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Inter-/Trans-/Unidisciplinary Methods – Techniques

von Beata Ptaszyńska (Band-Herausgeber:in) Paulina Stanik (Band-Herausgeber:in) Stanisław Świtlik (Band-Herausgeber:in)
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Zusammenfassung

Cultural historians, literary scholars and linguists have been concerned with the question of how the world can be understood and represented in text. This volume presents new questions, methods and approaches in Humanism by promoting scholarly work of young researchers who participated in the Inter-/Trans-/Unidisciplinary Methods – Techniques – Structures conference in Warsaw, Poland. In their analyses, the authors shed new light on works of literature, foreign cultures and languages of the world by adopting broad perspectives and using various methods. It contains eleven articles organized into the following parts: The World in Languages and The World in Literature.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Instead of an Introduction
  • The World in Languages
  • The Colourful World of Plants. A Polyconfrontative Study of Colours in the Botanical Names of Plants (Agnieszka Urniaż)
  • The Form and Function(s) of Headlines in American Music Journalism (Urszula Majdańska-Wachowicz)
  • The SPACETIME IS A FLEXIBLE MATERIAL Metaphor in Popular Science Texts on the Internet (Paweł Matoga)
  • Persuasive Funktion der Metaphern im Pressediskurs über die Flüchtlingskrise (Joanna Majewska-Zarychta)
  • The World in Literature
  • Ambiguous Gender: Identifying Drag Queen Characters in American Literature of the 1960s and 1970s (Ewa Ścibior)
  • Zur Bedeutung der Literatur und Musik im Leben von Hanns-Josef Ortheil (Adrianna Morawska)
  • Transculturalism and Trauma in the Novel The Dispossessed by Szilárd Borbély (Ariana Fabiszewska)
  • Far from Revolutionary: Orientalism in Polish World War II Accounts of India (Paulina Stanik)
  • Significant Others in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) (Paulina Pietras)
  • Intercultural Literature, Interliterariness, and the “Bildungsroman” in Caribbean-American Women’s Writings (Giorgia Scribellito)
  • Kann man mithilfe der Technik und Wissenschaft sich selbst erkunden? – Jacek Dobrowolski The Rise and Fall of Modern Man und Max Frisch Homo faber: Ein Versuch (Emilia Wojtczak)
  • Series index

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List of Contributors

Adrianna Morawska

University of Warsaw

Agnieszka Urniaż

University of Wrocław

Ariana Fabiszewska

University of Warsaw

Emilia Wojtczak

University of Warsaw

Ewa Ścibior

University of Warsaw

Giorgia Scribellito

University of Warsaw

Joanna Majewska-Zarychta

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Paulina Stanik

University of Warsaw

Paulina Pietras

Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

Paweł Matoga

University of Warsaw

Urszula Majdańska-Wachowicz

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Instead of an Introduction

Is there a need to talk about methods and techniques of doing and conducting academic research? Are we not postmodern, so everybody does what seems to be right and needed? For over 70 years, we have been happy with ‘contemporary’ literature and linguistics disappearing behind and under numerous fields, topics and theories.

As we think about science, its impact on social surroundings and as we pose numerous questions about it being ‘useful’ or ‘scientific enough’, there is a disparate answer: we shall do science but we shall not think of making any commercial use of our studies. In Academia, of course, we conduct research. But how is it done? What do young scientists think of the existing methods and paradigms?

Following a strong belief that there is a lack of theoretical discussion and critical thinking in contemporary theory of science, we decided to organize a conference. It was coordinated by the PhD candidates of the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw.

Among the researchers, as the two volumes of INTER-/TRANS-/UNIDISCIPLINARY METHODS – TECHNIQUES – STRUCTURES show, there is a strong need to ask questions and seek answers about doing science. One is certain: the “why” they conduct scientific research is powerful and the “how” can always get stronger. Consequently, many researchers sent in their papers and came to Warsaw to exchange their thoughts.

As the reader can choose between many different approaches and topics presented in our two volumes, it seems right to briefly introduce the authors and present the panorama of dilemmas, topics, methods and challenges that interest them.

In general, Volume 1 is dedicated to two complex issues: how the world is approached in, and through, languages and works of literature. There is, of course, the paradigm of new linguistics, where the world is being described in different languages and, therefore is experienced differently. And then, there is the paradigm of postcolonial studies with its strong belief in the existence of different kinds of literature in different cultures. Finally, there is the idealistic belief in a fundamental list of topics and forms that shape the whole ‘human literature’. That is, perhaps, too many “beliefs” concerning a scientific approach.

Thus, there should be a place where different approaches can be presented by PhD candidates of European universities – starting from the emotional desire to express the hypnotic pluralism and the hypothetic monolith of the human ←9 | 10→perception of the world. Since the conference was held in many languages, we decided to organize the volumes according to topics and methods, not languages.

The Colourful World of Plants by Agnieszka Urniaż is the opening paper of the first volume. The wide range of meanings and interpretations of colour leads straight to the next question of The Form and Function(s) of Headlines in American Music Journalism by Urszula Majdańska-Wachowicz. This odyssey connects to challenges of The SPACETIME IS A FLEXIBLE MATERIAL Metaphor in Popular Science Texts on the Internet by Paweł Matoga, where texts are seen as built of metaphors. The metaphors continue this chain block in the Persuasive Funktion der Metaphern im Pressediskurs über die Flüchtlingskrise by Joanna Majewska-Zarychta and, even though the journey takes the reader through different fields, there is less distance between them than one could have expected.

The section The World in Literature begins with Ambiguous Gender by Ewa Ścibior who analyses a fundamental moment in American Literature. As we approach the question of identity, the next paper introduces us to the relation between literature and music in the work von Hanns-Josef Ortheil, as seen by Adrianna Morawska. The trans-movement between human and art genders continues and provides insights into the Transculturalism and Trauma in the Novel The Dispossessed by Szilárd Borbély presented by Ariana Fabiszewska. In the next paper by Paulina Stanik, we get strong recommendations about Orientalism in Polish World War II Accounts of India and at the same time get closer to the Significant Others by Paulina Pietras. The explorations of the in-between or transgression lead to the contemplation of challenges in the Caribbean-American women’s writings by Giorgia Scribellito. Finally, the section closes with questions about the relations between techniques and science posed by a PhD in literature, Emilia Wojtczak.

We hope that the reader will enjoy discovering all the submissions as the texts aim to fulfil the strong desire of the series New Humanism to present new questions, methods and approaches in Humanism.

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Agnieszka Urniaż

The Colourful World of Plants. A Polyconfrontative Study of Colours in the Botanical Names of Plants

Abstract: The paper deals with the polyconfrontative analysis of certain types of phytonyms, namely the chromatonyms. Chromatonyms have been analysed in the view of onomastics. The author describes numerous examples of the use of colours in the formation of binominal structure of botanical specific names with special attention paid to the specific epithet.

Details

Seiten
168
ISBN (PDF)
9783631832769
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631832776
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631832783
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631810057
Sprache
Deutsch
Erscheinungsdatum
2021 (Juni)
Erschienen
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. 168 S., 1 s/w Abb.

Biographische Angaben

Beata Ptaszyńska (Band-Herausgeber:in) Paulina Stanik (Band-Herausgeber:in) Stanisław Świtlik (Band-Herausgeber:in)

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Titel: Inter-/Trans-/Unidisciplinary Methods – Techniques