Polish Literature:

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Jan Balbierz
Born in Strzelce Opolskie in 1964.
M.A. in Swedish Philology, Krakow, “Between Tradition and Modernism. A Narratologic Study in Hjalmar Bergman's Novel the Memoirs of a Death”, 1994;
Ph.D. Seminars Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland and
University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994-1998;
Habilitation with “A New Cosmos. Strindberg, Science and Signs”, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 2009.
Ph.D. in Swedish Philology “Hjalmar Bergman's Novel: Me, Ljung and Medardus as an Autobiographical Text“ , Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 2003;
Aissistant Professor, German Swedish Department, teaching history of Swedish literature, Swedish, culture and politics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2000 - present
(1991 – 1999 Adjunct Professor);
Expert on German and Swedish literature,Wydawnictwo Literackie, publishing house Krakow, Poland (1995 - 2009); 
Literary critic and translator ( articles published by leading Polish newspapers and magazines: Rzeczpospolita, Tygodnik Powszechny, Odra, Literatura na Świecie, Didaskalia, Dekada literacka);
Travel writer and photographer (stories and photographs published in: Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Wyborcza, Przekrój, Voyage, Tygodnik Powszechny about topics like religious rituals in India, the Jewish minority in Uzbekistan, tribal markets in Northern Vietnam, minorities in Romania, religion in Guatemala and Mexico, postwar Cambodia etc.)

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