dr hab. Ilona Dobosiewicz, prof. UO

Position: University Professor

Office: Collegium Maius, room 114

Phone: (+48) 775415914

E-mail: ildob(at)uni.opole.pl

Office hours: Tuesday 12:45-13:30

 

Degrees:

Doctorate – 1993, Illinois State University, USA

Habilitation (D.Litt.) – 2004, Opole University, Poland

 

Research interests:

The nineteenth-century novel

Victorian literature and culture

Gender studies

 

Selected publications:

Books (author):

Female Relationships in Jane Austen’s Novels: A Critique of the Female Ideal Propagated in 18th Century Conduct Literature. Opole, 1997.

Ambivalent Feminism: Marriage and Women’s Social Roles in George Eliot’s Works. Opole, 2003.

Borderland: Jewishness and Gender in the Works of Amy Levy. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2016.
http://wydawnictwo.uni.opole.pl/borderland-jewishness-and-gender-in-works-of-amy-levy.html

 

Books (co-editor):

(with z Liliana Piasecka and Jan Zalewski) Crossing the Borders: English Studies at the Turn of the Century. Opole, 1998.

(with Jacek Gutorow and Ryszard Wolny) Myśl wędrująca: księga pamiątkowa dla Tadeusza Sławka. Opole, 2006.

(with Jacek Gutorow) Community and Nearness: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Opole, 2007.

(with Jacek Gutorow) The Body: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Vol. 2 Opole, 2009.

(with Jacek Gutorow) The Dream: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Vol. 3 Opole 2011.

 

Articles in academic journals:

„’She dwells in London town’: The urban experience in selected works of Amy Levy” Revista Anglo Saxonica. Ser. III Nr. 9 (Lisbon 2015) str. 79-98.

„‘Każda z nich ma to, czego nie ma druga’: konstruowanie kobiecości i męskości w Sezamie i Liliach Johna Ruskina” Er(r)go Nr 13.2.: 143-15.

“Industrial Cityscapes in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South” Graat: A Peer-reviewed Journal of Anglophone Studies nr 9 (November 2010). Mrs. Gaskell in Context. Ed. Benjamin Toussaint, Sebastien Salbayre i Trevor Harris: 56-69.

“W stronę nowego modelu męskiej tożsamości: obrazy mężczyzn w Dziwnych losach Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë.” Kwartalnik Opolski. LVI Nr 1 (2010): 15-27.

„Praga w twórczości literackiej George Eliot.” Studia Slavica XIV (Opole 2010): 21-28.

 

Book chapters:

„Wiktoriańskie miasto przemysłowe i jego mieszkańcy w powieści Elizabeth Gaskell North and South”. Miasto. Przestrzeń, topos, człowiek. Ed. A Gleń, J. Gutorow, I. Jokiel, Opole 2005: 221-231.

„Więcej niż ‘wsparcie i ukojenie’: Kobieca przyjaźń w powieści Shirley Charlotte Brontë.” Myśl wędrująca: księga pamiątkowa dla Tadeusza Sławka. Opole, 2006: 11-20.

“’An Indian Walks in Me:’ Reclaiming Cherokee Identity in the Poetry of Marilou Awiakta.” Conformity and Resistance in America. Cambridge Scholars Press: Cambridge 2007: 225-234.

“The Women of Langham Place: The English Woman’s Journal and the Making of a Feminist Community of Women.” Community and Nearness: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Opole 2007: 25-33.

“George Eliot’s Challenge to Victorian Antisemitism in Daniel Deronda and ‘The Modern Hep! Hep! Hep!’” PASE Papers 2007: Studies in Culture and Literature. Ed. Wojciech Kalaga, Marzena Kubisz and Jacek Mydla. Katowice 2007: 80-90.

“The Victorian Bourgeois Dream and Its Nightmare: The Undeserving Poor and the Prostitute.” Rubbish, Waste and Litter: Culture and Its Refuse/als. Ed. Tadeusz Rachwał. Warszawa 2008: 144-152.

“Victorian Race and Gender Politics in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands.” Margins and Centres Reconsidered: Multiple Perspectives on English Language Literatures. Ed. Barbara Klonowska and Zofia Kolbuszewska. Lublin 2008: 19-27.

“The Fallen Woman Raises Her Voice: Augusta Webster’s ‘A Castaway’ and Amy Levy’s ‘Magdalen’ as Constructions of Female Subjectivity.” PASE Papers 2008: Studies in Literature and Culture. Ed. Anna Cichoń and Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak. Wrocław 2009: 37-44.

“Shaping the Male Body in the Victorian Period: Muscular Christianity and Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes.” The Body: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Vol. 2. Opole 2009: 13-24.

“Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy as a Critical Exploration of the Victorian Anglo-Jewish Community.” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria : Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture. Vol. 1. Ed. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa 2009: 149-160.

“Domestic Spaces as the Scene of Crime in the Sensation Novel: Lady Audley’s Secret and the Subversion of the Conception of the Home.” Exploring Space: Spatial Notions in Cultural, Literary and Language Studies. Vol. I: Space in Cultural and Literary Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010: 95-103.

“Beyond the Stereotype: Anthony Trollope’s Representations of Jewish Characters in Nina Balatka.” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture. Vol. 2 Ed. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris, Warszawa 2010: 127-134.

(with Liliana Piasecka) „Reading in Polish and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Silesia.” The History of Reading. Vol. 1 International Perspectives, c. 1500-1990. Ed. Shafquat Towheed and W.R. Owens, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011: 101-116.

“The Lifted Veil – George Eliot’s Gothic Nightmare.” The Dream: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Vol. 3. Opole 2011: 63-72.

„Nauka i Naukowcy w Miasteczku Middlemarch.” Filologiczny Widnokrąg: Obrazy Stare i Nowe. Ed. Krystyna Kossakowska-Jarosz and Jolanta Nocoń. Opole 2012: 205-216.

„Judaism and the Jewish Actress in George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda.” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture. Vol. 3 Ed. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris, Warszawa 2012: 135-142.

„Dickens and Drink: A Voice for Moderation.” Celebrating Dickens: The Great Inimitable. Ed. A Kędzierska and W. Nowicki. Lublin 2013: 99-114.

“’We are not mere amateurs’: Women as professional photographers in Amy Levy’s The Romance of a Shop.” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture. Eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich, 2014: 101-109.

“From Godfrey’s Cordial to Opium Dens and Pipe Dreams: Opiate Use in Victorian England.” Poisoned Cornucopia: Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance across Cultures and Literatures. Eds. Ryszard Wolny and Stankomir Nicieja. Frankfurt am Mein: Peter Lang, 2014: 159-168.

„Od Anioła Domowego Ogniska do Nowej Kobiety. Kwestia kobieca w wiktoriańskiej Anglii.” Między tradycją a nowoczesnością. Tożsamość kobiety w przestrzeni domu, w historii, kulturze i na drogach emancypacji. Ed. Wanda Laszczak et al. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2014: 407-414.

„The Reception of George Eliot in Poland.” The Reception of George Eliot in Europe. Ed. Elinor Shaffer and Catherine Brown. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016: 318-335.
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-reception-of-george-eliot-in-europe-9781441190222/

“Victorian Women in the British Museum Reading Room.” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British Literature and Culture. Eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Anglistyki 2016: 119-126.

“Florence Nightingale as a Victorian Career Woman.” Work, Enterprise, Career in the English Language, Literature and Culture. Ed. Marek Błaszak, Warszawa: CeDeWu, 2016: 157-165.

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