Animals in Didactics. Reading Olga Tokarczuk’s Novel

Zwierzęta a dydaktyka literatury. Wokół szkolnej lektury powieści Olgi Tokarczuk "Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych"
Animals in Didactics. Reading Olga Tokarczuk’s Novel "Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych" [Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead] at School

Author(s): Małgorzata Wójcik-Dudek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: didactics; curriculum; interpretation

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article proposes the way of reading and interpreting Olga Tokarczuk’s novel at high school. The choice of the novel results not only from the changes in curriculum, but also from a chance of enriching the lists of obligatory reading with the texts undertaking interesting problems such as relation between man and animals. The scholar sees here a counterweight for problems connected with liberation of the nation or social topics that seem to dominate in Polonistic discourse at high-school. The very presence of Olga Tokarczuk’s novel at Polish language classes would question an anthropocentric way of interpreting the world around.

  • Issue Year: 10/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 251-261
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish