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Dr. Izabella Kimak

Dr. Izabella Kimak
Position
Assistant Professor
Units
KATEDRA ANGLISTYKI I AMERYKANISTYKI
Telephone number
815372654
E-mail address
Show
Consultation
Office hours:
Monday, 12-1pm, MS TEAMS
Wednesday, 10.30-11.30am, Faculty of Philology, Room 531, or MS TEAMS


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

 

Membership in scholarly societies:

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

since January 2022 representative of Polish Association of American Studies to European Association for American Studies

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

European Association for American Studies

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

Association for Asian American Studies

 

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

 

Research interests:

immigrant narratives and multiethnic US literature, including Polish American literature

literary representations of non-literary arts

sexuality and the body in American literature and culture

urban literature

 

Major Publications:

“Generation Matters: Diasporic Reality and Myth-Making in Gurinder Chadha’s Acting Our Age and What’s Cooking? Diaspora and Cultural Negotiations: The Films of Gurinder Chadha, edited by Shilpa Bhat Daithota. Lexington Books, 2022, upcoming.

“Bharati Mukherjee.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction. Edited by Patrick O’Donnell. Wiley and Sons, 2022, upcoming.

“Race, Violence, and the City: Chicago’s Black Urbanity in Contemporary American Film and Literature.” Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 15, Fall 2021, pp. 291-302. (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.

 

Other:

Polish-English/English-Polish translation