CONTENT

  1. “I Made This Munch”: Mieke Bal Talks to Dorota Filipczak about the Exhibition Emma & Edvard: Love in the Time of Loneliness, opened in Munchmuseet, Oslo (27 Jan. 2017)
    Dorota Filipczak
  2. Sensing the Present: “Conceptual Art of the Senses”
    Mieke Bal, Rachel E. Burke
  3. Flaubert’s Provocation
    Jonathan Culler
  4. Imagining Hedda Gabler: Munch and Ibsen on Art and Modern Life
    Kristin Gjesdal
  5. Attention for Distraction: Modernity, Modernism and Perception
    Ernst van Alphen
  6. Timespace for Emotions: Anachronism in Flaubert, Bal/Williams Gamaker, Munch and Knausgård
    Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro
  7. Staging Subjectivity: Love and Loneliness in the Scene of Painting with Charlotte Salomon and Edvard Munch
    Griselda Pollock
  8. Responding to Modern Sensibilities: Emma and Edvard Entangled
    Patricia G. Berman
  9. Authority in Crisis? The Dynamic of the Relationship Between Prospero and Miranda in Appropriations of The Tempest
    Magdalena Cieślak
  10. The Cultural Role and Political Implications of Poland’s 1947 Shakespeare Festival
    Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney
  11. Shakespeare and the Demonization of Fairies
    Piotr Spyra
  12. Wawel Meets Elsinore. The National and Universal Aspects of Stanisław Wyspiański’s Vision of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
    Andrzej Wicher
  13. “Consider Yourself One of Us”: The Dickens Musical on Stage and Screen
    Anthony Barker
  14. The Paramount Role of Translation in Modern Opera Productions
    Aleksandra Ożarowska
  15. Drama is for Life! Recreational Drama Activities for the Elderly in the UK
    Persephone Sextou, Cory Smith
  16. Theatre as Contagion: Making Sense of Communication in Performative Arts
    Małgorzata Sugiera
  17. “Being Human”: Edward Bond’s Theories of Drama
    David Allen, Agata Handley
  18. Caryl Churchill’s Artificial and Orificial Bodies: Between Subjective and Non-Subjective Nobody’s Emotion or Affect
    Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak
  19. Mimesis in Crisis: Narration and Diegesis in Contemporary Anglophone Theatre and Drama
    Edyta Lorek-Jezińska
  20. Negotiating Reality: Sam Shepard’s States of Shock, or “A Vaudeville Nightmare”
    Paulina Mirowska
  21. Pinteresque Dialogue
    Jadwiga Uchman
  22. Éowyn and the Biblical Tradition of a Warrior Woman
    Dorota Filipczak
  23. Literature That Saves: Matilda as a Reader of Great Expectations in Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
    Rafał Łyczkowski

Recent Submissions

  • Pinteresque Dialogue 

    Uchman, Jadwiga (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The expression “Pinteresque” describing the characteristic features of Harold Pinter’s artistic output, established its position as a literary critical denominator many years ago. The aim of this article is to analyze some ...
  • Éowyn and the Biblical Tradition of a Warrior Woman 

    Filipczak, Dorota (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The article discusses the portrayal of Éowyn in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings in the light of the biblical tradition of the warrior woman. The author focuses on the scene in which Éowyn slays the Nazgûl Lord in the battle ...
  • Literature That Saves: Matilda as a Reader of Great Expectations in Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones 

    Łyczkowski, Rafał (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The article reflects on the therapeutic and ethical potential of literature, the theme which is often marginalized and overlooked by literary critics, in the novel Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. Matilda, the main character of ...
  • Caryl Churchill’s Artificial and Orificial Bodies: Between Subjective and Non-Subjective Nobody’s Emotion or Affect 

    Kębłowska-Ławniczak, Ewa (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    This article analyzes the shift from emotion to affect in Caryl Churchill’s writing for the theatre, a process which becomes prominent in the later seventies and culminates in the production of A Mouthful of Birds, a project ...
  • Mimesis in Crisis: Narration and Diegesis in Contemporary Anglophone Theatre and Drama 

    Lorek-Jezińska, Edyta (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The main objective of my article is to investigate the ways in which contemporary Anglophone drama and theatre actively employ diegetic and narrative forms, setting them in conflict with the mimetic action. The mode of ...
  • Negotiating Reality: Sam Shepard’s States of Shock, or “A Vaudeville Nightmare” 

    Mirowska, Paulina (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    In the course of a career that spans half a century, from the Vietnam era to the America of Barack Obama, Sam Shepard has often been labelled as a “quintessentially American” playwright. According to Leslie Wade, “[d]rawing ...
  • “Consider Yourself One of Us”: The Dickens Musical on Stage and Screen 

    Barker, Anthony (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Charles Dickens’s work has been taken and adapted for many different ends. Quite a lot of attention has been given to film and television versions of the novels, many of which are very distinguished. The stage and screen ...
  • Drama is for Life! Recreational Drama Activities for the Elderly in the UK 

    Sextou, Persephone; Smith, Cory (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Applied Theatre is an inclusive term used to host a variety of powerful, community-based participatory processes and educational practices. Historically, Applied Theatre practices include Theatre-in-Education (TiE), ...
  • The Paramount Role of Translation in Modern Opera Productions 

    Ożarowska, Aleksandra (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Opera is undoubtedly a particularly high and traditional genre of art, but recently there have been numerous attempts at breaking this stereotype and presenting opera in a contemporary light. The most popular way of achieving ...
  • Theatre as Contagion: Making Sense of Communication in Performative Arts 

    Sugiera, Małgorzata (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Contagion is more than an epidemiological fact. The medical usage of the term is no more and no less metaphorical than in the entire history of explanations of how beliefs circulate in social interactions. The circulation ...
  • “Being Human”: Edward Bond’s Theories of Drama 

    Allen, David; Handley, Agata (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The terms of Bond’s theory are Manichean (innocent-corrupt, autonomous-ideologized etc.). His arguments are based in the assumption that there is a fundamental “humanity” that exists prior to socialization. In fact, the ...
  • Authority in Crisis? The Dynamic of the Relationship Between Prospero and Miranda in Appropriations of The Tempest 

    Cieślak, Magdalena (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The relationship between Prospero and Miranda is fairly typical for Shakespeare’s way of portraying parental authority and filial obligation. A strong and authoritative father, an absent mother and a (potentially) rebellious ...
  • The Cultural Role and Political Implications of Poland’s 1947 Shakespeare Festival 

    Kujawińska Courtney, Krystyna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Emerging from the atrocities of war, and still hoping to avert the results of the Yalta conference during which the countries of Central and South–Eastern Europe, including Poland, were “handed over” to Stalin, Poland’s ...
  • Wawel Meets Elsinore. The National and Universal Aspects of Stanisław Wyspiański’s Vision of Shakespeare’s Hamlet 

    Wicher, Andrzej (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The aim of this paper is to show the role, the possibilities and the limits of Wyspiański’s national thinking through Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Of particular importance, in this context, is the role the Ghost takes in Wyspiański’s ...
  • Shakespeare and the Demonization of Fairies 

    Spyra, Piotr (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    The article investigates the canonical plays of William Shakespeare—Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest—in an attempt to determine the nature of Shakespeare’s position on the early modern tendency ...
  • Timespace for Emotions: Anachronism in Flaubert, Bal/Williams Gamaker, Munch and Knausgård 

    Hernández Navarro, Miguel Ángel (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Quoting Flaubert through time, Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Gamaker’s Madame B brings Madame Bovary’s reflections on love and emotions to the present day, in a productive anachronism. Their work produces an intertemporal ...
  • Responding to Modern Sensibilities: Emma and Edvard Entangled 

    Berman, Patricia G. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    This article is an edited version of the response paper offered at the conclusion of the symposium, Modern Sensibilities. It ties together themes from the symposium papers, as well as ideas prompted by Mieke Bal’s exhibition, ...
  • Attention for Distraction: Modernity, Modernism and Perception 

    van Alphen, Ernst (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Particularly in the latter half of the nineteenth century sensorial experiences changed at breakneck speed. Social and technological developments of modernity like the industrial revolution, rapid urban expansion, the ...
  • Staging Subjectivity: Love and Loneliness in the Scene of Painting with Charlotte Salomon and Edvard Munch 

    Pollock, Griselda (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    This paper proposes a conversation between Charlotte Salomon (1917–43) and Edvard Munch that is premised on a reading of Charlotte Salomon’s monumental project of 784 paintings forming a single work Leben? oder Theater? ...
  • Flaubert’s Provocation 

    Culler, Jonathan (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2017-10-25)
    Madame Bovary, which was scandalous in its own day for its focus on the adultery of a provincial woman, has had a strange, complex fate. Flaubert remade the image of the novelist, as pure artist, for whom style was all ...

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