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2021-03-01 at 09:36:04
Teodorescu Florina Raluca from West University of Timișoara
will present Alternate Literary Universes. The Rewriting Phenomenon
Abstract
In a contemporary literary universe, where the boundaries of literature have broadened exponentially, there is a need to search for means of understanding not only the value of the topical fiction, but also its relation to classical literature. In the attempt to create such a theoretical bridge, one must find one’s self in the position of using powerful, stable and reliable instruments.
Our paper is doing the same, by trying to explore the topicality of canonical novels and the legitimacy of contemporary rewritings (fan fiction) of the same novel and the link between the two literary worlds. Thus, our reliable instruments that will help create the theoretical bridge are taken from different areas of literary criticism, such as the theoretical concepts of mimetic desire, intertextuality, decentring and reader-response theory. This way, we intend to legitimise the existence of rewritings and to argue that they are mainly an appendix to the original text.
In section
British and Commonwealth Literature

2021-03-01 at 15:14:59
Soukayna Alami from University of Debrecen
will present The Incarceration of Mabel Etchell and The Power of Masculinity in Ten Years in a Lunatic Asylum
Abstract
In this paper, through Mabel Etchell’s fictional account Ten Years in a Lunatic Asylum, I investigate the power of masculinity and its role in the confinement of Etchell in a mental asylum. The paper also examines the connection between love and abandonment and mental illness, focusing on social relations as the cause of insanity
Keywords: Abandonment, power, masculinity, mental illness, Etchell, nineteenth-century asylum

In section
Gender Studies

2021-03-02 at 12:06:34
Andrea F. Szabó, PhD from Unversity of Pannonia
will present Postfeminism in The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Abstract
My paper discusses the serialized adaptation of Margaret Atwoods The Handmaid's Tale (2017) in the analytical framework of Adaptation Studies, Gothc Studies and Possible Worlds Theory with a view to understanding gothic heroinism in the series. How does heroinism appear in Atwood's novel and the serialized adaptation when interpreted through the lens of Possible Worlds Theory and Gothic Studies? My paper argues that the adaptation significantly redefines gothic heroinism and locates it within the context of postfeminist discourse.
In section
Film and Drama

2021-03-03 at 04:48:57
Pantea Madalina from Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea
will present Television interpreters' language: a corpus-based perspective
Abstract
The focus of the present paper is communication mediated by an
interpreter and, in particular, those lexical choices interpreters make to
mediate communication when translating messages from one language
to another in a specific context, i.e. television.
In section
Translation Studies

2021-03-04 at 04:56:42
Dana Sala from University of Oradea
will present Shadow Behaviors in Philip Rothʼs Novel ˮExit Ghost”
Abstract
Disconnected from people, from the spectacle of false realities at display on television, Nathan Zuckerman, Philip Rothʼs fictional character, becomes in ”Exit Ghostˮ a truth-seeker of deeper connections. At the age of 71, he is the only one who can bring equity against some false accusations surrounding the memory of his revered master writer, Lonoff. In order to be able to defend memory in a restorative sense, Nathan must confront his own shadow figures and nevertheless preserve his trust in humanitarian values. Torn between survival into a post 9/11 brutal world and the conscience of higher ideals for humanity, Nathan Zuckermanʼs generation confronts a new anxiety. The writerʼs role in society has changed. Is a writer still capable of showing how to spend time in someone elseʼs shoes now that the self and the world have become even more distorted?
In section
American Literature