”Quo vadis polska prozo kobieca w zglobalizowanym świecie?”
2012 (Polish)In: Literatura polska w świecie. Oblicza światowości. / [ed] Romuald Cudak, Katowice: Wydawnictwo Gnome , 2012, 255-267 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
During the last decade or so Polish women writers have published variety of titles which are symptomatic of the ‘new times’ and fashionable literary trends. The most prominent samples include not only texts which can be broadly defined as ‘queer writing’ (novels by Ewa Schelling and Marta Dzido) but also works which are associated with pop culture and has been defined outside of Poland as ‘chick lit’. I would argue that various novels authored by Katarzyna Grochola, who was once famously called the ‘Polish Bridget Jones’, belong to this category. Besides these two types of writing there has also been a significant development of ‘erotic novels,’ exemplified by such titles as Rdza (2008) by Ewa Berent and Nielegalne związki (2010) by Grażyna Plebanek. Although the two novels are quite diverse, they both transgress the conventional way of describing heterosexual sex scenes and erotic encounters. What interests me especially in this type of literature is its depiction of cultural diversity on one hand and its local context on the other. Thus my primary concern in analysing the newly emerging type of women writing comes with the following question: To what extent do these writers consciously imitate the ‘Western European’ models and to what extent do they create their own local genre by responding to the needs of culture that no longer holds taboo topics regarding sexuality?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Katowice: Wydawnictwo Gnome , 2012. 255-267 p.
, Katedra Międzynarodowych Studiów Polskich
polska proza kobieca, literatura lesbijska, chick literature
Research subject Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243633ISBN: 978-83-63268-07-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-243633DiVA: diva2:787783