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Koleje nowoczesności
Vicissitudes of Modernity

Author(s): Jerzy Franczak
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Wojciech Tomasik; Literary Representations of Railway; Town Anthropology; Modernism.

Summary/Abstract: In his discourse titled Ikona nowoczesności [‘The Icon of Modernity’], Wojciech Tomasik investigates into literary representations of railway [note: the Polish for ‘railways’ and ‘vicissitudes’ is homonymous], juxtaposing them with a variety of cultural texts (visual arts, architecture, socio-political journalism). Railway appears to be an alternative essence of modernity (as seen against the Town); hopes and fears of a human exposed to confrontation with modernity forces are revealed in its changing representations.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 111-117
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish