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[INTER]SECTIONS: [Inter]sections No. 14, Spring/Summer 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CONVERSATIONS

 Silvia Filip interviews Werner Sollors

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 Lionel Shiver’s We Have to Talk about Kevin (London: Serpent’s Tail, 2005) reviewed by Ilinca Anghelescu

 

UNDERGRADUATE SECTION

 Dueling Narratives: The Specter of Cinderella in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

by Drago?? Manea

 

GRADUATE SECTION

 “The Ballad of the Green Berets” Fails “My Son John”: Change in the Mythology of the American Soldier during the Vietnam War by Erin McCoy

Kicking Cinderella Out of Mango Street: Fairy Tales, Mexican Folklore, and the Fates by Sarah R. Wakefield

 

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

Ilinca Anghelescu is long-term scheduling editor for the Romanian TV station CineStar.

Silvia Filip graduated from the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest, with a minor in Russian, and is currently a student of the Faculty of Letters at the same university. She studied at Hogskolan Dalarna in Sweden on an Erasmus grant in 2010. Her graduation paper presented an anthropological comparison between Native American and Romanian traditions of sacred mountains. In order to balance her fascination with cross-culturalism, she is considering an MA in Balkan Studies.

Dragos Manea is an undergraduate student at the Univerity of Bucharest, majoring in American Studies, with a minor in German. His interests include metafiction, mythology, and mid-20th century American poetry.

Erin McCoy is a third-year PhD student in Humanities at the University of Louisville, and will enter doctoral candidacy in the fall of 2011. Her dissertation focus is on the rhetoric of American music lyrics during the Vietnam War and their socio-cultural implications.

Werner Sollors is Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

After completing a B.A. in English and chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and both the M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Sarah R. Wakefield joined the Department of Languages and Communications at Prairie View A&M University in Texas in 2002. She is currently an Associate Professor and the coordinator for the English program. Her research focuses on women and gender in literature and film. She is the author of one book, Folklore in British Literature: Naming and Narrating in British Women's Fiction, 1750 to 1880, as well as articles and book chapters on fan culture, film adaptations of Jane Austen's novels, Victorian children's literature, and the Twilight saga.

 

 

PEER REVIEWERS FOR THIS ISSUE:

Dana Mihailescu

Alexandra Magearu

Mihaela Precup

Maria Zirra

 

 

PROOFREADING:

Dana MihÄ?ilescu

Mihaela Precup

 

COVER IMAGE

"Ask Not What the Dog Can Do for You" by Adam Hyde

 

LAYOUT DESIGN by Alexandra Magearu

 

 

 



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