Andrzej Wicher is a professor in the Institute of English Studies at Łódź University, where he lectures on the history of English literature and theory of literature.
He published a book entitled “Archaeology of the Sublime. Studies in Late-Medieval English Writings” (Katowice, 1995) and another one under the title “Shakespeare's Parting Wondertales — A Study of the Elements of the Tale of Magic in William Shakespeare's Late Plays” (Łódź, 2003).
He also published a volume of Polish translations of Middle English literary works, including “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and “Pearl”. His new book entitled “Selected Medieval and Religious Themes in the Works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien” is forthcoming.
Prof. Andrzej Wicher took part in many international conferences; he is a member of the International Shakespeare Association, PASE (Polish Association for the Study of English), and the Scientific Society in Łódź. He has so far published 3 books, and 65 scholarly articles and essays, seven of which appeared outside Poland. Besides, he took part in various academic exchange schemes and was a visiting lecturer at a number of British universities. Prof. Andrzej Wicher’s professional interests include medieval and Renaissance studies, cultural studies, and modern fantasy literature, with a special emphasis on the presence of folktale motifs in works of literature.