Institute of British and American Culture and Literature
University of Silesia
phone/fax: (++48) 32 435 92 05
Main interest in Canadian Studies:
- Canadian literature and culture
- First Nations writing
- literary and cultural theory
- postcolonial theory and literature
- gender studies
- comparative studies
- minority writing
Courses currently taught:
- Pro-seminar in Canadian Literature and Culture
- M.A. seminar (Canada's Postcolonial Complexities)
- Canadian Minorities discourses
- Literature and Culture of Canada - Interdisciplinary Perspective
- Canadian Multicultural Literature
- Canadian Literary Canon and Canadian Identity
- Modernism, Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Literature
- Canadian Feminist Discourse (literature and Criticism)
- Canadian interarts projects
- Literature and Culture of Canadian Native Peoples
- Arts, Mass Media, Popular Culture
Canadian Studies Publications:
Articles / Chapters in books
- Margaret Laurence and Her Existentialist Vision of Life." Cross
Cultural Studies: American, Canadian and European Literatures:
1945-1985. Proceedings of Symposium on Contemporary Literatures and
Cultures of the United States of America and Canada. Ed. Mirko Jurak.
Ljubljana: Eng.Dept., Filozofska Fakulteta, 1988. 133-139.
- "Can(n)on Firing: 'Fiction Theory' and the Texts of English Canadian
and Anglo-Québec Women Writers." Critical Mass 3.1 (Summer 1992):
- "Framing the Frame: A Suggestion about Critical Discourse for
the Analysis of Canadian Feminist Language Oriented Writing."5 Free
Exchange 1993. Appropriate Discourse. Conference Proceedings. Ed. Lisa
Bryce, David Garneau et als. Calgary: The University of Calgary, 1993.
- "Language and Subjectivity in the Postmodern Texts of Anglo-Canadian
and Anglo-Québecois Writers." Canadian Review of Comparative
Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée XXI.3 (September
- "Fiction Theory': Fresh Canon: Dialogical Encounter of
English-Canadian and Anglo-Québec Women Writers." Quilting a New
Canon: Stitching Women's Words. Ed. Uma Parameswaran. Toronto: Sister
Vision Press, 1996. 379-389.
- "Claire Harris." Contemporary Women Poets. Ed. Pamela L.Shelton.
Detroit, New York, Toronto, London: St.James Press, 1997. 154- 157.
- "Carnivalization in the Post-Colonial Texts of Lola Lemire
Tostevin and Gail Scott: Questions of Language and Identity." Cultural
Identities in Canadian Literature. Ed. Benedicte Maugiuiere,
New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1998. 153-161.
- "English-Canadian Feminist Language- and Theory-Focused Writing
as a Contemporary Avant-Garde." Visions of Canadian Studies:
Teaching, Research, Methodology. Conference Proceedings. Eds. Nancy
Burke and Jozef Kwaterko. Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut
Anglistyki/Instytut Romanistyki, 1998. 121 –128.
- "Language- and Theory-focused Feminist Writing in English Canada
and its Response to International Critical Discourse"; Acta
Universatis Nicolai Copernici. English Studies 9. Humanities and
Soical Sciences. Vol 336, Toruñ 1999. 107-119.
- "Canadian Feminist Writing and American Poetry."Literature and Culture:
A WWWeb Journal 3.2 (2001). Thematic Issue,
Intercultural Negotiations in the Americas and Beyond Eds. Barbara
Buchenau and Marietta Messmer. .” CLCWeb: Comparative Available
- "Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland: Two Women in a Birth." Canadian
Book Review Annual 1994:. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
- "Adeena Karasick's Mêmewars." Canadian Book Review Annual 1994.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 209-210.
- "Brian Johnson: Volcano Days." Canadian Book Review Annual 1994.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 163.
- "Cathy Stonehouse : The Words I Know." Canadian Book Review Annual
1994. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 219.
- "Chrystos: Fire Power." Canadian Book Review Annual Spring 1996.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996. 3148.
- "Lola Lemire Tostevin: Cartouches." Canadian Book Review Annual Spring
1996. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996. 3246.
Other Canadian Studies Activities:
- Participation in many Canadian Studies conferences
- Organization of Canadian Studies conferences
- Chair of Canadian Studies Centre, University of Silesia
- Member of a Scientific Council of the Polish Association for Canadian
- Preparation of a collection of essays on the following topics:
- Polish Inscriptions on the Canadian Literary Landscapes
- History, Memory, Representation – Perspectives on Central
Europe by Contemporary Canadian Writers and Critics
Working on Canadian Studies reader to be published by Wydawnictwo
tentative title: De)scribing Canadas. Critical Perspectives on English
Canadian Literature and Culture. A Reader.
Member of the following associations:
- Polish Association for Canadian Studies
- Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures
- Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
- Canadian Women's Studies Association
- Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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