Jacek Leociak

Jacek Leociak

Literary historian, head of the postgraduate programme at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, deputy chairman of the research board of the Institute. Graduate of the Faculty of Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw (1981), in 1981–1997 he was also employed there. PhD in 1996 at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. The supervisor of his dissertation (Tekst wobec Zagłady. O relacjach z getta warszawskiego) was professor Michał Głowiński. His research is focused primarily on the analysis of various manners of recording and representing border experiences (in particular the experience of the Holocaust); narrations of victims, perpetrators, witnesses; diaries, relations, memoirs, letters, literature, photographic and film documentation. Author of Spojrzenia na warszawskie getto (2011), Ratowanie. Opowieści Polaków i Żydów (2010), Doświadczenie graniczne. Studia o dwudziestowiecznych formach reprezentacji (2009), Getto warszawskie. Przewodnik po nieistniejącym mieście (The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City, and together with B. Engelking; 2001), Tekst wobec Zagłady. O relacjach z getta warszawskiego (1997). He hosted the meeting with the author of The Emperor of Lies, Steve Sem-Sandberg.Picture: Marytka Czarnocka