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Historia literatury kobiet – niedokończony projekt
Contemporary Feministic Criticism: Another State of Matter

Author(s): Monika Świerkosz
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: polska krytyka feministyczna; feministyczna historiografia literacka; pisarka drugorzędna

Summary/Abstract: The article recapitulates briefly the history and achievements of Polish feministic criticism in the course of the last two decades, so as to analyze its present condition and immediate future perspectives against this background. According to the authoress, after the period of considerable successes and evident research autonomy, the academic identity of this branch of literary studies, became somewhat obliterated. Feministic criticism operates today as a participant of various alliances and methodological constellations, among others, together with the reflection from under the sign of gender or queer; it also appears together with post-colonial or eco-critical thought, as well as with post-humanism, new historicism or cultural materialism. And although the ease with which it enters into alliances with other cultural discourses in literature studies, obliterates somewhat its formerly sharp and prominent contours, at the same time it provides it with energy which is necessary to exist and generate new projects; at the same time, special emphasis is attached to feministic studies of Polish literature

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 60-76
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish