Piotr Wilczek (b. 1962) is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw, Poland. From 1998-2001 he was a visiting professor at Rice University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also been a research scholar at Boston College, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, the University of London, and the University of East Anglia. His book publications include: (Mis)translation and (Mis)interpretation: Polish Literature in the Context of Cross-Cultural Communication (Frankfurt am Main, 2005), a critical, annotated edition of Treny: The Laments of Kochanowski (Oxford, 2001) and – in Polish – textbooks on Polish Renaissance Literature (2005) and Rhetoric (2008).