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Spectral city. Warsaw in the newest Polish literature

Marta Siwicka

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the chosen ways of presenting forms of absence in Warsaw’s space. Another aim was to reflect on the issue of the spectrality of Warsaw in the newest Polish literature. The main task of the dissertation was to determine what influences literary transformations of a city and what creates the sense of unreality of an urban space. The results of the study revealed that in Warsaw-based fiction real spaces tend to become unreal. Furthermore, an inclusion of the absence in existing spaces could be observed. In the thesis the literary forms of representing absence in the Warsaw space were traced and analyzed. The social and economic processes that accompany these transformations and the resulting consequences were also identified and discussed. The result of the dissertation was the synthesis of historicalliterary narrative about the spectral Warsaw and the analysis of possible ways of speaking about the absence of space.
Record ID
UAM83c28272dd994e9193bff7a98b500b8f
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Marta Siwicka Marta Siwicka,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Widmowe miasto. Warszawa w polskiej literaturze najnowszej
Title in English
Spectral city. Warsaw in the newest Polish literature
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Defense Date
06-06-2017
End date
06-06-2017
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/17820 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Warsaw, space, spectrum, literature
Abstract in English
The purpose of this study was to investigate the chosen ways of presenting forms of absence in Warsaw’s space. Another aim was to reflect on the issue of the spectrality of Warsaw in the newest Polish literature. The main task of the dissertation was to determine what influences literary transformations of a city and what creates the sense of unreality of an urban space. The results of the study revealed that in Warsaw-based fiction real spaces tend to become unreal. Furthermore, an inclusion of the absence in existing spaces could be observed. In the thesis the literary forms of representing absence in the Warsaw space were traced and analyzed. The social and economic processes that accompany these transformations and the resulting consequences were also identified and discussed. The result of the dissertation was the synthesis of historicalliterary narrative about the spectral Warsaw and the analysis of possible ways of speaking about the absence of space.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM83c28272dd994e9193bff7a98b500b8f/

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