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dr hab. prof. UW Dominika Oramus


British literature

associate professor

Deputy Head of Research

Room number: 333

Phone: +48 (22) 55-314-11

email: dominika.oramus@uw.edu.pl

http://oramus.edu.pl/

  Office hours: Winter semester 2019-2020
Thursday - 13.00-14.30
dr hab. prof. UW Dominika Oramus

Degrees

"M.A., University of Warsaw, 1996

Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, 1999

Associate Professor, University of Warsaw, 2008"


Research interests and projects

  • Contemporary British fiction:
    • novel post-1970
    • contemporary British short story 
  • 20th century novelists: James Joyce, John Fowles, Angela Carter, J.G. Ballard, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Stanisław Lem
  • Poetics of Postmodernism
  • metafiction
  • historiographic metafiction
  • mass culture in mainstream fiction
  • Science fiction
  • 20th century utopian and dystopian writing
  • the British ‘New Wave’ in science fiction, American ‘New Wave’ of the 1970s
  • cyberpunk
  • science fiction and Gothic fiction
  • Science versus Culture
  • how notions such as “science” and “myth” were defined in European civilization   in the 18th-21st centuries; how the prevailing image of the workings of the Universe was changing
  • how science was depicted and scientific discourse applied in the English novel in the 20th and 21st centuries (references to relativity, quantum physics, and cybernetics in art and mass culture)
  • Darwinism-related disputes in public life (concerning e.g., creationism, altruism, human aggression, sociobiology)


Selected publications

Books

Korzeniowska, A. & Szymańska, I. (Eds.). (2018). Polish Scholars on Scottish Writers. An Interpretative Collage. . Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Semper.

Bystydzieńska, G. & Harris, E. (Eds.). (2016). From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 5. . Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Anglistyki - Pracownia "Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich".

Oramus, D. (2015). Darwinowskie paradygmaty. Mit teorii ewolucji w kulturze współczesnej. . Kraków: Copernicus Center Press.

Oramus, D. (2015). Charles Darwin’s Looking Glass. The Theory of Evolution and the Life of its Author in Contemporary British Fiction and Non-Fiction. . Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Chapters

Oramus, D. (2018). 'Scotland becomes another Scotland'. The Clash of Alternate Realities un Andrew Crumey's Mobius Dick. In A. Korzeniowska & I. Szymańska (Eds.). Polish Scholars on Scottish Writers. An Interpretative Collage. (pp. 164-173). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Semper.

Oramus, D. (2017). Science, Humanities and Formulaic Writing in Michael Crichton's Timeline and Scarlett Thomas's Our Tragic Universe. In M. Pypeć , A. Kędra-Kardela & A. Kędzierska (Eds.). Studies in English Literature and Culture. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Grażyna Bystydzieńska. (pp. 185-196). Lublin: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press.

Oramus, D. (2017). The Noble Art of Detection. Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger: Naturalist, Magus and Detective. In G. Bystydzieńska (Ed.). Gothic, Sensation, Detection. (pp. 213-226). Warszawa: Pracownia "Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich" Instytut Anglistyki UW.

Oramus, D. (2016). The Dark Side of the Equinox. Isaac Newton and Alchemy. In G. Bystydzieńska & E. Harris (Eds.). From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British Literature and Culture. Vol. 5. (pp. 333 342). Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Anglistyki - Pracownia "Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich".

Oramus, D. (2016). Ballard, Wyndham and the English Disaster Story Tradition. In R. McGrath (Ed.). Deep Ends The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2016. (pp. 52-68). Toronto: The Terminal Press.

Oramus, D. (2015). The World of Simulacra: Ballard, Dick, Baudrillard. In R. McGrath (Ed.). Deep Ends The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2015. (pp. 27-33). Toronto: The Terminal Press.

Oramus, D. (2015). Zwierzę, człowiek, Karol Darwin. Teoria ewolucji w literaturze fantastycznej końca XX wieku. In D. Piechota , A. Trześniewska & E. Łoch (Eds.). Emancypacja zwierząt?. (pp. 189-205). Lublin: Lubelskie Towarzystwo Naukowe.

Oramus, D. (2014). War on Satelite TV in the Stories of J.G. Ballard - przedruk. In (Ed.). Deep Ends. The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2014. (pp. 101-117). : The Terminal Press.

Oramus, D. (2014). Echa konfliktu kreacjonizm-darwinizm w wybranych współczesnych powieściach science fiction. In M. Leś & P. Stasiewicz (Eds.). Motywy religijne we współczesnej fantstyce. (pp. 63-77). Białystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku.

Oramus, D. (2013). Gods for the Final Days. Selected Religious Systems Devised by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Philip K. Dick. In L. Drong & J. Mydla (Eds.). Fearful Symmetries: Representations of Anxiety in Cultural, Literary and Political Discourses. (pp. ). Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.

Oramus, D. (2013). In the Beginning was Darwin: History and Simulation in Thorvald Steen’s Don Carlos and Giovanni and Roger McDonald’s Mr Darwin’s Shooter. In D. Babilas & L. Krawczyk-Żywko (Eds.). We the Neo-Victorians: Perspectives on Literature and Culture. (pp. ). Warszawa: Instytut Anglistyki UW.

Articles

Oramus, D. (2016). Czarodziejska kraina Europa. KRONOS. METAFIZYKA, KULTURA, RELIGIA, 36, (pp. 273-279).

Oramus, D. (2016). Ambasadorowie. KRONOS. METAFIZYKA, KULTURA, RELIGIA, (pp. 301-308).

Oramus, D. (2016). The Uncanny Robots of Pilot Pirx: Stanisław Lem’s Tales. Interlitteraria, 21, (pp. 143-157).

Oramus, D. (2014). Two Exercises in Consilience: Anne Dillard and Kurt Vonnegut on the Galapagos Archipelago as the Archetypal Darwinian Setting. Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies, 23, (pp. 19-31).

Oramus, D. (2014). Echoes of the mid-19-century spiritual crisis in selected contemporary texts referencing Charles Darwin. The New Review : an International Journal of British Studies, (pp. 101-117).

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN