(born in 1946)
Polish and English scholar. Professor of comparative literature at the University of Silesia. In the years 1996-2002, he served as the rector of the university. Author of numerous books and articles on theory and history of literature. He recently published NICowanie świata. Zdania z Szekspira (2012), U-chodzić (2016). Together with the double-bass player Bogdan Mizerski, he created and performed Esej na głos i kontrabas.