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Representing Gender in Cultures

Elzbieta Oleksy and Joanna Rydzewska

Contents: Helena Goscilo: Negotiating Gendered Rhetoric: Between Scylla and Charybdis – Magdalena Fręś: The Volatile Maternal Body in Manuela Gretkowska’s Polka – Joanna Kazik: Public Body, Private Soul: Mary Magdalene in the Chosen Pageants in the English Mystery Cycles – Milda Danyte: When Gender Immigrates. How Concepts of Gender from the Homeland Change or Persist in the Country of Settlement: The Lithuanian-Canadian Example – Grażyna Zygadło: Chicana Feminism and La Raza – Aleksandra M. Różalska: Gender and Theories of Black Spectatorship – Elżbieta Durys: The Turning Point in the Lives of Young Women: The Heroines of Michał Rosa’s Films – Libora Oates-Indruchová: Transforming and Emerging: Discourses of Gender in the Czech Culture of the Transition Period – Justyna Deszcz: Salman Rushdie’s Subversive Play with the Diana Märchen: The Fairytale Construction of a Diana-like Protagonist in The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Anna Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska: The Dis/Empowerment of Madonna – Jeff Hearn: «Surprise, surprise, men are gendered too»: Critical Studies on Men and the Politics of Representation – Elżbieta H. Oleksy/Joanna Kazik: Paper Masculinities: Media Representations of Men in Poland – Martha Wörsching: Masculinities, Sport, and National Identity in German Quality Print Media – Katharina Piechocki: Of Gods and Castratos: The Construction of the «Third Sex» in Early Italian Opera – Dorota Golańska: Cyberspace, Carnival, and Playing with Gender – Agniezka Borkowska: My Name is Croft... Lara Croft: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the Popular Imagination – Joanna Rydzewska: Erin Brockovich and Female Subjectivity.