"Cudzoziemka" Marii Kuncewiczowej czytana współcześnie – w stronę konsensualnej interpretacji tekstu literackiego
"Cudzoziemka" Maria Kuncewiczowa is currently reading – towards a consensual interpretation of the literary text

Author(s): Magdalena Stoch
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Cudzoziemka Marii Kuncewiczowej; consensus; postcolonial studies

Summary/Abstract: I present a new reading of the Maria Kuncewicz novel, entitled The Foreigner, with using postcolonial perspective and consensus as a form of moderated group process aimed at reaching agreement. The work is based on the premise that if the discussion of literary texts is to make sense, we must see in it a chance for a real change of reality. Postcolonial interpretations show the colonized identity as a process of continuous positioning, linked to the processes of trauma conversion, the internalization of prejudice, and the amplification of the pattern of violence. On the other hand, the consensus method shifts the focus from text to interpreting community which can really influence on the surrounding reality.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 18-31
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish