From Theory to Practice 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Anglophone Studies

September 5–6, 2012
Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Edited by Gregory Jason Bell, Katarína Nemčoková, and Bartosz Wójcik.
Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2013.
ISBN 978-80-7454-276-3.

Book Series: Zlín Proceedings in Humanities, volume 4.
Series Editor: Roman Trušník
ISSN 1805-9899

The complete electronic version can be downloaded here. The printed and electronic versions of the proceedings are identical.

Editors’ Note [text]
Gregory Jason Bell, Katarína Nemčoková, Bartosz Wójcik


Subjects in English and Czech [text]
Ludmila Veselovská

Primary vs. Secondary Vocabulary [text]
Joseph E. Emonds

The Pragmatics of Politeness: Taking a Critical Stance in Academic Digital Discourse [text]
Gabriela Miššíková

Expressing Support and Encouragement in Online Discussions [text]
Šárka Ježková

Dis-articulating the Welfare State: Denotation of Welfare and Welfare State in British Conservative Press [text]
Małgorzata Paprota

An Ideological Square of the “First World” Versus the “Third World” in Newspaper Discourse: A Case Study of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake [text]
Dita Trčková

Can We Trust Them? A Discourse Analysis of British Newspaper Headlines [text]
Barbora Blažková

The Function of Reported Language and Narration in the Headlines of Hard News [text]
Zuzana Urbanová

Heteroglossic Intertextuality as a Discourse Strategy [text]
Katarína Nemčoková

The Interplay of Text and Image in Comics: A Linguistic Interpretation of Will Eisner’s A Contract with God [text]
Petr Vinklárek

Complications with English in Military-Oriented Coalitions [text]
Ladislav Chaloupský, Christopher McKeating, Lenka Drábková

Literature and Cultural Studies

The Chosen and the Choice: Race, Religion, and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign [text]
Jeff Smith

The Poet as a Walt Whitman of Contemporary American Culture: On “The Bob Hope Poem” by Campbell McGrath [text]
Jiří Flajšar

Modern Acts of Passing: How Stereotypes and “Othering” Make African American Women Yearn for “Lightness” in the Twenty-first Century [text]
Simone Puff

Socioeconomic Developments in the Tampa Bay Area during Reconstruction [text]
Gregory Jason Bell

The House of the Head Versus the House of the Heart in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers [text]
Michal Peprník

The Performative Autobiography of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas [text]
Michaela Weiss

James Purdy’s The Nephew – A Gay Novel without Gay Characters: A Few Remarks on the Use of Thematic Criticism [text]
Roman Trušník

A Voice from the Past: The Legacy of Family History in Rebecca Goldstein’s Mazel [text]
Stanislav Kolář

Killing Kings in Canada: The Role of Community in William Dempsey Valgardson’s “Bloodflowers” [text]
Vladimíra Fonfárová

The Moral Failure of the Mentor-Lover in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility [text]
Ema Jelínková

“What the Patriots Feel”: Virginia Woolf’s Rethinking of War [text]
Věra Eliášová

Transnationality in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth [text]
Hana Waisserová

Romeo and Juliet: The Deconstruction of Romance, or a “Prefab Story” [text]
Ivona Mišterová

The Phenomenon of Silence in the Postdramatic Oeuvre of Forced Entertainment in Theory and Practice [text]
Jan Suk, Olga Neprašová

“Are Not Witches Always Old and Poor?”: The Theory and Practice of Witchcraft in Joanna Baillie’s Witchcraft [text]
Eva Čoupková

Country, City and in Between: Constructing Space in Twentieth-Century Scottish Fiction [text]
Markéta Gregorová

Jamaica Revisited: Slave Narrative in Andrea Levy’s The Long Song [text]
Pavlína Flajšarová

Too Much, Too Often? The Glass Ceiling of Dub Poetry in Benjamin Zephaniah’s Too Black, Too Strong [text]
Bartosz Wójcik

Czech Translations of Old and Middle English Poetry [text]
Bohuslav Mánek