Dr Janusz Nowak
Janusz Nowak graduated in Polish Philology from the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in Kraków (1977) and completed his doctoral studies at the Institute of Polish Philology of the University of Wrocław (UWr) in 1985. He obtained the PhD degree in Humanities in 1991 (after defending his dissertation written under the supervision of Prof. Czesław Hernas). He is a Polish language teacher, critic and historian of literature, folklorist and regionalist, poet, journalist and animator of culture. He was a long-time teacher of Polish language at Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących No. 1 in Racibórz (1977–2017) and its director (1990-1997); former lecturer at the Polish Philology Institute of the University of Opole and at the Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa (PWSZ) in Racibórz. He is the co-founder, former editor-in-chief, and current co-worker of the half-yearly “Almanach Prowincjonalny”; founder and long-term editor-in-chief of the PWSZ in Racibórz monthly “Eunomia”; co-worker of the bi-monthly “Topos”; currently editor of the magazine “Forum PWSZ w Raciborzu” and a leading editor of the PWSZ publishing house. He is the author of poetry volumes “Biedny polski katolik czyta Życie Keitha Richardsa” (2017) and tolle, lege (2019), literary essays and sketches, historical-literary and folklore articles published in “Ruch Literacki”, “Literatura Ludowa” and “Polonistyka”.