Malgorzata (Gosia) Citko

Malgorzata Citko

Contact Information

Postdoctoral Scholar
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 369

Malgorzata (Gosia) Citko, has a Ph.D. in Japanese literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2018).
M.A. in International Relations at Collegium Civitas, Poland (2010)
M.A. summa cum laude (2009) and B.A. (2006) in Japanese Studies at Warsaw University 
Recipient of many awards, e.g. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies, Japan Foundation, Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Research Interests

-  instability of knowledge and channels through which knowledge is carried
-  various mechanisms of stabilizing lines of knowledge transmission and thus gaining power through knowledge
-  variety of manuscripts of ancient and medieval Japanese poetic collections
-  notions of poetic discourse, reception and appropriation strategies of classical Japanese texts throughout the history
- the Rokujō and Mikohidari poetic schools
- reception of Japanese classics in contemporary Japan
- premodern Japanese literature in the field of Classical and Medieval Studies


Courses Taught

Traditional Japanese Literature in Original and in Translation
Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Culture
Advanced Japanese Research 

Selected Publications

  • “Wizerunek najstarszej antologii poezji japońskiej Man’yōshū w epoce średniowiecza” (Medieval Image of the Oldest Collection of Japanese Poetry, Man’yōshū). In Przegląd Orientalistyczny no. 1-2 (2015). Warsaw: Polish Association for Oriental Studies, pp. 92-102 (in Polish).
  • “Poezja ósmej antologii cesarskiej Shinkokin Wakashū w sztukach teatru nō pt. Kamo i Teika autorstwa Komparu Zenchiku” (Poetry of the Eighth Japanese Imperial Collection Shinkokin Wakashū in the Noh Plays Entitled Kamo and Teika by Komparu Zenchiku). In Litteraria Copernicana no. 2 (14). Toruń: Nicolas Copernicus University, 2014, pp. 45-63 (in Polish).
  • “Ancient Japanese Poetry in Early Medieval Poetic Discourse – Appropriation of the Man’yōshū in Selected Poems of Princess Shikishi.” In Acta Asiatica Varsovienisa no. 27 (2014). Warsaw: Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Science, pp. 55-81 (in English).
  • “Reconsidering ‘Izumi Shikibu’.” In Silva Iaponicarum no. 37, (2013), pp. 11-65 (in English).
  • “Elements of ‘Possibly Chinese’ Origin in Selected Poems by Princess Shikishi (1149-1201).” In Analecta Nipponica no. 2 (2012). Warsaw: Polish Association for Japanese Studies, pp. 21-56 (in English).
  • “Patterns of Illicit Passions: Imagery and Poetic Techniques in Love Poetry of Princess Shikishi.” In Looking at Language and the World: Past, Present, and Future, College of Language, Linguistics, and Literature UHM. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2010, pp. 120-132 (in English).
  • “Three faces of Lady Nijō, the Authoress of Towazugatari.” In Silva Iaponicarum no. 21/22 (2009), pp. 11-60 (in English).
  • “Dzieciństwo i młodość damy Nijō, autorki Towazugatari” (Childhood and Youth of Lady Nijō, the Author of Towazugatari). In Dziesięć wieków ‘Genji monogatari’ w kulturze Japonii (Ten Centuries of Genji Monogatari in Japanese Culture). Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2009, pp. 313-326 (in Polish).