Jacek Fabiszak teaches cultural history, theory, theatre history and Shakespeare at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. His research interests include English Renaissance theatre and drama and their stage, televisual and filmic transpositions. He has published and presented papers at conferences on Shakespeare’s plays – one of his major publications in this area is Polish Televised Shakespeares (Poznań: Motivex, 2005). He also applied linguistic and sociological tools in the analysis of drama, which resulted in the publication of Shakespeare’s Drama of Social Roles Piła, na zlecenie Wyższej Szkoły Biznesu, 2001), a book that attempts to interpret Shakespeare’s last plays in the light of the theory of social roles and speech act theory. He co-authored Szekspir: Leksykon ('Shakespeare: A lexicon') (Kraków: Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy ZNAK, 2003), co-edited Czytanie Szekspira ('Reading Shakespeare') (Gdańsk: słowo/obraz terytoria, 2004) and wrote on Christopher Marlowe, both on his plays (focusing on imagery) and their screen versions (especially Edward II). He is the head of the Department of Studies in Culture at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is currently the president of the Polish Shakespeare Association.
Contact: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Collegium Heliodori Święcicki, ul. Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznań, Poland.