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(Polski) dr Weronika Łaszkiewicz

email: weronika.laszkiewicz@wp.pl

Academic degrees:

2016 – Ph. D.  in literary studies, University of Białystok

2010 – M.A. in English Philology, University of Białystok

Research interests:

  • fantasy and science fiction, e.g. the issues of myth and religion, female writers and heroes in fantasy fiction, Native American characters and traditions in fantasy fiction
  • popular literature and culture

Selected publications:

Books:

  • Mariusz M. Leś, Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Piotr Stasiewicz (eds.), Tekstowe światy fantastyki, Białystok: Prymat 2017.
  • Weronika Łaszkiewicz, Zbigniew Maszewski and Jacek Partyka (eds.), Dwelling in Days Foregone: Nostalgia in North-American Literature and Culture, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2016.
  • Zbigniew Maszewski, Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Tomasz Sawczuk, Visuality and Vision in American Literature, Białystok: Bialystok University Press, 2014.

Articles and chapters:

  • “Into the Wild Woods: On the Significance of Trees and Forests in Fantasy Fiction”, Mythlore 36.1/2017. 39-58.
  • “Konstrukcje narracyjne w tekstach Petera S. Beagle’a”, Tekstowe światy fantastyki. Eds. Mariusz M. Leś, Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Piotr Stasiewicz. Białystok: Prymat 2017. 155-165.
  • “The Anti-Christian Dimensions of Fantasy Literature”, The Light of Life: Essays in Honour of Professor Barbara Kowalik. Eds. Maria Błaszkiewicz and Łukasz Neubauer. Kraków: Libron, 2017. 203-216.
  • “Warriors of Our Imagination: Native Americans in 20th-Century Polish Literature”, Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies, nr 17 (2016). 173-187.
  • “Benevolent and Malevolent Creatures in Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry”, Imaginary Creatures in Medieval and Modern Fantasy Literature. Ed. Łukasz Neubauer. Kraków: Libron, 2016. 69-83.
  • “Longing for the Enchantment of the Old World: Fairies in 19th-Century American Literature”, Dwelling in Days Foregone: Nostalgia in American Literature and Culture. Eds. Weronika Łaszkiewicz, Zbigniew Maszewski, Jacek Partyka. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. 103-112.
  • “J.R.R. Tolkien’s Portrayal of Femininity and Its Transformations in Subsequent Adaptations”, Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, nr 11 (4/2015). 15-28.
  • “Phenomenology of Religion and the Study of Modern Fantasy Literature”, Acta Neophilologica, XVI (1), 2014. 179-189.
  • “Peter S. Beagle’s Transformations of the Mythic Unicorn”, Mythlore 33.1, Fall/Winter 2014. 53-65.
  • “The Reinvention of Lycanthropy in Modern Fantasy Literature”, Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited. Eds. Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 91-103.
  • “Finding the Way through Fantasyland: Maps and Cartography in Modern Fantasy Literature”,  Visuality and Vision in American Literature. Eds. Zbigniew Maszewski, Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Tomasz Sawczuk. Białystok: Bialystok University Press, 2014. 143-155.
  • “The Antique and Modern Dimensions of Fantasy Literature”, Annales Neophilologiarum, nr 7, Szczecin 2013. 103-117.
  • “Finding God(s) in Fantasylands: Religious Ideas in Fantasy Literature”, Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, issue 1/2013. 24-36.

Miscellaneous:

  • Co-founder of the project “Wymiary Fantastyki” (www.fantastyka.uwb.edu.pl)
  • Supervisor in “Eloi – Student Research Society” devoted to the study of Fantastic Literature