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Strategie badania literatury fantasy
Fantasy Literature Research Strategies

Author(s): Piotr Stasiewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article is an overview of the most significant propositions in the area of thetheory of fantasy literature research since initial definitions of this literary form cameinto existence in 1960s and 1970s until the formulation of the theoretical approachesof today. The overview takes into account positions adopted by both Polish and internationalfantasy scholars. They were analyzed with regard to social aspects of thefunctioning of fantasy literature, the psychology of its reception, the positioning ofsuch stances with respect to 20th-century literary theories, and the interrelationsbetween fantasy and realist literature.The argument leads to a conclusion, in which the author makes an attempt atisolating basic tendencies and common elements in many – often mutually exclusive– strategies of defining and researching fantasy.

  • Page Range: 41-62
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish