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Tryptich micro-sermons – from a genre hybrid to an anti-genre

Author(s): Renata Bizior
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: tryptich; Kacper Radzk; Eugeniusz Burzyk

Summary/Abstract: This paper contains a discussion of contemporary sermons by Rev. Kacper Radzki and Rev. Eugeniusz Burzyk, which – against other representative pieces of the genre – stand out for their micro-text form and composition based on the triptych convention, and hence the name used in the study – triptych microsermons. When describing the identified variant of the sermon, the author uses methods of linguistic genology. Texts representing the variant, falling into the stream of seeking a new model of sermon, break with the genre model and take up polemics with the genre tradition. The object of this study is reorganisation of the genre, which serves making it more up-to-date, strategies leading to that, and establishment of a separate genre variant. This study presents micro-sermons against contextual considerations: cultural and communication transformations determined by the development of digital technologies and crisis of sermon as the most commonly criticised genre these days. Research shows that the discussed variant is underlain by reorganisation of the structural layer, selection of the micro-text form and the convention of triptych, the origin of which is sacral, as a composition pattern. The two categories condition organisation of other aspect of the text. What is also significant for shaping new sermons is the strategy of genre and discourse hybridisation, which is becoming another carrier of meaning. The multifaceted nature of hybridisation results in the formation of an anti-genre, which is represented by one group of the analysed micro-sermons.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 41-52
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish