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Alina Świeściak

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(born in 1969)

Works in the Department of Criticism and Postmodern Literature of the Institute of Polish Literature Sciences at the University of Silesia. She deals with 20th-century and contemporary literature. Author of numerous works in the field, including Przemiany poetyki Ryszarda Krynickiego (2004), Lekcje nieobecności. Szkice o najnowszej poezji polskiej (2001–2010) (2010), Melancholia w poezji polskiej po 1989 roku (2010). Her book on the relationship between Polish poetry and avant-garde and post-avant-garde art will soon appear in print. Editor-in-chief of the Opcje cultural quarterly.