Wojciech Owczarski




Associate Professor of Polish literature
University of Gdańsk,





Wojciech Owczarski is a graduate of the University of Gdańsk (MA 1994, PhD 2001, Habilitation 2008). Since 1994 he has taught history of Polish literature and culture at this university, in the Department of Polish Language and Literature. His main fields of study are history of literature (19th and 20th century), cultural anthropology and theatre studies. The common denominator of his interests is the phenomenon of imagination, and, to be more accurate – the healing potential of phantasies. For this reason, he studies dreams in an interdisciplinary manner: in literature, the arts, culture, social life, and at the meeting points of all these areas. He is currently finishing a book on dreams in Polish literature and culture.
He is Head of the Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies, a Member of the Polish Writers Association and of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.



Contact details


Department of Polish Language and Literature
University of Gdańsk
Tel.: 48 603 22 11 36
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Publication on the dream and related topics





Miejsca wspólne, miejsca własne. O wyobraźni Leśmiana, Schulza i Kantora [Common places, places of one’s own: On the imagination of Bolesław Leśmian, Bruno Schulz and Tadeusz Kantor], słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2006.

Edited Books

Mickiewicz. Sen i widzenie [Mickiewicz: dream and vision] Edited by Zbigniew Majchrowski and Wojciech Owczarski, słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2000.



Articles and chapters in books


„But Who is That on the Other Side of You?” The Daimonic Sources of Consciousness in Literature and Dreams, in: Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Inteligence, Edited by Angela Voss and William Rowlandson, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2013.


Schulz i sny, „Schulz/ Forum”, 2012 no 1.


Meandry skamandryckich snów, in: Meandry skamandrytów, Edited by Włodzimierz Appel, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń 2011 [de facto 2012]


Sen nocy listopadowej, in: Noc. Symbol – temat – metafora, Edited by Jarosław Ławski, Krzysztof Korotkich and Marcin Bajka, Wydawnictwo Uniwersyteckie Trans Humana, Białystok 2011.


Teatr snów w Teatrze Śmierci, „Dialog” 2011, no 7-8.


Teatr esencji?, „Dialog” 2010, no 4.


Sen i tożsamość, „Bliza” 2010, no 1.


Sennik polski, in: Światło w dolinie. Prace ofiarowane profesor Halinie Krukowskiej, Edited by Krzysztof Korotkich, Jarosław Ławski and Danuta Zawadzka, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, Białystok 2007.