American Portraits and Self-Portraits

American Portraits and Self-Portraits

Editor: Jerzy Durczak Assistant Editor: Paweł Frelik

 

CONTENTS

Marjorie PERLOFF

Avant-Garde Eliot?

Heinz ICKSTADT

The Image as Collective Mirror: On Portraits and their Function in American Literature and Culture

Tomasz BASIUK

Homophobia, AIDS-phobia, and the Critical Edge of Gay Auto-biography: From The Best Little Boy in the World to Autopornography

Wlodzimierz BATÓG

Why Did I Join the Party? A Self-Portrait of Communist University Professors

Grazyna BRANNY

Portrait of America in the Polish Dailies of the Interwar Period: 1921-1933

Aneta DYBSKA

Redefining “Negro”: Twentieth-century Black Nationalism and Ethnic Self-hood

Piotr DZIEDZIC

America as Strangeness and Oblivion: The Existential Explorations of H. D. Thoreau, Edward Hopper, and Jean Baudrillard

Julia FIEDORCZUK

The Problem with Self: Laura Riding’s Collected Poems

Andrzej FILIPIAK

The Catholic Whig Tradition in the United States.An Intellectual Portrait

Karsten FITZ

Portraying the American Revolution: Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware as American Site of Memory

Agnieszka GRAFF

The Third Wave of American Feminism – Portrait of a Young Girl with her Mother Breathing down her Neck

David HARDING

The Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson – a Portrait of a Champion of the Common Man

Lawrence E. HUSSMAN

Old Masters and Reproductions: American Fiction since the 1890s

Justyna KOCIATKIEWICZ

Zelig: The Ultimate American (Self)Portrait

Anna KRAWCZYK-LASKARZEWSKA

“The American South – The Glory of Separateness”

Ewa LUCZAK

Inverting Lenses: “The New Negro” in Black and White

Krystyna MAZUR

Lesbian Autobiography: Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Zygmunt MAZUR

Henry Adams and his Self-Portrait: The Education of Henry Adams

Malgorzata MYK

Louise Erdrich’s Portrait of Contemporary Indians. A New Historical Perspective

Marek PARYZ

Some Comments on the Presentation of the Woman in Clint Eastwood’s Film Unforgiven

Malgorzata POKS

The North American Mind in the Poetic Critique of Thomas Merton

Agata PREIS-SMITH

The Performativity of Self-Representation in Sylvia Plath’s Poems

Danuta PYTLAK

The Matka-Polka and the Flapper: Portraits of Immigrant Mothers and Daughters in Polish American Fiction (1880-1939)

Fabienne C. QUENNET

The Portrayal of the “Adopted Captive”: American Identity and Counteridentity Formation

Jacek ROMANIUK

J. S. Kunen’s The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Re-volutionary as a Self-Portrait of the Baby Boom Generation of the 1960s

Agnieszka RZEPA

Elephant’s Mug Shot: Americans in Contemporary Canadian Prose

Jerry SCHUCHALTER

“To paint the American soul”: The Great American Novel and its Discontents

Beata SKWARSKA

A Portrait in Writing – Louise Erdrich’s Little No Horse Panorama

Marcin TURSKI

On with the Story: Self-Portrait of John Barth as a Fabulator

Konrad WALEWSKI

To Justify and to Overthrow: American Messiah

Marek WILCZYNSKI

“The Lesson of the Mirror”: Ego and Other in the New England Gothic

Jakub WÓJCIK

“… Sketched by the Conqueror” – The Portrait of the Indians in the Accounts of Spanish and English Discoverers and Exploreres

Anna WORTMAN

Gangsters and Radicals: The Portrait of an American Inquisitor: J. Edgar Hoover and His Concept of Crime

Grazyna ZYGADLO

“I’m not like her”: Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club and Erica Jong’s Inventing Memory