Patrycja Austin Ph.D.


Patrycja Austin





  • M.A., University of Warsaw, 2006
  • Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2013
  • Assistant Professor, University of Rzeszów, 2013

Research interests:

  • Contemporary British fiction:
    • novel post-1970
  • 20th century American fiction
  • Postcolonial literature and  theory
  • Music in Literature


Conferences and Workshops


09-12.09.2009          Lancaster University, UK. Closing Conference of the AHRC-funded Moving-

                                 Manchester project on „Glocal Imaginaries: Writing/ Migration/ Place”

                                 Presentation of a Paper: “Multilingual India from Three Indian Writers in  


16-17.04.2010          PWSZ, Krosno, Across Borders Conference

                                 Presentation of a Paper: “Multilingual India in Amit Chaudhuri’s Afternoon

                                 Raag and Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy “

20.-21.04.2010        Uniwersitet im, Adama Mickiewicza in Poznan, Kalisz,

                                 19. Conference of the Association of the Academic Teachers of English


                                 Presentation of a Papert: „Musical elaborations in Amit Chaudhuri’s Afternoon

                                 Raag, Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, and Salman Rushdie’s The

                                 Ground beneath her Feet”

13-14.05.2010         Warsaw University, Warsaw, Postcolonial Discourse,

                                 Ethnicity, and Race in the United States: The Past and the Present       

                                 Presentation of a paper: “Orpheus in New York: Music and identity in Salman

                                 Rushdie’s The Ground beneath her Feet”

24.09.2010               Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Filologiczne Konspekty 


                                Presentation of a paper: „Orfeusz w Nowym Jorku: Rola Muzyki w Ziemi pod  

                                 jej Stopami Salmana Rushdiego”

24.06.2011               Northumbria University, Newcastle, LitPop: Writing and

                                 Popular Music

                                 Presentation of a paper: “Musical Elaborations in Salman Rushdie’s The

                                Ground beneath her Feet”


Guest Lecturer


Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, India,

Presentation of a Paper: “Made in India: English and Rock’n’Roll go glocal.”                            



Other interests: flamenco, Indian cuisine, travel, American wrestling