Bożena Kucała is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture at the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where she teaches nineteenth-century and contemporary English literature. Her research interests include contemporary British and Irish fiction, especially the historical novel and neo-Victorian fiction. She is the author of Of What Is Passing: Present-Tense Narration in the Contemporary Historical Novel (2023), Intertextual Dialogue with the Victorian Past in the Contemporary Novel (2012) and co-editor of James Joyce and After: Writer and Time (2010), Confronting the Burden of History: Literary Representations of the Past (2012), Travelling Texts: J.M. Coetzee and Other Writers (2014) and Powieść brytyjska w XXI wieku [The British Novel in the 21st Century] (2018).