Adam F. Kola is Assistant Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, President of the Polish Comparative Literature Association and Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago. His research is focused on Slavic World Literature and East- and Central European intellectual and literary history of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as on knowledge transfer and the influence of East Central European émigrés on the development of the humanities and science in the West. In 2018, he published a book titled Socialist postcolonialism. Memory Reconsolidation, in 2011 – Europe in Polish, Czech and Croatian Discourse: Critical Reconfiguration, and in 2004 – Czech and Russian Slavophilism in Comparison. He is an editor of several volumes on the philosophy and ethics of interpretation, semi/peripheral humanities and comparative literature. He is the author of about 100 papers in Polish, Czech, Russian, German and English, and does translations from Czech and English into Polish.
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