Soltysik Monnet Agnieszka

Soltysik Monnet Agnieszka

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Teaching given to the UNIL

Current teaching

2018-> Introduction to New American Studies... Séminaire
2017-> Anglo-American Literary Survey 1&2... Cours
2017-> Critical Approaches... Séminaire
2017-> Environmental Crisis and Societal Change: Discourse, Effects, Solution.... Cours-Séminaire
2015-> Etudes anglaises: conférences... Cours
2015-> Research Methodologies... Séminaire
2013-> Enseignement autre université (Nouvelles études américaines)... Enseignement à choix
2013-> New American Studies : colloque final... Colloque
2013-> Participation à un colloque scientifique (Nouvelles études américaines)... Colloque
2019->2020 American Gothic... Séminaire
2019->2020 American War Writing... Séminaire
2019->2020 Edgar Allan Poe ... Séminaire
2019->2020 Explication de textes : African American Poetry... Séminaire
2019->2020 Explication de textes : War Poetry... Séminaire
2019->2020 Explication de textes : Zora Neale Hurston... Séminaire
2018->2019 Activité en lien avec les nouvelles études américaines... Terrain
2018->2019 American Countercultures... Séminaire
2018->2019 Explication de textes : Gustav Hasford's The Short Timers... Séminaire
2018->2019 Explication de textes : Louise Erdrich's The Round House... Séminaire
2018->2019 Explication de textes : Whitman and Dickinson... Séminaire
2017->2018 American Countercultures... Séminaire
2017->2018 American Utopias... Séminaire
2017->2018 Canadian Immigrant Fiction... Séminaire
2017->2018 Explication de textes : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around your Neck... Séminaire
2017->2018 Explication de textes : James Baldwin... Séminaire
2017->2018 Explication de textes : Morrison's Beloved... Séminaire
2017->2018 New American Studies... Séminaire
2013->2018 Activité en lien avec les nouvelles études américaines... Terrain

Former teaching

2016->2017 Contemporary American Literature ... Séminaire
2016->2017 Explication de textes : American War Writing... Séminaire
2016->2017 Explication de textes : Kate Chopin's The Awakening... Séminaire
2016->2017 Explication de textes : Portuguese American Short Fiction... Séminaire
2016->2017 Global Warming and Societal Change: Discourse, Effects, Solutions... Cours-Séminaire
2016->2017 Introduction to New American Studies... Cours-Séminaire
2016->2017 Queer Black Literature : Intersections of Race and Gender... Séminaire
2016->2017 Survey of Anglo-American Literature, Parts I and II... Cours
2016->2017 Survey of Anglo-American Literature Part 3... Cours
2013->2017 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2015->2016 African American Literature and Culture... Séminaire
2015->2016 Explication de textes : Dorothy and William Wordsworth's Lake District... Séminaire
2015->2016 Explication de textes : Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird... Séminaire
2015->2016 Explication de textes : Zora Neale Hurston ... Séminaire
2015->2016 Survey of Anglo-American Literature, Parts I and II... Cours
2015->2016 Survey of Anglo-American Literature Part 3... Cours
2015->2016 War Narratives in American Culture ... Séminaire
2014->2016 Introduction to New American Studies... Cours-Séminaire
2014->2015 African American Literature and Culture... Séminaire
2014->2015 Explication de textes : Japanese American Literature... Séminaire
2014->2015 Explication de textes : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ... Séminaire
2014->2015 Nineteenth Century American Literature... Séminaire
2013->2015 Survey of Anglo-American Literature, Parts I and II... Cours
2013->2015 Survey of Anglo-American Literature Part 3... Cours
2013->2014 African American Literature... Séminaire
2013->2014 American Literature : American Gothic... Séminaire
2013->2014 Cold War Culture: Narratives of the Wars in Korea and Vietnam... Séminaire
2013->2014 Explication de textes : Asian American Novel... Séminaire
2013->2014 Introduction to New American Studies... Cours-Séminaire
2012->2013 American Literature : American War Literature... Séminaire
2012->2013 American Literature : Feminist Theories and Fictions... Séminaire
2012->2013 American Literature : Queer American Literature... Séminaire
2012->2013 English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : 'Origins to 1485'. Semestre de printemps : '1485-1785'... Cours
2012->2013 Explication de textes : American Women Poets... Séminaire
2012->2013 Explication de textes : Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright... Séminaire
2012->2013 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2012->2013 Modern American Drama and Performance Theory... Séminaire
2011->2012 American Literature : American Gothic/American Fantastic ... Séminaire
2011->2012 American Literature : Vietnam War Literature ... Séminaire
2011->2012 English Composition... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Composition... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Composition... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Composition... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Composition ... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Composition ... Travaux pratiques
2011->2012 English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : 'Origins to 1485'. Semestre de printemps : '1485-1785'... Cours
2011->2012 Explication de textes : African American Poetry... Séminaire
2011->2012 Explication de textes : Poe to Stowe: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Fiction... Séminaire
2011->2012 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2010->2011 American Literature : "The African American Literary and Cultural Experience : From the Civil Rights Movement to the Present"... Séminaire
2010->2011 American Literature : American Cold War Fictions and Countercultures... Séminaire
2010->2011 American literature : Contemporary American Fiction ... Séminaire
2010->2011 English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : "Origins to 1485". Semestre de printemps : 1485-1785... Cours
2010->2011 Explication de textes: American Women Novelists: Chopin and Hurston... Séminaire
2010->2011 Explication de textes : semestre d'automne : Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts. ... Séminaire
2010->2011 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2009->2010 American Feminist Theories and Fictions... Séminaire
2009->2010 American Literature : Crossing the Americas: Transnational American Queer Poetry... Séminaire
2009->2010 English Literature Survey : semestre d'automne : "Origins to 1485". Semestre de printemps : "1485-1785" ... Cours
2009->2010 Explication de textes: African American Poets... Séminaire
2009->2010 Explication de textes: Toni Morrison... Séminaire
2009->2010 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2008->2009 African American Literature... Séminaire
2008->2009 American Literature : The Politics of the American Gothic... Séminaire
2008->2009 Atelier transdisciplinaire : « Qu'est-ce que le bon sens ?"... Séminaire
2008->2009 Explication de texte: Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)... Séminaire
2008->2009 Explication de textes: American Women Poets... Séminaire
2008->2009 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2007->2008 Atelier transdisciplinaire : « Qu'est-ce qu'une 'nuance' ? » ... Séminaire
2007->2008 Edgar Allan Poe... Séminaire
2007->2008 Explication de texte: Kingston and Silko... Séminaire
2007->2008 Explication de textes: : American Poets... Séminaire
2007->2008 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2007->2008 Queer American Literature... Séminaire
2006->2007 Explication de textes: : American Poetry: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman... Séminaire
2006->2007 Explication de textes:The African American Novel: Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison... Séminaire
2006->2007 Politics of Melodrama... Séminaire
2006->2007 Representations of the Vietnam War... Séminaire

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Presentation

My areas of specialization are cultural studies, gender and queer theory, the emotional and political work of genre (including melodrama, horror, American Gothic and adventure), and currently, representations of war. I have a background in film studies and work with cinema as well as visual culture and literature. In recent years I have taught and researched the role of genre in the affective and ideological role of narratives about combat and warfare — especially representations of military death — and am finishing a book on this topic. This project has taken me deep into the world of American nationalism, the cult of the flag, the highly ambivalent and symbolically charged role of the military, and the place of gender in American self-definition and political rhetoric. A recurring question that motivates my research is how art, literature and language can be used to promote social justice and a more sustainable future — and I have as a result been increasingly concerned with environmental issues. Finally, I have particular expertise on the following authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry James, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Maxine Hong Kingston, Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, David Foster Wallace.

Publications

2017
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Linnie Blake and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, eds. Neoliberal gothic: International gothic in the neoliberal age. Manchester University Press, 2017.

The explosion of interest in the gothic in recent years has coincided with a number of seismic political changes that have reshaped the world as we know it. Neoliberal Gothic explores that world, considering the ways in which the exponential increase in the cultural visibility of the gothic attests to the mode's engagement with the most significant dynamics of our age. These include the triumph of free market economics, the revolution in information and communication technologies, the emergence of global biotechnologies, the increasing power of transnational corporations, the US-led 'War on Terror' and the global financial crisis of 2008.

Through analysis of texts drawn from literature, film, television, theatre and the visual arts (from the Europe to South East Asia, Africa to North and South America) the collection examines the ways in which the representational strategies of the gothic mode are ideally suited to an exploration of the dark side of neoliberal enterprise.

ISBN: 978-1-5261-1344-3

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2014
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Langlotz, Andreas, and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, eds. Emotion, Affect and Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling. SPELL 30. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2014.

Bringing together experts from linguistics, medieval and modern literary studies, this volume offers a transhistorical look at the language and cultural work of emotion in a variety of written, oral and visual texts. Contributors engage with the recent so-called affective turn, but also examine the language and use of emotion from a variety of perspectives, touching on issues such as Romantic and Modernist aesthetics, the history of emotions, melodrama and the Gothic, emotional rhetoric, reception aesthetics, rudeness, swearing and attitudes to varieties of English.

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2012
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Edwards, Justin D., and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, eds. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Pop Goth. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature. London: Routledge, 2012.

This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of popular Gothic monsters (from zombies and vampires to werewolves and ghosts) in an age of terror/ism.

ISBN: 9780415806763 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781138016507 (paperback)

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2010
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Soltysik Monnet, Agnieszka. The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.

Taking as its point of departure recent insights about the performative nature of genre, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic challenges the critical tendency to accept at face value that gothic literature is mainly about fear. Instead, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment: how to judge and what happens when judgment is confronted with situations that defy its limits.

Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James all shared a concern with the political and ideological debates of their time, but tended to approach these debates indirectly. Thus, Monnet suggests, while slavery and race are not the explicit subject matter of antebellum works by Poe and Hawthorne, they nevertheless permeate it through suggestive analogies and tacit references. Similarly, Melville, Gilman, and James use the gothic to explore the categories of gender and sexuality that were being renegotiated during the latter half of the century. Focusing on "The Fall of the House of Usher," The Marble Faun, Pierre, The Turn of the Screw, and "The Yellow Wallpaper," Monnet brings to bear minor texts by the same authors that further enrich her innovative readings of these canonical works. At the same time, her study persuasively argues that the Gothic's endurance and ubiquity are in large part related to its being uniquely adapted to rehearse questions about judgment and justice that continue to fascinate and disturb.

ISBN: 9781409400561

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2009
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Austenfeld, Thomas and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, eds. Writing American Women. SPELL 23. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2009.

The essays in Writing American Women offer a sustained investigation of what writing has meant for North American women authors from the earliest captivity narratives to Kym Ragusa’s acclaimed recent memoir, The Skin Between Us (2006). By focusing on women rather than the more porous category of gender, contributors offer a meaningful survey ofthe issues that have shaped women’s writing in America. Some of the questions that emerge with particular force include the fraught relationship of women authors to the institutions of literary production, their complex geographical and cultural self-definition, and the special place of autobiography in their work. Combining historical, literary, institutional, and theoretical considerations, this volume brings into focus the rich nuances and heterogeneity of contemporary American studies as well as the vital contributions of women writers to American literature. Writers discussed in this book include Mary Rowlandson, Lucy Larcom, Amy Lowell, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, Kay Boyle, Nancy Huston and Lois-Ann Yamanaka.

ISBN: 9783823365211

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