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Ciri – dziecko, dziewica, cyborg
Ciri: A Child, A Virgin, A Cyborg

Author(s): Kinga Kasperek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The present sketch is an attempt at an interpretation of Ciri, a character fromThe Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski. The author points to connections betweenDonna Haraway’s essay A Cyborg Manifesto and the structure of Sapkowski’s cha-racter. Although Ciri is perceived through the prism of a classic representation offemale protagonists in the fantasy genre, the author seeks to prove that she representsa different – new – type of a fantasy heroine. The works by Judith Butler provide animportant context for this interpretation – her concepts, along with the figures ofa cyborg, a virgin and a child are essential in interpreting the character of Ciri – andsystematically lead toward the notion of postgenderism.

  • Page Range: 245- 261
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish