Krzysztof Fordonski

Krzysztof Fordonski
University of Warsaw | UW · Faculty of Applied Linguistics

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March 2009 - May 2009
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
October 2004 - present
University of Warsaw
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  • Professor (Associate)
October 1994 - September 2002
Adam Mickiewicz University
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  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 1989 - June 1994
Adam Mickiewicz University
Field of study
  • English Studies

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The book is a popular monograph study in the life and works of the American novelist and painter William Wharton (Albert du Aime, 1925-2008). William Wharton gained international fame and popularity with his first awarded novel 'Birdy' (1979), his popularity was furthered strengthened by such books as 'Dad' and 'Midnight Clear', all of which were m...
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The article offers an analysis of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's adaptation of Lyr. I 2 by Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. The article described Coleridge's interest in Neo-Latin poetry, presents the circumstances in which the translation/adaptation took place, and offers a detailed analysis of its result, the poem entitled "Lines to a Friend in Answer to...
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The article attempts to retrace the connections between an early lyric of Robert Burns, 'I dream'd I lay', the song 'The Flowers of the Forest' by Alicia Cockburn (1713-94) and the poem of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595-1640) entitled 'Ad suam testudinem'. The article includes a brief account of the available knowledge concerning Burns's poem, i...
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Introduction to the collection of English language translations of the poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (Casimir, Sarbievius) from the 17th to the 19th century.
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Literary Translation Market in Poland After the Year 2000. The article is an attempt at an overview of the situation of literary translation and literary translators in Poland between 2000 and the end of 2011. The author concentrates on issues connected with practical aspects of translation, discusses the changes which occurred to Polish publishin...
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The end of June means new issue of the PJES so here it is! List of contents below, link in the first comment. A preview today, articles will be available from our website tomorrow! Polish Journal of English Studies Issue 8.1/2022 List of Contents “Literary Critics Make Natural Detectives” – Or Do They? Detection and Interpretation in A. S. Byatt’s...
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Special issue of the PJES dedicated to E. M. Forster List of Contents “The Hotel Case”Queering the Hotel in E. M. Forster’s “Arthur Snatchfold” Athanasios Dimakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 “Where Is Your Home”? Spaces of Homoerotic Desire in E. M. Forster’s Fiction Dominika Kotuła, University of...
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E. M. Forster studies are a remarkably vibrant field of literary studies with dozens of books, papers, and articles published every year. There were 68 publications in 2020 alone, with at least 59 more already appearing in 2021. Their number and variety, however, are difficult to embrace as up to now there has been no single comprehensive source wh...
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A new collection of essays about E. M. Forsterze published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing List of Contents: “Such is the working of the southern mind”: A Postcolonial Reading of E. M. Forster’s Italian Narratives - Francesca Pierini Opposed but Inevitable: Forster’s Reaction against and Acceptance of “Cultural Selection” in A Passage to India -...
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The seventh year of the activities of the PJES brings a selection of four scholarly papers dealing with authors from Shakespeare to Markovits. List of Contents “The Rotten State of Denmark”: The Discourse of Reason of State in Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Amira Aloui Bringing Ghosts Down to Earth: Depictions of Spiritualism in the Victorian Popular Pres...
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The PowerPoint presentation of an open lecture about William Butler Yeats and his involvement in the creation of the so called Barnyard Collection, Irish coins of the Irish Free State first issued in 1928. For more details check the paper "William Butler Yeats and the Irish Coinage" available through my profile.
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Jubilee issue of the Language and Literary Studies of Warsaw dedicated to E. M. Forster on the 50th anniversary of his death. Adaptation, Inspiration, Dialogue: E.M. Forster and His Oeuvre in Contemporary Culture Krzysztof Fordoński . 11 Biography E.M. Forster in Africa Evelyne Hanquart-Turner. 49 Reading Forster’s Will Daniel Monk. 61 The Novels...
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The paper deals with the translation of an epigram written by the Polish Neo-Latin Jesuit poet Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (Sarbievius) by the Puritan English poetess Lucy Hutchinson.
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The 9th issue of the LLSW Literary and Cultural Studies / Literaturoznawstwo i kulturoznawstwo Estranged Flowers: Plant Symbolism in Antonia Pozzi’s and Krystyna Krahelska’s poems - Alessandro Amenta Motywy antyczne w Czarodziejskiej górze Thomasa Manna - Jakub Handszu Terminologia teatralna u Petroniusza - Michał Heintze Translation Studies / Stud...
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This chapter explores the role and representation of religion in the text of Maurice and in critical readings of the novel. Concentrating primarily on the text itself, the chapter offers close readings of those parts of the novel where religion/religions play a part, stressing their importance in the structure of the novel. This analysis retraces t...
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Issue 5.2/2019 of the Polish Journal of English Studies dedicated to campus novels - edited by Bożena Kucała and Merritt Moseley. Research Scholars and Rebel Angels: Faustian Drama and the Modern University in Novels by C.S. Lewis, Simon Raven and Robertson Davies Rowland Cotterill, Independent scholar J. I. M. Stewart’s The Aylwins: The Collegiate...
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6.1/2020 issue of the Polish Journal of English Studies. Contents: From Silence to Dialogic Discourse in Selected Short Stories by Ali Smith by Ema Jelínková, Palacký University, Olomouc Immense Risks: the Migrant Crisis, Magical Realism, and Realist “Magic” in Mohsin Hamid’s Novel Exit West by Ewa Kowal, Jagiellonian University in Kraków Summoning...
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The paper deals with six poems of three 18th-century English women poets—Lady Mary Chudleigh, Mary Masters, and Anne Steele “Theodosia”—inspired by the works of the greatest Polish Neo-Latin poet Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. The aim of the study is to present the three authors, their biographies and literary oeuvres, and to attempt an analysis of t...
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The first issue of the PJES in 2019
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8/2018 issue of Language and Literary Studies of Warsaw including: “Scratching Claw Marks on the Lid”: The (Dis)abled Female Character in Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan Justyna Dąbrowska Artistic Forms of Consciousness Representation in the Dramatic Works by Oleksandr Oles Zemlya Obitovana and Nich na Polonyni Viktoriya Atamanchuk The Ethics of Fema...
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The second issue of the PJES in 2018 is dedicate to drama! More Than a Soundtrack: Music as Meaning in Howards End Patrick McCullough, Rhode Island College, Providence The Experiment of Rebelling in Beckett: The Impact of Camus and Havel Ivan Nyusztay, Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences “my thoughts are elsewhere” - Reading (I...
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The presence of the Society of Jesus in the culture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the period 1564-1773 was certainly one of the most important elements in the process of building the religious, cultural, and political identity of this multinational and multiconfessional state, one of the largest in Europe at the time. The authors sketch...
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The database includes known translations of the works of E. M. Forster http://society.emforster.de/database/translations-of-forster
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Scholarly interest in the life and works of Edward Morgan Forster has fluctuated over time, increasing whenever new groups of scholars such as representatives of gay and lesbian, queer, or postcolonial studies rediscover his oeuvre and attempt to read him in a new light, from a different critical angle. The combination of enhanced interest in Forst...
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List of contents of 7/2017 Literary and Cultural Studies / Studia Literaturoznawcze i Kulturoznawcze 1. XVI-wieczny poeta-metafizyk jako twórca świata przedstawionego. Nowe pola badawcze Dorota Gładkowska 2. “The Vane Sisters” by V. Nabokov and the Hermeneutics of Memory and Death Małgorzata Hołda 3. Lose Yourself, Find Empathy - Narrative Perspect...
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The paper discusses English translators of the poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski of the early Victorian period. The paper traces Sarbiewski’s transitions within English literary canon and aims at reconstructing the change in attitudes towards the translation process, quality, and assessment.
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Joseph Hucks, the author of Poems (1798), explaining his decision to add to the volume of his own poems (both original and translated) the four translations of poems of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595-1640) done by his friend William Margetson Heald, ended his brief “Preface” with the following words: “my motives, I fear, will be deemed self-inte...
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The second issue of the Polish Journal of English Studies in 2016
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E. M. Forster famously wrote in his 1938 essay „What I Believe” „if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country”. This striking statement captures the attitude with which Forster approached friendship. The paper aims at reconstructing the role of friendship in the writer’s...
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E. M. Forster’s interest in emotions as well as in ways of expressing and suppressing them was an important theme of his essays. “Notes on the English Character” in which he presents the idea of “the undeveloped heart” are probably the best known of them. Forster finds “the undeveloped heart” characteristic of the British, especially men of the upp...
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Numer "Komunikacji Specjalistycznej" poświęcony przekładowi literackiemu i glottodydaktyce. NAUCZYĆ PRZEKŁADU LITERACKIEGO – CZY TO MOŻLIWE I JAK TO ZROBIĆ? ELŻBIETA TABAKOWSKA DYDAKTYKA PRZEKŁADU NA PRZYKŁADZIE SPECJALNOŚCI TRANSLATORYCZNEJ W INSTYTUCIE ANGLISTYKI I AMERYKANISTYKI NA UNIWERSYTECIE GDAŃSKIM OLGA I WOJCIECH KUBIŃSCY LITERATURA TO LU...
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The first issue of Polish Journal of English Studies - 2015
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The present paper discusses issues resulting from religious differences between the author and the translator, and influence of such differences upon resulting literary translations which are not only the translation from one language into another but also from one religion into another. The analysed material is a selection of religious poetry of t...
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The article presents a little known opera (a ‘vaudeville’) of Benjamin Britten entitled The Golden Vanity (1966). The article presents the history of creation of the opera at the request of the Vienna Boys’ Choir singers, the history of the 17th century ballad, originally entitled “The Sweet Trinity”, which inspired the composer, and comments upon...
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Artykuł przedstawia mało znaną operę (jak określił to sam kompozytor „vaudeville”) Benjamina Brittena zatytułowaną The Golden Vanity z roku 1966. Autor omawia historię powstania utworu na prośbę śpiewaków Wiedeńskiego Chóru Chłopięcego, a także dzieje siedemnastowiecznej ballady, pierwotnie zatytułowanej The Sweet Trinity, która była dla kompozytor...
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The article deals with the Polish connections in the life and works of Edward Morgan For-ster. It presents the two visits of the writer to Polish territory and seeks their traces in his memoirs and correspondence, as well as essays and radio broadcasts. The second part of the article deals with the reception of Forster's works in Poland from the 19...
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The Odes of Casimire, an edition of translations of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski’s Latin lyrics with facing originals appeared in London in 1646, published by Humphrey Moseley. The little volume seems at first glance an exemplary case of a most proper and correct literary translation. The reader is, after all, offered an opportunity to control the q...
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The present paper discusses issues resulting from religious differences between the author and the translator, and influence of such differences upon resulting literary translations which are not only the translation from one language into another but also from one religion into another. The analysed material is a selection of religious poetry of t...
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The article presents the forgotten Romantic English poetess Caroline de Crespigny, her life and works. The analytical part of the paper deals with two minor Neo-Latin lyrics of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski translated by de Crespigny and included in her 1844 collection "My Souvenir".
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The forth issues of the scholarly journal of the LSW in Warsaw featuring articles in linguistics, literaturę, culture, and history.
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A brief account of a translation experiment of the Scottish poet, historian, and fraud John Pinkerton presented in the context of the reception of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski and his poetry in 18th century Scotland
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On the continent Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski seemed a pious Jesuit father, a benign neo-Latin poet, equal if not better than Horace. When almost immediately after his death his poetry crossed the English channel, his poetry gained an unexpected subversive power. It gained a new territory not so much for what it was but thanks to a new purpose for w...
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Who Profits from Literary Translation? The article, originally inspired by the studies of Pascale Casanova and Pierre Bourdieu, attempts to answer the question who in Poland profits from literary translation. The concept of “profit” is understood very broadly, both in financial or economic context, and in context of the acquiring and losing cultura...
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Poor Poet’s Complaint: The Place and Role of the Moneybag in English Literature The article presents four British poems from four different literary periods sharing a common theme: complaint about the poet’s poverty. Each of the poems – “Deor”, “Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse”, Barnfield’s “The Complaint of Poetrie, for the Death of Liberalitie”...
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The article presents and analyses “Ode the 15th of the First Book of Casimire imitated, encouraging the Polish Knights after their last Conquest to proceed in their Victory”, a little known anonymous English paraphrase of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski’s Neo-Latin ode Lyr. I 15 “Cum Ladislaus, Poloniae princeps, fuso Osmano, Turcarum imperatore, victo...
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The paper presents possible classical inspirations of John Braine’s novel Room at the Top (1957). It is an attempt to analyses the text of the novel belonging to the so called Angry Young Period as a tragic work which translated into the reality of the late 1940s Great Britain the myth of Jason and Medea, represented in the text of the paper by its...
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The third issue of the scholarly journal of the LSW in Warsaw featuring articles on linguistics, literaturę, culture, and history.
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A brief account of a translation experiment of the Scottish poet, historian, and fraud John Pinkerton presented in the context of the reception of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski and his poetry in 18th century Scotland. The file is the original paper presented at the conference in 2012. It was later published as “Neo-Latin Poetry in 18th Century Scotla...
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The article discusses the influence of mass tourism, especially originating from Great Britain, upon italy at the turn of the 19 th and the 20 th century as presented in the early fiction of edward mor-gan Forster, especially the short story "the eternal moment". the article opens with a historical overview of the presence of British tourists in th...
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The article presents English translations of the religious poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski in the 17th and the 18th century.
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The article begins with a brief presentation of the presence of English tourists in Italy, starting from the tradition of the Grand Tour to the mass tourism beginning in the mid-19 th century. One of the English tourists who arrived in Italy was Edward Morgan Forster. The article concentrates on the influence of Italy upon Forster's oeuvre, drawing...
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The article offers an analysis of a selection of English translations e.g. by Isaac Watts and Francis Mahony, written from the late 17th to the early 19th century, of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski's poems referring to Polish-Turkish wars of the early 17th century. In Polish.
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The second issue of the scholarly journal on linguistics, literaturę, and culture published by LSW in Warsaw.
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The article concentrates on two short and little known dramatic texts (pageants) written by E. M. Forster in the late 1930s entitled The Abinger Pageant and England's Pleasant Land. The introductory part introduces the history of pageant in the early 20 th century. The article presents briefl y Forster's earlier, mostly unsuccessful, dramatic exper...
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The article presents historical, literary, religious and political context in which interest in the poetry of the Baroque Neo-Latin poet Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595–1640) appeared in the fi�rst half of the 18th century among English dissenters and non-conformists. �The article concentrates on the best known and most proli�fic of the six disse...
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The paper presents and attempts to offer a brief analysis of the over twenty-five years’ long publication of newspaper column entitled the Cruiskeen Lawn, the work of the Irish writer Brian O’Nolan (Ó Nualláin) (1910-1966) a.k.a. Flann O’Brien or Myles naGopaleen in the Dublin based daily The Irish Times. The writer is best known for his novels, th...
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The first issue of yearly review of language and literary studies published by LSW in Warsaw.
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The volume intended to commemorate the 40th anniversary of E. M. Forster's death. It consists of ten papers by various authors which deal with various aspects of Forster's oeuvre, creating a new overview of his works from his novels, through his essays to his only opera libretto. List of Contents Anna Kwiatkowska - Ironic Reflections on Life: E. M...
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The article presents historical, literary, religious and political context in which interest in the poetry of the Baroque Neo-Latin poet Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595-1640) appeared in the first half of the 18th century among English dissenters and non-conformists. The article concentrates on the best known and most prolific of the six dissenti...
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The article presents the operatic motives in the oeuvre of E. M. Forster. It concentrates especially on the scene in the opera house in Monteriano from 'Where Angels Fear to Tread" but other allusions to various operas are also detailed. In Polish.
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The paper presents a brief account of E. M. Forster's Polish connections as well as the reception of his works in Poland.
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The article retraces the locations of E. M. Forster's novels (Italy, England, India) and seeks to establish their role in the context of conventional geography of homosexual desire at the turn of the 19th and the 20th century.
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The article deals with the only music written to an English translation of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski's poem (in this case by James Hervey), it briefly presents both the translator and the composer, Filippo Palma. Accompanied by the score. In Polish.
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The article presents an attempt at reconstructing the changes of the image of Europe in the poetry of the Irish Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. The changes are presented metaphorically as a process of map-making of which the poetry is the testimony. Europe is perceived here both as a geographical entity and in a broader context as a cultura...
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The article deals with a little know poem by William Sidney Walker written in the wake of the Napoleonic wars as an appeal for just treatment of Poland in the aftermath of the wars. The main character in the poem is the Polish Baroque poet Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (Sarbievius, Casimir).
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The articles concentrates on issued connected with the cooperation between literary translators and their editors. The issue of training for the job of editors as well as possible problems are presented and discussed. In Polish.
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This article presents a personal account of the Polish translation of Lawrence Norfolk's novel Lemprière's Dictionary. The work, which failed commercially, is analyzed from the point of view of the conditions a translated work must fulfil to become a success. The case is presented in the context of the Polish literary market in the 1990s and 2000s.
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The paper presents the presence of English homosexual authors in Polish literary studies mostly aimed at students of history of English literature. From a review: As indicated in the opening paragraphs, queer theory and broadly LGBTIQ approaches have been finding new homes as well as finally being given voices in publication. One such from Poland...
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This study presents the formative period of the English novelist E. M. Forster (1879-1970) with a special stress on the usage of symbolism in his early fiction. The book offers a new approach to Forster's symbolism derived from the theoretical studies of Michael Riffaterre and his concept of symbolic systems - subtext and syllepsis. The author pres...
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The article discusses the typical structural devises of E. M. Forster's fiction such as the use of self-imposed exile as the solution which replaces a happy ending.
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The article attempts to recreate E. M. Forster's personal mythology as based on the references to Ancient Greek and Roman deities present in his works.
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The article offers a detailed examination of the way the screenplay writer and director of the movie 'A Room with a View" dealt with the symbolic patterns present in the original novel by E. M. Forster.
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The article presents biography and an outline of literary work of the American novelist and painter Albert du Aime (William Wharton). The text includes the writer's biography with a special stress on the biographical material included in the novels. Further part of the article presents basic assumptions of Wharton's work, enumerates recurrent motiv...
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"„Polish Literary Translation in Free Market Economy. A Subjective, Provocative and Partial Approach” - a brief account of the situation of Literary Translation in Poland after 1989. The article offers an overview of the situation of literary translation in Poland in the decade following the political and economic changes of 1989.
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The article comments upon the existing Polish translation of the novels of Donald Barthelme from the point of view of Venutian theory of translation.
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The article attempts to present the ethical teaching in the novels of the American novelist William Wharton.
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The article discusses various translation problems connected with the Polish translation of Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds.
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The article presents a detailed analysis of the variety of uses of water symbolism in E. M. Forster's novel 'A Room with a View'
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The paper was presented during The 3rd ITI Colloquium on Literary Translation organized in Sheffield by University of Sheffield in September 1998. As the planned volume of proceedings was ultimately not published, Polish, expanded and updated version of the article appeared two years later in 'Przekładaniec'. The paper presents the changes in the p...
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The article presents a little known episode of the life of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1867-1939) - his involvement in politics during the early years of the Irish independence. The author describes Yeats' participation in the proceedings of the parliamentary Coinage Committee as well as other social and political activities the poet...
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Did the Angry Young Men Really Exist? An Attempt at a Discussion Concerning Indiscriminate Approach Towards Generally Accepted Terminology. The theoretical aim of the article is to start a discussion concerning the approach towards discussion understood as a (in the Author's opinion largely neglected) teaching method. The practical part of the art...
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The article presents various issues connected with cooperation between literary translators and their editors in the process of publication of translations of literary works within the frame of reference of Polish publishing market of the recent decades. The author proposes a list of qualities which should be expected from a good editor of literary...
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The article presents a little known episode of the life of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1867-1939) - his involvement in politics during the early years of the Irish independence. The author describes Yeats' participation in the proceedings of the parliamentary Coinage Committee as well as other social and political activities the poet...

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New critical bibliography of E. M. Forster - message me if your works are missing! Any missing works published after 1975 are welcome!
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E. M. Forster - Shaping the Space of Culture
7 June 2021
International E. M. Forster Society
University of Warsaw
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Claire Monk (de Montfort University)
Prof David Scourfield (Maynooth University)
We would like to invite you to an international conference on the life and works of E. M. Forster, the first on-line forum to be organised by the International E. M. Forster Society. The idea to organize the meeting of Forster scholars and fans on the 51st anniversary of Forster’s death and the 11th anniversary of the funding of the Society, originated partially from the cancellation of the Cambridge anniversary conference which was to be held in April 2020 (awaited by many of us so anxiously) and partially from the desire expressed by several members of IEMFS to meet and share the ideas despite the circumstances and against the odds.
The title of the conference calls for yet another evaluation of the presence of Forster and his oeuvre in the world of culture. The word ‘space’, a commodious term, in the title of our conference is to reflect, in the first place, a vast array of angles in which Forster and his works, both literary and non-literary ones, can be approached. But above all the notion of the space of culture is to underline the multicutural and multidimentional character of Forster’s works and ideas. In his novels, shorts stories, lectures, or radio broadcasts, the writer created the space which is a meeting point of various fields of human activities, a construct allowing for interdisciplinary collaboration. His narratives feature many voices, many geographies, and many cultures. Space, thus, can stand for numerous notions and can accommodate for scholarly discussions enclosing different subjects and areas of knowledge. As for the other word from the tile, equally important, ‘shaping’, it also has a double-layered meaning. On the one hand, it refers to Forster’s creativity, his way of shaping fictional worlds and, in turn, the way his writing became a part of Modernist culture. On the other hand, ‘shaping’ is to express the importance of Forsterian element in the present-day culture, its ceaseless influence on the thinking and writing of others.
Subsequently, we would like to enquire into the rich and complex worlds created by Forster a century ago and to see how his works, and the values he stood for within British and world culture(s) got recontextualized in the 21st century. We are also interested in the responses in literature, arts, social history his writings continuously generate half a century after his demise. We are, therefore, keen on considering all possible aspects of Forster’s oeuvre and life, as perceived by various theories, methodologies, and schools. Consequently, the discussions concerning contemporary receptions of the writer as well as the extent to which and the way in which different cultures influence the shaping of our perception of Forster nowadays are welcome, too.
The conference is free and it will take place on June 7th, 2021 on Zoom approximately from 1 to 7 p.m. CET. The conference itself will include keynote lectures and discussions on submitted papers/presentations (specific form of the discussion will depend on the number of submissions). The presentations/papers themselves will be made available in two forms – the participants may record them on video and we will put these videos on a special YouTube channel, or send them in written form (Word files, preferably) and we will upload them to a cloud. All participants will receive links to the submitted papers and presentations. It is possible to participate in the conference without a paper but you have to register in order to receive the links.
Proposals for a 20 minute long presentation or a paper up to 6000 words should consist of a 150 word abstract and a short biographical note including your academic affiliation (if available), they should be sent to the following address emforster2021@gmail.com. Proposals are welcome until March 1st 2021 – the authors of the accepted papers will be notified within a month of the acceptance. The submissions should be made by May 21st 2021 although we will greatly appreciate it if they are sent in earlier to give other participants as much time as possible to watch or read them.
We intend to publish a reviewed collection of essays following the conference as a special issue of the Polish Journal of English Studies (issue 7.2/2021). The journal is available online (from the web page and through several data bases) and the special issue will also be available in print. We will expect submissions by July 15th 2021 in order to publish the issue by the end of 2021. If you intend to submit your paper, please check the information for contributors at: http://pjes.edu.pl/start/
All further details will be available from the website of the Society: http://society.emforster.de and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/409977416897829
Facebook users may also consider following our page at https://www.facebook.com/IEMFS or joining the group of our Society at https://www.facebook.com/groups/448009452056029/ to get the latest updates as soon as possible.
If you would like to join the Society, please, go to:
We are looking to meeting you on-line, thanks to and through the Machine!
The Committee of the Machine
Dr Anna Kwiatkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Prof. Krzysztof Fordoński, University of Warsaw
Dr Dorota Gładkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
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This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of E. M. Forster’s death. The main part of the celebrations will soon take part in Cambridge during special academic conference. The International E. M. Forster Society has decided, however, to offer an opportunity to commemorate the anniversary in a publication. We have joined our forces with the academic journal Language and Literary Studies of Warsaw which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and together intend to produce a thematic issue dedicated to Forster. Our plan is to celebrate Forster by publishing a various collection of articles dealing with his work and life. The issue will appear under the auspices of the IEMFS but this invitation is open to all academics interested in Forster. Please, make sure to share this message with your friends and colleagues who might be interested in contributing to our project.
If you do not have an idea for an article but still would like to be a part of our undertaking, you may consider submitting reviews of Forster-related publications. If you need inspiration you may check bibliography of such books published since 2000 available at https://www.academia.edu/35305312/The_State_of_E._M._Forster_Scholarship_after_the_Year_2000 but remember that some of the books have already been reviewed for Polish Journal of English Studies - https://www.academia.edu/36004175/Polish_Journal_of_English_Studies_3.2_2017 Naturally, it is possible to write another review of the same book.
The schedule is moderately tight as we want to publish the issue in 2020. The deadline for submissions is July 15th, 2020. We will be extremely grateful if you could send in your proposals as soon as possible to allow for smooth processing. The plan is to review, select, and edit the articles during the summer and early autumn so as to be able to meet the intended publication date, at the very least online. The issue will be available online at http://www.eng.lingwistyka.edu.pl/about-the-journal,16.html and at https://uw.academia.edu/KrzysztofFordonski/Linguistic-Academy-Journal as well as in several databases, and in print. The LLSW is an Open Access journal, it is available online, there are no processing or any other fees. All contributors will receive printed copies of the journal, copies will also be sent to several major academic libraries.
Submissions and technical inquiries should be sent to llsw@lingwistyka.edu.pl Notes for contributors are available at http://www.eng.lingwistyka.edu.pl/notes-for-contributors,19.html Any questions may also be sent directly to Prof. Krzysztof Fordoński at k.fordonski@uw.edu.pl
The Editorial Board
Krzysztof Fordoński
Anna Kwiatkowska
Heiko Zimmermann
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CALL FOR PAPERS E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer! 13 – 14 April 2018 University of Education Ludwigsburg University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn University of Warsaw International E. M. Forster Society Hosted by the University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster. Various aspects of the connections in question have been the object of many scholarly discussions. There are the queer(ing) biographies of Moffat and Piggford. Studies on Howards End have seen Forster’s childhood home Rooksnest and its environs as a place of nostalgia for the allegedly pastoral English past. “The Machine Stops” has been read as a warning about the on-going estrangement of mind and body, human and fellow human, and human and nature. Discussions of the Italian novels and A Passage to India deal with the Mediterranean landscape, the Oriental, the cultural and the geo-social other. However, there seems to be a lack of research that either connects all three elements of the mentioned triad or actualizes and enhances the research done in the past. This is why we are pleased to announce the conference “E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer!” to be held on 13 and 14 April 2018. The conference is hosted by the University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany in collaboration with the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, the University of Warsaw, and the International E. M. Forster Society. We welcome submissions of papers, lightning talks, and posters for peer-review evaluation. Topics include, but they are certainly not limited to: • Environmental Determinism: What are the relations between a given region and the characters portrayed in Forster’s fiction? • The Green and Pleasant Land: Where and how in Forster’s œuvre does he evoke the idea of the pastoral English past? • Social Systems as Ecosystems: Do Forster’s texts model social networks as ecological systems that then might provide a fertile ground for specific ways of an inter-individual interaction? • Teaching Forster: environmental awareness, inter-culturality and sexual diversity • Dystopian Landscapes: Both “Little Imber” and “The Machine Stops” portray destroyed ecosystems in which the queer subject is the only solution in a desperate situation. To what extent are queer subjects constituted as normal or natural individuals in Forster? • Queering Ecosystems / Queer Natural Order • Nature vs. current social systems Our conference is intended as a celebration of E. M. Forster and an opportunity for all Forsterians to come together. Consequently, we do not want a too detailed project to deter you from joining us in Ludwigsburg. In short, we are looking forward to proposals of papers which deal with Forster and nature, Forster and culture, and Forster and queer from all possible scholarly approaches as long as the proposed works update and enrich the scholarly discourse on the life and work of E. M. Forster. Submission Guidelines and Acceptance Policy • Presentation forms: o Paper (15 to 20 mins – a presentation of a single paper by one or more authors). o Lightning talk (5 mins – a short paper for a focused presentation). We especially encourage young scholars to present their on-going research projects. o Poster (for poster sessions). Posters can present research results or research in progress. We especially encourage young scholars to present their projects. • Proposals (a 200 word abstract, summary, a short biographical note, and your institutional affiliations (if applicable)) are submitted via our on-line form at http://society.emforster.de/ or https://is.gd/emforster18 • Abstracts due: 1 December 2017. The review process will take into consideration the differences between paper, lightning talk and poster. • Acceptances sent out: 20 December 2017. • Proposers must attend the conference. • The conference fee is 100 € (for PhD students 75 €). The fee will cover lunch and coffee-breaks, a guided city tour incl. a visit to the Blooming Baroque at Ludwigsburg Palace. • We will provide basic technological needs such as Internet, projectors, power cords, sound systems, and cables. • Abstracts, papers, lightning talks, posters, and audiovisual documentation will be published. For more information, contact Dr Heiko Zimmermann at emforster18@society.emforster.de • All further details will be available from the website of the Society: http://society.emforster.de/ludwigsburg2018 • Facebook users may also consider joining the group of our Society at https://www.facebook.com/groups/448009452056029/ to get the latest updates. • If you would like to join the Society, please, go to: http://society.emforster.de/members • Twitter hashtag: #emforster18 We are looking forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg! The Organisers Dr Heiko Zimmermann, University of Education Ludwigsburg Dr Anna Kwiatkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Prof. Krzysztof Fordoński, University of Warsaw
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If you are, please, reserve 13-14 April 2018 and join the International E. M. Forster Society in Ludwigsburg (Germany) - details: http://society.emforster.de/trier-2017
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Krzysztof Fordoński and Piotr Urbański, the editors of English translations of the poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (referred to also as Casimir, Casimire, Casimirus, Cas., Sarbievius, Matthias etc.), are looking for yet undiscovered English translations of his works. The results of our work so far have been published in https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260303501_Casimir_Britannicus._English_Translations_Paraphrases_and_Emulations_of_the_Poetry_of_Maciej_Kazimierz_Sarbiewski._Second_expanded_and_corrected_edition#share but we are certain that our work is far from complete. We will be very grateful if you could notify us of any poems marked as "translated from Sarbiewski/Casimire" (many possible  variants of both names!) if you happen to come across them in your research in English manuscripts or publications of the 17th  to the 19th century. The list of currently known translations in the attached file.

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CALL FOR PAPERS E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer! 13 – 14 April 2018 University of Education Ludwigsburg University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn University of Warsaw International E. M. Forster Society Hosted by the University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster. Various aspects of the connections in question have been the object of many scholarly discussions. There are the queer(ing) biographies of Moffat and Piggford. Studies on Howards End have seen Forster’s childhood home Rooksnest and its environs as a place of nostalgia for the allegedly pastoral English past. “The Machine Stops” has been read as a warning about the on-going estrangement of mind and body, human and fellow human, and human and nature. Discussions of the Italian novels and A Passage to India deal with the Mediterranean landscape, the Oriental, the cultural and the geo-social other. However, there seems to be a lack of research that either connects all three elements of the mentioned triad or actualizes and enhances the research done in the past. This is why we are pleased to announce the conference “E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer!” to be held on 13 and 14 April 2018. The conference is hosted by the University of Education Ludwigsburg, Germany in collaboration with the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, the University of Warsaw, and the International E. M. Forster Society. We welcome submissions of papers, lightning talks, and posters for peer-review evaluation. Topics include, but they are certainly not limited to: • Environmental Determinism: What are the relations between a given region and the characters portrayed in Forster’s fiction? • The Green and Pleasant Land: Where and how in Forster’s œuvre does he evoke the idea of the pastoral English past? • Social Systems as Ecosystems: Do Forster’s texts model social networks as ecological systems that then might provide a fertile ground for specific ways of an inter-individual interaction? • Teaching Forster: environmental awareness, inter-culturality and sexual diversity • Dystopian Landscapes: Both “Little Imber” and “The Machine Stops” portray destroyed ecosystems in which the queer subject is the only solution in a desperate situation. To what extent are queer subjects constituted as normal or natural individuals in Forster? • Queering Ecosystems / Queer Natural Order • Nature vs. current social systems Our conference is intended as a celebration of E. M. Forster and an opportunity for all Forsterians to come together. Consequently, we do not want a too detailed project to deter you from joining us in Ludwigsburg. In short, we are looking forward to proposals of papers which deal with Forster and nature, Forster and culture, and Forster and queer from all possible scholarly approaches as long as the proposed works update and enrich the scholarly discourse on the life and work of E. M. Forster. Submission Guidelines and Acceptance Policy • Presentation forms: o Paper (15 to 20 mins – a presentation of a single paper by one or more authors). o Lightning talk (5 mins – a short paper for a focused presentation). We especially encourage young scholars to present their on-going research projects. o Poster (for poster sessions). Posters can present research results or research in progress. We especially encourage young scholars to present their projects. • Proposals (a 200 word abstract, summary, a short biographical note, and your institutional affiliations (if applicable)) are submitted via our on-line form at http://society.emforster.de/ or https://is.gd/emforster18 • Abstracts due: 1 December 2017. The review process will take into consideration the differences between paper, lightning talk and poster. • Acceptances sent out: 20 December 2017. • Proposers must attend the conference. • The conference fee is 100 € (for PhD students 75 €). The fee will cover lunch and coffee-breaks, a guided city tour incl. a visit to the Blooming Baroque at Ludwigsburg Palace. • We will provide basic technological needs such as Internet, projectors, power cords, sound systems, and cables. • Abstracts, papers, lightning talks, posters, and audiovisual documentation will be published. For more information, contact Dr Heiko Zimmermann at emforster18@society.emforster.de • All further details will be available from the website of the Society: http://society.emforster.de/ludwigsburg2018 • Facebook users may also consider joining the group of our Society at https://www.facebook.com/groups/448009452056029/ to get the latest updates. • If you would like to join the Society, please, go to: http://society.emforster.de/members • Twitter hashtag: #emforster18 We are looking forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg! The Organisers Dr Heiko Zimmermann, University of Education Ludwigsburg Dr Anna Kwiatkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Prof. Krzysztof Fordoński, University of Warsaw