Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 13 (2016)


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    Identifying the Ukrainian: Marina Lewycka’s “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian”
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2016) Weretiuk, Oksana
    This essay deals with the problem of Ukrainian identity in Marina Lewycka’s novel: “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” (2005). The paper suggests a twofold imagological1 analysis in order to answer how the second generation of Ukrainian immigrants in Great Britain (children of the post-WWII political migration) perceives, the Ukrainian newcomer, the economic immigrant from a post-communist state, who looks strange and other for them and how the reader, in his turn, perceives the Ukrainianness of the first and the second. It also underlines that Marina Lewycka infuses the Ukrainian history (past and modern) with a unique sense of humour based on cultural varieties. Her English-Ukrainian and Ukrainian-English characters are observed from different perspectives.
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    Leisure as an instrument of integrating diasporas in Victorian Manchester
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2016) Kiersnowska, Beata
    The paper aims to discuss some aspects of the recreational policy of Manchester authorities in the Victorian period as an integrating instrument for the city’s diasporas. Throughout the period, industrialisation and urban growth continued to attract to the city migrants from different parts of the United Kingdom as well as overseas. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the Irish, Germans, Armenians, Italians, Polish, Russian and German Jews settled in different parts of Manchester, often forming isolated communities. This uprooted, ethnically, religiously, politically and socially diversified population lacked cohesion and a sense of community which contributed to the city’s mounting social problems. Therefore, the municipal authorities and enlightened members of the city bourgeoisie sought ways to integrate this diversified populace by instilling in them a sense of community. They envisaged leisure and recreation as a sphere in which the English middle-class cultural model based on certain moral and social principles could be extended to the lower social classes and minority groups. In order to achieve this aim different kinds of leisure activities were actively promoted and cultural and recreational facilities were established. Particularly important among those were free public amenities, such as public libraries and parks where different social and ethnic groups could come in contact. Thus in Victorian Manchester leisure and recreation apart from having entertaining and recuperative powers also played an important role in building a sense of belonging to the place and cohesive hierarchical community.
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    The quest for Jewish assimilation expressed through Yiddishkeit in America
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2016) Dziama, Anna
    The aim of this paper is to present the notion of Jewish assimilation reflected in the cultural phenomenon of Yiddishkeit. This can be easily mirrored in the notion of Jewish identity, tradition, Judaism and Jewish languages as part of Yiddishkeit in present-day America, which has made it possible for the Jewish diaspora to maintain its significant character in the multicultural United States.
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    Edmund Burke’s present discontents: Political propaganda or a work of political science?
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2016) Borus, György
    Edmund Burke, the ideologist of the Rockingham Whigs during the 1760s, published a pamphlet in 1770 – entitled “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” – in which he analysed the difficult problems of the decade in domestic and foreign affairs. He determined what he saw as the root cause of the problems, and also suggested a solution to them. The primary aim of this essay is to describe the very special circumstances of the 1760s, to explain what motivated Burke in publishing this work, and to assess the significance of the pamphlet.