Diversity and Homogeneity explores current issues related to the nation, ethnicity and gender in literature, film, media and theatrical performance in both the UK and the USA. Employing a broad research framework, it investigates the problematics of migration, madism, nationhood, citizenship, patriotism, terrorism, totalitarianism, social and racial equality, as well as masculinity and femininity in modern multicultural societies. Keenly attuned to questions of alterity, social and cultural fluidity, and heterogeneous forms of identity, yet also sensitive to contemporary unifying tendencies informing an increasingly globalized world, the volume's contributions critically interrogate and challenge the traditional tions attached to the three overarching categories of the book's title.
Joanna Kruczkowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies of the University of Lodz, Poland. Her field of research is comparative literature in the socio-political context, and is mainly concerned with Irish, Polish and Modern Greek poetry in the post-war period of conflicts, military regimes and shifting political systems. Paulina Mirowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies of the University of Lodz, Poland, where she specializes in modern and contemporary British and American drama. She obtained her PhD from the University of Lodz with a dissertation on the political dimensions of Harold Pinter's oeuvre. She also co-edited, with Joanna Kazik, Reading Subversion and Transgression (2013).