The Woman in Old Polish Literature. Inspirations, Patterns, Works Cover Image

Kobieta w dawnej literaturze polskiej. Inspiracje, wzorce, twórczość
The Woman in Old Polish Literature. Inspirations, Patterns, Works

Author(s): Danuta Künstler-Langner
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Culture and social structure
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: woman; old literature; European culture; autobiography; poetry

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the images of women in European culture and Old Polish Literature. The works devoted to women from the Middle Ages to Baroque focused on their social and political duties or artistic creation. The authors chosedifferent literary forms: chronicles, poems, epigrams, laments, odes, sonnets,or epic works. The created characters included: a saint, a beloved lady, a donnaangelicata, a hero of a chronicle or an autobiography. The works described theirlife, creative activity, or artistic aspirations. Some of them are panegyric poems,religious works, meditations, or love poetry. Women with an amazing sense ofobservation were discovering the space of literature and were participating ina world in its dynamic changes. They were excellent creators of humanisticand religious literature, referring to ancient tradition and European values.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 153-181
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Polish