Proceedings 11


The Proceedings of the International Conference of the Polish Association for American Studies, Pulawy, November 2001

Editor: Jerzy Durczak
Assistant Editor: Pawel Frelik
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 2002

  • Contents
  • Marjorie PERLOFF – Avant-Garde Eliot?
  • Heinz ICKSTADT – The Image as Collective Mirror: On Portraits and their Function in American Literature and Culture
  • Tomasz BASIUK – Homophobia, AIDS-phobia, and the Critical Edge of Gay Auto-biography: From The Best Little Boy in the World to Autopornography
  • Wlodzimierz BAT??G – Why Did I Join the Party? A Self-Portrait of Communist University Professors
  • Grazyna BRANNY – Portrait of America in the Polish Dailies of the Interwar Period: 1921-1933
  • Aneta DYBSKA – Redefining “Negro”: Twentieth-century Black Nationalism and Ethnic Self-hood
  • Piotr DZIEDZIC – America as Strangeness and Oblivion: The Existential Explorations of H. D. Thoreau, Edward Hopper, and Jean Baudrillard
  • Julia FIEDORCZUK – The Problem with Self: Laura Riding’s Collected Poems
  • Andrzej FILIPIAK – The Catholic Whig Tradition in the United States. An Intellectual Portrait
  • Karsten FITZ – Portraying the American Revolution: Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware as American Site of Memory
  • Agnieszka GRAFF – The Third Wave of American Feminism – Portrait of a Young Girl with her Mother Breathing down her Neck
  • David HARDING – The Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson – a Portrait of a Champion of the Common Man
  • Lawrence E. HUSSMAN – Old Masters and Reproductions: American Fiction since the 1890s
  • Justyna KOCIATKIEWICZ – Zelig: The Ultimate American (Self)Portrait
  • Anna KRAWCZYK-LASKARZEWSKA – “The American South – The Glory of Separateness”
  • Ewa LUCZAK – Inverting Lenses: “The New Negro” in Black and White
  • Krystyna MAZUR – Lesbian Autobiography: Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
  • Zygmunt MAZUR – Henry Adams and his Self-Portrait: The Education of Henry Adams
  • Malgorzata MYK – Louise Erdrich’s Portrait of Contemporary Indians. A New Historical Perspective
  • Marek PARYZ – Some Comments on the Presentation of the Woman in Clint Eastwood’s Film Unforgiven
  • Malgorzata POKS – The North American Mind in the Poetic Critique of Thomas Merton
  • Agata PREIS-SMITH – The Performativity of Self-Representation in Sylvia Plath’s Poems
  • Danuta PYTLAK – The Matka-Polka and the Flapper: Portraits of Immigrant Mothers and Daughters in Polish American Fiction (1880-1939)
  • Fabienne C. QUENNET – The Portrayal of the “Adopted Captive”: American Identity and Counteridentity Formation
  • Jacek ROMANIUK – J. S. Kunen’s The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Re-volutionary as a Self-Portrait of the Baby Boom Generation of the 1960s
  • Agnieszka RZEPA – Elephant’s Mug Shot: Americans in Contemporary Canadian Prose
  • Jerry SCHUCHALTER – “To paint the American soul”: The Great American Novel and its Discontents
  • Beata SKWARSKA – A Portrait in Writing – Louise Erdrich’s Little No Horse Panorama
  • Marcin TURSKI – On with the Story: Self-Portrait of John Barth as a Fabulator
  • Konrad WALEWSKI – To Justify and to Overthrow: American Messiah
  • Marek WILCZYNSKI – “The Lesson of the Mirror”: Ego and Other in the New England Gothic
  • Jakub W??JCIK – “… Sketched by the Conqueror” – The Portrait of the Indians in the Accounts of Spanish and English Discoverers and Exploreres
  • Anna WORTMAN – Gangsters and Radicals: The Portrait of an American Inquisitor: J. Edgar Hoover and His Concept of Crime
  • Grazyna ZYGADLO – “I’m not like her”: Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club and Erica Jong’s Inventing Memory