The Moravian Journal of Literature and Film is an international scholarly journal whose objective is to be a platform for an intersection of literary and film history, criticism, and theory. The journal examines literatures and films in any language, thus merging both regional and universal themes. The journal is published in English, is peer-reviewed, and has two issues a year.

Marcel Arbeit, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Managing Editor
Roman Trušník, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Associate Editor
Markéta Janebová, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Editorial Board
Jan Nordby Gretlund, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Constante González Groba, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Jakub Guziur, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Nigel Hatton, University of California, Merced, USA
Bernd Herzogenrath, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Heinz Ickstadt, Free University of Berlin, Germany
M. Thomas Inge, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, USA
Josef Jařab, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Stanislav Kolář, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Bohuslav Mánek, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Tomáš Pospíšil, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gérald Préher, Lille Catholic University, France
Martin Procházka, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Erik S. Roraback, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Werner Sollors, Harvard University, USA

Palacký University, Olomouc
Křížkovského 8
771 47 Olomouc
Czech Republic

ISSN 1803-7720
Reg. no. MK ČR E18802
(c) 2009–2015 Palacký University, Olomouc

Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall 2015)


Blessed Family History: Inventing the Past in Louis Owens’s “Blessed Sunshine”>
Hana Sobotková

Mary Lambert’s Film Adaptation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Edna Pontellier as an Aphrodite/Venus Figure in Grand Isle
Tara Hembrough

Negotiating the Quandaries of Post-9/11 Pakistani American Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced
Diana Benea

Bartleby as the Self-Portrait of a Philosopher: The Case of Gilles Deleuze
Tereza Stejskalová

Historical Interview

“It’s dangerous for poets to become dictators”: A Talk with Czesław Miłosz at Palacký University, Olomouc, June 2, 1993
Josef Jařab


The South from Elsewhere, edited by Marcel Arbeit
(reviewed by Brad Vice)

The Representation of War in Nineteenth-Century American Novels, by Jozef Pecina
(reviewed by Gabriela Planková)

Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2015)


Ascension of the Pop Icon: The Creativity of Kitsch (Not Only) in a Music Video by Lana Del Rey
Tomáš Jirsa

Leonard Cohen, the Priest of a Catacomb Religion
Jiří Měsíc

“A Shameless Assimilationist” in a State of Evolution: The Issue of Assimilation and Cultural Identity in Richard Rodriguez’s Autobiographical Texts
Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko

Transatlantic Voyages and Quests to the West in the Anglo-American Campus Novel of the 1960s: Malcolm Bradbury’s Stepping Westward and Bernard Malamud’s A New Life
Petr Anténe

The Women of Hawthorne’s and Kubrick’s Dreams: A Gendered Critique of “Young Goodman Brown” and Eyes Wide Shut
Saladin Ambar


The Southern Mystique: Food, Gender and Houses in Southern Fiction and Films, by Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis
(reviewed by Nikol Šustrová)

Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives, edited by Karsten Fitz
(reviewed by Veronika Briatková and Veronika Rychlá)

Vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 2014)


Travels into History: Ernest J. Gaines’s African-American Odyssey in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Gérald Préher

The Sneaky Victory of a Genre: The Story of One Czech Western
Petr Bilík

“Becoming Anglicised?” The Increasing Importance of English Characters in the Exile Novels of Arthur Koestler and Robert Neumann
Matthias Weßel

Pound of the Beats: On Allen Ginsberg’s and Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Image of Ezra Pound
Jakub Guziur

The Inhuman in Paris and Mississippi: Mapping the Real Estate of Genre in Barry Hannah’s Yonder Stands Your Orphan
Brad Vice

Historical Interview

“Don’t Believe a Word of It”: A Conversation with William Gass at Viola, Prague, August 1, 1995
Josef Jařab

Book Reviews

Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Sherryl Vint
(reviewed by Juraj Bakoš)

The Health of the Nation, edited by Meldan Tanrisal and Tanfer Emin Tunç
(reviewed by Ivan Čipkár)

Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2014)


A Literary Genealogy: Faulkner, García Márquez, and Mo Yan
M. Thomas Inge

Paul Robeson’s Ambiguous Film Legacy
Paul Von Blum

The Cognitive Model of the Vampire and Its Accommodation in the Twentieth Century
Ivan Čipkár

Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Identities in Orange Is the New Black
Michaela Weiss

An American Maqama: Interweaving East and West in Ameen Rihani’s The Book of Khalid
Zuzana Tabačková

“English, Female, Tourist”: Coping with Otherness in Janice Galloway’s Foreign Parts
Markéta Gregorová


“Lack of imagination breeds all sorts of ills”: A Conversation with Fred Chappell
Marcel Arbeit


The Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman, edited by Scott Hames
(reviewed by Jan Horáček)

Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies,
edited by Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný
(reviewed by Michal Peprník)

Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 2013)


Love and Death in 1950s Suburbia: The Novel and Film Revolutionary Road
Richard A. Voeltz

National and Transnational Identities in Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh
Radek Glabazňa

Ethnic Diaspora through the Kitchen: Foodways in the Postcolonial Feminist Discourse of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking?
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis

Consumption and Communion in a Changing South: Food and Feasting in the Fiction of Thomas Wolfe, Eudora Welty, and Three Southern Writers of the Next Generation
Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

American History as a Ragtime Tune: E. L. Doctorow’s Ragtime
Josef Jařab


Adaptation Studies: New Challenges, New Directions, edited by Jørgen Bruhn, Anne Gjelsvik, and Eirik Frisvold Hanssen
(reviewed by Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko)

Narcoepics: A Global Aesthetics of Sobriety, by Hermann Herlinghaus
(reviewed by Markéta Riebová

‘Forever Young’? The Changing Images of America, edited by Philip Coleman and Stephen Matterson
(reviewed by Helena Šváchová)

Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2013)


James Fenimore Cooper as a Western Author and the 1920 Film Adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans
Michal Peprník

“I Will Pay That Price as a Poet to Speak My Truth”: Feminism, Activism, and the Historical Moment of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls
Christopher Tucker

Playing in the Dark and Dirt: Dorothy Allison’s Bastard out of Carolina and Tomboyism in the American South
Veronika Klusáková

Translation and Therapy: Susan Howatch’s St Benet’s Trilogy
Suzanne Bray

The Sense(s) of Place in British Columbian and Californian Nature Writing
Petr Kopecký

Men of Honor: William Alexander Percy and Ernest Hemingway as Gentlemen Soldiers
Clara Juncker


A Century under the Spirit of Mark Twain, 1910–2010, edited by Ramona Demarcsek, Minodora Barbul, and Ligia Tomoiagă
(reviewed by Dana Straková)

Jewishness as Humanism in Bernard Malamud’s Fiction, by Michaela Náhliková
(reviewed by Alena Smiešková)

Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 2012)


P. L. Travers, Walt Disney, and the Making of Mary Poppins
M. Thomas Inge

Barry Hannah: In the Academy but Not of It
Brad Vice

Growing Up Barbadian American: Assimilation, Ethnicity and Identity in Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall
Šárka Bubíková

Tipping the History: Gender Performances and Costumes That Matter in Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet
Michaela Weiss

Pop Music and Politics in Drama: Stewart Parker and Tom Stoppard
Ondřej Pilný

Nostalgia and Condemnation of the Past in Post-Stalinist Czech Novels
Joanna Diane Caytas


E pluribus unum or E pluribus plura? Unity and Diversity in American Culture, edited by Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, David Mauk, and Ole Moen
(reviewed by Gregory Jason Bell)

Reading Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, edited by Velichka D. Ivanova
(reviewed by Josef Jařab)

The Death of the Critic, by Rónán McDonald
(reviewed by Michal Kleprlík)

Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2011)


James Fenimore Cooper as a War Novelist
Jozef Pecina

For a Breath of Air: Scottishness in the Writing of Kathleen Jamie
Pavlína Flajšarová

The Assertion of Body for a Sense of Place in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams
Jiannan Tang

Lillian Smith, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights and American Democracy
Constante González Groba

“Almost a Western”: The Deep South as the Mythic West in William Gay’s The Long Home
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre


Le Sud au Cinéma: de The Birth of a Nation à Cold Mountain, edited by Marie Liénard-Yeterian and Taïna Tuhkunen (reviewed by Veronika Klusáková)

The California Crucible: Literary Harbingers of Deep Ecology, by Petr Kopecký (reviewed by Randall Roorda)

Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2011)


Reconfiguring Gender Roles in Russian-German Imaginary Families
Patricia Anne Simpson

Bonding and Moving On: Southern Female Companions in Motion (Pictures)
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis

From Heteroglossia to Worldmaking: Fictions of Robert Burns and Iain (M.) Banks
Martin Procházka

Žižek’s Act and the Literary Example
Tereza Stejskalová

Compliance Versus Defiance: The Characters’ Response to Social Structures in Alasdair Gray’s Lanark and 1982 Janine
Markéta Gregorová


Still in Print: The Southern Novel Today, edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund (reviewed by Michael Madsen)

Reflections of Trauma in Selected Works of Postwar American and British Literature, by Stanislav Kolář, Zuzana Buráková, and Katarína Šandorová (reviewed by Michaela Weiß)