Kamila Tuszyńska

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Kamila Tuszyńska – PhD in humanities (literary, linguistics, culture and media studies), a narratologist, researcher in media studies and comics theoretician.

A lecturer,[1] speaker, columnist and peer reviewer for "Zeszyty Komiksowe" [Comic Books], journal co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland; a member of the editorial staff of "Napis" magazine published by the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science (IBL PAN).

An author of articles and papers about comics and an author of the very first book [2] (Narracja w powieści graficznej, Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN [Polish Scientific Publishers PWN], 2015, ISBN 9788301185527; [Narratology of Graphic Novels: an Introduction]), exclusively devoted to narrative strategies in American and European graphic novels, in which she comments on the 371 original source texts from the research areas from the USA, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and proposes brand new research tools, terms and concepts.[3]


She defended a doctoral dissertation entitled Narrative strategies in comics. Between elite and popular culture at the Department of Rhetoric and Media, University of Warsaw.

A member of the Third Regions of Literature Studies Group affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)[4] and of the Laboratory of Occasional and Applied Literature, University of Warsaw,[5] where her subject matter is comics.

As a narratologist she is a member of the European Narratology Network (ENN)[6] and of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)[6].

As a comics theoretician she is the only one Polish member of the International Bande Dessinée Society (IBDS), the Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE) and of the Comics Studies Society (CSS),[7]

A speaker at international comics conferences, including the Comic Con (California).[8]

For years in various institutions she has been conducting thesis seminars and original courses, such as: the poetics of comics, verbal-and-visual workshops, artistic and applied narratives, writing on the Internet: theory and practice, workshops for columnists, journalism and press workshops as well as local and environmental media.[9]

Featured as an expert in the media, including Polish television: TVP Info, TVP Kultura, radio: Tok FM, Czwórka Polskie Radio, Trójka - Program Trzeci Polskiego Radia, Program 1 Polskiego Radia, Program 2 Polskiego Radia, Radio RDC, Kampus and press: Newsweek, Gazeta Prawna, bankier.pl, NaTemat.pl.[10]

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  1. ^ "Zakład Retoryki i Mediów [Department of Rhetoric and Media]". Instytut Polonistyki Stosowanej, Uniwersytet Warszawski [Institute of Applied Polish Studies, University of Warsaw]. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ Tuszyńska, Kamila. Narracja w powieści graficznej. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. p. 23. ISBN 9788301185527.
  3. ^ "Narracja w powieści graficznej [Narratology to Graphic Novels: an Introduction]". Polish Scientific Publishers PWN. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  4. ^ "Third Regions of Literature Studies Group". Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  5. ^ "Laboratory of Occasional and Consumer Literature". Institute of Polish Literature, Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  6. ^ a b "About Me". Kamila Tuszyńska, Phd. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  7. ^ Kicman, Paweł. "Panteon - stolica superbohaterów - [WYWIAD] Wywiad z dr Kamilą Tuszyńską". panteon.pl. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  8. ^ Among others: Comics Art Conference, Comic-Con 2013 (USA), http://www.comic-con.org/wca/2013/comics-arts-conference [retrieved 2016-08-24], NNCORE 2013 International Conference in Comics Studies (University of Helsinki, Finland),https://comicsforum.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/nncore-helsinki-abstracts.pdf [retrieved 2016-08-24], PROJECT: Comic Con, POP Girls! 2015 (USA)http://www.projectcomiccon.com/?page_id=2714 [retrieved 2016-08-24]
  9. ^ "Conducted courses". Kamila Tuszyńska, PhD. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  10. ^ "Selected radio appearances and quotes in articles (in Polish)". Kamila Tuszyńska, Phd. Retrieved 2016-08-24.