Expression of trajectory – an attempt at a kinetic and literary point of view Cover Image

Ekspresja trajektorii w figurach wędrownych – próba kinetyczno-literackiej optyki
Expression of trajectory – an attempt at a kinetic and literary point of view

Author(s): Magdalena Skrzypczak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theory of Literature, Rhetoric
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: anthropology of space;rhetoric of walking;wandering figures;travel;experiencing the space;literature;trajectory;

Summary/Abstract: The article undertakes the problem of the rhetoric of walking (particularly the way of walking), travelling, experiencing the space and – what is most important – wandering figures as literary and anthropological devices that can be used for analyzing and interpreting literary spaces as well as private trajectories and individual paths. In accordance with the literary and social research of Jean-Francois Augoyard, Michel de Certeau and Joanna Ślósarska, the main thesis of the article is that the figures of speech are the same for both the language and the space. In addition, the article is an attempt of checking whether the way of walking and “tasting” the space (step by step) could inspire new possibilities of interpretation. It tries to apply wandering figures in practice, which is exemplified by Description of a struggle (1912) – one of the earliest stories by Franz Kafka.

  • Issue Year: 2/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-61
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish