Female Creations in the Novels by a 19th Woman of Letters, Józefa Dobieszewska, Née Śmigielska Cover Image
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Kreacje kobiece w powieściach XIX-wiecznej literatki, Józefy ze Śmigielskich Dobieszewskiej
Female Creations in the Novels by a 19th Woman of Letters, Józefa Dobieszewska, Née Śmigielska

Author(s): Maria Berkan-Jabłońska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Józefa Dobieszewska, Née Śmigielska; “Kółko Domowe [Family Circle]”

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is a presentation of a new type of woman protagonist which developed under the changes of the worldview taking place between the 19th uprisings in selected novels by Józefa Dobieszewska, née Śmigielska. The creations of strong female personalities, increasingly deliberate and bravely defining their identity and expressing a need for independence, are contrasted with weakening males, both of which the author of the paper sets against a broad panorama of the then social life. Reiteration of the prose attracts attention to an original mode of emancipation presentation and to the foretoken of realistic tendencies. The accomplishment of formerly valued editor of “Kółko Domowe” (“Family Circle”) is researched as a significant though disregarded period in the 19th women periodical tradition situated between Klementyna Hoffmanowa’s creativity and Eliza Orzeszkowa’s writings.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 75-105
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish