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Dr. Izabella Kimak

Dr. Izabella Kimak
Position
Assistant Professor
Units
KATEDRA ANGLISTYKI I AMERYKANISTYKI
Telephone number
815372654
E-mail address
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Consultation
On leave until Feb 27, 2022


Personal information

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:

2021 - the Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship to do research at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

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

2007 – HCA Spring Academy, University of Heidelberg

 

Major Publications:

“Bharati Mukherjee.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction. Edited by Patrick O’Donnell. Wiley and Sons, 2021, upcoming.

“Race, Violence, and the City: Chicago’s Black Urbanity in Contemporary American Film and Literature.” Polish Journal for American Studies, Fall 2021, pp. 85-96, upcoming. (co-authored with Zbigniew Mazur)

“(Non)Places of Bangalore: Where the East Meets the West in Bharati Mukherjee’s Miss New India.” The Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 13, Spring 2019, pp. 83-90.

“Brownstones with Stories to Tell: Houses in Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude.” Roczniki Humanistyczne, vol. LXVII, no. 11, 2019, pp. 87-94.

Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture. Peter Lang, 2019. (co-edited with Julia Nikiel)

“Corporeality and Searching for Home in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction.” Beyond Trishanku: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing, ed. Shilpa Bhat Daithota. Lexington Books, 2018. 145-154.

Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Peter Lang, 2017. co-edited with Julia Nikiel. 

“Text, Image and Sound: Artistic Tiers in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Queen of Dreams.” Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, eds. Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel. Peter Lang, 2017. 155-162.

“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:

immigrant narratives and multiethnic US literature

literary representations of non-literary arts

sexuality and the body in American literature and culture

urban literature

 

Membership in scholarly societies:

member of the Steering Committee of the European Association for American Studies Women's Network (women.eaas.eu/members.php)

Polish Association for American Studies

European Association for American Studies

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

Association for Asian American Studies

 

Other:

member of the Editorial Board of the Polish Journal for American Studies

co-initiator and co-coordinator of the Exre(y) project (exrey.umcs.lublin.pl)

Polish-English/English-Polish translation

 

 




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