Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 12 (2015)


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    „The Phonology of Welsh” by S.J. Hannahs. Oxford University Press, 2013. pp. xiv, 183. ISBN: 978-0-19-960123-3
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2015) Czerniak, Tomasz
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    „Teaching Adaptations”, D. Cartmell, I. Whelehan (Eds.) Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 195 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-31112-3
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2015) Rokosz-Piejko, Elżbieta
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    The Role of Buddhist Philosophy in Aldous Huxley’s „Island”
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2015) Warchał, Małgorzata
    Aldous Huxley’s last novel, „Island”, presents the utopian, peaceful society of Pala, a secluded island in the Pacific Ocean. Selected principles of Mahayana Buddhism constitute the cornerstone of Pala’s political, educational and agricultural systems and serve as the main source of moral values for its inhabitants. By introducing characters who represent both Palanese and Western mentality, the author presents the clash of Western and Eastern cultures and, as a result, unmasks the destructiveness of Western greed, materialism and militarism. Moreover, the novel constitutes a reflection upon the spiritual and intellectual benefits of Buddhism, as it presents the peaceful coexistence of the inhabitants of Pala and their pursuit of self-improvement, knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. The following paper aims to confront the views and attitudes of characters who represent the East and the West as well as to trace Buddhist motifs in Huxley’s novel in order to examine their role both in all aspects of Pala’s culture and in the philosophical message of „Island”.
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    Taming of the Rake: From a Man about Town to a Man at Home in „The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall” by Anne Brontë
    (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2015) Marciniak, Marlena
    In „The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” Anne Brontë considers one of the most burning questions of the Victorian period, i.e. the problem of male domestic violence. The novel contributed to the public debate on the defects of the legal system which discriminated against women and made them totally dependent on their fathers and husbands. However, the writer’s diagnosis of the social issue does not focus on the formal aspects only, as she believed that political action should be accompanied by a farreaching reconceptualisation of nineteenth-century models of femininity and masculinity. Brontë suggests that legal reform is not enough to eliminate such pathologies as marital abuse. She tries to dismantle stereotypes not only about female weakness and submissiveness, but also about male dominance and authority to demonstrate that men should be sentient and responsible participants in home life. The successful spiritual metamorphosis of four male characters: Lord Lowborough, Ralph Hattersley, young Arthur Huntingdon and Gilbert Markham is subject to scrutiny in the present paper in order to evidence that moral training embracing domestication of men was one of the keys to family bliss.