Dr. Katarzyna Jakubiak

Dr. Katarzyna Jakubiak

Dr. Katarzyna Jakubiak

Associate Professor of English

Office: Dauphin House 4
Phone: (717) 871-5699
Fax: (717) 871-2446

Additional Information


  • M.A. in English Philology, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland 1997
  • M.A. in English, University of Northern Iowa, 1999
  • Ph.D. in English Studies, Illinois State University, 2006.


  • Translation Studies
  • African Diaspora Studies
  • 20th and 21st century World Literature


  • Authors: Tadeusz Ró?ewicz, Bruno Schultz, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ralph Ellison, Gayl Jones, Virginia Woolf
  • Theorists: Paul Gilroy, Edward Said, Jacques Derrida, Walter Benjamin
  • Musicians: Krzysztof Komeda, Tomasz Sta?ko, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus

Passions & Distractions

  • Kraków
  • Translation
  • Writing
  • Theatre
  • Hiking

Courses Taught

  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 237: Literary Research and Analysis
  • English 316: Business Writing
  • English 333: African American Literature I
  • English 413: British Literature Since 1914
  • English 430: Ethnic American Literature since 1940
  • English 613: Modern British Fiction (graduate level)
  • English 230: Introduction to literature (online)
  • English 312: Technical Writing (online)
  • University 103: Who Am I?

Sample Publications

  • "Performing Son and Blues: Langston Hughes and Ben Frederic Carruthers' Translation of Motivos de son." In Cognition in Language. Volume in Honor of Professor El?bieta Tabakowska, Eds.W?adys?aw Ch?opicki, Andrzej Pawelec, Agnieszka Pokojska, Cracow Tertium Society for the Promotion of Language Studies, 2007
  • "Challenging the Cold War Legacy: Translating African America Literature into Polish." In Americas' Worlds and the World's Americas. Eds. Amaryll Chanady, George Handley, Patrick Imbert. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2006. 247-256.
  • "Between a Failure and a New Creation: (Re)reading Yusef Komunyakaa's 'The Beast & Burden'in the Light of Paul Gilroy's Black Atlantic." Callaloo, Vol 28.3 (Summer 2005): 865-881.