Contact Zone Identities in the Poetry of Jerzy Harasymowicz - Stanczyk, Ewa
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This book analyses articulations of cultural identity in the work of the twentieth-century Polish poet Jerzy Harasymowicz, concentrating on the ways in which his shifting perspectives on the Carpathian Lemko Region are used to address the dilemmas of power, hybridity and interethnic contact. Set against the background of communist Poland, the poems examined here challenge official narratives of identity, while exploring the possibilities and limits of self-creation in poetry. Constituting the first post-1989 reading of Harasymowicz's verse, free from the constraints imposed by political…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book analyses articulations of cultural identity in the work of the twentieth-century Polish poet Jerzy Harasymowicz, concentrating on the ways in which his shifting perspectives on the Carpathian Lemko Region are used to address the dilemmas of power, hybridity and interethnic contact. Set against the background of communist Poland, the poems examined here challenge official narratives of identity, while exploring the possibilities and limits of self-creation in poetry. Constituting the first post-1989 reading of Harasymowicz's verse, free from the constraints imposed by political censorship, this book provides a reinterpretation of the poet's work and reconsiders his contested legacy. By framing the discussion within the context of postcolonial studies, the author explores the usefulness of this approach in reassessing cultural representations of Polish national identity and raises broader questions about the ability of postcolonial theory to redefine the established notions of national literature and culture.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 430832
  • Neuausg.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Juni 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 225mm x 150mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 410g
  • ISBN-13: 9783034308328
  • ISBN-10: 3034308329
  • Artikelnr.: 35925764
Autorenporträt
Ewa Stanczyk is Assistant Professor of Polish Studies in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She is a graduate of the University of Manchester, where she received her PhD in Polish Studies. Her research interests include Polish and Eastern European culture and history, postcolonial theory and memory studies.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents: Jerzy Harasymowicz as an overlooked poet of Poland - Postcolonial theory as a critical approach - Cultural identity and contact zone in Jerzy Harasymowicz's life and work - Polish literature and postcolonial studies with regard to Harasymowicz's poetry - Gender identity vs. cultural identity - Representations of multiple homelands - Shared Lemko-Polish-Ukrainian history - Borderland discourse, representations of Operation Vistula (1947) and Poland's communist history - Contact zone identities vs. the communist-era discourses of identity - Present and the future of Polish postcolonial studies.