From a Look in the Mirror (Anna Świrszczyńska – Grzegorz Uzdański – an Insta Lie Cover Image

Od spojrzenia w lustro do zdjęć na Instagramie (Anna Świrszczyńska – Grzegorz Uzdański – Insta Lie)
From a Look in the Mirror (Anna Świrszczyńska – Grzegorz Uzdański – an Insta Lie

Author(s): Marcin Telicki
Subject(s): Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: tożsamość;Anna Świrszczyńska;media;Grzegorz Uzdański;pastisz;Instagram;wizualność

Summary/Abstract: In the article “From a look in the mirror to photographs on Instagram,” I investigate thephenomenon of intermedial interpretation. I compare and contrast a social campaign aimedat young people meant to raise awareness of the perils of Instagram, the pastiche of AnnaŚwirszczyńska’s poem by Grzegorz Uzdański, and Świrszczyńska’s original poem. I ask questionsabout different types of reflectivity triggered by different media and artworks which differgenerically, historically, and socially. The central issue is the changing role of visuality andthe differences in experiencing a given medium. My ahistorical interpretation is motivated bya specific didactic assumption: media images often precede “textual” readings and they oftencondition their understanding. It is therefore worth exploring the mechanisms of receptionof visual images and how they relate to literary structures.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 72-83
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish