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Telling it Straight: A Comparison of Selected English and Polish Idioms From the Semantic Field of Speaking

English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PSF = Głowińska, Katarzyna PWNOP = Linde-Usiekniewicz, Jadwiga (ed.) Sinclair, John (ed.) 1995 Collins COBUILD English dictionary. (2 nd edition.) London: HarperCollins. Sinclair, John (ed.) 2002 Collins COBUILD idioms dictionary. (2 nd edition.) Glasgow: HarperCollins. SSJP = Szymczak, Mieczysław (ed.) Summers, Della (ed.) 1995 Longman dictionary of

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Remediating Joyce’s Techno-Poetics: Mark Amerika, Kenneth Goldsmith, Mark Z. Danielewski

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This paper attempts to evaluate the legacy of James Joyce’s avant-gardism for the literary experimentation of Mark Amerika, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Mark Z. Danielewski, three contemporary American writers and artists, working a hundred years after the first of Joyce’s crucial four “shocks of the new” shook the foundations of fiction. In doing so, the paper attempts to bridge the divide between the historical avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde as defined by Renato Poggioli and Peter Bürger, and regarded disparagingly by critics like Robert Hughes. Positing a threefold legacy of Joyce’s “revolution of the word” in its treatment of writing as trace, forgery, and idiom, the paper discusses Amerika’s Grammatron, Goldsmith’s uncreative writing, and Danielewski’s House of Leaves as continuing in and expanding on the achievements of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. This they achieve by pursuing what Marjorie Perloff has termed “differential poetics” and N. Katherine Hayles has rethought as “Assemblage” – two poetic strategies dominant at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Discipline and Murder: Panoptic Pedagogy and the Aesthetics of Detection in J.G. Ballard’s Running Wild

-134. Scaggs, John. Crime Fiction. London: Routledge, 2005. Print. The New Critical Idiom. Sellars, Simon, and Dan O’Hara, eds. Extreme Metaphors. Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967-2008. London: Fourth Estate, 2012. Print. Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Trans. Talcott Parsons. With an Introduction by Anthony Giddens. London: Routledge, 1992. Print. York, R. A. Agatha Christie. Power and Illusion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Print.

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Arab Efl Learners’ Acquisition of Verbs of Senses

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This study attempts to explore the difficulties that Arab EFL learners of English encounter in the use of five verbs of senses when used as copulas, main verbs, main verbs with a metaphorical use, and as parts of idioms. A questionnaire consisting of three parts was specially designed to elicit the necessary data for this study at the levels of recognition and production. The subjects of the study were 30 randomly selected senior English major university students. The results of the study show that the students encountered tangible difficulties in using the five target verbs. A hierarchy of difficulty was established and the main causes of the problem were identified.

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Two Pole-Vaulters of Their Times: The Poetry of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, and Irving Layton

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This article compares the poetic output of the Anglo-Canadian writer Irving Layton with that of the famous Restoration rake and court poet John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Layton himself provided the connection in his wholehearted vindication of the seventeenth century as a time of “intellectual ferment”, “criticism and impatience for change”. Layton’s debt to Nietzsche and Rochester’s to his contemporary philosopher Hobbes, respectively, provide the thread through which a striking similarity of values and thematic concerns, of the quality of the amatory experience described; of their criticism of mankind, its institutions and even of themselves, on the one hand, and, on the other, of shared poetic formulas, sources of inspiration (classical, Elizabethan, satiric) and idiom string together in creative work that displays quite striking affinities, the product of similar vital stances.

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Marvell’s Green Thought(s): The Paradoxes of Marvell’s Nature Poetry

Works Cited Borlik, Todd, A. Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature: Green Pastures . London: Routledge, 2011. Print. Eliade, Mircea. Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return . Translated by W. R. Trask. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Print. Friedman, Donald M. Marvell’s Pastoral Art . London: Routledge, 1970. Print. Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism: The New Critical Idiom . London: Routledge, 2004. Print. Greenblatt, Stephen (ed.) The Norton Anthology of English Literature . Vol. 1. Norton, 2006

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Unravelling the Body/Mind Reverberations of Secrets Woven into Charlotte Brontë’s Villette

References Bronte, Charlotte. Villette. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print. Carlisle, Janice. “The Face in the Mirror: Villette and the Conventions of Autobiography.” English Literary History 46(2) 1979: 262-289. Print. Caruth, Cathy. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History. Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 2010. Print. Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. Vol. I. New York: Pantheon, 1976. Print. Furst, Lilian. Idioms of Distress: Psychosomatic Disorders in Medical and

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The Representation of Francoist Spain by Two British Women Travel Writers

blessings of a good thick skirt. London: Flamingo. Said, Edward. [1978] 1995. Orientalism. London: Penguin. Smith, Sidonie. 2001. Moving lives: Twentieth century women’s travel writing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Thompson, Carl. 2012. Travel writing. (The New Critical Idiom.) London: Routledge.

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Lexical Borrowings and Calques From African American Slang in Polish Youth Slang – A Study Based on A Selected Internet Forum

2000 Spoken soul: The story of Black English. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Smith, Connie Chic 2012 From the margins to the center: African American English Vernacular in mainstream America, 1995-2010. [Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Howard University.] Smitherman, Geneva 1973 “The power of rap: The Black idiom and the new Black poetry”, Twentieth Century Literature 19: 259-274. 1974 “Soul’n Style”, The English Journal 63: 16-17. 2000 Black Talk: Words and phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner . Revised Edition. Boston & New

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Continuity and Change in the (New) Kosciuszko Foundation Dictionary

. Telling it straight: A comparison of selected English and Polish idioms from the semantic field of speaking. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 46.1. 71-93. Wojciechowska, Sylwia. 2012. Conceptual metonymy and lexicographic representation. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag.

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