Papusza’s Songs in the Perspective of Geo- and Ethnopoetics Cover Image

Pieśni Papuszy w perspektywie geo- i etnopoetyki
Papusza’s Songs in the Perspective of Geo- and Ethnopoetics

Author(s): Mirosława Szott
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Gypsy literature; Papusza; geopoetics; ethnopoetics; forest; feminine writing;

Summary/Abstract: Papusza was a unique personality and her songs are unique as well. However, her gypsy literature is not very well known because of its immanent qualities. It is rather considered of secondary importance and is treated only contextually. Its most important aspect is the legend around Papusza. Tus, in this article, I will focus on the literature (embedded in the context of biography and cultural practices). My aim is to look at Papusza’s songs fromnew research perspectives. As a tool for the analysis I will use strategies of reading developed by geo-poetics and ethnopoetics, and, marginally, by feminist research. In the center of the discussion there will be the notion of the space of the forest. Te imaging of this site is, in fact, a common area of analysis for the above-mentioned methodologies.

  • Issue Year: 13/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 469-486
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish