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Production of Emotions

Perspectives and Functions

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Edited By Teresa Bruś and Marcin Tereszewski

The essays of this collection are, each in their own way, an attempt to address the centrality of emotions in literary and cultural production in a variety of genres, from medieval moralities to contemporary novels, from English Romanticism to film studies. Emotions are understood as mobile forms or forces, crossing between subjects and locations. The interdisciplinary and diverse nature of this collection reflects the view that emotions are interpersonal and forever slipping beyond our grasp. Yet, in thinking about emotion, we discover unexpected confluences. The contributions in this volume are grouped in five areas which reflect larger categories and provide a valid platform for interpretation of emotions: dynamics of modern culture, history, social sciences, interpersonal contexts, and imagination.
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Patrycja Austin is Assistant Professor at Rzeszów University where she teaches English Literature. She received her PhD degree from Warsaw University. In her research she focuses on postcolonial literature and theory, especially Indian Writers in English, as well as on ecocriticism and music in literature. Her book In Words and Music: Glocal Imaginaries in the Works of Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Amit Chaudhuri was published by cyberwit.net in 2014.

Ewa Błasiak graduated from the University of Wrocław with a Master’s degree in English Studies in 2014. Now she is doing her PhD degree at the same university. She has also spent two semesters studying English Literature in the United Kingdom, first at the University of South Wales, then at the University of Southampton. Her research area is medievalism in modern English drama. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the return of morality play tradition to contemporary theatre. She teaches English Literature.

Kornelia Boczkowska is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She received a Ph.D. in English (2015) with a specialization in American culture studies as well as an M.A. in English (2011) and Russian (2010) from Adam Mickiewicz University. Her research interests and publications focus on American and Russian astroculture in the context of visual, popular culture and film studies. Her current research is on the development of space science documentary and the relationship between science, esotericism and the occult in the history of...

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