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ISSN: 1991-2773 (Print) ISSN: 1991-2773 (Online) DOI:


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2018: 93.99


Full Issue


RIAS Editorial Team

Prof. Giorgio Mariani, The "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy

Managing Editor
Prof. Paweł Krzysztof Jędrzejko, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Associate Editors
—Dr. Nathaniel R. Racine, Texas A&M International University, USA
—Dr. Lucie Kýrová, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
—Dr. Justin M. Battin, RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Book Review Editor
—Dr. Manlio Della Marca, Amerika-Institut, LMU München, Germany

Senior Copyeditor
—Mark Olival-Bartley, Amerika-Institut, LMU München, Germany    

Founding Editors
—Dr. Michael Boyden, English Department, Uppsala University, Sweden
—Prof. Paweł Krzysztof Jędrzejko, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Past Editors-in-Chief
2010–2016: Prof. Cyraina Johnson-Roullier, University of Notre Dame, USA
2006–2010: Dr. Michael Boyden, English Department Uppsala University, Sweden

Past Associate Editors
2017–2020: Prof. John E. Dean, Texas A&M International University, USA
2013–2020: Dr. György Tóth, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
2011–2012: Dr. Nancy Earle, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John's, Canada

Past Senior Copyeditor
—Marta Cafiso, University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ Italy
—Meghan McKinney Jones, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, United States
—Dr. Emily Metzner, Department of Anthropology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

RIAS International Academic Board

Zilà Bernd (University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Manuel Broncano (Texas A&M University at Laredo, USA)
Theo D’Haen (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Carlos Garrido Castellano (Lisbon University, Portugal)
Thomas Claviez (University of Berne, Switzerland)
Jane Desmond (University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign)
Virginia Dominguez (University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign)
Maria del Mar Gallego Durán (University of Huelva, Spain)
Paul Giles (University of Sidney)
José Antonio Gurpegui (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain)
Manpreet Kang (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India)
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Elisabetta Marino (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
Carlo Martinez (Università “Gabriele D'Annunzio,” Italy)
Samantha Viz Quadrat (The Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)
Roshan Lal Sharma (Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India)
Regina Schober (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Ian Tyrrell (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Lea Williams (Norwich University, USA)
Sun Youzhong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)

RIAS Editorial Board

Marta Ancarani (Universidad Nacional de Villa María)
Rogers Asempasah (University of Cape Town, Ghana)
Antonio Barrenechea (University of Mary Washington, USA)
Claudia Ioana Doroholschi (The West University of Timișoara, Romania)
Martin Halliwell (University of Leicester, UK)
Patrick Imbert (University of Ottawa) 
Manju Jaidka (Panjab University)
Djelal Kadir (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Eui Young Kim (Inha University, South Korea)
Rui Kohiyana (Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan)
Kryštof Kozák (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Elizabeth A. Kuebler-Wolf (University of Saint Francis, USA)
Márcio Prado (Universidade Estadual de Maringá)
Regina Schober (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Lea Williams (Norwich University, USA)
Yanyu Zeng (Hunan University of Science and Technology, China)

RIAS Peer-Referees

Miloš Calda (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Marie Černá (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
Marina de Chiara (University of Naples "L'Orientale," Italy)
Marketa Devata (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
Jan Géryk (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Penelope Kelsey (University of Colorado Boulder USA)
Katariina Kyrola (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Lucie Kýrová (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Stefanie Lemke (Coventry University, UK)
Taima Moeke-Pickering (Laurentian University, Canada)
Ladislav Nagy (Jihočeská Univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Czech Republic)
Nicola Paladin (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio," Chieti–Pescara, Italy)
Agnieszka Rzepa (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Pavel Szobi (European University Institute, Firenze, Italy)
Lisa Tatonetti (Kansas State University, USA)
György Tóth (Stirling University, Scotland, UK)

Donatella Izzo (Università L'Orientale, Naples, Italy)
Vincenzo Bavaro (Università L'Orientale, Naples, Italy)
Gianna Fusco (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy)
Fiorenzo Iuliano (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy)
Lisa Tatonetti (Kansas State University, USA)
Fabrizio Tonello (Università di Padova, Italy)
Marco Morini (Università Saoienza di Roma, Italy)
Paolo Barcella (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy)

Justin Battin (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Sonia Caputa (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Joanna Mstowska (KPSW Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Tomasz Sikora (Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland)

Susana Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Gustavo Adolfo Luque (Universidad Nacional de Villa María, Argentina)
Ana Mauad (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil)
Sun Youzhong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)