Peeter Gijsels or Pieter Gijsels (1621, Antwerp – 1690, Antwerp)
River landscape with a mooring at a mill


Research interests (in no particular order):

Literatures in English: Canadian, Antipodean (i.e. Australian, Tasmanian, and New Zealand), British, Irish, American, South African

Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities


Neo-Victorian literature and culture

Toys, dolls, machines, and literary practices

Material culture and art / Thing Theory/ Bachelardian phenomenology



Projects: #MotherNet (Horizon 2020)

Membership in Associations: ESSE (European Association for the Study of English), CACLALS (Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)

A lecture on Andre Alexis’ „Fifteen Dogs“ at Warsaw University

Some of my publications:

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2021.The He(A)rt of the Witness: Remembering Australian Prisoners of War in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthIn Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies30/3, p. 141161.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2020. “Ghost, host, hostage: a poet(h)ics of vulnerability in Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder.” The European Journal of English Studies, 24:3, p. 241-254.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2020. „Imperial (S)Kin: The Orthography of the Wake in Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black.“ Studia Anglica Posnaniensia Vol. 55, No.2, De Gruyter/Sciendo.Šlapkauskaitė.pdf

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2020. „Precariousness, kinship, and care: Becoming human in Claire Cameron’s The Last Neanderthal‘“. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Sage.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2019. „Out of the Closet, into the World: The Power of Puppets in Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist.“ Literatūra,61(4).

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2019. „An Arc of Itinerant Tropes: Beyond Kin and Kind in Andre Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs. Eds. Maria and Martin Loschnigg, The Anglo-Canadian Novel in the Twenty-first Century. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2018. „Like being trapped in a drum“: The Poetics of Resonance in Frances Itani’s Deafening. In Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, 27/3, pages 201-232, University of Warsaw.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2018. „Material Reflections: The Scope of Memory in Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda„. In History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Literature and Culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2017. The Material of Memory in Helen Humphreys’ The Lost Garden. In TransCanadiana. Polish Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue Polonaise d’Études Canadiennes. Vol. 2., University of Poznan, pages 238-253.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2017. Of Motion and Emotion: The Mechanics of Endurance in Peter Carey’s The Chemistry of Tears. In Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, 26/1, pages 101-118, University of Warsaw.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2016. Reciprocity and Re-enchantment in Charles Simic’s Dime Store Alchemy. The Art of Joseph Cornell. In Human in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspective. Comparative Studies Vol. VII (3), pages 167-179.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2015. Et in Arcadia Ego: Memory, Mystery, and Mourning in J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country. In Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2014. Intermedial Translation: The Gyrating Gaze in David Dabydeen’s Turner. In European Journal of English Studies, Volume: 18, Issue: 03, pages 316 – 329, December.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2012. ‘An Oscilloscopic Machine’: the Lens, the Image and the Canvas in Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family. Otherness: Essays and Studies, 3.1

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2012. The Social, the Spectral and the Specular in Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family. In Rudaityte, R. (ed.) Literature and Society. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2012. Kūno apylankos Rohintono Mistry apsakyme Plaukimo pamokos. Oikos, Nr. 1 (13).

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2011. Story of Identity, Identity of Story: Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms. In Sojka, Eugenia and Tomasz Sikora (eds.) Embracing Otherness. Canadian Minority Discourses in Transcultural Perspectives. Torun: Wydanwnictvo Adam Marszalek.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2011. Bears, Bodies, and Boundaries: Douglas Glover’s Elle: a novel. In Habegger-Conti, Jena (ed.) Transnational Literature, Vol. 4 no. 1.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2009. The (Post-National) Body as a Carnivalized Historiographer in Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers. In Gunila Florby, Mark Shakleton and Katri Suhonen (eds.) Canada: Images of Post/National Society. Brussells: Peter Lang.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2008. In the Name of the Other: Marketing the Post/Colonial Gaze in Irene Guilford’s The Embrace. In Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín and Elizabeth Tilley (eds.) Canada: Text and Territory. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2008. Comparing Mythologies: The Postmodern Voices of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad. In Rudaityte, Regina (ed.) Postmodernism and After. Visions and Revisions. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. 2006. Exploring Intertextuality. Fairy Tale Motifs in Joy Kogawa‘s Obasan. // Olinder, Britta (ed.) Literary Environments. Canada and the Old World. Brussels: P. I. E. Peter Lang.

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