Bogdan Trocha
Affiliation: Uniwersytet Zielonogórski
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Bogdan Trocha (philology, philosophy) (prof. dr hab) A graduate of Polish Philology in Zielona Góra, he also studied philosophy at the Papal Theological Academy in Krakow, writing his bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses under the supervision of Father Professor Józef Tischner (defending his doctorate in 1999). He has been working at the University of Zielona Góra since 1990. Habilitation colloquium was held at the University of Wrocław, in 2010. He received the degree of full professor of humanities in February 2020. He started working at the WSP in Zielona Góra in 1991 at the Department of Theory of Literature; since 2012, he has been the head of the Mythopoetics and Philosophy of Literature Laboratory. He also guest lectured on metaphysics, philosophy of God and philosophical anthropology at the Edith Stein Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Zielona Góra (Section of the Faculty of Theology, University of Szczecin) and a master's seminar in popular literature at the Faculty of Cultural Studies, WSNHiD in Poznań. Currently he teaches philosophy of God and philosophy of nature at the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Obra (Section of the Faculty of Theology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). The main subject of his research is philosophy of literature, mythopoeic dimensions of literary works and anthropological aspects of contemporary speculative literature. He participated in a research project entitled Perception of the World and Mythopoeic Narratives which organised by the Jagiellonian University. He was also the scientific director and the contractor of the grant entitled Research on Polish-Iberian and Polish-Ibero-American Cultural Relations, carried out within the framework of the Santander Universidades programme. The scope of his research includes techniques of interpretation and the anthropological function of the interpreted meaning of a text. Besides, he is interested in the functions of mythical content, the process of myth degradation as well as remythologisation (especially in popular literature) and the recognition of the philosophical contexts of a literary work (especially in the metaphysical and anthropological dimension). It also focuses on the phenomenological and hermeneutical aspects of the study of the phenomenon of mythopoeia. Author of seven books, editor of fourteen monographs published in Poland, Germany and Great Britain, author of over one hundred articles in Polish and foreign journals.