Literary reminiscence on the figure of Rita Gorgon in the feminist perspective. On Cezary Łazarewicz’s Deft Dealing. The Gorgon Case Cover Image
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Literackie reminiscencje postaci Rity Gorgon w perspektywie feministycznej. O Koronkowej robocie. Sprawa Gorgonowej Cezarego Łazarewicza
Literary reminiscence on the figure of Rita Gorgon in the feminist perspective. On Cezary Łazarewicz’s Deft Dealing. The Gorgon Case

Author(s): Hanna Łozowska
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article concerns the various portrayals of Rita Gorgon in the media and culture of the 20th and 21st century, taking into consideration a broad social context. In the contemporary context, the figure of Rita Gorgon appears in journalism, which becomes a natural medium of historical memory, its presence in literature as well as the social existence. The first part of the article focuses on the different ways of presenting the figure of Rita Gorgon in press and literature directly following the events in Brzuchowice, as well as in the contemporary context. The section “The judgement of Rita Gorgon” presents the events surrounding the crime, their influence, including the woman’s silence, the experience of alienation and violence, as well as Ewa Ilić’s efforts to exonerate her mother’s image. The last section of the article highlights the infrequent voices raised in defence of the accused — the accounts of journalists Elga Kern and Irena Krzywicka — with particular emphasis on the social and cultural context, which enabled the continued silencing and discrediting of women’s voices.

  • Page Range: 129-153
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish