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Dr Julia Nikiel

Dr Julia Nikiel
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Office hours (winter semester):
Monday 10:30-11:30 (531/Teams by appointment)

Personal information

Julia Nikiel is a Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at UMCS. Her academic interests include theories of globalization, space and place in contemporary American and Canadian fiction, experimental fiction, popular culture, and 20th century art.

Scientific Activity


Ph.D. - 2021 - Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (Writing the Space of Flows. Representations of the Globalized World in Post-Millennial American and Canadian Fiction)

M.A. – 2009 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (English Studies)

Diploma in Literary Translation – 2009 – UNESCO Chair for Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

M.A. – 2010 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (American Studies)


2012 – Canada Grant, JFK Institute, Free University, Berlin

Selected publications

"Narrating the New Age of EXtREmes." EXtREme 21 Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North American Literature and Culture," edited by Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel, special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 15, 2021, pp. 211-216.

"Epic Fail: The Failure of the Anthropostory in Douglas Coupland’s Post-Millennial Prose." Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 14, 2020, pp. 95-107.

"Airing The Jade Cabinet: Aerial Imagination in Rikki Ducornet’s Fourth Elemental Novel." Roczniki Humanistyczne 11: Anglica, no. 67 (2019). 109-120.

Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture. Eds. Julia Nikiel and Izabella Kimak. Peter Lang, 2019. 

Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Eds. Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017.

"Emotion Management and Damage Control: Navigating Global Reality in William Gibson's Bigend Trilogy." Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Eds. Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017. 185-193.

"'[A] window into the city’s underlying fabric' – Bouncing at the Edge of the Global Metropolis in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogy." Roczniki Humanistyczne 11: Anglica, no. 64 (2016): 185-194.

Time-space and the global network of virtually controlled ambiguity in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogy.” Historia-Kultura-Globalizacja 19 (2016): 157-166.

Drowning in Rikki Ducornet’s The Fountains of Neptune.” Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 2:2 (2015): 19-33.

Elemental.” The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters. Red. Jeffrey A. Weinstock. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 2014. 205-208.

Globalność fabularyzowana. Literatura współczesna w świetle rzeczywistości późnego kapitalizmu.” Historia-Kultura-Globalizacja 13 (2013): 69-80.

The Centrifugal Age: Literary Movements of Avant Pop, Slipstream and Bizarro.” Esthetic Experiments. Interdisciplinary Challenges In American Studies. Ed: Edyta Just, Marek M. Wojtaszek. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 89-104.

„Bizarro. ‘Porąbany’ gatunek literackiego outsidera.” Inne bębny. Różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiejEds. Ewa Antoszek, Katarzyna Czerwiec-Dykiel and Izabella Kimak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS. 2013.93-109.

Membership in scholarly societies

Polish Association for American Studies

International Association for American Studies


co-initiator and co-coordinator of the ExRe(y) project