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

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Edited By Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel

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.

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Paulina Ambroży is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She has published articles on American poetry and prose and is the author of a book (Un)concealing the Hedgehog: Modernist American Poets and Contemporary Critical Theories (Poznań, 2012) which approaches American modernist poetry through contemporary critical theories. Her research interests include modernist and contemporary American poetry, 19th century American literature, word-image relations, intermedial studies and literary theory. Currently, she is working on an intermedial project Turn of the Sign: Crisis of Representation in American Poetry and the Visual Arts.

Patrycja Antoszek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Literature and Culture at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. She teaches courses on American literature and literary theory. She published several articles on contemporary American novels and short stories and is the author of The Carnivalesque Muse: The New Fiction of Robert Coover. Her professional interests include postmodernist literature, literary theory, contemporary gothic, and psychoanalytic criticism.

Ewelina Feldman-Kołodziejuk is a teacher at the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Białystok, where she runs General English courses. She is also a doctoral student working on her dissertation devoted to the fiction of Margaret Atwood. Her primary area of academic interest is North American literature and culture. She is the author of several articles that oscillate around the themes of motherhood and mother-daughter relations. In 2015 she was awarded...

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