“My house is very talkative.” On Literary Inscription in Past and Present Communicative Space Cover Image
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„Mój dom jest wielce rozmowny”. O inskrypcji literackiej w dawnej i współczesnej przestrzeni komunikacyjnej
“My house is very talkative.” On Literary Inscription in Past and Present Communicative Space

Author(s): Barbara Kaszowska-Wandor
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: motif of inscription;house;Erasmus of Rotterdam;"Convivium religiosum";Winifred Georg Sebald;"Austerlitz";spatiological research;modern epigraphic studies;reading practice

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is the literary motif of inscription written into the space of house and its peculiar functionality in Erasmus of Rotterdam’s texts from "Convivium religiosum" and in Winfried Georg Sebald’s "Austerlitz". The problem of relations between spatial form and the phenomenon of writing/reading is subject of spatiological research. Within its scope, relatively little attention was paid to the motif of inscription or space perceived as inscription, thus resort to the tools and theses developed on the ground of modern epigraphic studies may prove fruitful. An analysis of the function of the motif in two chronologically and culturally distant texts allows for delineating a continuous line of humanistic understanding of reading practice in modern culture.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 155-166
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish