Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis

 

http://urszulaniewiadomska-flis.com

 

 

Grants, Scholarships and Academic Activity:

* 2019-2021. Research grant “Raza y corporeidad: cuerpos blancos y negros en conflict en la literature y el cine de los EU.” [“Race and the Body: White and Black Bodies in Conflict in US Literature and Film”], research coordinator: prof. Constante González Groba.

* 2019.08.23. Columbia, South Carolina, USA. An invited guest lecture at the Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina. The title of the lecture: “The Dirty South and the poetics of healthy eating.” Inviting professor: Robert Brinkmeyer

* 2019.08.19. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. An invited guest lecture at the College of Charleston titled: “Southern eating establishments as sites of pollution.” Inviting professor: Robert Westerfelhaus

* 2019.02.10-16. Cleveland, Mississippi, USA. Erasmus+ exchange at Delta State University, courses taught: American literature, three open lectures at DSU: “Soul rebels redux, or how hip hop artists challenge their culinary heritage,” “Culinary History of Poland,” and “The cultural transformations of soul food.”

* 2019. 01. 10. Lublin. “Polish Culture Through the Kitchen Window,” a lecture given to students and professors from University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, USA) participating in the program “John Paul II in His Polish Context,” organized by The Open University of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

* 2018. 12. KUL Rector’s award for outstanding post-doctoral monograph (Live and Let Di(n)e: Food and Race in the Texts of the American South).

* 2018. 10. 22. Warsaw, the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. Invited lecture: “Appetite for life: the culinary landscape of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.”

* 2018. 10. 22-23. Biomedical humanities: 21st-century American perspectives on literature and culture, 4th Methodologies in American Studies Workshop organized at the University of Warsaw. Workshop title: “Aporkalypse: whatever happened to soul food” http://workshop.paas.org.pl

* 2018 (04) the American Studies Network Book Award 2018 for the publication of Live and Let Di(n)e: Food and Race in the Texts of the American South. https://www.eaas.eu/eaas-networks/american-studies-network

* 2018. 01. 11. Lublin. “Polish Culture Through the Kitchen Window,” a lecture given to students and professors from University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, USA) participating in the program “John Paul II in His Polish Context,” organized by The Open University of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. (Wykład w ramach programu edukacyjnego John Paul II in His Polish Context organizowanego przez Uniwersytet Otwarty dla studentów z University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, USA).)

* 2017 (12) – Nagroda zespołowa IV stopnia za działalność na rzecz uniwersytetu (KUL Rector’s award for team work for the academic community of KUL)

* 2014 (7)Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellow in North American Studies. Fellowship awarded by the British Association for American Studies, together with the British Association for Canadian Studies and the Eccles Centre at the British Library to conduct research “Foodways and Identity in US Latina Literature” in the British Library

* 2013 (8) – a scholarship from the Clifford and Mary Corbridge Trust of Robinson College in the University of Cambridge. Scholarship awarded for the research about “The semiotics of food in the literature of the American South” conducted at the University of Cambridge.

* 2011 (05) – a guest lecture “Chicana femininity: feet, windows, and fairy tales in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street” at the School of Languages and Literatures of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

* 2011 (05) – lectures and classes about ethnic women’s writing within the LLP/Erasmus programme, at the University of Vigo, Spain.

* 2010 (09) – a study visit to conduct research about domesticity in Southern literature at the University of Essex, Colchester, Great Britain, sponsored by the "Modern ICT Technologies in Propagation of the Achievements of Academic Research" project realized by KUL in partnership with TN KUL. Academic advisor: Professor Peter Hulme, The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

* 2010 (08) – A grant awarded by Friends of KUL Society for a research project on the theme of domesticity in immigrant literatures of the USA conducted at Senate House Library, the University of London and the British Library, London, Great Britain.

* 2009 (07) – A research grant awarded by John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany, for a research project: “South through the kitchen: dining rituals as a social statement in Southern literature.” Academic advisor: Professor Heinz Ickstadt.

* 2009 (04) – A conference grant awarded by Foundation for Polish Science for participation in Southern Studies Forum of the EAAS conference “Senses of the South,” hosted by the University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines and the Laboratoire Suds d’Amériques, held in Paris, September 2009.

* 2005 (01/02) – A research grant awarded by John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany, for a research project: “Southern Female Fiction: Re-visioning the Blighted Eden.” Academic advisor: Professor Heinz Ickstadt.

* 2003 (07)John Eugene and Barbara Hilton Cay Research Stipend from the Manuscripts Department of the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for a research project “Character construction in Walker Percy’s Fiction, Notes and Correspondence.”

* 2003 (06/07)A Transatlantic Grant. A travel grant awarded by European Association for American Studies (EAAS) for a research project on “Human relations in the South in the novels of Ellen Glasgow and Walker Percy” conducted at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and The University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Academic advisor: Professor Joseph Flora, UNC, Chapel Hill.

* 2000 (07/08) – A grant awarded by Friends of KUL Society to participate in an intensive residential course on Language and Culture in the Communicative Classroom, held at St. Mary’s College, the University of Surrey, Great Britain.

 

Selected publications (since 2006):

* Ex-Centric Souths: (Re)Imagining Southern Centers and Peripheries.Ed. Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans. València: Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2019. P. 230. 

*“Other Souths on Page and Screen.”Special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies. Guest editor. Vol. 13 (Autumn 2019) 

* Live and Let Di(n)e: Food and Race in the Texts of the American South. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL (KUL Publishers), 2017. 

* Dixie Matters: New Perspectives on Southern Femininities and Masculinities. Ed. Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis. Studies in Literature and Culture vol. 10 Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL (KUL Publishers), 2013.

* The Southern Mystique: Food, Gender and Houses in Southern Fiction and Films. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans. Valencia: Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2012.

* Aristocratic Ethos in Ellen Glasgow’s and Walker Percy’s Fiction. Studies in Literature and Culture vol. 4. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL (KUL Publishers), 2011.

 

* “From the South as the Abjected Regional Other to Kaleidoscopic Souths.” Polish Journal for American Studies, themed issue: “Other Souths on Page and Screen.” Vol. 13 (Autumn 2019): 163-175. 

* Rev. of Carmen Rueda-Ramos and Susana Jiménez Placer (eds.), Constructing the Self: Essays on Southern Life-Writing. Polish Journal for American Studies Vol. 13 (Spring 2019): 150-154.

* Rev. of Ashli Quesinberry Stokes and Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2019-2, Online since 15 July 2019 https://journals.openedition.org/ejas/14779

* Rev. of Bryan L. McDonald, Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2018-1, Online since 18 May 2018, http://journals.openedition.org/ejas/12489

*“A Sense of Otherness: Auditory-Gustatory Synesthesia and Cultural Identity in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth.Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Izabella Kimak & Julia Nikiel, eds. Peter Lang 2017. 

*“Consuming racial expectations in Flannery O’Connor’s “The Artificial Nigger.” Southern Exposure: Essays Presented to Jan Nordby Gretlund. Edited by Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, Clara Juncker, and David E. Nye. Odense: The Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, 2017. 153-166.

* “The Whistle Stop Café as a challenge to the Jim Crow bipartition of society in Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café”. Roczniki Humanistyczne 64.11 (2016): 169-184. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18290/rh.2016.64.11-11)

* “You are gonna have to learn how to cook” – the role of foodways in revising hierarchical patient-caregiver relationship in John Sayles’s Passion Fish.Zeszyty Naukowe KUL 60.2 (2016): 83-91.

* “From a white woman’s kitchen into a black woman’s living room: a reconfiguration of the servant/served paradigm in Ellen Douglas’s Can’t Quit You, Baby.” Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska Sec. FF 34 (2016): 95-106.

* “Thinking Food in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox.” Thinking Food Conference Opening Plenary Panel The Americanist 29 (2016): 13-17.

*“The Clash Between Memory and the Self in Walker Percy’s The Last Gentleman and The Second Coming.” Co-authored with Magdalena Budzyńska, (Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin) Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 37.2 (December 2015): 81-98. http://www.atlantisjournal.org/index.php/atlantis/article/view/134 

* “Come dine with me, or not: performing racial relations in the domestic sphere in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy.Performing South. The U.S. South as Medium/Message. Ed. Beata Zawadka. Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, 2015. 185-203.

*“‘I came a long way to get here’ – narrative point of view, the trope of the journey and recontextualization in Kaye Gibbons’s Ellen Foster and its cinematic adaptation.” Roczniki Humanistyczne Anglica 1 (2015): 275-289(290) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18290/rh.2015.63.11-16

* Rev. of Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai, ed. Asian Americans in Dixie. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2015-4, document 11, Online since 06 October 2015. http://ejas.revues.org/11163

* Rev. of David A. Davis and Tara Powell, ed. Writing in the Kitchen. Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2015-2, document 1, Online since 28 April 2015, http://ejas.revues.org/10829

* “Ethnic Diaspora Through the Kitchen: Foodways in the Postcolonial Feminist Discourse of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking?The Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 4.2 (Fall 2013): 35–53.

* Rev. of Karen L. Cox, ed. Destination Dixie: Tourism & Southern History. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2013-2, document 5, Online since 30 July 2013, http://ejas.revues.org/10013

* “A Kitchen of Her Own”: Chicana Identity Negotiations Framed Through Foodways in Carla Trujillo’s What Night Brings.” Polish Journal for American Studies 7 (2013): 161-177. http://paas.org.pl/pjas/pjas-archive/

* „Zapisy na stole, wywrotowe jedzenie: heteronormatywność i pomidory, Smażone zielone pomidory.” (“Table Inscriptions, subversive foodways: heteronormativity and tomatoes, Fried Green Tomatoes”) Inne Bębny. Różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiej. Ed. Izabella Kimak, Ewa Antoszek and Katarzyna Czerwiec-Dykiel. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2013. 28-46.

* “A Culinary Journey Across the Color Line: Foodways and Race in Southern Literature and Motion Pictures.” Unsteadily Marching On: The US South in Motion. Ed. Constante Gonzáles Groba. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans. Valencia: Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2013. 101-110.

* “The Gastrodynamics of Edna Pontellier’s liberation.” Transatlantica [En ligne], 1: 2011, mis en ligne le 04 janvier 2012. http://transatlantica.revues.org/5307

* “Subverting the Patriarchal Paradigm of Gender Relations in Ellen Glasgow’s Gothic Short Stories.” L'Espace du Sud au féminin. Ed. Brigitte Zaugg and Gérald Préher. Collection "Littérature des mondes contemporains," Série Amériques, n.7. Metz: Centre "Écritures" de l'Université Paul Verlaine-Metz, 2011. 43-63.

* “Bonding and Moving on: Southern Female Companions in Motion (Pictures).” The Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 2.2 (Spring 2011): 25-42.

* “Negotiating Gender with a Spatula: Foodways and Gender in Fried Green Tomatoes.” The Americanist 26 (2011). 165-174.

* “The Fall of the House of the Elite: a Reading of Southern Aristocracy Through the Architectural Correlative.” (Mis)reading America. American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions. Ed. Jerzy Durczak and Paweł Frelik. Kraków: Universitas, 2011. 95-111.

* “The Natural and the Artificial: Female Friendship Versus Marriage in the Aristocratic South.” America: The Natural and the Artificial. Construction of American Identities, Landscapes, Social Institutions and Histories. Magdalena Zapędowska and Paweł Stachura, ed. Seria Filologia Angielska nr. 33. Poznań: Wydawnictwo UAM, 2010. 167-178.

* “The Grotesque Female Body, The Gothic Household and Sexual Politics in Twentieth-century Southern Short Fiction.” The Body: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture 2. Ed. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Ople: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2009. 101-119.

* “Female Friendship and a Narration of Self-Discovery in Twentieth-Century Southern Women’s Writing.” British and American Literature and Culture Conference Proceedings. Ed. Piotr Skurowski and Mirosław Aleksander Miernik. Warsaw: English Department of Warsaw University, 2009. 69-83.

* “Bumper Crops from Yesterday’s Garden: Southern Gentleman’s Heritage in the Modern South on the Basis of Walker Percy’s Novels.” Margins and Centres Reconsidered: Multiple Perspectives on English Language Literatures. Ed. Barbara Klonowska and Zofia Kolbuszewska. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Kul, 2008. 119-128.

* “Making Sense of the Forces Beyond in Eudora Welty’s “A Curtain of Green.” Making Sense and Making Nonsense. Ed. Evelina Graur and Alexandru Diaconescu. Suceava: Editura Universităţii Suceava, 2008. 205-214.

* “An Incestuous Form of Southern Closeness in Peter Taylor’s ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time.’” Community and Nearness: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Ed. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2007. 101-112.

* “Storytelling as Rebellion against White Trash Identity in Dorothy Allison’s TrashConformity and Resistance in America. Ed. Jacek Gutorow and Tomasz Lebiecki. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 347-360.

* “Pretty Is as Pretty Does? The Issue of Female Beauty in Ellen Glasgow’s Fiction.” Ellen Glasgow Newsletter. 57 (Fall 2006), 9,11,14.

* “Adjustment of Individuals into Society in John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, and Cannery Row.” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos (Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Sevilla) 11: 2006. 23-39.

* “The Limits of Southern Female Inadequacy on the basis of Ellen Glasgow’s Novels” Messages, Sages and Ages. Ed. Evelina Graur and Alexandru Diaconescu. Suceava: Editura Universităţii Suceava, 2006. 289-303.

 

 

Conferences (after 2006):

 

* 2020.12.16. Lublin. (Re)presentations of America 4, conference organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Presentation: “You Are Who You Eat: Gourmet Brains, Human Passing and Palatable Zombies.”

* 2020. 01.16-17. Vigo, Spain. Language and Violence: Literary Mediations in the Age of the Anthropocene conference organized by Universidade de Vigo in partnership with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Presentation: “Violent Conflicts in the Antebellum Plantation Kitchen and Yard”

* 2019. 09. 20-24. Salzburg, Austria. “The Changing Role of the Media in American Life and Culture: Emerging Trends”, conference organized by the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA).

* 2019. 05. 15. Lublin. Narratives of the South conference organized by Institute of English Studies KUL. Presentation: “‘A Picture Can Say a Thousand Words’: Pictorial Narratives of African American Women’s Smiling Passivity”

* 2019. 05. 10. Kraków. Southern Encounters conference, organized by Jagiellonian University. Presentation: “‘A Stomach Full of Race Mixing, and a Lap Full of Little Mulatto Grandchildren’: Anti-Integration Rhetoric of Southern Eating Places.”

* 2019. 04. 03-05. Odense, Denmark. Southern Studies Forum conference titled Southern Disruptions, organized by Center for American Studies, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Presentation: “Vegan Soul Food: Disruption of Culinary Tradition or Homecoming with a Twist?”

* 2018. 11. 09. Lublin. (Re)presentations of America 1, conference organized by UMCS. Presentation: From Food Deserts to Food Forests: African Americans reclaiming land and food.

* 2018. 10. 24-26. Łódź. Annual PAAS conference Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics organized by the Department of American Studies and Mass Media, University of Łódź. Presentation: “From gastronomic peepshows to food fatigue: the (ab)uses of food in the 21st century.”

* 2018. 09. 20-22. Łódź. Conference: Migrants, Visitors, Invaders in the American South and the Southwest organized by Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź. Presentation: “Multisensory Experience of the Partly Colored South in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth”

* 2018. 05. 10-11. Lublin, Conference ExRe(y) 2018: Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture organized by MSCU. Presentation: “Healthy is the new gangsta”: hip hop and culinary metamorphosis of Black Southern cuisine.

* 2018. 04. 12-13. Rzeszow. Conference Re-Imagining the Limits of the Human organized by University of Rzeszów. Presentation: “Brain Appétit: mainstreaming zombies through culinary choices in ‘iZombie.’”

* 2017. 12. 06. Lublin, Konferencja Koła Naukowego Studentów Anglistyki KUL, „Santa Claus is Coming to ... IFA.” Presentation: “Have a Merry Black Christmas, or a few words about the function of Christmas festivities in the antebellum plantation economy.” 

* 2017. 11. 24. Lublin. (Re)presentations of America 1, conference organized by UMCS. Presentation: “A Sweet Taste of Victory: Desegregating Jim Crow Foodscape during the Civil Rights Movement.”

* 2017. 10. 27-28. Kraków. Food and Drink as Symbols: Historical Perspectives organized by Pedagogical University of Krakow. Presentation: “‘I Yam What I Am’: from Slave to Soul Food.” 

* 2017. 10. 18-20. Szczecin. Annual PAAS conference Performing America organized by the University of Szczecin. Presentation: “‘Bigger Than a Hamburger’: Food and Social Drama in the Civil Rights South.”

* 2017. 06. 23-25. Białystok. 14 Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Profesora Andrzeja Bartnickiego about “War in American History, Memory and Culture” organized by University of Białystok. Presentation: “‘Food Will Win the War’: from Victory Gardens to CSAs.”

* 2017. 04. 20-22. Kraków. April Conference Fourteen organized by Jagiellonian University. Presentation: “A Green Turn in the Black South.”

* 2016. 12. 05. Lublin. “Texts 5” – conference organized by Institute of English Studies, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Presentation: “A culinary perspective on assimilation in America.”

* 2016. 10. 27-29. Warsaw. Annual PAAS conference Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives organized by American Studies Center of University of Warsaw. Presentation: “Dining while black: the legacy of Jim Crow in contemporary American foodscape.”

* 2016. 06. 24-26. Białystok. 13 Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Profesora Andrzeja Bartnickiego about “Expansion and Frontiers in American History” organized by University of Białystok. Presentation: “‘We don’t serve mustard, ketchup, or Negroes’: lunch counters as the frontier of the Civil Rights Movement.”

* 2016. 06. 01-04. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Writing the Self, Writing the South. The Santiago Symposium on Southern Autobiography. Symposium organized by University of Santiago de Compostela. Presentation: “(Re)interpretation of the Americanized South via culinary material and symbolic sites in Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge.”

* 2016. 04. 7-8. Lublin. “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” Conference organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (MCSU). presentation: Double consciousness and ‘otherness’ expressed through lexical-gustatory synesthesia in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth.

* 2015. 11.06. Lublin. “Texts 4” – conference organized by Institute of English Studies, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Presentation: “From a passive domestic to urban guerilla: black female body as a palimpsest in American culture.”

* 2015. 09. 23-25. Warsaw. Annual PAAS conference, “Homeliness, Domesticity and Security in American Culture” organized by Department of Anglophone Cultures and Literatures, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS). Presentation: “A taste of home: culinary memory of Vietnam in Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge.

* 2015. 06. 26-28. Białystok. 12 Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Profesora Andrzeja Bartnickiego about “Becoming American: From Immigrants to Citizens”. Presentation: “Neither the melting pot nor a salad bowl – culinary metaphors of immigrant America.”

* 2015. 03. 26. Lublin. “Texts 2” – conference organized by Institute of English Studies, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Presentation: “The (mis/ab)uses of food on Southern plantations – recalibrating the balance of power in the WPA slave narratives.”

* 2015. 05. 13-16. Lublin. “Wordstruck: American Artists as Readers, Writers and Literati.” Conference organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (MCSU) with the support of TERRA Foundation for American Art. Presentation: “‘I'se in Town, Honey’– African American artists reclaiming black womanhood.”

* 2014. 12. 11-13. Lublin, Poland. The Fifth Biennial European Early American Studies (EEASA) about “Protest and Persuasion: Writing, Print, Speech, and Performance in Early America and the Atlantic World”. Conference organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (MCSU). Presentation: “Culinary contact zones in antebellum literature – performing racial relations in slave narratives.”

* 2014.09.11-12. Gdańsk. Conference: “Memory: Forgetting and Creating” International Interdisciplinary Conference. Presentation: “The Clash Between Modern Self and Memory in Walker Percy’s Novels” co-authored with Magdalena Budzyńska (UMCS).

* 2014. 07. 28. London, Great Britain. Summer Scholars Seminar Series at the British Library organized by Eccles Centre for American Studies. Presentation: “Semiotics of foodways and identity in American movies.”

* 2014. 07. 11-12. London, Great Britain. Conference: “Non-traditional Slaveholding in the Atlantic World” organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

* 2014. 07. 07. London, Great Britain. The symposium: “The Civil Rights Act 50 Years On” at the British Library organized by Eccles Centre for American Studies, the UCL Institute of Americas, KCL Institute of North American Studies and PBS America.

* 2014. 06. 27-29. Białystok. 11 Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Profesora Andrzeja Bartnickiego about “Women in American History and Culture”. Presentation: “From ‘a slave in the box’ to Gullah Sci-Fi Mysteries: Aunt Jemima as the symbol of black womanhood in American culture.”

* 2014. 05. 16-17. Warsaw. Panellist on a roundtable discussion during Students and Doctoral Students International Interdisciplinary Conference Thinking Food: The Functions of Food in the US American Culture and Society organized at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw.

* 2013. 09. 12-14. Szczecin. The conference of The Southern Studies Forum (of EAAS) about “Performing South” organized by Szczecin University. Presentation: “Culinary performance of/in New Orleans: dialectical tension between ethnic haute cuisine and commercial ‘authentic’ restaurants in Tremé.”

* 2013. 06. 21-23. Białystok. 10 Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Profesora Andrzeja Bartnickiego about “American Success: its Many Faces Past and Present,” organized by University of Białystok. Presentation: “American Culinary success – the Italian way: a case study of Stanley Tucci’s “Big Night” (1996).”

* 2013. 04. 22-23. Rzeszów. The 3rd Rzeszów Anglistentag, The Subcarpathian Studies in English Language, Literature and Culture. Presentation: “Social in/exclusion framed through dining rituals in The Age of Innocence.”

* 2012. 10. 17-19. Puławy. Annual PAAS conference Americascapes: Americans in/and their Diverse Sceneries organized by the Department of American Literature and Culture, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Presentation: “Carla Trujillo’s What Night Brings on the Foodscape of Chicano/a Literary and Cultural Studies”

* 2011. 09. 15-17. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The conference of The Southern Studies Forum (of the EAAS) about “Southern Destinations / The South in Motion” organized by University of Santiago de Compostela. Presentation: “A Culinary Journey Across the Color Line: Foodways and Race in Southern Literature and Motion Pictures.”

* 2010. 10. 20-23. Łódź. Annual PAAS conference American Diversity: Identities, Narratives, Politics organized by the Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies, University of Łódź. Presentation: “Ethnic diaspora through the kitchen: foodways in the postcolonial feminist discourse of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking?

* 2010. 05. 13-14. Warsaw. Postcolonial Discourse, Ethnicity, and Race in the United States: Past and Present organized by Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw.

* 2009. 10. 21-23. Puławy. Annual PAAS conference (Mis)reading America. American dreams, fictions and illusions organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (MCSU). Presentation: “The fall of the house of the elite: the reading of Southern aristocracy through architectural correlative.”

* 2009. 09. 10-13. Paris, France.The conference of The Southern Studies Forum (of the EAAS) about The Sense(s) of the South organized by Université Versailles St Quentin and Université Paris IX. Presentation: “South through the Kitchen: Cooking and Dining rituals in Southern literature and cinematography.”

* 2008. 09. 7-10. Olomouc, Czech Republic. America in Motion – International Symposium of American Studies organized by Palacky University, Olomouc. Presentation: “Bonding and Moving on: Southern Female Companions in Motion (Pictures).”

* 2007. 12. 4-5. Warsaw. British and American Culture and Literature Conference organized by Warsaw University. Presentation: “Female Friendship and a Narration of Self-Discovery in Twentieth-Century Southern Women’s Writing.”

 

Membership and Affiliations:

 

Scholarly interests:

  • Foodways in American literature and cinematography
  • Ethnic literatures of the US
  • Literatures of the American South
  • Fiction of Regional America
  • Women’s writing
  • American short story

 

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