Main publications


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. “Documentary Filmmakers Confront Trauma: An Interview with Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner.” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, vol. 11, no. 3, 2021, pp. 267–282. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jsca_00052_7. ISSN 20427891, Online ISSN 20427905.


Otto, Wojciech and Grzegorz Ziółkowski, editors. The Paper Bridge: Contemporary Theatre and Film Interconnections Between Japan and The West. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2021, pp. 180. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14746/amup.9788323239598. ISBN (print) 9788323239581, ISBN (PDF) 9788323239598.

The Paper Bridge, graphic design Maciej Pachowicz


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Teksty OD SERCA. 2nd revised and expanded edition, Poznań: 2021, pp. 88.

Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Texts FROM THE HEART. 2nd revised and expanded edition, trans. the author with Paul Allain, Poznań: 2021, pp. 88.

Grzegorz Ziółkowski Teksty OD SERCA 2021


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. A Cruel Theatre of Self-Immolations: Contemporary Suicide Protests by Fire and Their Resonances in Culture, trans. Jan Szelągiewicz, London-New York: Routledge, 2020, pp. 292. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429059377. ISBN 9780367180645, eBook ISBN 9780429059377.


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Okrutny teatr samospaleń. Protesty samobójcze w ogniu i ich echa w kulturze współczesnej. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2018, pp. 632. ISBN 9788323232933, ISSN 1895376X.

In 2019, the book was granted:

  1. The First Rector of University of Łódź Prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński Award for outstanding research work in the field of humanities (Rozmowa z laureatem and Film podsumowujący galę).
  2. The individual first degree award for scientific achievement from the President of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Prof. Andrzej Lesicki.
  3. The nomination to the Award of the Polskie Towarzystwo Badań Teatralnych [Polish Society for Theatre Research] for the best monograph in the field of drama, theatre and performance studies published in 2018. The award ceremony was held in the Theatre Institute in Warsaw on 25 Apr 2019 (film documentation).

Fragments of the book were published in the theatre programme of Hlapci (The Serfs), a performance on the motives of the play by Ivan Cankar (1910), directed by Maja Kleczewska in Slovensko mladinsko gledališče (Slovenian Youth Theatre) in Ljubljana (premiere on 29 Jun 2021). See: Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Samomorilski protesti z ognjem (Suicide protests with fire). Trans. Tatjana Jamnik. Hlapci (theatre programme), 2021, p. 14.

See also:

  • Kaniewska, Bogumiła. “Sama sztuka już nie wystarczy.” Conversation with Grzegorz Ziółkowski. Życie Uniwersyteckie, no. 2 (318), 2020, pp. 16–17.
  • Dudzińska, Katarzyna. “Piękno i smutek ognia.” Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna, no. 154, 2019, pp. 126–128.
  • Sałwacka, Sylwia, editor. “Spalę się za was.” After conversation with Grzegorz Ziółkowski. Gazeta Wyborcza, 21–22 Dec 2019, p. 29 (online publication).

Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Dwugłos O CISZY. Wrocław: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego, 2016, pp. 244.


Allain, Paul and Grzegorz Ziółkowski, editors. Voices from Within: Grotowski’s Polish Collaborators, special issue of Polish Theatre Perspectives, London, Wrocław: TAPAC, Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego, 2015, pp. 169.


Gough, Richard and Grzegorz Ziółkowski, editors. On Performatics, special issue of Performance Research, vol. 13, no. 2, 2008, pp. 150.

On Performatics, a special issue of Performance Research, vol. 13, 2008 nr 2 (June), ed. Richard Gough and Grzegorz Ziółkowski


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Guślarz i eremita. Jerzy Grotowski: od wykładów rzymskich (1982) do paryskich (1997–1998). Wrocław: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego, 2007, pp. 475.

The reviews:

  1. Drewniak, Łukasz. “Czy Grotowski umiał śpiewać?” Dziennik. Polska, Europa, Świat, 8 Aug 2008.
  2. Kosiński, Dariusz. “Guślarz i eremita. Kilka uwag po lekturze.” Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna, no. 89, 2009, pp. 130–131.
  3. Salata, Kris. Review. TDR: The Drama Review, vol. 54, no. 1, 2010, pp. 183–185.
  4. Soszyński, Paweł. “Nić. Na marginesie ‘Guślarza i eremity’ Grzegorza Ziółkowskiego.” Dialog, no. 3, 2009, pp. 168–171.
  5. Szczawińska, Weronika. “Długi cień mistrza.” Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna, no. 89, 2009, pp. 127–129.
  6. Węgrzyniak, Rafał. “Grotowski poza teatrem i na emigracji.” Nowe Książki, no. 11, 2008, pp. 38–39.

Allain, Paul and Grzegorz Ziółkowski, editors. Polish Theatre after 1989: Beyond Borders, special issue of Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 15, no. 1, 2005, pp. 145.

Polish Theatre after 1989: Beyond Borders, a special issue of Contemporary Theatre Review, ed. Paul Allain and Grzegorz Ziółkowski, vol. 15, 2005 nr 1


Ziółkowski, Grzegorz. Teatr Bezpośredni Petera Brooka. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo słowo/obraz terytoria, 2000, pp. 478.

Grzegorz Ziółkowski: Teatr Bezpośredni Petera Brooka, Wydawnictwo słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2000

In 2001, the volume was granted The Theatre Book of the Year Award by the Polish Section of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Warsaw.

The reviews:

  1. Janikowski, Grzegorz. “Brook Doesn’t Have Any Secrets.” Le Théâtre en Pologne / The Theatre in Poland, nos. 1–2, 2002, pp. 54–55.
  2. Janikowski, Grzegorz. “Umykający mistrz.” Scena, no. 5, 2001.
  3. Kocur, Mirosław. “Polski Brook.” Teatr, nos. 7–8, 2001, pp. 99–102.
  4. Niziołek, Grzegorz. “Baśń o Brooku.” Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna, no. 45, 2001, pp. 105–106.
  5. Wiśniewska, Marzenna. “Wędrowanie w poszukiwaniu esencji.” PAL Przegląd Artystyczno-Literacki, nos. 1–2, 2002, pp. 29–32.