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Jerzy Axer, PhD hab., Classical philologist & Neo-Latin scholar
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: axer@ibi.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://www.al.uw.edu.pl/en-16
Research theme: Wobo’s Fabulous Itinerary: From East African Mythology to a Polish Formative Novel for Youth
Małgorzata Borowska Małgorzata Borowska, PhD hab., Classical philologist & Modern Greek scholar
Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: hobbit@al.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://al.uw.edu.pl/en-27
Research theme: Marine creatures
Marilyn Burton  Marilyn Burton, PhD, Classical philologist
Lecturer at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: hespera1@hotmail.com
For further information see:
Research theme: Man as Creature: Allusions to Classical Beasts in the Novels of N.D. Wilson
Simon Burton, PhD, theologian
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: s.burton@al.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://al.uw.edu.pl/en-484
Research theme: Talking Horses and Unicorns in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles: Entwining Classical and Christian Motifs
Susan DeacySusan Deacy, PhD, Classical philologist
Principal Lecturer at the Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
E-mail: s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk
For further information see: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Susan-Deacy/
Research theme: Bright-Eyed Athena and her Fiery-Eyed Monster
Konrad DominasKonrad Dominas, PhD, Classical philologist
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
E-mail: konrad.dominas@gmail.com
For further information see: http://www.konrad-dominas.pl
Research theme: New Reception Spaces of Literature and Ancient Culture – Children’s Creations of Mythical Creatures on the Internet
Elena-Ermolaeva_3_years_oldElena Ermolaeva, PhD, Classical philologist
Associate Professor at the Department of Classical Philology, St. Petersburg University, Russia
E-mail: elena.ermolaeva304@gmail.com
For further information see: http://phil.spbu.ru/o-fakultete-1/struktura-fakulteta/kafedry/klassicheskoi-filologii/ermolaeva-elena-leonidovna or https://spbu.academia.edu/ElenaErmolaeva
Research theme: Centaurs in Russian Fairy Tales: From the Half-dog Pulicane to the Centaur Polkan
Gloyn LizLiz Gloyn, PhD, Classical philologist
Lecturer in Classics at the Department of Classics, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
E-mail: liz.Gloyn@rhul.ac.uk
For further information see: https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/elizabeth-gloyn(263b1146-5f8a-4c99-a909-01c78a7caef2).html
Research theme: Mazes Intricate: The Minotaur As A Catalyst of Identity Formation in British Young Adult Fiction
Elizabeth HaleElizabeth Hale, PhD, English Literature scholar
Senior Lecturer in English and Writing at the School of Arts, University of New England, Australia
E-mail: ehale@une.edu.au
For further information see: https://www.une.edu.au/staff-profiles/arts/ehale
Research theme: Medusas and Minotaurs: Metamorphosis and Meaning in Australian Contexts
Edith HallEdith Hall, PhD, Classical philologist
Professor at the Department of Classics, King’s College London
E-mail: edith@edithhall.co.uk
For further information see: http://www.edithhall.co.uk/
Research theme: Cheiron the Centaur as Narrator

Maria Handrejk Maria Handrejk
Heinrich Schliemann Institute for Classical Antiquity, University of Rostock
E-mail: maria.handrejk@uni-rostock.de
For further information see:
Research theme: Murder in the Moonlight: Harry Potter and the Return of the Werewolves
Owen 6yrsOwen Hodkinson, PhD, Classical philologist
Lecturer at the Department of Classics, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
E-mail: owen.hodkinson@gmail.com
For further information see: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20047/classics/person/1701/owen_hodkinson
Research theme: The Gorgons
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Markus Janka, PhD hab., Classical philologist
Professor at the Institute of Classical Philology, University of Munich, Germany
E-mail: janka@lmu.de
For further information see: http://www.klassphil.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren/janka/index.html

 

Michael Stierstorfer, MA
PhD student at the Faculty of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Regensburg, Germany
E-mail: Michael.Stierstorfer@ur.de
For further information see: http://www.uni-regensburg.de/sprache-literatur-kultur/germanistik-did/mitarbeitende/michael-stierstorfer/index.html

 

Research theme: Semibovemque virum semivirumque bovem – Mythological Hybrid Creatures as Key Actors in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and in the Postmodern Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults

Jerzak KatarzynaKatarzyna Jerzak, PhD, Comparative Literature scholar
Associate Professor at the Pomorska Academy in Słupsk, Poland
E-mail: kasiajerzak@gmail.com
For further information see: http://www.neofilologia.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/zaklady/zaklad-filologii-angielskiej/pracownicy
Research theme: Remnants of Myth, Vesitges of Tragedy: Peter Pan in the Mermaids’ Lagoon
KarsaiP1120356György Karsai, PhD hab., Classical philologist
Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Pécs, Professor at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest, Hungary
E-mail: karsaigy@gmail.com
For further information see: http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=1503&lang=EN 
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As1Joanna KłosMA, Mediterranean Scholar & MA, Classical philologist“Diamond Grantee”-PhD Student at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
Research Secretary for the Project
E-mail: joanna.klos@student.uw.edu.pl
For further information see:
Research theme: Pheme the Gossip (series „Goddess Girls”) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
pkordos_malyPrzemysław Kordos, PhD, Modern Greek philologist & Ethnologist
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: pkordos@ibi.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://www.al.uw.edu.pl/en-37
Research theme: Modern Greek Children Face to Face with Hydra, Cerberus and Minotaurs
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Weronika Kostecka, PhD, Polish philologist
Post-Doc at the Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: w.kostecka@uw.edu.pl
For further information see: https://uw.academia.edu/WeronikaKostecka

 

Maciej Skowera, MA, Polish philologist
PhD student at the Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: mgskowera@gmail.com
For further information see: https://uw.academia.edu/MaciejSkowera

Research theme: Womanhood and/as Monstrosity: Cultural and Individual Biography of a “Beast” in Anna Czerwińska-Rydel’s The Baltic Siren

Michał Kucharski, PhD, Mediterranean Scholar, Classical philologist
Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
Research Secretary for the Project
E-mail: kucharski.michal@al.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: www.kucharski.ibi.uw.edu.pl/en
Kinderfoto Bettina-cropBettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, PhD hab., German philologist
Professor at the German Department, University of Tübingen, Germany
E-mail: bettina.kuemmerling-meibauer@uni-tuebingen.de
For further information see: http://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de/bettina.kuemmerling-meibauer/
Research theme: On the Trail of Pan: From the Eternal to the Strange Child
helen Lovatt as childHelen Lovatt, PhD, Classical philologist
Associate Professor at the Department of Classics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: helen.lovatt@nottingham.ac.uk
For further information see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/classics/people/helen.lovatt
Research theme: Magical Beasts and Where They Come From: How Greek Are Harry Potter’s Mythical Animals?
  Adam Łukaszewicz, PhD hab., Archaeologist
Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: adlukasz@adm.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_%C5%81ukaszewicz
Research theme: Fantastic Creatures Seen by a Shipwrecked Sailor and by a Herdsman
Katarzyna MarciniakKatarzyna MarciniakPhD hab., Classical & Italian philologist
Associate Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: kamar@al.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://al.uw.edu.pl/en-38
Research theme: Chasing Mythical Muppets: Classical Antiquity according to Jim Henson
Maurice LisaLisa Maurice, PhD, Classical philologist
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Classical Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
E-mail: lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il
For further information see: http://classics.biu.ac.il/en/node/521
Research theme: TBA
David MovrinDavid Movrin, PhD, Classical philologist
Assistant Professor at the Department of Classical Philology, University of Ljublana, Slovenia
E-mail: david.movrin@gmail.com
For further information see: http://oddelki.ff.uni-lj.si/klasfilol/ucitelji2/movrin.html
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photo MurnaghanSheila Murnaghan, PhD, Classical philologist
Professor at the Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA
E-mail: smurnagh@sas.upenn.edu
For further information see: https://www.classics.upenn.edu/people/sheila-murnaghan
Research theme (with Deborah H. Roberts): ‘A Kind of Minotaur’: Mythical Monsters and Spiritual Deformation in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sonya NevinSonya Nevin, PhD, Ancient Historian
The Panoply Vase Animation Project
E-mail: sonya.nevin@gmail.com
For further information see: www.panoply.org.uk/about-us.html
Research Project: Animating Mythical Vase Scenes, with the National Museum in Warsaw

Daniel A. Nkemleke, PhD
Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
E-mail: nkemlekedan@yahoo.com
For further information see: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/phil/english/sections/ling/Staff_ELL/nkemleke.php

 

Divine Che Neba, PhD
Post-Doc at the Department of English, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
E-mail: nebankiwang@yahoo.com
For further information see:

Research theme: Myth, Beasts and Creatures: Towards the Construction of Human Categories in Oral Tradition in Cameroon

BisiaCzytaElżbieta Olechowska, PhD, MBA, Classical philologist & Media scholar
Academic Secretary for the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com
For further information see: http://www.al.uw.edu.pl/en-39
Research theme: Herakles Facing Monsters in Twenty-First Century French Comic Books by Joann Sfar and Edouard Cour
Hania cropHanna Paulouska, PhD, Classical philologist
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: hannapa@al.uw.edu.pl
For further information see:
Research theme: Mythical Beasts in the Soviet Animation: Interpretation of the Monster Phenomenon
Babette PuetzBabette Puetz, PhD, Classical philologist
Senior Lecturer at the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
E-mail: babette.puetz@vuw.ac.nz
For further information see: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacr/about/staff/babette-puetz
Research theme: Philip Pullman’s Bestiary
Roberts photo inny formatDeborah H. Roberts, PhD, Classical philologist
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the Department of Classics, Haverford College, USA
E-mail: droberts@haverford.edu
For further information see: http://www.haverford.edu/faculty/droberts
Research theme (with Sheila Murnaghan): Picturing Duality: the Minotaur as Beast and Human in Illustrated Myth Collections for Children
Anne RogersonAnne Rogerson, PhD, Classical philologist
Senior Lecturer in Latin at the Department of Classical and Ancient History, University of Sydney, Australia
E-mail: anne.rogerson@sydney.edu.au
For further information see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/classics_ancient_history/staff/profiles/anne.rogerson.php
Research theme: Last of the Minotaurs: Mythical Beasts in The Hero Trilogy by Sulari Gentill
Jörg 1975Jörg Schulte, PhD hab., Slavic & Comparative Literature scholar
Professor at the Institute for Slavic Studies, University of Cologne, Germany
E-mail:  j.schulte@uni-koeln.de
For further information see: http://www.slavistik.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/schulte.html
Research theme: Old Wine Bottled for the Young: The Image and Mysteries of Dionysos in Tadeusz Zieliński’s “Skazochnaia Drevnost’ Ėllady”
SeidensticerkBernd Seidensticker, PhD hab., Classical philologist
Professor emeritus at the Institute of Greek and Latin Philology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
E-mail: bs1@zedat.fu-berlin.de
For further information see: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we02/institut/mitarbeiter/Weitere_Prof/seidensticker/index.html
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SimateichildhoodPeter Simatei, PhD, African Literature & Cinema scholar
Professor at the Department of Literature, Theatre  & Film Studies, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
E-mail: tpsimatei@hotmail.com
For further information see: https://idw-online.de/de/news487948
Research theme: The Nandi Bear: A Mythical Profile of a Ferocious Beast
Steve SimonSteve K. Simons, Animator
The Panoply Vase Animation Project
E-mail: steveksimons@gmail.com
For further information see: www.panoply.org.uk/about-us.html
Research Project: Animating Mythical Vase Scenes, with the National Museum in Warsaw
Stoffel ChristianChristian Stoffel
Research Assistant at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of Mainz, Germany
E-mail: cstoffel@uni-bonn.de
For further information see: http://www.klassphil.uni-mainz.de/436.php
Research theme: Protecting the Ancient Past and its Mythical Beasts: Julia Golding’s The Companions Quartet
valahfridulus legensWilfried Stroh, PhD hab., Classical philologist
Professor emeritus at the Institute for Classical Philology, University of Munich, Germany
E-mail: Stroh@klassphil.uni-muenchen.de
For further information see: http://stroh.userweb.mwn.de/
Research theme: Pegasus
Robert SucharskiRobert A. Sucharski,  PhD hab., Classical philologist, Mycaenean scholar
Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: sucharsk@ibi.uw.edu.pl
For further information see: http://www.al.uw.edu.pl/en-34
Research theme: Stanisław Pagaczewski and His Tale(s) of the Wawel Dragon
Thaidigsmann KarolineKaroline Thaidigsmann, PhD
Assistant Professor at the Slavic Department, University of Heidelberg, Germany
E-mail: karoline.thaidigsmann@slav.uni-heidelberg.de
For further information see: http://www.slav.uni-heidelberg.de/personal/kthaidigsmann.html
Research theme: (Non-)Flying Horses in the Polish People’s Republic. The Crisis of the Mythical Beast in Ambivalent Polish Children’s Literature