Karol Samsel, PhD (born in 1986), is a historian of literature, a poet, and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Polish Literature at the University of Warsaw. Samsel coedited the following volumes of essays dedicated to Norwid, Fredro, and the student-poets of the underground University of Warsaw: Written by Hieroglyph. Cyprian Norwid. [Hieroglifem zapisane. Cyprian Norwid (Warszawa 2012)]; The Universality of Comedy. Aleksander Fredro in Two Hundredth Anniversary of His Death [Uniwersalność komizmu. Aleksander Fredro w dwieście dwudziestą rocznicę urodzin (Warszawa 2015)]; Poet-students of the Underground Warsaw University and Romanticism (in the making) [Poeci-studenci podziemnego Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego wobec romantyzmu (2018)]. He has also published articles in “Philological Works” [Prace Filologiczne], “Norwid Studies” [Studia Norwidiana], and “Yearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland).” He is a member of the Polish Joseph Conrad Society and a researcher of Wanda Karczewska’s life and works and has published the following books: Norwid-Conrad. The Epic in the Modernist Perspective [Norwid – Conrad. Epika w perspektywie modernizmu (Warszawa 2015)] and Invalid of Intentions. Studies on Norwid [Inwalida intencji. Studia o Norwidzie (Warszawa 2018)].


Stanisław Lem’s Conrad. A chosen, albeit problematic filiation

Yearbook of Conrad Studies, 2015, Vol. 10, s. 151–160
Data publikacji online: 4 maja 2016
DOI 10.4467/20843941YC.15.012.4918

Joseph Conrad and Alexander Fredro. Inspirations and parallels in the light of the subject matter of Fredro’s Trzy po trzy

Yearbook of Conrad Studies, 2014, Vol. IX, s. 55–73
Data publikacji online: 5 maja 2015
DOI 10.4467/20843941YC.14.004.3076

Apollo Nałęcz-Korzeniowski and Cyprian Norwid: looking for common ground

Yearbook of Conrad Studies, 2013, Vol. VIII, s. 121–132
Data publikacji online: 7 marca 2014
DOI 10.4467/20843941YC.13.007.1519

Romantyczny intelektualizm w Dzienniku nieciągłym Zygmunta Lubicz-Zaleskiego 

Konteksty Kultury, 2019, Tom 16 Issue 1,
Data publikacji online: 14 maja 2019
DOI 10.4467/23531991KK.19.008.10663

The Echoes of Polish Romanticism in The Nigger of the “Narcissus.”

Yearbook of Conrad Studies, , Vol. 13,
Data publikacji online: 2018