Paulina Tomkowicz

Paulina received her BA and Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics, English and French, specializing in translation and teaching, from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. After completing her Masters in French Literature at Pitt she is now working on her dissertation. Her research focuses on contemporary French literary and intellectual movements that can be traced back to Alfred Jarry’s pataphysics, namely Collège de ‘Pataphysique, Oulipo and Mouvement Panique, and their esthetic engagement with affect.