As an active member of the Open Boat Students’ Society she is a cotranslator for the literary journal Dekadentzya.
She is interested in British and American literature, mainly in children’s and young adult literature and the period of the 19th century, which is visible in both of her already written theses, her BA thesis, entitled “Human Gods and Their Imperfect Perfection earned her bachelor’s degree in English Philology at the University of Łódź.
Critical discourse analysis shows clearly how indispensible intertextuality is to political discourse in particular as a major ideological tool, especially in the information age when the media employ numerous forms of intertextuality to reinforce their message in terms of legitimisation or delegitimisation.
Political newspaper comments tend to belong to the argumentative or vocative (appellative) type of texts, which are intended to achieve a maximum impact on the receiver.
The approach taken is a corpus analytic one, starting with information about the frequency and range of nouns in the corpus, and then investigating how and for what purposes some of the most frequent nouns are used in the texts, in order to identify and exemplify characteristics of Ph D literature reviews.
Intertextuality refers to the textual space where texts intersect and new (hyper)texts emerge.
In her doctoral thesis she is considering different kinds of metaphors in gender discourse.
She published essays and reviews in e.g.: “Przegląd Humanistyczny,” “Zagadnienia Rodzajow Literackich,” and “Czas Kultury.” She was a participant of a number of conferences, e.g.
Having graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA Hons degree in English and Latin, Laura Beattie will soon complete a Master’s degree in English Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin where her research interests lie in the fields of Renaissance literature, particularly Shakespeare, classical mythology and its reception, Victorian literature and the American novel.
is an MA student of English Philology at the University of Łódź.