Landscape reading. Travel and tourism magazines as an education tool in the interwar period Cover Image

Lektura krajobrazu. Czasopisma krajoznawczo-turystyczne jako narzędzie edukacji w dwudziestoleciu międzywojennym
Landscape reading. Travel and tourism magazines as an education tool in the interwar period

Author(s): Katarzyna Tałuć
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: interwar period; tourist and travel magazines; youth magazines; „Orli Lot”; landscape valuation; sensualistic description
Summary/Abstract: In the interwar period, the school was supported by numerous institutions and societies in its exceptional educational tasks at that time. Among them – the Polish Country- Lovers’ Society, which by publishing specialized magazines, provided teachers with methodological help. The aim of the article was to analyze selected press statements published in the pages of Orli Lot (Eagle’s Flight) – one of the most important tourist and travel magazines for between 1918 and 1939. By utilizing the tools of the press content analysis and geo-criticism method, it was proved that images of feelings associated with sensual perception of a given space dominated in descriptions of various landscapes. In addition to the cognitive function, descriptions of landscapes composed in such a way fulfilled an educational function, as they perpetuated in the minds of readers not so much the realistic as imaginary (subordinated to the idea or ideology) image of a given space, region, land.

  • Page Range: 173-190
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish