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Tytuł: Constructions of the Other in Polish Fantasy Literature
Autorzy: Dzięcioł-Pędich, Agnieszka
Pędich, Marcin
Słowa kluczowe: the Other
Polish literature
Data wydania: 2017
Data dodania: 20-cze-2018
Wydawca: The University of Bialystok
Źródło: Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies 18 (3/2017), pp. 48-60
Abstrakt: Even though it often follows the heroic cycle of Campbell’s monomyth, because it is exomimetic, fantasy literature lends itself to the presentation of characters who are set apart from society by their nature, not just by their heroic status. These are characters such as wizards, who in fantasy are often elevated from the position of secondary characters they held in fairy tales to the stories’ protagonists. This makes fantasy works a good vessel for a discussion of the problems of otherness. As the genre evolves, the presentation of the Other becomes more complex. In modern works they are often portrayed as the Other on multiple levels. As readers have become more accustomed to Tolkienian wizards, dwarves, or rangers set apart from human society, the protagonists of modern fantasy stories are often made the Other to their own in-groups. The article presents a number of such characters from selected modern Polish fantasy novels and short story cycles.
Afiliacja: Agnieszka Dzięcioł-Pędich - University of Białystok
Nota biograficzna: Agnieszka Dzięcioł-Pędich, PhD, works as a teacher of English in the Foreign Languages Teaching Unit at the University of Białystok. Her research interests include the development of the Communicative Approach and its implementation in different cultures around the world, intercultural competence, teaching English for Specific Purposes and professional development. In her free time she is a voracious reader of science-fiction and fantasy literature.
Marcin Pędich, PhD, is an independent researcher, formerly from the University of Białystok, where he worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Library and Information Science. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University with an MA in library and information science and obtained a PhD in Bibliology and Information Science from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His research interests include library architecture and design, intercultural competence and cultural aspects of spatial organisation. He is also an experienced English teacher and translator. Privately he is interested in SF and fantasy literature and cinema, tabletop gaming, and science.
E-mail: Agnieszka Dzięcioł-Pędich:
Marcin Pędich:
DOI: 10.15290/cr.2017.18.3.04
e-ISSN: 2300-6250
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Artykuły naukowe (SPNJO)
Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 2017, Issue 18

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