Angelina Gerus, MA
Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw
Angelina Gerus was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she grew up and graduated in Classical Philology from the Faculty of Philology of the Belarusian State University (BSU). After obtaining her master's degree in Literary Studies there, she continued doing postgraduate research under supervision of Prof. dr hab. Zhanna Nekrashevich-Karotkaja – in the field of paraphrastic poetry of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania written in Latin and Ancient Greek. In Minsk, she worked as a freelance journalist, as an assistant at the Department of History of Belarusian Literature at the Faculty of Philology of BSU, as an academic teacher at the Belarusian Institute of Law, and as a librarian at the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 2019 she moved to Warsaw to complete a master's in Cultural Studies (Mediterranean Civilisation) at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw.
Since 2016, she has participated in the conferences held within the project Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges, which is led by Prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Marciniak and funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant (Grant Agreement No 681202). Fascinated by the reception of Classical Antiquity in children's culture, she defended her master's thesis on Greek philosophical texts in the “Les Petits Platons” book series (under the supervision of Prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Marciniak). Since 2020, she has been involved in the Dantiscus Lab project (Pracownia Dantyszka) transliterating the Latin correspondence of John Dantiscus under the guidance of Dr hab. Anna Skolimowska. In 2021, she joined the OMC project as an assistant in the research team.
Angelina Gerus and Anastasia Davydava, “International Workshop ‘Contested Spaces and Symbolic Landscapes in Texts from the Early Modern Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its Neighbouring Regions’ (University of Passau, Germany, 29–30 March 2019)”, Studia Białorutenistyczne 13 (2019), 411–416.
Dorota Rejter, Hanna Paulouskaya, and Angelina Gerus, “It Never Hurts to Keep Looking for Sunshine: The Motif of Depression in Works for Children and Youth Inspired by Classical Antiquity”, Clotho 2 (2020), 127–154.
“Paideia of Diogenes: Live Like a Dog to Become a Human” (in preparation, 2021).