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Ekspresja romantyczna jako formowanie
Romantic expression as a formation process

Author(s): Magdalena Saganiak
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: romantic expression; lyricism; external experience; inner experience; sense of existence; consciousness; spiritual world; creative powers of nature; synthesis of the internal world
Summary/Abstract: The article deals with a widespread belief that combines romantic expression with lyricism and external experience with an epic quality, showing that the expression of inner experience also leads to the emergence of epic and dramatic forms that reveal the dynamics of transformation and the development of an experiencing subject. This issue is contemplated against the background of the views of F. von Schlegel, J.G. Herder, F.W.J. Schelling, M. Mochnacki, A. Mickiewicz and J. Słowacki. The most important feature which the soul discovers by communing with itself in the inner experience is the sense of existence as a creative entity capable of acting out of its own power and leading to consciousness that enables to invent language and forms of art. One of the cognitive gains of the soul is its union with the spiritual world or the creative powers of nature, whose disclosure can take the form of narratives about the creation of the world. A separate issue discussed in the article is Mickiewicz’s late approach to expression, in which it becomes an act understood as a synthesis of the internal world with the external one that takes place in the name of the Truth.

  • Page Range: 11-29
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish