Review of Japanese-American Literature through the Prism of Acculturation by Małgorzata Jarmołowicz-Dziekońska, Routledge, 2023, 294 pp. ISBN: 9781032379203

Klara Szmańko

University of Opole, Poland

Klara Szmańko is Associate Professor at the University of Opole, Poland. She specializes in American literature, in particular American ethnic literature: Asian American and African American literature, also Anglo-American literature as well as American Studies. The recurring tropes of her publications are whiteness, invisibility, visibility, visual dynamics, power dynamics, autobiography, transformational identity politics, multiculturalism, representation of space, mimicry, nationalism, and gender relations. She is the author of two books published in the U.S.: Invisibility in African American and Asian American Literature: A Comparative Study (McFarland 2008) and Visions of Whiteness in Selected Works of Asian American Literature (McFarland 2015). Klara Szmańko was the chief organizer of the Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference in 2019: The Sound of Silence in American Literature, Culture, and Politics at the University of Opole. After the conference she co-edited the post-conference volume entitled Rhetoric of Silence in American Studies, published by the Res Rhetorica journal. Klara Szmańko did her M.A. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Wrocław, habilitation at the University of Łodź in 2016. Professor Szmańko is a scholarship holder of the University of North Carolina, DAAD, and John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies.


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2024-06-06


Szmańko, K. (2024) “Review of Japanese-American Literature through the Prism of Acculturation by Małgorzata Jarmołowicz-Dziekońska, Routledge, 2023, 294 pp. ISBN: 9781032379203”, Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, (44), pp. 142–144. Available at: https://czasopisma.filologia.uwb.edu.pl/index.php/c/article/view/2261 (Accessed: 16 July 2024).

Klara Szmańko 
University of Opole, Poland

Klara Szmańko is Associate Professor at the University of Opole, Poland. She specializes in American literature, in particular American ethnic literature: Asian American and African American literature, also Anglo-American literature as well as American Studies. The recurring tropes of her publications are whiteness, invisibility, visibility, visual dynamics, power dynamics, autobiography, transformational identity politics, multiculturalism, representation of space, mimicry, nationalism, and gender relations. She is the author of two books published in the U.S.: Invisibility in African American and Asian American Literature: A Comparative Study (McFarland 2008) and Visions of Whiteness in Selected Works of Asian American Literature (McFarland 2015). Klara Szmańko was the chief organizer of the Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference in 2019: The Sound of Silence in American Literature, Culture, and Politics at the University of Opole. After the conference she co-edited the post-conference volume entitled Rhetoric of Silence in American Studies, published by the Res Rhetorica journal. Klara Szmańko did her M.A. in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Wrocław, habilitation at the University of Łodź in 2016. Professor Szmańko is a scholarship holder of the University of North Carolina, DAAD, and John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies.

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1022-6049