New Perspectives in English and American Studies

Volume One: Literature

Edited by Michał Choiński and Małgorzata Cierpisz

Jagiellonian University Press

New Perspectives in English and American Studies

Pub Date: March 2020

ISBN: 9788323346852

482 Pages

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Pub Date: June 2020

ISBN: 9788323346869

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New Perspectives in English and American Studies

Volume One: Literature

Edited by Michał Choiński and Małgorzata Cierpisz

Jagiellonian University Press

New Perspectives in English and American Studies. Volume One: Literature contains a selection of papers delivered at 14th International Conference on English and American Literature and Language, an international event organized every three years by the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The editors divided the content into five broad sections reflecting the scope of academic reflection, the breadth of cultural material and the depth of its analysis.



The articles in the volume revolve around the topics of literary and cultural studies and their diversity mirrors the broad spectrum of the thematic panels of the conference.
These included, among others, Medievalism in Literature, James Joyce Studies, The Contemporary Historical Novel and Multimodality. Aside from these thematic sessions, a number of general sessions dedicated to a wide spectrum of topics pertinent to English and American studies was held – in particular, the issues of the individual’s perspective upon collective history, regional myths as well as the pivotal new historical awareness.
Michał Choiński, Małgorzata Cierpisz - Introduction: The Past Informs the Future, the Future Informs the Past





PART 1: HISTORICAL NOVEL


Carolyne Larrington - George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, HBO’s Game of Thrones and (Neo)Medievalism






Ib Johansen - Narrative Cross-currents and Textual Crossfires





Petr Chalupský - The (In)authenticity of Invented History in Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project






Kinga Latała - Modern Representations of War-time Executions in William Brodrick’s A Whispered Name and John Boyne’s The Absolutist






Marek Pawlicki - “The Fable Splits at the Seams”: An Exploration of Imagination and Myth in William Golding’s The Scorpion God






Barbara Klonowska - From Trauma to Love, from Experiment to Tradition: Contemporary British Historical Romances and Historiography






Rachael Sumner - Historical Vanishing Points in Hilary Mantel’s Novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies






Beata Kiersnowska - New Sporting Woman – A New Ideal of Womanhood in Late Victorian England?







PART 2: AMERICAN SOUTH



Robert H. Brinkmeyer - W.J. Cash and Hitler: The Mind of the South and the European Crisis






Anna Łozińska - The True and the Degenerate – Images of Native Americans and the Natural Environment in William Faulkner’s Short Stories






Todd Hagstette - Honor, Religion, and Domesticity: New Perspectives on Southern Dueling in Augusta Jane Evans’s St. Elmo






Katarzyna Jasiewicz - The Old South and a New Meaning: Kate Chopin’s Stories vs. Patricia Yaeger’s Dirt and Desire






Szymon Wnuk - Through the Ruins of an Orchard: Fertility Myth in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road






PART 3: GENERAL AMERICAN STUDIES



Grzegorz Kotecki - “Deafened by the Roar of Its Own History”: Communal Remembering and Collective Forgetting in Toni Morrison’s Paradise






Tadeusz Lewandowski - Zitkála-Šá’s Old Indian Legends: A New Perspective






Richard Thomas Savino - The ‘Other’ in Deliver Us from Evil






Joanna Durczak - Contrary Farmers and the Literature of Agri/cultural Resistance






Joanna Antoniak - Different Images of Father in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Fiction






Anna Białkowska - “Lee and the Boys” – A Queer Look at William S. Burroughs






Zygmunt Mazur - Inhabiting the Moment in Time: W.S. Merwin’s The Shadow of Sirius





Anna Svĕtlíková - Jonathan Edwards, John Dennis, and the Religious Sublime: A Consideration of Edwardsean Terror





PART 4: BRITISH PROSE



Anna Bugajska - The Anxiety of the Lion Influence: The Place of the Lion and Narnia






Sabina Sosin - Challenging the Codex = Challenging the Reader? Motivations behind B.S. Johnson’s Aesthetical Choices in The Unfortunates





Olga Glebova - Doris Lessing and J.M. Coetzee in the Context of Contemporary Celebrity Culture






PART 5: DRAMA



Tomasz Więcek - The Conflict between Ecclesiastical Courts and the Royal Justice in the Late Medieval Passion Plays






Rowland Cotterill - “New Heaven, New Earth”: Some Promised Ends and Brave New Worlds of Shakespearian Theatre






Jurgita Astrauskienė - Repartee and Quip as Modes of Literary Wit in John Webster’s drama The Duchess of Malfi






Philipp Reisner - Performing Theology: David Adjmi’s Satirical Tragedies





PART 6: MULTIMODALITY



Mariano D’Ambrosio - Dynamic Patterns in Contemporary Multimodal Printed Novels: The Exploration, the Quest, the Journey, the Encounter





Ioana Zirra - Digital Tracing of the “Parallactic Drift of the Socalled Fixed Stars” in James Joyce’s Ulysses

About the Author

Michał Choiński and Małgorzata Cierpisz are Assistant Professors in the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.