Olga Kaczmarek, Ph.D. – author of the dissertation Otherwise than Writing. Text and Countertextuality as a Problem of Methodology and Ethics. Levinas and Postmodern Antrhopology. Her academic interests focus around issues of linguistic performativity and its consequences, as well as linguistic practices and genres, and the role of media of language in shaping historical forms of verbal art.
Her other areas of expertise include issues of Polish-Jewish relations (she is also involved in a Polish non-profit Forum for Dialogue working in a similar area), as well as British culture (especially the impact of the fall of empire). She has published in English about the work of David Grossman, and on the concept of countertextuality. She is also expecting her paper on Levinas’s use of religious concepts to be published in 2015. In Poland she has published articles in journals and collective volumes on countertextuality, speech genres, and blood libel. In 2012/2013 she was a Fulbright fellow at Penn State University.