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Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

by Izabella Kimak (Volume editor) Julia Nikiel (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 206 Pages
Series: New Americanists in Poland, Volume 9

Summary

The essays included in this book offer an overview of literary works, films, TV series, and computer games, which reflect current social and political developments since the beginning of this century. The contributions intend to x-ray the most crucial aspects of contemporary North-American literature and culture. Addressing a variety of media, the authors of the essays probe the many ways in which repression and expression are the primary keywords for understanding contemporary American life and culture.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Negative Mobilities (Julia Leyda)
  • Eye(s) in the Sky: Icons of War and Techno-Gaze in Contemporary Audiovisual Culture (Paweł Frelik)
  • Portraits Painterly and Poetic: John Ashbery and Gerhard Richter (Paulina Ambroży)
  • The Dynamic Space of Divinity and Ontology in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (Andrew J. Ploeg)
  • Self-Expression and Sexual Repression in Joyce Carol Oates’s “The White Cat” and Beasts (Joanna Stolarek)
  • A Space in-between Genders: Rethinking the American Bildungsroman from an Intersex Perspective (Elli Kyrmanidou)
  • Expressing the Uncertainty, Reflecting Memory: The Role of Memorabilia in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (Aleksandra Kamińska)
  • Representation of Asexuality in The Big Bang Theory (Petra Filipová)
  • #effyourbeautystandards: Body Positivity Movement as an Expression of Feminist Identity (Olga Korytowska)
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County (Ewelina Feldman-Kołodziejuk)
  • Affect and Memory in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child (Patrycja Antoszek)
  • A Sense of Otherness: Auditory-Gustatory Synesthesia and Cultural Identity in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth (Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis)
  • Text, Image and Sound: Artistic Tiers in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Queen of Dreams (Izabella Kimak)
  • A New Take on “The Mournful and Never Ending Remembrance”: Personal Loss and the Trauma of History in E. L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain (Sławomir Studniarz)
  • Repression and Control in a Post-Panoptic Anti-Utopian State: The Radch Empire in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch Trilogy (Anna Gilarek)
  • Emotion Management and Damage Control: Navigating Global Reality in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogy (Julia Nikiel)
  • Player as a Victim of Repression and a Tool of Oppression in the Totalitarian World of Papers, Please (Paweł Kołtuniak)
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Series index

Izabella Kimak / Julia Nikiel (eds.)

Spaces of Expression and
Repression in Post-Millennial
North-American Literature
and Visual Culture

About the editors

Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel work at the Department of American Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. They created and coordinate the ExRe(y) project and organize its biannual conferences.

About the book

The essays included in this book offer an overview of literary works, films, TV series, and computer games, which reflect current social and political developments since the beginning of this century. The contributions intend to x-ray the most crucial aspects of contemporary North-American literature and culture. Addressing a variety of media, the authors of the essays probe the many ways in which repression and expression are the primary keywords for understanding contemporary American life and culture.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Table of contents

Introduction

Julia Leyda

Negative Mobilities

Paweł Frelik

Eye(s) in the Sky: Icons of War and Techno-Gaze in Contemporary Audiovisual Culture

Paulina Ambroży

Portraits Painterly and Poetic: John Ashbery and Gerhard Richter

Andrew J. Ploeg

The Dynamic Space of Divinity and Ontology in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves

Joanna Stolarek

Self-Expression and Sexual Repression in Joyce Carol Oates’s “The White Cat” and Beasts

Elli Kyrmanidou

A Space in-between Genders: Rethinking the American Bildungsroman from an Intersex Perspective

Aleksandra Kamińska

Expressing the Uncertainty, Reflecting Memory: The Role of Memorabilia in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Petra Filipová

Representation of Asexuality in The Big Bang Theory

Olga Korytowska

#effyourbeautystandards: Body Positivity Movement as an Expression of Feminist Identity

Ewelina Feldman-Kołodziejuk

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County ←5 | 6→

Patrycja Antoszek

Affect and Memory in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis

A Sense of Otherness: Auditory-Gustatory Synesthesia and Cultural Identity in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth

Izabella Kimak

Text, Image and Sound: Artistic Tiers in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Queen of Dreams

Sławomir Studniarz

A New Take on “The Mournful and Never Ending Remembrance”: Personal Loss and the Trauma of History in E. L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain

Anna Gilarek

Repression and Control in a Post-Panoptic Anti-Utopian State: The Radch Empire in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch Trilogy

Details

Pages
206
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631709412
ISBN (PDF)
9783653058840
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631709429
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631665473
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (October)
Tags
North American culture Video games Films and TV series postmodernism globalization sexuality North American literature
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2017. 206 pp., 8 coloured ill., 1 b/w ill.

Biographical notes

Izabella Kimak (Volume editor) Julia Nikiel (Volume editor)

Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel work at the Department of American Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. They created and coordinate the ExRe(y) project and organize its biannual conferences.

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