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Dr Krzysztof RowińskiThomas Brown Assistant Professor


Krzysztof Rowiński is a comparatist with research interests in Polish, US American, and Italian modern and contemporary prose, performance theory, and memory studies.

At Trinity, he teaches modules in Polish language and contemporary issue in Polish society. His research explores literary and filmic reactions to modernity with a focus on the concept of failure. He is working on a book project titled Never-lasting Effects: Reclaiming Failure in Mid-Century Writing, a study of non-redemptive yet generative failure in the works of John Williams, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Bruno Jasieński. He has published on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s early cinema and the ethics of watching in Susan Sontag’s work.

His most recent article on witnessing and ethical responsibility in the work of Erri De Luca was published in Italian Studies. B.A. University of Warsaw, 2010; M.A. University of Warsaw, 2013; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2021