Dr. Izabella Kimak

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Degrees

Ph.D. – 2011 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University – Women at Cultural Crossroads: Female Body and Sexuality in South Asian American Literature

M.A. 2003 – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University – Native American Woman in Her Own Eyes: Portrayal of Women in the Works of Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, and Mary Crow Dog

Fellowships

2009 – research grant at JFK Institute Library, Free University, Berlin

2007 – HCA Spring Academy, University of Heidelberg

Major publications

“On Geographical and Metaphorical (Fault) Lines: Immigration, Acculturation and Generation Gap in South Asian American Women’s Fiction.” Roczniki Humanistyczne LXIII (2015): 251-260.

“A bridge that seizes crossing”: Art, Violence and Ethnic Identity in Meena Alexander’s Manhattan Music. Polish Journal for American Studies 8 (2014): 149-166.

“Book/Movie/Installation: The Interpenetration of the Literary and the Visual in Don DeLillo’s Point Omega.” Visuality and Vision in American Literature. Eds. Zbigniew Maszewski, Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Tomasz Sawczuk. Białystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 2014. 91-98.

Bicultural Bodies: A Study of South Asian American Women’s Fiction. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013.

Inne bębny: Różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiej. Eds. Ewa Antoszek, Katarzyna Czerwiec-Dykiel and Izabella Kimak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2013.

“Konflikt pokoleń czy wolność artystycznego wyboru? Twórczość Jhumpy Lahiri wobec kwestii etniczności w literaturze hindusko-amerykańskiej.” Inne bębny: Różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiej. Eds. Ewa Antoszek, Katarzyna Czerwiec-Dykiel and Izabella Kimak. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2013.

 “Bharati Mukherjee and the Postcolonial Predicament: Looking Back in The Holder of the World.” In Other Words: Dialogizing Race, Postcoloniality, and Ethnicity. Eds. Ewa Łuczak, Justyna Wierzchowska and Joanna Ziarkowska. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012.

 “Americans Misreading (Other) Americans: Racial Subjects in the post-9/11 US in Two South Asian American Novels”. (Mis)Reading America: American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions. Eds. Jerzy Durczak and Paweł Frelik. Cracow: Universitas, 2011.

 “Abha Dawesar”. The Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. Ed. Seiwoong Oh. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

“Shaila Abdullah”. The Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. Ed. Seiwoong Oh. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Interests

urban literature, literary representations of non-literary arts, sexuality and the body in American literature, ethnic literature, South Asian American literature

Membership in scholarly societies

Polish Association for American Studies

The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

MESEA The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Association for Asian American Studies

E-mail: izabella.kimak@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl

 

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