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(Polski) dr Kirk Palmer

email: kpalmer@uwb.edu.pl
Education:
2007 – Ph.D. Literary studies, University of Białystok
2002 – M.A English philology, University of Białystok
1981 – B.A, English Education, University of Maryland
Research interests:
• 19th century American literature; early American drama and melodrama
• European and African roots of traditional American music (stage, church, minstrel, blues, jazz)
• Early colonial and American pop culture
• Cultural forces creating and perpetuating stereotypes and gender roles
• Evolution of American myths and attitudes
• Teaching foreign language and analytical skills through literature
Selected publications:
Books:
Reflections on Stage: Early American Theater as a Mirror of National Values, Białystok University Press, Poland, 2013
Form Letters (poems), Bialystok, 1997
Journal Articles:
“Ishmael in the Wild”, American Wild Zones: Space, Experience, Consciousness: Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt am Mein, 2016
“Using Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to explore concepts of racism”, Towards Better Language Teaching: Methodological Concerns/Using Cultural and Literary Studies: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki Przedsiębiorczości w Łomży, Łomża, 2015
“Black and White: Melodrama and racial image-making”, Visuality and Vision in American Literature: Białystok University Press, 2014
“Early American Stage Hits: Spinning gold from chaff”, Białystockie Teki Historycznie XI: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 2013
“Hatchet Job: the stereotyping of the Indian in early American drama”, Repetition and Recycling in Literary and Cultural Dialogues: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Lingwistycznej, Częstochowa, 2008
“Producing Mediocrity: Why early American drama was a literary failure”, Margins and Centres Reconsidered: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickie Uniwersytete Lubelski, 2008
“Savage Nation: Early American ‘Indian’ dramas and the development of social attitudes”, Semantic Relations in Language and Culture: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 2006
”My Country, `Tis of Thee: the expression of patriotism in antebellum American drama”: Edukacja dla Przyszłości II: Wydawnictwa Wyższej Szkoły Finansów I Zarządzania w Białymstoku, 2005
“The Past as Future: Biblical archetype as a template for character in Moby Dick”, Edukacja dla Przyszłości: Wydawnictwa Wyższej Szkoły Finansów I Zarządzania w Białymstoku, 2004
”Activating Students in the Process of Error Correction”, Problemy Lingwistyki i Nauczania Języków Obcych: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 2003