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Zbigniew Izydorczyk

Zbigniew Izydorczyk Title: Professor
Phone: 204.786.9197
Office: 2A36
Building: Ashdown
Email: z.izydorczyk@uwinnipeg.ca


Studied at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Has taught the University of Winnipeg since 1986. In 2006, lectured at École Pratique des Hautes Études Section des sciences religieuses, Paris, and, in 2014, as Professeur invité du Labex TransferS, at École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Research interests: medieval religious literature; condemned and forbidden books; apocrypha in the Middle Ages; the Gospel of Nicodemus; manuscript studies; paleography.

Teaching Areas:

Old English language and literature

Middle English language and literature


Contemporary Linguistics

Manuscript and book studies

Latin paleography

Hoping to teach some day: New Testament apocrypha


(F) ENGL-1003-002 Intro Topics in Literature

(F) ENGL-2220-001 ENglish Literature & Culture 700-1660

(W) ENGL-2221-001 Medieval Literature

(F) ENGL-2981-001 History of the Book

(W) ENGL-3812-001 History of English



(with W. Wydra) Evangelium Nicodemi in Polonia servatum: A Gospel of Nicodemus Preserved in Poland. Corpus Christianorum, Series Apocryphorum, Instrumenta 2. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007

(edited) The Medieval Gospel of Nicodemus: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts in Western Europe. Tempe, AZ: MRTS, 1997

Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: A Census. Subsidia Mediaevalia 21. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993


 “The Bohemian Redaction of the Evangelium Nicodemi in Medieval Slavic Vernaculars.” Studia   Ceranea 4 (2014), 49-64

“On the Evangelium Nicodemi before Print: Towards a New Edition.” Apocrypha 23 (2012), 97-114

“The Earliest Printed Versions of the Evangelium Nicodemi and Their Manuscript Sources.” Apocrypha 21 (2010), 121-32


Translated Books

M. Jarochowska, Out of the Nest: Polish Immigrant Women in Canada. New York: Vantage Press, 2012 (from Polish)

K. Patalas, Providence Watching: Journeys from Wartorn Poland to the Canadian Prairies. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2003 (from Polish)