Assoc. Prof. Soňa Šnircová, PhD.

Contact

Address

Department of British and American Studies
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Arts
Moyzesova 9, 040 01 Košice

Office Hours

Monday 9.45-10.30
               12.15 - 13.00

E-mail

sona.snircova@upjs.sk

Phone

055/234 71 93

Academic degrees

Habilitation – 2016, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, 2.1.29 Non-Slavic Languages and Literatures, British and American Studies
Philosophiae Doctor: PhD in 2007, University of Prešov in Prešov, Faculty of Arts. Branch of study: 81–02–9 Literary Science.
Dissertation thesis: Grotesque Images and Motifs in the Novels of Angela Carter.

Master of Arts: Mgr. in 1993, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Arts in Prešov.
Branch of Study: Teaching of general subjects: Philosophy and English Language

Career

Posts in Higher Education:

1. 10. 2008 – present. University teacher, assistant professor, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Arts, Department of British and American studies

1.9. 1994–31.8.2009 – University teacher, assistant professor, University of Prešov in Prešov, Faculty of Arts, Institure of British and American Studies

Study abroad

Research stays

2001 – Individual grant SOCRATES, 383/2001 – SOCR, Bolton University, Bolton, Great Britain, 2001.

1997 – Individual grant (financed by Tempus) – one week research stays, Bolton University, Bolton, 1995 – 1997.

1996 – Individual grant (financed by the British Council) University of Warwick, Coventry, January 1996

1995 – Individual grant (financed by Tempus), Thames Valley University, London, 16. 1. 1995 – 3. 2. 1995

Study

Courses taught

History of English Literature
Introduction to Literary Studies
Modern Literary Trends
Interpretation of Literary Text
Selected Chapters from English Literature
Methodology of Literary Research,
Socrates/Erasmus Teaching Mobility, Faculty of Arts, Science and Education, Bolton University, 3. – 14. 7. 2000.
Socrates/Erasmus Teaching Mobility, Faculty of Arts, Science and Education, Bolton Institute of Higher Education, 11. – 17. 7. 2001.

Research activities

theory of the grotesque, Angela Carter, feminist literature, gender studies, reception of Dickens in Europe, female Bildungsroman, postfeminism

Projects

2016–2018 Project VEGA 1/0336/16, Post-millennial Sensibility in Anglophone literatures and Cultures, deputy head of the project and member of the research team
2012–2014 – Research and Education at P.J. Šafárik University (UPJŠ) – heading towards excellent European universities (EXPERT) – departmental project coordinator and member of research team.

2007 – 2012 – The Reception of Dickens in Europe part of the research project The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe, financed by British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Board and Modern Humanities Research Association, Great Britain – member of research team

2008 – individual research grant within Comenius scheme, No. 81530813/PO, Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain 17.10.2008–19.10.2008.

1998 –1999 – research grant GSGP: Open Society Institute Gender Studies Small Grants. Program and Network Women Studies Program, Hungary. Developing gender studies within cultural studies. Head of the project and member of research team

Member of

SKASE – The Slovak Association for the Study of English
ESSE – The European Society for the Study of English
IAUPE – International Association of University Professors in English
Member of Advisory Board of Ostrava Journal of Philology

Selected publications

BOOKS

Šnircová, Soňa – Kostić, Milena (eds). Growing up a Woman: The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781443881111.

Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism: Five Modern Literary Texts in Context. Košice: Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach, 2015. Available at http://unibook.upjs.sk/…Snircova.pdf. ISBN 9788081523694.

Feminist Aspects of Angela Carter's Grotesque. – Košice : Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, 2012. ISBN 9788070979402

Language, Literature and Culture in Present-Day Context: Contemporary Research Perspectives in Anglophone PhD Studies. (co-editor) Košice : SKASE, 2011. ISBN 9788097082130.

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Girlhood in Susan Fletcher’s Eve Green and Tiffany Murray’s Happy Accidents: Postfeminist Transformations of the Classic Female Bildungsroman’.
In Šnircová, Soňa, Kostić, Milena (eds.). Growing up a Woman: The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 261–285. ISBN 9781443881111.

‘Coming of Age in Jane Gardam’s Bilgewater and Helen Walsh’s Brass’. In: Gender in Literature. Rod v literatúre. – Košice : Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach, 2013. – ISBN 9788081520921.

‘Dickens in Slovakia.’ In: The Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe. – London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. – ISBN 9781847060969.

ARTICLES
Girl Power Discourse in Contemporary Coming-of-Age Narratives. In: Ostrava Journal of English Philology. – ISSN 1803–8174. – Vol. 8, no. 2 (2016), p. 7–15.

‚Queering gender in contemporary female Bildung narrative‘. In: Journal of Language and Cultural Education. – ISSN 1339–4045. – Vol. 3, no. 3 (2015), s. 210–223.

‘Gothic Stylization in Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop and Heroes and Villains’. In: Studia Anglica Resoviensia : Seria Filologiczna : International English Studies Journal. – ISSN 1898–8709. – Zeszyt 75 (2012), pp. 132–143.

‘Grotesque Motif of Madness and Feminist Critique of Enlightenment Reason’ In Ion Visa (ed.) Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Vol. 4 (53) No. 1– 2011, Series IV, Philology, Cultural Studies, Transilvania University Press, Brasov, 2011. pp. 17–24. ISSN 2066–768X

‘Abysmal World of (Homo)Erotic Desire: Vampires, Demons and Mad Puppeteers’ In Visnik Lugaňskogo Nacionaľnogo Universitetu Imeni Tarasa Ševčenka, No 9 (220) Traveň 2011, pp. 227–232.

‘The Female Grotesque in Works by Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson and Angela Carter.‘In Ostrava Journal of English Philology, Volume 2, Number 2, Filozofická fakulta Ostravské univerzity v Ostravě, 2010. pp. 61–71. ISSN 1803–8174

‘The Alienating Effect of the Mask of Femininity’ In Ion Visa (ed.) Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Vol. 3 (52) 2010, Series IV, Philology, Cultural Studies, Transilvania University Press, Brasov, 2010. pp. 9–16.

‘Feminine Masquerade and the Problem of Identity in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus‘. In Alojz Keníž (ed.) The Proceedings of the Second Triennial Conference on British, American and Canadian Studies, Faculty of Arts Comenius University Slovak Studies in English II, Bratislava 2009, pp. 187–194.

‘Recepcia tvorby Charlesa Dickensa na Slovensku. In Anna Valcerová (ed.) Literatúra v medzikultúrnych vzťahoch, Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Prešoviensis. Zborník materiálov z medzinárodnej konferencie, 20.-21.5. 2008, Filozofická fakulta Prešovskej univerzity, Prešov 2008, pp. 34–46. ISBN 978–80–8068–864–6.

‘Gothic Monstrosity in Angela Carter's Shadow dance’. In Silvia Pokrivčáková, Jozef Filo (ed.) Cudzie jazyky v škole 5. Nitra 2008, pp. 168–171.
‘The Figure of the Clown in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus’. In Sučasni dosližennja z inozemmnoj filologii,Zbirnik naukovych prac, Užhorod 2007, Red. M. Fabian, pp. 545–551.

‘Niektoré feministické aspekty Bachtinovej estetiky groteskna’. In Red. V. Žemberová. Výrazové a významové premeny v umení 20. storočia. Acta Philosophicae Universitatis Prešoviensis. Prešov: Filozofická fakulta Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove, 2005, pp. 305–309.

‘Bakhtin's Theory of the Grotesque Body in the Light of Feminist Criticism’. In Red. A. Keníž. Philologica LX, Zborník Filozofickej fakulty Univerzity Komenského, UK Bratislava, 2004, pp. 191–197.

TRANSLATION
David. Z. Scheffel. Svinia v čiernobielom: Slovenskí Rómovia a ich susedia. Prešov: Centrum antropologických výskumov, 2009. – 305 s. – ISBN 8096948377. From the original Svinia in Black and White. Slovak Roma and their Neighbours.

Conferences

 The Postmillennial Sensibility in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, 2017 – main organizer

 Language, Literature, Space Conference, University of Niš, Niš, 2017 – Invited plenary talk

 International Association of University Professors of English Triennial Conference, University of London, 2016

 The 12th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice, 2014 , workshop co-convenor (with Milena Kostić) “Mapping the Public and the Private in the novels of Female Development“

 Diversification and its Discontents: Dynamics of The Discipline, 9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, 2010, workshop co-convenor (with Milena Kostić) “Women and the Grotesque”

 The Reception of Dickens in Europe Conference, Saint Louis University, Madrid, 2008

 Konferencia Literatúra v medzikultúrnych vzťahoch, Prešovská univerzity v Prešove, 2008

 Konferencia Významové a výrazové premeny v umení 20. storočia, 2005.

 Clowns, Fools, Picaros: Popular Forms in Literature, Drama and Film Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2003

 the 5th SAUA/SATE National Conference: Are There Still New Ways in the Art of ELT?, Comenius University, Bratislava, 2000

 Teaching Foreign Languages To Adults Conference, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, 2000

 Exile Conference, University of Silesia, Poland and Bolton Institute, UK,1998

 British Studies Conference: Teaching Towards Intercultural Competence, The British Council, Bulgaria, 1997

 Symposium on Crossing and Transgressing Borders, Bolton Institute, Bolton, 1997

 British Studies Conference, The British Council, the Czech republic, 1996

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