Tomasz Gornat

Tomasz Gornat



Research interests: 19th and 20th c. British literature, literature and culture of Australia, postcolonial literature, British and American popular culture


Selected Publications




“A chemistry of stars”: Epiphany, Openness and Ambiguity in the Works of James Joyce.
Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2006.






  • “ ‘Applied Aquinas,’ or Scholasticism in the Crooked Mirror of Modernism: The Aesthetic Theories of James Joyce’s Stephen Hero and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego. Filologia Angielska 8 (1995): 75-86.
  • “The Mystical Experience of Divine Revelation: Epiphany from Herbert to Hopkins.” Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego. Filologia Angielska 8 (1995): 87-103.
  • “The Artist in the Making: Stephen Dedalus, or the Growth of the Artistic Conscience. James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Bildungsroman Tradition.” Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Opolskiego. Filologia Angielska 10 (1999): 41-62.
  • “ ‘Dead govern living’: The Spectres of the Past and James Joyce’s ‘The Sisters’.” On Time: Reflections on Aspects of Time in Culture, Literature and Language. Ed. Ryszard W. Wolny. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2009. 41-58.
  • “Nawrót obłędu i ‘cicha beznadzieja’: The Dark Side of the Moon z perspektywy czasu.” Unisono w wielogłosie III: Rock a korespondencja sztuk. Ed. Radosław Marcinkiewicz Sosnowiec: Wydawnictwo GAD Records, 2012. 30-45.
  • “ ‘The gloom of the waning sun’: Oppression, Evil, and Disgrace in the Political Poetry of David O’Bruadair.” Evil, Ugliness, Disgrace in the Cultures of the West and East. Ed. Ryszard W. Wolny Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2013.
  • “The Aisling Tradition in the Early Poetry of Austin Clarke.” Margins and Peripheries. Ed. Daniel Vogel. Racibórz: Wydawnictwo PWSZ w Raciborzu, 2013.
  • „Odmienne stany dźwięku: Revolver i rewolucja.” Unisono w wielogłosie IV: Rock a media. Ed. Radosław Marcinkiewicz. Sosnowiec: Wydawnictwo GAD Records, 2013.