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) 2009–2019 Palacký University, Olomouc

Vol. 10, Nos. 1–2 (2019)


Affectionate Accuracy? Willa Cather’s Representations of Bohemian Immigrants
Kristýna Brázdilová and Michal Peprník

Toxic Femininity and Tomboyish Agency: Reshaping Southern Nostagia in Sharp Objects
Veronika Klusáková

The Virtuous Spy: From Major André to Captain Thorne
Tomáš Kačer

What Lies Beneath: Sam Shepard’s Buried Child
Sultan Komut Bakinç

The Other Secrets: Narrative Riddles in Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans
Zuzana Dostálová

Book Reviews

Italian Music in Dakota: The Function of European Musical Theater in U.S. Culture, by Andrea Mariani
(reviewed by Francesca Battaglia)

Scandinavian Crime Fiction, by Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
(reviewed by Šárka Dvořáková)

The Fetish: Literature, Cinema, Visual Art, by Massimo Fusillo
(reviewed by Felix Purat)

Popular Modernism and Its Legacies: From Pop Literature to Video Games, edited by Scott Ortolano
(reviewed by Tomáš Roztočil)

Vol. 9, Nos. 1–2 (2018)


“Secret Female Jokes”: Self-Conscious Paranoia and the Female Postmodern Condition in Diane Johnson’s The Shadow Knows
Tereza Walsbergerová

The Death of Joan Vollmer and Decoding William S. Burroughs’s Work
Antonín Zita

The Creative Power of the Woman Artist in Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark
Elena Canido Muiño

Steampunk Musical Elements in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes Films
Francesca Battaglia


“Cinema is the biggest toy on Earth”: An Interview with Martin Villeneuve at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, July 4, 2012
Marcel Arbeit

Book Reviews

The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, by Emma L. E. Rees
(reviewed by Dorota Bachratá)

Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper, by Marta Caminero-Santangelo
(reviewed by Niels Hexspoor)

Fathers, Warriors, and Vigilantes: Post-Heroism and the US Cultural Imaginary in the Twenty-First Century, by Ahu Tanrisever
(reviewed by Martin Šemelák)

Vol. 8, Nos. 1–2 (2017)


The Promise of Rain: Representation of Place in Louis Owens’s Nightland
Hana Sobotková

JFK and Jed Bartlet: Catholic Archetypes, Catholic Stereotypes, Catholic Fictions
John Andreas Fuchs

Sociological Storytelling in Film and Literature
Vincent N. Parrillo

Beyond Individual Space: The Symbolic Place of Indian Women in the Land of Diaspora in Anita Rau Badami’s Tell It to the Trees
Sofia Cavalcanti

The University as the Universe in Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding
Petr Anténe

Tearing the Reins of Language with Poetry
Pavel Gončarov


“We are in a dynamic of survival”: A Talk with Denis Côté on Québec Cinema\\at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, July 6, 2017
Marcel Arbeit


A Horror and a Beauty: The World of Peter Ackroyd’s London Novels, by Petr Chalupský
Michal Peprník

Vol. 7, Nos. 1–2 (2016)


The Specters of the Unspoken Past: Trauma in Graham Swift’s Wish You Were Here
Petr Chalupský

The American Dream in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Evan Oxman

Racism and Fascism in Roger Corman’s Film Adaptation of Charles Beaumont’s The Intruder
Constante González Groba

Consonant but Dissonant to the (S)core: The Neo-Victorian “Afterings” of Sherlock Holmes’s Violin and Issues of Genre in the Sherlock Holmes Films by Guy Ritchie
Francesca Battaglia

Paul Valéry, Chuck Miller: An Imaginary Encounter, or, Two Ways of Looking at Poetry
Vincent Dussol

Historical Interview

“A pimple on the nose of history”: An Interview with Arthur Miller at the World Congress of the International PEN Club, Prague, November 7, 1994
Josef Jařab


Writing on the Edge: Paratexts in Narrative Cinema, by Johannes Mahlknecht
(reviewed by Barbara Szot)

Spoiler Alert! Mind-Tricking Narratives in Contemporary Hollywood Film, by Cornelia Klecker
(reviewed by Elizabeth Woock)

Re-Imagining Nature’s Nation: Native American and Native Hawaiian Literature, Environment, and Empireby Claudia Deetjen
(reviewed by Hana Sobotková)

Where is History Today? New Ways of Representing the Pastby Marcel Arbeit and Ian Christie
(reviewed by Erik S. Roraback)

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)