wizualna. (October 2009. Vol. 22 (12)).
- “Negative Witnessing and the Perplexities of Forgiveness: Polish Jewish Contexts after the Shoah.”Essays on Levinas and the Law: A Mosaic, ed. Desmond Manderson. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- “A Date, a Place, a Name: Jacques Derrida’s Holocaust Translations,” the Derrida issue of The New Centennial Review, ed. Scott Michaelson and David Johnson (Vol. 7:2, fall 2007). Reprinted in the special issue of Dalhousie French Review.
- « Pardonner/témoigner : les apories polonaises. » Lire, écrire la honte, ed. Bruno Chaouat. (Les Presses universitaires de Lyon, 2007).
- “Introduction” and chapter “Polish Shame,” Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust, ed. D. Glowacka and J. Zylinska. (Nebraska University Press, 2007.
- “Lyotard and Eurydice: the Anamnesis of the Feminine (Bracha L.Ettinger’s second-generation Holocaust art),” Gender After Lyotard. ed. Margaret Grebowicz. (SUNY Press. Gender Studies Series, 2007).
- “’Lending an Ear to the Silence Phrase’: Lyotard’s Aesthetics of Holocaust Memory,”Minima Memoria: Essays in the Wake of Jean-François Lyotard, ed. Claire Nouvet et al. (Stanford University Press, 2007).
- “Death and the Community: Thanato-ontology in Hannah Arendt and Jean-Luc Nancy.” Culture Machine, January 2006.
Holocaust and genocide literature and art, continental philosophy, politics of memory, critical race theory, gender theory, philosophy “after Auschwitz,” Polish-Jewish relations after the Holocaust.