Publications

Other Souths on Page and Screen.” A themed issue of Polish Journal for American Studies. Guest editor. Vol. 13 (Autumn 2019)

Articles in journals

 “From the South as the Abjected Regional Other to Kaleidoscopic Souths.” Polish Journal for American Studies, themed issue: “Other Souths on Page and Screen.” Vol. 13 (Autumn 2019): 163-175.

 “The Whistle Stop Café as a challenge to the Jim Crow bipartition of society in Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café”. Roczniki Humanistyczne [Annals of Arts], Fascicle 11 Anglica 64.11 (2016): 169-184. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18290/rh.2016.64.11-11)

“You are gonna have to learn how to cook” – the role of foodways in revising hierarchical patient-caregiver relationship in John Sayles’s Passion Fish.Zeszyty Naukowe KUL 60.2 (2016): 83-91.

“From a white woman’s kitchen into a black woman’s living room: a reconfiguration of the servant/served paradigm in Ellen Douglas’s Can’t Quit You, Baby.” Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska Sec. FF 34 (2016): 95-106.

“‘I came a long way to get here’ – narrative point of view, the trope of the journey and recontextualization in Kaye Gibbons’s Ellen Foster and its cinematic adaptation.” Roczniki Humanistyczne [Annals of Arts], Fascicle 11 Anglica 63.11 (2015): 275-289(290)

“The Clash Between Memory and the Self in Walker Percy’s The Last Gentleman and The Second Coming.” Co-authored with Magdalena Budzyńska, (Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin) Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 37.2 (December 2015): 81-98.  

“Ethnic Diaspora Through the Kitchen: Foodways in the Postcolonial Feminist Discourse of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking?The Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 4.2 (Fall 2013): 35–53.

“‘A Kitchen of Her Own’: Chicana Identity Negotiations Framed Through Foodways in Carla Trujillo’s What Night Brings.” Polish Journal for American Studies 7 (2013): 161-177.

“The Gastrodynamics of Edna Pontellier’s liberation.” Transatlantica. Revue d’études américaines. [En ligne], 1: 2011, mis en ligne le 04 janvier 2012.

“Negotiating Gender with a Spatula: Foodways and Gender in Fried Green Tomatoes.” The Americanist 26 (2011): 165-174.

“Bonding and Moving on: Southern Female Companions in Motion (Pictures).” The Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 2.2 (Spring 2011): 25-42.

“A Fragile (Dis)position – the (Ab)uses of ‘Feminine Diseases’ in Southern Patriarchal Ideology.” Zeszyty Naukowe KUL 52.3 (2009). 81-91.

“Changing Patterns of Southern Lady’s Influence from the Old to the Contemporary South in Ellen Glasgow’s and Walker Percy’s Oeuvre.” Roczniki Humanistyczne [Annals of Arts] 54-55.5 (2006/2007): 215-235.

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Book chapters          

“‘Healthy is the New Gangsta’: Hip Hop and Black Culinary Culture.”Performing America: Perspectives and Prospectives. Ed. Beata Zawadka & Barbara Braid. Forthcoing, 2020.

“(Re)imagined Souths.” Ex-Centric Souths: (Re)Imagining Southern Centers and Peripheries. Ed. Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans. València: Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2019. 13-32.

“Kij i marchewka – pożywienie jako narzędzie kontroli w narracjach niewolników.” [“Carrot and Stick – Food as a Tool of Control in Slave Narratives”] Przemoc. Tom 8. Wielkie Tematy Literatury Amerykańskiej. Ed. Agnieszka Woźniakowka i Sonia Kaputa. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2019. 11-27.

“A Sense of Otherness: Auditory-Gustatory Synesthesia and Cultural Identity in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth. Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture. Izabella Kimak & Julia Nikiel, eds. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2017. 143-154.

 “Consuming racial expectations in Flannery O’Connor’s “The Artificial Nigger.” Southern Exposure: Essays Presented to Jan Nordby Gretlund. Edited by Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, Clara Juncker, and David E. Nye. Odense: The Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, 2017. 153-166.

“Come dine with me, or not: performing racial relations in the domestic sphere in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy.Performing South. The U.S. South as Medium/Message. Ed. Beata Zawadka. Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, 2015. 185-203.

„Zapisy na stole, wywrotowe jedzenie: heteronormatywność i pomidory, Smażone zielone pomidory.” (“Table Inscriptions, subversive foodways: heteronormativity and tomatoes, Fried Green Tomatoes”) Inne Bębny. Różnica i niezgoda w literaturze i kulturze amerykańskiej. [Different Drums: Difference and Dissent in American Literature and Culture] Ed. Izabella Kimak, Ewa Antoszek and Katarzyna Czerwiec-Dykiel. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2013. 28-46.

“A Culinary Journey Across the Color Line: Foodways and Race in Southern Literature and Motion Pictures.” Unsteadily Marching On: The US South in Motion. Ed. Constante Gonzáles Groba. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans. Valencia: Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2013. 101-110.

“Subverting the Patriarchal Paradigm of Gender Relations in Ellen Glasgow’s Gothic Short Stories.” L’Espace du Sud au féminin. Ed. Brigitte Zaugg and Gérald Préher. Collection “Littérature des mondes contemporains, ” Série Amériques, n.7. Metz: Centre „Écritures” de l’Université Paul Verlaine-Metz, 2011. 43-63.

“The Fall of the House of the Elite: a Reading of Southern Aristocracy Through the Architectural Correlative.” (Mis)reading America. American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions. Ed. Jerzy Durczak and Paweł Frelik. Kraków: Universitas, 2011. 95-111.

“The Natural and the Artificial: Female Friendship Versus Marriage in the Aristocratic South.” America: The Natural and the Artificial. Construction of American Identities, Landscapes, Social Institutions and Histories. Magdalena Zapędowska and Paweł Stachura, ed. Seria Filologia Angielska nr. 33. Poznań: Wydawnictwo UAM, 2010. 167-178.

“The Grotesque Female Body, The Gothic Household and Sexual Politics in Twentieth-century Southern Short Fiction.” The Body: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture 2. Ed. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2009. 101-119.

“Female Friendship and a Narration of Self-Discovery in Twentieth-Century Southern Women’s Writing.” British and American Literature and Culture Conference Proceedings. Ed. Piotr Skurowski and Mirosław Aleksander Miernik. Warsaw: English Department of Warsaw University, 2009. 69-83.

“Making Sense of the Forces Beyond in Eudora Welty’s “A Curtain of Green.” Making Sense and Making Nonsense. Ed. Evelina Graur and Alexandru Diaconescu. Suceava: Editura Universităţii Suceava, 2008. 205-214.

“Bumper Crops from Yesterday’s Garden: Southern Gentleman’s Heritage in the Modern South on the Basis of Walker Percy’s Novels.” Margins and Centres Reconsidered: Multiple Perspectives on English Language Literatures. Ed. Barbara Klonowska and Zofia Kolbuszewska. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Kul, 2008. 119-128.

“An Incestuous Form of Southern Closeness in Peter Taylor’s ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time.’” Community and Nearness: Readings in English and American Literature and Culture. Ed. Ilona Dobosiewicz and Jacek Gutorow. Opole: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, 2007. 101-112.

“Storytelling as Rebellion against White Trash Identity in Dorothy Allison’s TrashConformity and Resistance in America. Ed. Jacek Gutorow and Tomasz Lebiecki. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 347-360.

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Other publications:

Rev. of “Lisa Hinrichsen, Stephanie Rountree, and Gina Caison (eds). Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television.European Journal of American Studies [Online]; Reviews 2019-3, Online since 23 October 2019,

Rev. of Carmen Rueda-Ramos and Susana Jiménez Placer (eds.), Constructing the Self: Essays on Southern Life-Writing. Polish Journal for American Studies Vol. 13 (Spring 2019): 150-154.

Rev. of Ashli Quesinberry Stokes and Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2019-2, Online since 15 July 2019.

Rev. of Bryan L. McDonald, Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2018-1, Online since 18 May 2018,

“Thinking Food in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox.” Thinking Food Conference Opening Plenary Panel The Americanist 29 (2016): 13-17.

Rev. of Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai, ed. Asian Americans in Dixie. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2015-4, document 11, Online since 06 October 2015.

Rev. of David A. Davis and Tara Powell, ed. Writing in the Kitchen. Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2015-2, document 1, Online since 28 April 2015,

Rev. of Karen L. Cox, ed. Destination Dixie: Tourism & Southern History. European Journal of American Studies [Online], Reviews 2013-2, document 5, Online since 30 July 2013,

Rev. of Beata Zawadka, Dixie jest kobietą. Proza Petera Taylora Wobec Kwestii Współczesnej Południowej Kobiecości [Dixie is Female: Contemporary Southern Womanhood in Peter Taylor’s Prose]. The Americanist 27 (2012): 156-159.