Paul Ostrowski

BA (B.C.T.E.A.L.), MA (Lodz)

Born and educated in Poland, I fell in love with the English language when listening to the Beatles' tunes when I was 14 years old. Fast forward many years, and I find myself teaching English at Kwantlen in Canada. To get where I am now, I completed two M.A. degrees -- one in English and the other in Comparative Literature. Although I initially specialized in the Modern English Novel, I would describe myself as a generalist now. What fascinates me about literature is its ability to generate ideas, create characters, and produce lasting aesthetic pleasure. When not marking students' essays, I read, swim, or take long walks around Stanley Park. And I still listen to the Beatles.