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Jean Ward

Jean Ward teaches British Literature at the Institute of English and American Studies of Gdańsk University. Her doctoral thesis in Polish (2001) concerned the reception and interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s poetry by Polish poets, particularly J.M. Rymkiewicz and Tadeusz Różewicz. Other publications include Christian Poetry in the Post-Christian Day: Geoffrey Hill, R.S. Thomas, Elizabeth Jennings (Peter Lang 2009) and articles in collective monographs and leading Polish, British and American journals such as Literature and Theology, Renascence and Religion and Literature, on a variety of other poets (George Herbert, David Jones, Seamus Heaney, Anne Stevenson, Philip Larkin, Kevin Hart, Czesław Miłosz, Hilary Davies). She has also published translations of poetry, especially by Andrzej Szuba, and of critical and scholarly work, and has written on translation issues. She has contributed to and co-edited collections of essays both in English and in Polish, including In Wonder, Love and Praise: Approaches to Poetry, Theology and Philosophy (Peter Lang 2019) Poetic Revelations (Routledge 2017), David Jones: A Christian Modernist? (Brill 2018), Striking the Chords of Spirit and Flesh in Polish Poetry (Gdańsk 2016) and a book in Polish on incarnational aspects of Eliot’s poetry (Gdańsk 2015). Recently, she has translated Małgorzata Czermińska’s study of autobiographical writing, The Autobiographical Triangle (Peter Lang 2019). She is also the co-editor of a critical edition in Polish of Michael Edwards’ Towards a Christian Poetics