Proceedings 07

Reflections on Ethical Values in Post(?)Modern American Literature

The Proceedings of the International Conference of the Polish Association for American Studies, Szczyrk, October 1998

Editor: Teresa Pyzik
Assistant to the Editor: Pawel Jedrzejko

  • Contents
  • Samuel Chase Coale – Searching for a Postmodem Ethics: Oxymoron, Occidental Operations or Open Enigma?
  • Marcin Turski – Zygmunt Bauman’s Postmodem Ethics and John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor
  • Piotr Dziedzic – Talkers, Callers, Shapers: Value and Discourse in the Stories of Raymond Carver
  • Bruno Friedrich Arich-Gerz – “We Got Him to Go Ultraparadoxical.” Reading the Reading of the Books of Hypertexts with Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow
  • Charles Vander Zwaag – Cruelty in Recent American Fiction
  • Kacper Bartczak – Communication and Passion: The Language Aesthetics of Don DeLillo
  • Larry Olpin – Acting Badly for a Good Cause: John Brown and Russell Banks’s Cloudsplitter
  • Krzysztor Fordonski – “Everything I Know about Good and Bad Life I Leamed from Pigeons.” Fiction of William Wharton as a Course in Practical Ethics
  • Ewa Luczak – Defence of Repetition, or Toni Morrison as an Oral Artist
  • Cheryl Alexander Malcolm – Family Values? Father/Daughter Seduction in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Milcha Sanchez-Scott’s Roosters
  • Shoji Goto – The Ethical Values of Lesbians in New England Literature
  • Monika Hagarty – Violent Loss of Innocence in Joyce Carol Oates’s Short Stories “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” and “The Man That Tumed into a Statue”
  • Thomas F. Connolly – Happy Endings in American Tragedies
  • Anna Krawczyk-Laskarzewska – The Importance of Being Truthful. The Status of Realism in American Literary Criticism
  • Marek Paryz – The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Dementia versus Social Dictatorship
  • Teresa Pyzik – Puritan Attacks on the Theatre
  • Thomas Leuchtenmuller – Religious Aspects in the Plays of August Wilson.
  • David Francis – Poetry’s “Ahistorical” Present: Jorie Graham and the “Phase After History”
  • Katarzyna Spiechlanin – A Reflection on the Protest against the War in Vietnam in Contemporary American Poetry