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 Dr. Justyna Kostkowska

Dr. Justyna Kostkowska
Professor

Member, Graduate Faculty

M.A., 1986, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska; Ph.D., 1995, University of Delaware. (1996)

Office: PH 331; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2778

A native of Poland, Dr. Kostkowska teaches courses in 20th Century British literature and women writers. Her areas of specialization include Virginia Woolf, British and American female modernist writers, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century women writers, Jeanette Winterson, Wislawa Szymborska. She is the author of Virginia Woolf's Experiment in Genre and Politics 1926-1931: Visioning and Versioning The Waves (Mellen 2005), and working on a new book entitled Ecocriticism and Women Writers: Environmentalist Poetics of Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, and Ali Smith, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.

See Publications

Conference Presentations

  • "Cinematic Editing of Virginia Woolf:  Mrs. Dalloway and Stephen Daldry's  The Hours as Reflective Ecosystems" at the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of Denver, Denver, CO, June 19-22, 2008.
  • "Writing and Reading Gender Identity in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body┬┤ at the Interdisciplinary Women's Studies Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, February 22-24, 2007.
  • "Erasing the Boundary: Virginia Woolf's Experiments in Portrait Making 1910-1922" at the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, June 22-25, 2006.
  • "Kew Gardens"' Narrative Ecology: V. Woolf's Ecological Imagination and the Narrative Discovery of Jacob's Room "at the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Lewis and Clark College, OR, June 9-12, 2005.
  • "Scissors and Silks," "Flowers and Trees," and "Geraniums Ruined by the War": Virginia Woolf's Ecological Critique of Science in Mrs.Dalloway" at the 13 Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Smith College, MA, June 5-8, 2003.
  • "Across Generations: Adrienne Rich, Alice Walker, and Jeanette Winterson Think Through Their Virginia Woolf" at the Twelfth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA, June 6-9, 2002.
  • "The Text, The Body, and the Journey of Self-Discovery, Virginia Woolf's Orlando and Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body at the Eleventh Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Bangor, Wales, June 13-16, 2001.
  • "Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson: Uniting the Modern with the Postmodern," at the "Women and Power" conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, March 8-10, 2001.
  • "Percival as The Waves' Other Androgyne," at the Tenth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, June 8-11, 2000.
  • "Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body as a Palimpsest on V. Woolf's Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway, and The Waves, at the Ninth Annual V. Woolf Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, June 10-13, 1999.
  • "Facets of the Image Flicker: the Letters of Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth and Vita Sackville-West as Catalysts for the Poetic Language of The Waves" at the Eighth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, St. Louis University, St. Louis, June 1998.
  • "The Not-So-'Dumb' Letters: Language of Intimacy in the Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf," at the Seventh Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, June 1997.
  • "Vita and Virginia," at "Women and Power," Women's Studies Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, February 1997.