dr hab. Marek Błaszak, prof. UO

Position: University Professor

Office: Collegium Maius, room 113

Phone: (+48) 775415913

Email: marbla@uni.opole.pl

Office hours: Thursday 8:15-9:45

 

Degrees:

MA in English Philology (English Literature) – University of Wrocław

Ph.D. in the Humanities (English Literature) – University of Łódź

Habilitation in the Humanities, discipline Literary Studies (English Literature) – University of Opole

 

Administrative functions:

currently:

head of the Institute’s Department of Literatures in the English Language

member of the Philological Faculty, Literary Studies Committee

member of the University’s Disciplinary Committee for Academic Teachers

formerly:

deputy director of the Institute of English Studies (two terms)

 

Research interests:

The 18th– and 19th-century novel, select 20th-century British and American authors

Sea fiction

Gothic romance

 

Reviewed academic publications:

“The Evolution of Sailor Hero in the 18th-Century British Novel: A Study in Defoe and Smollett”, 9 pages, chapter published in the monograph Revolution, Evolution and Endurance in Anglophone Literature and Culture, eds. Małgorzata Martynuska and Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017, pages 51-59. ISBN: 9783631676240.

Work, Enterprise, Career in the English Language, Literature and Culture, 169 pages, monograph edited, with an Introduction, by Marek Błaszak. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo CeDeWu, 2016. ISBN: 9788375569308.

“A Man of Career, or the Working-class Hero Joe Lampton Makes it to the Top”, 10 pages, chapter published in the monograph Work, Enterprise, Career in the English Language, Literature and Culture, ed. Marek Błaszak. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo CeDeWu, 2016, pages 91-100. ISBN: 9788375569308.

The King of Pirates (1719) or the Story of Captain Avery: its Historical, Socio-Economic and Literary Significance”, 9 pages, chapter published in the monograph From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 5, eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Instytut Anglistyki, Pracownia “Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich”, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2016, pages 67-75. ISBN: 9788360269299.

“Characters and Things in Mrs. Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho”, 12 pages, chapter published in the monograph Things and Images in 18th and 19th Century British Literature. Vol. 1, ed. Grażyna Bystydzieńska. Warszawa: Instytut Anglistyki, Pracownia “Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich”, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2016, pages 69-80. ISBN: 9788360269282.

“The Uncanny Flying Dutchman of Captain Frederick Marryat”, 11 pages, chapter published in the monograph The Outlandish, Uncanny, Bizarre: Culture Literature Philosophy, eds. Ryszard W. Wolny and Stankomir Nicieja. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Filologicznej we Wrocławiu, 2016, pages 133-143. ISBN: 9788360097670.

Money, Banks and Business in British and American Literature, Culture and Language, 185 pages, monograph edited, with an Introduction, by Marek Błaszak. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo CeDeWu, 2015. ISBN: 9788375567694.

“Daniel Defoe as an Advocate of Maritime Enterprise, International Trade and Business. A Study of Robinson Crusoe (parts 1 and 2), Captain Singleton, and A New Voyage Round the World”, 15 pages, chapter 1 published in the monograph Money, Banks and Business in British and American Literature, Culture and Language, ed. Marek Błaszak. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo CeDeWu, 2015, pages 13-27. ISBN: 9788375567694.

“From Baron Malcolm to Father Schedoni, or the Development of Mrs. Radcliffe’s Black Character and Its Diverse Implications”, 22 pages, chapter 6 published in the monograph The Enchantress of Words, Sounds and Images. Anniversary Essays on Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), eds. Jakub Lipski and Jacek Mydla. Palo Alto, CA: Academica Press, 2015, pages 123-144. ISBN: 9781936320967.

“’[F]or me it is an enviable lot to be unhappy with you’; Or, the Surfeit of Emotions in the Abbé Prévost’s Manon Lescaut in the Context of the Major Philosophical-Religious Controversies at the Turn of the 18th Century”, 17 pages, chapter published in the monograph Poisoned Cornucopia. Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance across Cultures and Literatures, eds. Ryszard W. Wolny and Stankomir Nicieja. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014, pages 67-84. ISBN: 9783631646205.

“Captain Frederick Marryat’s Sea Novels as a Species of Travel Writing with Diverse Implications”, 12 pages, chapter published in the monograph From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 4, eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2014, pages 45-56. ISBN: 9788390658544.

“The Monstrosity of Agedness: The Presentation of Granny in D. H. Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gipsy”, 7 pages, chapter published in the monograph Faces and Masks of Ugliness in Literary Discourse, eds. Ryszard W. Wolny and Zdzisław Wąsik. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, 2013, pages 37-43. ISBN: 9783631645451.

David Copperfield as a Maritime Novel”, 10 pages, chapter published in the monograph From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 3, eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich UW, 2012, pages 33-42. ISBN: 9788390658537.

“Burza w Dawidzie Copperfieldzie na tle związków Karola Dickensa z morzem” [Storm in David Copperfield and Charles Dickens’s Connections with the Sea], 10 pages, chapter published in the monograph Filologiczny widnokrąg. Obrazy stare i nowe, red. Krystyna Kossakowska-Jarosz i Jolanta Nocoń. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2012, pages 21-30. ISBN: 9788373954984.

“’I say d – n equality’, or a Postcolonial Reading of the Black Sailor Mesty’s Story in Capt. Marryat’s Mr. Midshipman Easy”, 12 pages, chapter published in the monograph From Queen Ann to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 2, eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich UW, 2010, pages 55-66. ISBN: 9788390658520.

“The Use and Function of Land Space in Captain Marryat’s Selected Sea Novels”, 14 pages, chapter published in the monograph Exploring Space: Spatial Notions in Cultural, Literary and Language Studies, eds. Andrzej Ciuk and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, Vol. I Space in Cultural and Literary Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, pages 60-73. ISBN: 1443821438.

“The Visions of New York’s and America’s Past, Present and Future in Michael Cunningham’s Novel Triptych Specimen Days”, 22 pages, chapter published in the monograph On Time: Reflections on Aspects of Time in Culture, Literature and Language, ed. Ryszard W. Wolny. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2010, pages 11-32. ISBN: 9788373953680.

“Some Sober Reflections on the Strange and Surprising Defoe Canon”, 11 pages, chapter published in the monograph From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 1, eds. Grażyna Bystydzieńska and Emma Harris. Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich UW, 2009, pages 59-69. ISBN: 9788390658513.

“’The Life and Death of a Male Body’, or the Unwritten Autobiography of Philip Roth’s Everyman”, 10 pages, chapter published in the monograph The Body. Readings in English and American Literature and Culture, eds. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2009, pages 277-286. ISBN: 9788373953376.

“Sailors’ Wives in Captain Marryat’s Sea Novels”, 7 pages, chapter published in the monograph PASE Studies in Literature and Culture, eds. Magdalena Cieślak and Agnieszka Rasmus. Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2008, pages 49-55. ISBN: 9788375252132.

“Ship Images in Defoe, Smollett and the Romantics”, 18 pages, chapter published in the monograph Studies in Culture and Literature, eds. Wojciech Kalaga, Marzena Kubisz and Jacek Mydla. Katowice: Agencja Artystyczna PARA, 2007, pages 11-28. ISBN: 9788361061120.

“The Story of Libertalia, or the Rise and Fall of a Pirate Utopian Commonwealth in Madagascar”, 16 pages, chapter published in the monograph Commonwealth and Nearness. Readings in English and American Literature and Culture, eds. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2007, pages 9-24. ISBN: 9788373952416.

Sailors, Ships and the Sea in the Novels of Captain Frederick Marryat, 274 pages, monograph. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2006. ISBN: 8373952136.

“’Mr, what’s-his-name, have the goodness to – what-do-ye-call-‘em, – the, – the thingumbob’. Some Remarks on the Terminology of Sailors’ Language and Related Issues in British and American Nautical Fiction”, 20 pages, article published in the journal Stylistyka, Volume XV Style and Culture, ed.-in-chief Stanisław Gajda. Opole: Wydawnictwo Komitetu Językoznawstwa Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Warszawie, Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN w Krakowie i Instytutu Filologii Polskiej Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2006, pages 331-350. ISSN: 1230-2287.

“Jane Austen and the Navy. A Study of Her Letters”, 9 pages, chapter published in the monograph Perspectives on Literature and Culture, eds. Leszek S. Kolek, Aleksandra Kędzierska and Anna Kędra-Kardela. Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, 2004, pages 17-25. ISBN: 8322722222.

“The State and Perspectives of Marryat Studies”, 12 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume XIII, ed. Andrzej Ciuk. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 2003, pages 7-18. ISSN: 1427-6445.

“A Nautical Reading of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Persuasion”, 26 pages, article published in the journal Stylistyka, Volume XII Multilingualism and Style, ed.-in-chief Stanisław Gajda. Opole: Wydawnictwo Komitetu Językoznawstwa PAN w Warszawie, Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN w Krakowie i Instytutu Filologii Polskiej Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2003, pages 123-148. ISSN: 1230-2287.

“The Use of Sailors’ Jargon Outside Its Natural Context in the Sea Novels of Captain Frederick Marryat”, 6 pages, chapter published in the monograph PASE Papers in Literature and Culture, eds. Joanna Burzyńska and Danuta Stanulewicz. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, 2003, pages 53-58. ISBN: 8373261915.

“Sailors’ Register in Jane Austen’s Writing”, 12 pages, article published in the journal Stylistyka, Volume XI Stylistics and Poetics, ed.-in-chief S. Gajda. Opole: Wydawnictwo Komitetu Językoznawstwa PAN w Warszawie, Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN w Krakowie i Instytutu Filologii Polskiej UO, 2002, pages 181-192. ISSN: 1230-2287.

“Humour in Capt. Marryat’s Works”, 18 pages, article published in the journal Stylistyka, Volume X Style and Humour, ed.-in-chief S. Gajda. Opole: Wydawnictwo Komitetu Językoznawstwa PAN w Warszawie, Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN w Krakowie i Instytutu Filologii Polskiej UO, 2001, pages 403-420. ISSN: 1230-2287.

“Captain Frederick Marryat: an Outline of His Naval Service and Literary Career”, 30 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume XII, ed. A. Ciuk. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 2001, pages 7-36. ISSN: 1427-6445.

“Phonic Structure and Stylistic Organization in Captain F. Marryat’s Sea Novels”, 9 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume XI, ed. A. Ciuk. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 2000, pages 9-17. ISSN: 1427-6445.

“Foreign Language Learning and Capt. Marryat’s Sailor-Heroes”, 19 pages, article published in the journal Stylistyka, Volume IX Czech Stylistics, ed.-in-chief S. Gajda. Opole: Wydawnictwo Komitetu Językoznawstwa PAN w Warszawie, Instytutu Języka Polskiego PAN w Krakowie i Instytutu Filologii Polskiej UO, 2000, pages 353-371. ISSN: 1230-2287.

“The Expectation of a Revelation: a Study of D. H. Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent”, 21 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume X, ed. A. Ciuk. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 1999, pages 7-27. ISSN: 1427-6445.

“The Sea Novels of Captain Frederick Marryat. Thematic Cycles and Typological Variants”, 16 pages, chapter published in the monograph Crossing the Borders. English Studies at the Turn of the Century, eds. I. Dobosiewicz, L. Piasecka and J. Zalewski. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 1999, pages 73-88. ISBN: 8387635383.

“A Satire on the Romantic Morbidities in Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock”, 17 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume IX, ed. A. Ciuk. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 1998, pages 57-73. ISSN: 1427-6445.

“Katarzyna Morland i jej ‘romansowe urojenia’ w Opactwie Northanger Jane Austen jako satyra na powieść gotycką” [Catherine Morland and her Romantic Fantasies in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a Satire on the Gothic Novel], 11 pages, chapter published in the monograph Duktem czasów. Księga pamiątkowa ku czci Profesora Mariana Kaczmarka, eds. M. Bratuń, S. Gajda, and J. Neuberg. Opole: Wydawnictwo UO, 1996, pages 27-37. ISBN: 8386881070.

Ann Radcliffe’s Gothic Romances and the Romantic Revival, 116 pages, monograph. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP im. Powstańców Śląskich, 1991. ISBN: 8385012710.

“D. H. Lawrence’s Quest for Leadership – a Study of Kangaroo”, 12 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume V, ed. P. Ruszkiewicz. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1991, pages 81-92. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“Some Remarks on the Notion of the Imagination in the Period of the Restoration and the 18th Century”, 10 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume IV, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1989, pages 53-62. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“Mrs. Radcliffe’s Art of the Picturesque – Her Descriptive Method in Relation to Romanticism”, 12 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume III, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1987, pages 61-72. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“Young Heroes and Heroines and Mrs. Radcliffe’s Idea of Romantic Love”, 25 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume III, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1987, pages 73-96. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“Ann Radcliffe’s Handling of Mystery and Suspense, and Her Interest in Dramatic Psychology”, 28 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume II, eds. P. Kakietek and P. Ruszkiewicz. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1986, pages 105-132. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“The Origins of the Gothic Romance Against the Background of the 17th and 18th Century Literature”, 9 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume I, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1986, pages 61-69. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“Mrs. Ann Radcliffe’s Attitude to Nature in Relation to Romanticism”, 15 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Angielska, Volume I, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1986, pages 71-85. ISSN: 0860-2328.

“The Analysis of D. H. Lawrence’s Concept of the Power-Urge and Its Social-Political Bearings: A Study of Aaron’s Rod”, 12 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Neofilologia, Volume I, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1984, pages 79-90. ISSN: 0239-6696.

“Mrs. Radcliffe’s Black Character as the Prototype of the Byronic Hero”, 18 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Neofilologia, Volume I, ed. P. Kakietek. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1984, pages 61-78. ISSN: 0239-6696.

“Motywy romantyczne w gotyckich romansach Ann Radcliffe” [Romantic Motifs in the Gothic Romances of Ann Radcliffe], 11 pages, article published in the journal Zeszyty Naukowe WSP, Series: Filologia Polska, Volume XIX, ed. L. Pośpiechowa. Opole: Wydawnictwo WSP, 1981, pages 159-169. No ISSN.

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