Ilona Dobosiewicz



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 9:45-11:15


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/





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