Katarzyna Kacprzak, PhD
Faculty: School of Foreign Languages
Education Field: Spanish philology
Holder of a PhD degree in humanities obtained at the University of Wrocław (2004); graduate of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oviedo (Spain); she specializes in literature and theatre of the Spanish-speaking countries (doctoral thesis on heteronyms of Antonio Machado and Fernando Pessoa); author of publications in Polish, Spanish and French languages on Polish, Spanish and Latin American theatre and literature of the Iberian Peninsula; her latest publications refer to, among others, Spanish and European alternative theatre (La Fura dels Baus, Krystian Lupa, The Theatre of the Eight Day), as well as didactics of specialist translation; author of Polish renderings of Spanish literature: works of Fernando Savater and Pío Moa and one of the plays by Albert Boadelli; lecturer at the University of Wrocław, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw and Warsaw University; for many years she held the position of, among others, head of the promotion department and spokesman for the Polish History Museum in Warsaw and the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw and Krakow; she was also a project manager at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw; she organized international cultural, media and translation projects, as part the Polish Presidency of the EU and two of the largest projects promoting Polish culture abroad: POLAND! YEAR (Polish Year in Great Britain, 2009-2010) and Polish Year in Spain (2002–2003); sworn translator of Spanish and French.
Teaching / Research interests:
- 20th century Spanish theatre and literature, contemporary Spanish theatre in the light of the notion of theatrical avant-garde, in particular La Fura dels Baus and Els Joglars;
- European experimental and alternative theatre, acting techniques.