Here, the team of Text Matters publishes news, such as announcements of new issue launches and accompanying cultural events.
12 October 2020.
We are delighted to announce that the 10th issue of Text Matters will be released later this month. Edited by Prof. Dorota Filipczak, it consists of 26 scholarly texts, organised into two main sections: Literature Goes Pop, and Literar(t)y Matters. The first opens with an article by our special guest, Prof. Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam), in which she discusses the intricacies of the essay / essay film. Other notable contributions include Prof. Liam Gearon’s (University of Oxford) take on Bob Dylan’s life and career, as well as Prof. Christine Nicholls’s (Australian National University, Canberra) richly illustrated and up-to-date analysis of intertextuality and interpictoriality in humour, in the time of COVID-19.
16 January 2018.
On 11th January 2018, Text Matters launched its 7th Issue, on Theatre Studies and Performative Arts, with a special event entitled "Greek Drama on the British Stage." This event was co-organised with Dom Literatury w Łodzi (House of Literature, Lodz). It began with a panel discussion featuring scholars from the University of Lodz, including Dorota Filipczak, Andrzej Wicher, Malgorzata Budzowska, Magdalena Cieslak and Agata Handley. The panel was followed by a rehearsed reading of excerpts from modern British translations and versions of Greek drama, including 'Greek' by Steven Berkoff; 'The Restless House' by Zinnie Harris; and 'The Oresteia' by Aeschylus (in a version by Tony Harrison). The extracts were performed by our special guests from the UK: Bruce Coates, Claire Best and Wesley Rolston from the Drama Department, Newman University. The director was David Allen from Midland Actors Theatre (UK).
The event was featured on a local television arts programme. Click here to view the local news coverage (in Polish)
Section cover photo by Marta Łącka, 2016.