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(Nie)topika Zagłady w NN „Opowieściach zasłyszanych”
The (Non‑)topos of the Holocaust in “Opowieści zasłyszane”

Author(s): Katarzyna Kuczyńska-Koschany
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Political Theory, Communication studies, Oral history, Polish Literature, Politics and communication, History of the Holocaust, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: topoi; oral history; rhetoric; Majdanek; gulag; non‑place

Summary/Abstract: The article is a twofold attempt: at re‑reading the category of a topos after the Shoah and at interpreting the particular record of the oral history in the context of the liminal metamorphoses the notion of the topoi – crucial in European culture and literature – has undergone. In the first part of the text, the author recapitulates the studies on the aforementioned category – from Aristoteles to the twentieth century scholars (Curtius, Lausberg, Ziomek, Abramowska, Panas); in the second part, she tries to apply it in interpretative practice.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 50-62
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish