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Poles Apart

Women in Modern Polish Culture

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Publication Year: 2006

Published by: Slavica Publishers

Series: Indiana Slavic Studies

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pp. v

From the Series Editor

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pp. 1-2

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pp. 3-10

The seven related articles in this volume of Indiana Slavic Studies doubly counter the dominant focus in Polish Studies scholarship on "Literature penned by Great Men." Other scholars have complemented the vast criticism devoted to canonized -ewicz's (Mickiewicz, Sienkiewicz, Różewicz) with analyses of women's writing; ...

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1. Public Women, Parochial Stage: The Actress in Late Nineteenth-Century Poland

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pp. 11-36

In 1893 I was invited by the Committee of the World's Fair Auxiliary Women's Congress, in Chicago, to take part in the theatrical section of the Congress and to say something about "Woman on the Stage" .... It may be remembered that one of the features of the Congress was a series of national women's delegations, ...

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2. Krystyna Janda: The Contradictions of Polish Stardom

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pp. 37-64

Agnieszka, the protagonist of Andrzej Wajda's Man of Marble (Człowiek z marmuru, 1977), is the most prominent and simultaneously the most controversial female figure in Polish post-war cinema. Krystyna Janda, who made her screen debut in this role, became identified for many years ...

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3. Crossing Borders and Octaves: The Polish Diva with a (Di)staff Difference

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pp. 65-92

During the last decade opera aficionados in the West finally have registered the magic of a "once in a lifetime" Polish contralto, the incomparable Ewa Podleś (born April 26, 1952), whose sheer vocal power and extraordinary versatility unfailingly evoke responses of enraptured hyperbole among critics: ...

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4. Negotiating the Gaze: Olga Boznańska as a Portraitist

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pp. 93-110

The Polish artist Olga Boznańska (1865-1940) paintings possess a certain quiet and unassuming quality. Over the years she distilled her gifts into a peculiar talent for chromatic understatement, vaguely delineated objects as if seen by a myopic eye, and subdued psychological commentary. ...

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5. The Fabric of Memory: Ewa Kuryluk's Textile and Textual (Self-)Representations

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pp. 111-124

Much of the recent interest in trauma and its representations is rooted in early psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic approaches to trauma and literature. Women critics such as Shoshana Felman, Dori Laub, and Cathy Caruth have contributed to the intense debate on the nature of trauma and its effect on the ability to create narratives. ...

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6. Girlfriend, Your Style Has a Splinter: Polish Women's Magazines and the Feminist Press, 1989-2002

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pp. 125-146

Artifacts from the new Polish market economy gather dust in the bottom of my drawer: a bottle of pink nail polish, self-tanning cream, a faux-silk scarlet necklace, bath salts, two bouillon cubes, an envelope of vanilla-flavored grain coffee (kawa zbożowa), a tape measure, a canvas handbag, ...

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7. The Wound of History: Gender Studies and Polish Particulars

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pp. 147-167

If the past is another country where they do things differently, are we doubly abroad if we visit, say, Poland of the late eighteenth century? In 1788, Stanislaw Kublicki, a member of the Polish Parliament1 announced in the preface to his drama, The Defense of Trembowla, or the Manly Courage of Mrs. Chrzanowska ...

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E-ISBN-13: 9780893578350
E-ISBN-10: 0893578355
Print-ISBN-13: 9780893573355
Print-ISBN-10: 0893573353

Page Count: 167
Publication Year: 2006

Series Title: Indiana Slavic Studies