Between Literariness and Subjectiveness. The New Dimension of Contamination in Polish Reportage (Based on

Między literackością a podmiotowością. Nowy wymiar „skażenia” polskiego reportażu (na przykładzie "Zapisków na biletach" Michała Olszewskiego)
Between Literariness and Subjectiveness. The New Dimension of Contamination in Polish Reportage (Based on "Zapiski na biletach" by Michał Olszewski)

Author(s): Katarzyna Frukacz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: contemporary Polish reportage, literariness, subjectiveness, genre blurring, literary genetics

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to redefine the category of “contamination”, entrenched in the tradition of literary reportage. Due to the process of genre blurring, the original meaning of the term (the one connected with the presence of creational elements in the reporter’s writings) has now been replaced by a more complex definition. The author creates the hypothesis that the “contamination” of contemporary reportage is caused also by the increase of subjective and emotional factors in journalistic narration. To illustrate this assumption, the article provides an analysis of the book "Zapiski na biletach". Written by the Polish reporter Michał Olszewski the book serves as an example of genetic changes of the reportage convention.

  • Issue Year: 11/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 153-166
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish