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This Is What Writing Does: The Books at the Temple of Memory in Puławy and Their Creative Power

Author(s): Hanna Jurkowska
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Special Branches of Philosophy, Modern Age, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, 19th Century, Philology
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Temple of the Sibyl; writing tactics; cultural memory; performativity; materiality and visuality of writing

Summary/Abstract: Jurkowska discusses the nineteenth-century guest books signed by visitors to the Temple of the Sibyl in Puławy, Poland’s first museum. As an anthropologist of literacy practices, she re-contextualizes the entries and focuses the materiality and functionality of the volumes that contain the autographs. She also explores the visual strategies and performativity in the Puławy books, as well as the visitors’ writing tactics, which revolve around national memory and identity.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 70-94
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish