dr Tomasz Gadzina

Tomasz Gadzina

dr

e-mail: tgadzina@uni.opole.pl

Research interests: Australian culture and literature, postcolonial literature, modern literary theory and theories of culture

Selected Publications

Articles:

  • “Mysticism and Spirituality in Tim Winton’s Fiction”, Literatury Słowiańskie w Kręgu Tradycji Kulturowych, red. Jolanta Greń-Kulesza. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2014, s. 217-225;
  • “Space in Australian Literature”, Poisoned Cornucopia: Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance across Cultures and Literatures, red. Ryszard W. Wolny, Stankomir Nicieja, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, 2014, s. 125-138;
  • “The Anzac Legend and Australian National Identity One Hundred Years after the Great War”, Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture, red. Anna Branach-Kallas, Nelly Strehlau, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, s. 234-246;
  • “Australia: An Inescapable Cultural Paradigm? Cross- and Transcultural Elements in Tim Winton’s Fiction” Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA), 7, 2016, nr 2, s. 30-40.
  • “Fatherhood, Masculinity and Complex Father-Child Relationships in Tim Winton’s Fiction”, Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse: Focus on Fathers, red. Anna Pilińska; Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, s. 88-99.

Conferences:

  • January 2018 – with prof. dr hab. Ryszard Wolny: “The Spectres of the (Imperial) Past: From the National Self-Definition to (Global) Xenophobia. The Case of Australia and Eastern Europe,” Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and their Others, EASA and University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain;
  • November 2017 – “Places, Non-places and Fluid Identities in Tim Winton’s Fiction,” Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Historical Heritage and Contemporary Perspectives in Language, Culture and Literature; Wydział Anglistyki Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu and Instytut Filologii Angielskiej UO, Opole;
  • September 2015 – “Tim Winton’s Australia: An Inescapable Cultural Paradigm?” Australia as Topos: The Transformation of Australian Studies, EASA and Pannonia University, Veszprem, Hungary.
  • September 2015 – “The Past Memory and Nostalgia in Tim Winton’s Fiction,” Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia, Uniwersytet Gdański, Gdańsk.
  • Septyember 2015 – “Fatherhood in Tim Winton’s Fiction”, Focus on Fathers, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Wrocław.
  • September 2014 – “The Anzac Legend and Australian National Identity One Hundred Years after the Great War,” Re-Imagining the First World War: (Hi)stories, Myths, and Propaganda in Anglophone Literature and Culture, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń.
  • September 2013 – “Tim Winton’s Australia as a margin: Remarks on Australian postcoloniality,” On the Margins (12th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA)), Bordeaux, France.
  • October 2012 – “Women and the bush: Landscape and female characters in Australian literature,” Gender in English Studies: The fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin.
  • September 2012 – “Excess of space in Australian literature,” Poisoned Cornucopia: Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance Across Literatures and Cultures, Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole.
  • September 2011 – “Reality, dreams, imagination and desire in Tim Winton’s novels,” Crossing the Borders: Reality, Desire and Imagination in Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific Lives, Literatures and Cultures (11th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA)), Preszów, Slovakia.