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Studies of Anglophone Literatures in Central Europe

by Wiesław Krajka (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 126 Pages

Summary

This book paints the landscape of major trends and achievements of studies in Anglophone literatures in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. The book shows which tendencies in these investigations are common to all these former Communist countries and which are specific to any of them, which ones and to what extent are shared with global research in the field. The material presented covers the periods before WW II, from 1939-45 to the "autumn of nations" in 1989, and after that caesura, with concentration on the most recent years. The sequence of the essays is from comprehensive surveys of the entire field of investigations through evaluative presentation of some of the main and most influential publications to evaluation of academic system and methods of teaching literatures in English. The surveys are focussed on both the major tendencies and the particular phenomena illustrating them, and combine manifestations of studies in literatures in English with contexts external to them (including political ones). They display a variety and wealth of the issues studied, of the critical approaches, schools and areas of research against the changing canon of English literature in the XX century, especially of contemporary literature.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • Citability of the eBook
  • Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Literary Studies at Polish Universities, 1989–2016: British, American and Canadian
  • Acknowledgements
  • English Literary Studies in the Czech Republic
  • Literature of Great Britain and the United States of America in Contemporary Ukrainian Literary Studies
  • Literary Studies in English in Slovakia
  • Literary Studies in English at the Universities in Slovakia
  • Literary Studies in Major Publications by Slovak Anglicists
  • Managing the Devaluation of English Literature Studies in Romanian Universities
  • I. Curricular Homogeneity
  • II. Sources for Diversification of Literature Courses
  • III.
  • Shakespeare’s Plays in Slovenia in the First Half of the 20th Century
  • Introduction
  • Jakob Kelemina
  • Kelemina’s Introductions to Some of Shakespeare’s Plays in the Slovene Translations by Oton Župančič: Macbeth
  • Conclusion

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This publication was financially supported by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin





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ISBN 978-3-631-76353-7 (Print)

E-ISBN 978-3-631-77223-2 (EPUB)

E-ISBN 978-3-631-77224-9 (MOBI)

DOI 10.3726/b15107


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About the editors

Wies?aw Krajka is a professor in the English Department at Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University in Lublin and Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Rochester, New York. His research covers mainly English XIX and XX century literature (especially Joseph Conrad), literary theory, and comparative literature.

About the book

This book paints the landscape of major trends and achievements of studies in Anglophone literatures in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. The book shows which tendencies in these investigations are common to all these former Communist countries and which are specific to any of them, which ones and to what extent are shared with global research in the field. The material presented covers the periods before WW II, from 1939-45 to the "autumn of nations" in 1989, and after that caesura, with concentration on the most recent years. The sequence of the essays is from comprehensive surveys of the entire field of investigations through evaluative presentation of some of the main and most influential publications to evaluation of academic system and methods of teaching literatures in English. The surveys are focussed on both the major tendencies and the particular phenomena illustrating them, and combine manifestations of studies in literatures in English with contexts external to them (including political ones). They display a variety and wealth of the issues studied, of the critical approaches, schools and areas of research against the changing canon of English literature in the XX century, especially of contemporary literature

Details

Pages
126
ISBN (PDF)
9783631772225
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631772232
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631772249
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631763537
Language
English
Publication date
2019 (February)
Tags
Literatures in English Poland The Czech Republic Slovakia Ukraine Romania Slovenia
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien. 2019. 126 p.

Biographical notes

Wiesław Krajka (Volume editor)

Wiesław Krajka is a professor in the English Department at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Rochester, New York. His research covers mainly English XIX and XX century literature (especially Joseph Conrad), literary theory, and comparative literature.

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