Joanna works as Professor of Anglophone Literature, Culture, and Media Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany. She was a visiting scholar at universities in Scotland, Poland, and the USA. Due to her Polish origin, one of Joanna’s continuous research interests is contemporary literature and culture by Polish migrants to the UK. In 2009, she and Dirk Uffelmann organised one of the first conferences to address this topic and they subsequently edited a collection of essays on Contemporary Polish Migrant Culture and Literature in Germany, Ireland, and the UK (Lang, 2011).
Joanna obtained her PhD in English Literature in 2010 at the University of Passau with a book on Seaing through the Past: Postmodern Histories and the Maritime Metaphor in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction (Rodopi, 2011). She is currently working on a project exploring female contributions to the economic discourse in Britain around 1800. Her further research interests include women’s and gender studies, the interrelations between economics and literature as well as postmodern literary and cultural theories.
For a full academic profile and a list of publications, please go to: www.uni-giessen.de/rostek