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A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture; The Journal of University of Lodz
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The Cultural Role and Political Implications of Poland’s 1947 Shakespeare Festival

Ciechowski. Gdańsk: Fundacja Theatrum Gedanense, 1997. 173–74. Print. Kott, Jan. Szekspir Współczesny . Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1990. Print. Kujawińska Courtney, Krystyna. “Celebrating Shakespeare under the Communist Regime in Poland.” Shakespeare in Cold War Europe: Conflict, Commemoration, Celebration . Ed. Erica Sheen and Isabel Karremann. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. 23–35. Print. Kujawińska Courtney, Krystyna. “‘In This Hour of History: Amidst These Tragic Events’—Polish Shakespeare During the Second World War.” Shakespeare and the

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Cabeza de Vaca, Estebanico, and the Language of Diversity in Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account


Published in 1542, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s La relación is a chronicle of the Pánfilo de Narváez’s 1527 expedition to the New World in which Cabeza de Vaca was one of the four survivors. His account has received considerable attention. It has been appreciated and critically examined as a narrative of conquest and colonization, a work of ethnographic interest, and a text of some literary value. Documenting and fictionalizing for the first time in European history the experience of travelling/trekking in the region which now constitutes the Southwest in the United States, Cabeza de Vaca’s story testifies to the sense of disorientation, as well as to the importance of psychological and cultural mechanisms of responsiveness and adaptability to a different environment. What allows the Moroccan-American contemporary writer Laila Lalami to follow that perspective in her book The Moor’s Account (2017) is an imaginative transfer of the burden and satisfaction of narrating the story of the journey to the black Moroccan slave whose presence in the narratives of conquest and exploration was marginal. In Lalami’s book, Estebanico becomes the central character and his role is ultimately identified with that of a writer celebrating the freedom of diversity, one who survives to use the transcultural experience of the past creatively in ways well suited to the needs of the current moment.

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Interpodes: Poland, Tom Keneally and Australian Literary History

sprzedają?” [Do Bestsellers Really Sell the Best?]. Gazeta Wyborcza, 154, 5 July 1995: 8. Print. Baker, Candida. “Thomas Keneally.” Yacker 2: Australian Writers Talk about Their Work . Woollhara: Pan Books, 1987: 116-43. Print. Beston, John B. “An Interview with Thomas Keneally.” World Literature Written in English , 12.1 (1973): 48-56. Print. Brzeziński, Jacek. “O Europie Wschodniej-Inaczej” [About Eastern Europe in a Different Way]. Literatura na Świecie 2 (1989): 320-23. Print. Casanova, Pascale. La

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Prague Journal of English Studies
The Journal of Charles University, Faculty of Education
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William Golding’s Apocalyptic Vision in Lord of the Flies and Pincher Martin

and Piscine Molitor: Two Life Options.” The Central European Journal of Canadian Studies. 4.1 (2015): 45-54. 2015. Web. 10 May 2017. Martel, Yann. Life of Pi. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2001. Print. Singh, Mrigendra Narayan. “Golding’s Pincher Martin.” International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature. 4.11 (2016): 22-26. 2016. Web. 15 Mar 2017. Spitz, David. “Power and Authority: An

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