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## Lumen, Lux, Lem. Visual models in prose of Stanislaw Lem

### Łukasz Oliwkowski

#### Abstract

The dissertation Lumen, Lux, Lem. Visual models in prose of Stanislaw Lem is focused on the categories of imagination of Solaris’s author. It is the attempt to capture his prose in the context of cultural and visual anthropology, as well as the suggestion to allocate main structures of the presented worlds and geometrical patterns of space modelling. One of the key issues is to determine the role of the light in the novels which is mainly classified into artificial/technical (lumen) and natural/lightness (lux). Chapter Lumen, lux, Lem is initial calibration of matters related to space, light and visuality. The texts from all periods of Lem’s literary output are analysed from the chapter Holly Posts. Their interpretations and allocations make it possible to notice repetitive vertical-concentric structures of various forms: spaceships, tower blocks, edifices, cones, libraries, circles, spheres etc. Lem also builds constellations of somatic, biological, mechanical and geographical motives (related to the Tatras). The point of departure in the monograph are early – never interpreted poems of the author of Eden. Even in them it is possible to detect the implementation of maze-like, multi-level, central visual models which are present in later, more mature Lem’s prose.
Record ID
UAM97e67d81c8754295879610c88c16af94
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Łukasz Oliwkowski Łukasz Oliwkowski,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Lumen, lux, Lem. Modele wizualne w prozie Stanisława Lema
Title in English
Lumen, Lux, Lem. Visual models in prose of Stanislaw Lem
Language
pol (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
Status
Finished
Defense Date
13-04-2018
Title date
13-04-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/22726 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Lem, lux, lumen, light models
Abstract in English
The dissertation Lumen, Lux, Lem. Visual models in prose of Stanislaw Lem is focused on the categories of imagination of Solaris’s author. It is the attempt to capture his prose in the context of cultural and visual anthropology, as well as the suggestion to allocate main structures of the presented worlds and geometrical patterns of space modelling. One of the key issues is to determine the role of the light in the novels which is mainly classified into artificial/technical (lumen) and natural/lightness (lux). Chapter Lumen, lux, Lem is initial calibration of matters related to space, light and visuality. The texts from all periods of Lem’s literary output are analysed from the chapter Holly Posts. Their interpretations and allocations make it possible to notice repetitive vertical-concentric structures of various forms: spaceships, tower blocks, edifices, cones, libraries, circles, spheres etc. Lem also builds constellations of somatic, biological, mechanical and geographical motives (related to the Tatras). The point of departure in the monograph are early – never interpreted poems of the author of Eden. Even in them it is possible to detect the implementation of maze-like, multi-level, central visual models which are present in later, more mature Lem’s prose.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM97e67d81c8754295879610c88c16af94/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM97e67d81c8754295879610c88c16af94

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