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Eva Badowska

Eva Badowska Profile

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences;
Associate Vice President, Arts and Sciences

BA, University of Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Cornell University

Research and Teaching Interests: The Victorian novel; rise of consumer culture; sensation fiction; psychoanalytic criticism and theory; cultural materialism; slavic literatures and film

About Eva Badowska

In addition to being Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Professor Badowska also publishes on Victorian fiction (in Victorian Studies, PMLA and Victorian Literature and Culture), feminist theory (in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature), psychoanalytic theory (in The Psychoanalytic Review) and Polish poetry (in Parnassus: Poetry in Review), as well as the “Anne Brontë” entry in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Professor Badowska has forthcoming a volume of essays, co-edited with Francesca Parmeggiani, on Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ten-film series on the Ten Commandments, Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics and Religion in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue (Fordham University Press, January 2016), which includes Badowska’s essay, “States of Exception: Politics and Poetics in Decalogue Six.” Currently Professor Badowska is working on Krzysztof Kieślowski—Between History and Theory, a short book which seeks to revise the standard critical tendency to regard the director’s work as ahistorical, instead placing his interpretation of the Ten Commandments in the context of the Polish 1980s, a period of profound social unrest and cultural change.