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Biografia jako reprezentacja
Biography as a representation

Author(s): Anita Całek
Subject(s): Psychology, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: biography;theory of biography;representation;Frank Ankersmith;Michał Paweł Markowski;Philippe Lejeune;François Dosse

Summary/Abstract: The article presents biography understood as a representation, using Frank Ankersmith’s concept of „rendering justice” to the past, Philippe Lejeune’s referential pact, and Michał Paweł Markowski’s typology of four ideologies of representation. Biography as a representation refers to the very essence of the issue (representation) and textuality, therefore a dedicated subchapter is devoted to literary ways of creating the past. Finally, in paper’s ending part, the issue of re-presenting as embodiment of the author in a symbolic frontier is brought forward, along with the problem of the relationship between the author and the reader.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-41
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish