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Tylko dzienniki. Diarystyka kobieca jako przedmiot badań w Polsce i za granicą
Only Diaries. Women’s Diary Writing as a Subject of Studies in Poland and Abroad

Author(s): Emilia Kolinko
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: diary writing; personal diary; feminist criticism

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the most important research perspective regarding women’s andgirls’ diary writing in English, French and Polish. The analysis discusses major works onthe women’s autobiographical writing, monographs and collective works on diaries. Contraryto appearances, at the beginning the autobiographical turn in the feminist criticism didnot include the diaries written by girls and women – as paraliterary, imperfect texts.On the fringes of the feminist interest in diaries were the French studies (includingPhilippe Lejeune, the most outstanding researcher in this subject) and still rudimentarystudies in Poland. The lack of interest in the Polish personal diaries, it seems, results fromthe lack of bibliographic studies and an extensive editorial project, which would disclosea great number of texts of significant value for our diary writing hidden in the archives.

  • Issue Year: 455/2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 137-150
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish