Studies in Language, Literature and Cultural Mythology in Poland: Investigating the Other (Slavic Studies v. 7)

Studies in Language, Literature and Cultural Mythology in Poland: Investigating the Other (Slavic Studies v. 7)

By: Elwira M. Grossman (contributor), Elwira M. Grossman (volume_editor)Hardback

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This work covers three areas in Polish studies: language; literature; and cultural mythology. It considers the significance of well-masked Polish religious and sexual prejudices and their cultural implications, and artistic reactions to forced ideological concepts. It also discusses the importance of gender and various ethnic groups in creating the cultural landscape. Some essays deal with subjects that are not conventionally associated with Poland, for example, the Protestant religion, and homosexuality. Topics such as witchcraft, gender theories as applied to drama and theatre, and post-colonial theories as applied to Polish ?migr? literature are also covered.

Contents

Editorial Note... v Acknowledgements... vii Preface by Jadwiga Maurer... xi Introduction by Elwira M. Grossman... 1 Chapter 1 "THE OTHER" IN THE LANGUAGE 1. "Can Polish Survive in the Post-modern Era?" by John A. Dunn... 23 2. "Default versus Other in the Analysis of Polish Linguistic Systems" by Nigel Gotteri... 35 3. "Naming 'the Other' in Polish" by Wladyslaw Miodunka... 45 Chapter 2 RETHINKING REPRESENTATIONS OF OTHERNESS IN DRAMA AND THEATRE 4. "Othering the Kosciuszko Uprising: Women as Problem in Polish Insurgent Discourse" by Halina Filipowicz... 55 5. "Witkacy's Unity in Plurality - a World of Otherness" by Daniel Gerould... 85 6. "Gardzienice's Performance of Otherness" by Paul Allain... 99 7. "Individuality and Otherness: Reading Rozewicz Performing Kafka" by Tamara Trojanowska... 115 8. "Deconstructing the Polish Tradition in Tadeusz Rozewicz's Mariage Blanc" by Agnieszka Skolasinska... 131 Chapter 3 FEMALE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES AS "THE OTHER" 9. "Early Modern Exclusion - The Branding of the Witch in Demonological Literature 1511-1775" by Wanda Wyporska... 153 10. "Writing the Virgin, Writing the Crone: Maria Kuncewicz's Embodiments of Faith" by Magdalena J. Zaborowska... 167 Chapter 4 OTHERNESS IMPOSED edited by John M. Bates 11. "'Throwing Flowers onto the Tracks' (New Man and the New Comunity in Socialist Realist Literature)" by Wojciech Tomasik... 205 12. "Class Enemy as 'the Other' in the Literature of Socialist Realism" by Jerzy Smulski... 217 13. "How to Look at a Warmonger, How to See the Self? Imagining the West in Stalinist Cartoons, 1946-1954" by Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius... 227 Chapter 5 OTHERNESS WITHIN 14. "Marking the Boundaries of the Faith: Catholic Modernism and the Radical Right in Early Twentieth Century Poland" by Brian Porter... 261 15. "The Jew as the Romantic Polish Poet's Other Self" by Joanna Rostropowicz Clark... 287 16. "'Fragments of a Broken Mirror:' Bruno Schulz's Retextualisation of the Kabbalah" by Bozena Shallcross... 303 Bibliography of the Major Works Written and Edited by Donald P.A. Pirie... 319 Name Index... 321

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  • ISBN13: 9780773470545
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780773470545
  • ISBN10: 0773470549

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