Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia Special Issue, vol. 1 (5)/2016: The tropics of resistance: Languages, genres, rhetoric

Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Agnieszka Matusiak, Mateusz Świetlicki (red.)
ISSN: 2353-8546
Liczba stron: 136
Format: B5, oprawa broszurowa
Rok wydania: 2016
Cena: 29,00 PLN   

Anti-communist resistance or dissidence, a huge archive of various forms of expression from subversive humor to open opposition, has not been an easy object of research in literary studies and theory, the two fields which would naturally, as it would seem, be inclined to investigate this vast field of discursive activity. Focus on languages, genres and rhetoric in articulations and practices of anti-communist resistance (which also includes resistance against the oppressive totalitarian state) is of utmost importance in developing grounds for a comprehensive understanding of cultures of resistance in Central and Eastern European countries under communist rule. Resistance and language awareness was definitely a trademark (for want of a better word) of opposition in the communist bloc. The phenomenon, however, still lacks a synoptic yet nuanced methodology for a critical comparative reading of its converging and diverging forms in the cultural and political geography of our region. The volume edited by Dorota Kołodziejczyk and Mateusz Świetlicki sets out to bring together key intersecting dimensions of reflection on resistance as discourse, rhetoric and imagination in a comparative perspective created by the regional scope and the mediation of postcolonial studies.

  • DOROTA KOŁODZIEJCZYK, MATEUSZ ŚWIETLICKI, Introduction. Between “anti-” and “post-” — on Recognition of Resistance in Postcolonial Studies
  • BOGDAN ŞTEFĂNESCU, The Joke Is on You: Humor, Resistance through Culture, and Paradoxical Forms of Dissent in Communist Romania
  • OLEKSANDR PRONKEVICH, Is Don Quixote a Symbol of Resistance or of Totalitarianism?
  • DOBROTA PUCHEROVÁ, Cabaret Theatre in Communist Czechoslovakia (1960s–1980s) as Political Resistance: The Case of Milan Lasica and Július Satinský
  • CHRISTINA JÜTTNER, MIRJA LECKE, Narrating Resistance: Ludmilla Alexeyeva and Paul Goldberg’s The Thaw Generation (1990)
  • BENEDIKTS KALNAČS, Latvian Writers’ Strategies of Resistance during De-Stalinisation: The Case of Gunārs Priede
  • HANNA GOSK, The Literary “No” to Politically Tabooed Topics during the Polish People’s Republic. The Case of Tadeusz Konwicki’s Prose Writing
  • ELŻBIETA KLIMEK-DOMINIAK, Resisting (In)visible Women of Solidarity: Gender in American and Polish Oral History, Life Writing, Visual Arts and Film. Part I
  • AGNIESZKA CZYŻAK, At the Border of History and (Auto)Biography — Portraying Lech Wałęsa through Text and Experience


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