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Marii Janion zmagania z polskimi traumami
Maria Janion’s wrestle with Polish Traumas

Author(s): Tadeusz Sucharski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Maria Janion; Polish Identity; Postcolonialism; Polish Culture.

Summary/Abstract: In Maria Janion’s "Niesamowita Słowiańszczyzna" [‘This Amazing Slavdom’], the reviewers finds an exemplification of a method of practising humanities, as postulated by Professor Janion, as cognition and therapy. The diagnosis of a torn Polish identity, which is caused by ousted Slavdom and a post-colonial trauma, is accompanied by therapeutic suggestions: understanding of one’s own condition and acknowledging oneself in one’s trans-boundary nature. This stands for an opportunity for one to free oneself from a superiority/inferiority complex, whereas for the Polish culture which tends to assimilate various civilisations – an opportunity is offered to overcome its existing limitations.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 224-238
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish