Recent Submissions

  • The American Dream and American Greed in Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall: Sentimental and Satirical Christian Discourse in the Popular Domestic Tale 

    Van Nyhuis, Alison (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    Although Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present Time originally was a widely popular book in the nineteenth century, Fern and Ruth Hall were criticized after readers learned about the similarities among ...
  • Laying Bare: Agamben, Chandler, and The Responsibility to Protect 

    Quigley, Gabriel (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    This paper demonstrates the hidden similarities between Raymond Chandler’s prototypical noir The Big Sleep, and the United Nations Responsibility to Protect (R2P) document. By taking up the work of philosopher Giorgio ...
  • Vision and Violence in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves 

    Otto, Peggy D. (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    Virginia Woolf describes her artistic goal in The Waves as an attempt to create “an abstract mystical eyeless book.” Yet, in creating her eyeless book, one that eschews a single narrative perspective, Woolf amasses ...
  • Towards a Non-hierarchical Space of Thought: Reading Roland Barthes’ The Neutral 

    Myk, Małgorzata ORCID (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    The article is devoted to The Neutral: the 1977-1978 lecture course developed and taught by Roland Barthes at the Collège de France. I argue that The Neutral is firmly rooted in the tradition that Brian Massumi defined ...
  • Breaking the Hard Limits: Romance, Pornography, and the Question of Genre in the Fifty Shades Trilogy 

    McAlister, Jodi (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    The Fifty Shades series has brought erotic fiction to a broader and more mainstream audience than ever before. In its wake, a number of erotic romance series have achieved unprecedented popularity, such as Sylvia Day’s ...
  • Roll a Hard Six: Losing Your Noodle in Raymond Federman’s Double or Nothing 

    Guenther, Shawna (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    Raymond Federman’s Double or Nothing is a convoluted representation of the mentallyunstable mind existing as a series of six characters that are at once separate and conjoined: the horrors and traumatic events of the ...
  • The Power of Poetic Praxis in the Literature of Pat Mora and Ana Castillo 

    Graf, Amara (Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Łódź, 2015)
    Chicana literary work is predominantly characterized by poetry. Lyrical poetic phrases are interwoven into Chicanas’ short stories, novels, theoretical, and critical essays. Why poetry? What is distinct about poetry as ...