To note down fatherhood (Tomasz Jastrun, Jacek Podsiadło) Cover Image

Zapisać ojcostwo (Tomasz Jastrun, Jacek Podsiadło)
To note down fatherhood (Tomasz Jastrun, Jacek Podsiadło)

Author(s): Wojciech Śmieja
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: fatherhood; patriarchy; sensitivity; masculinity

Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt of description of fatherhood in the newest polish literature. It claims that after the period of “anti-father” literature (a term coined by Przemysław Czapliński to describe novels by Izabela Filipiak, Wojciech Kuczok, Jacek Dehnel, Edward Pasewicz), the wave of “fathers who speak” has arrived. Existential experience of fatherhood in texts by Tomasz Jastrun and Jacek Podsiadło becomes the subject of description in lyrical and quasi-literary texts. The author tries to present specifity of both poets as well as their common experience of fatherhood as located out of patriarchal schemes. This common experience is constituted by: father’s experience of pregnancy, close bodily relationship with a child, sacralization of this relation outside the traditional religious points of reference, particularly strong anxiety of confrontation with outer world.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 73-97
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish