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Is (Translational) Hermeneutics of any Use for the (Cognitive) Analysis of Translation Products?*

10 Dec

Beata Piecychna University of Białystok DOI: 10.15290/cr.2015.11.4.03 Abstract. Traditionally, translation scholars have analyzed translation products by putting emphasis on the purely linguistic phenomena of a target text as related to a source text. However, the author of this paper claims that in order to analyze a translation product in all its facets, it is necessary […]

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Portrayal of Femininity and Its Transformations in Subsequent Adaptations

10 Dec

Weronika Łaszkiewicz University of Białystok DOI: 10.15290/cr.2015.11.4.02 Abstract. The aim of the following paper is to examine the portrayal of female characters and femininity in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Since Tolkien’s heroines have been both praised and severely criticized, this paper will, first of all, investigate and recapitulate the […]

Against dechoukaj: the trauma of Haiti in Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker

10 Dec

Anna Maria Karczewska University of Białystok DOI: 10.15290/cr.2015.11.4.01 Abstract. Diaspora writers add to a long American literary tradition of engaging with political issues, a rich body of literature focused on themes of occupation, persecution, dictatorship, repression and trauma. This paper focuses on a political protest in the form of personal narrative of Haitians whose forgotten […]

Revisiting the fairy land: Anne Sexton’s transformation of the Grimms’ female characters

4 Dec

Paulina Korzeniewska-Nowakowska University of Zielona Góra, Poland Abstract. Anne Sexton’s vivid and scandalous literary heritage has always been arousing controversy mostly due to its confessional character. It is, however, underestimated that one of the sources of her poetic inspirations was a  broadly defined European culture and tradition, including the Grimms’ fairy tales. This article strives […]

Sensitivity to extralinguistic cues to identify generic and non-generic meaning

4 Dec

Daniel Karczewski University of Białystok, Poland Olga Buivolova National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia Abstract. Generic sentences convey generalizations about kinds. In contrast, non-generics express facts about specific individuals or groups of individuals. However, to identify generic meaning, we have to integrate multiple cues. This study tested whether the discrepancy between the […]

Can Themba: The Legacy of a South African Writer

15 Sep

John Harold Crowe Africa University Mutare, Zimbabwe Abstract. The article seeks to explore the world of Can Themba, a foremost literary figure during the era of apartheid. Through an examination of a selection of his short stories we realise that writers often found sub- textual ways of confronting that pernicious system. This article argues that Themba […]

The Interplay of the Domestic and the Uncanny in Susanna Clarke’s “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell”

15 Sep

Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun University of Białystok Abstract. This article examines the effects resulting from the interplay of the domestic and the uncanny in Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, a novel that boldly blends the conventions of the novel of manners and Gothic fiction. Analysing the selected key elements of the story, it is argued […]

“Adam Bede” Revisited: Social Stigma and the Formation of Deviant Identity

16 Apr

Nora Bonner, Miami University of Ohio. Elham Shayegh, Miami University of Ohio. Abstract. In Adam Bede, George Eliot explores the way a society divides its members into categories and how these categories contribute to the formation of an individual’s identity. In the mid-nineteenth century authors in the naturalist tradition often discussed this dialogical relationship between […]

Transgressing the gender borders: the subversive re-inscription of Eve in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

29 Nov

Anna Wing Bo Tso, The Open University of Hong Kong Abstract. As a gendered rewriter and a gender boundary transgressor, Philip Pullman uses the Holy Bible as a “pre-text” (Stephen and McCallum 1998: 2) when writing His Dark Materials (1995 – 2000). He boldly challenges the masculine discourse in the Bible, crossing the oppressive and insufficient […]

Telic features in the semantics of English nominal compounds

29 Nov

Vitaly V. Tur, Minsk State Linguistic University Abstract. The paper presents the results of research on the semantic combinability of constituents of English nominal compounds. In the present study we proceed from the assumption that the generation of a compound occurs due to the actualization of some parts of the meaning of its constituents which are […]