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  • The theater is always dying 

    Gontarski, Stanley (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    The Theater Is always Dying traces the resilience of live theatrical performance in the face of competing performative forms like cinema, television and contemporary streaming services on personal, hand-held devices and ...
  • Performing death: Marina Abramović’s 7 Deaths of Maria Callas 

    Marzano, Francesco (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This essay analyses the opera project 7 Deaths of Maria Callas by Marina Abramović, premiered in Munich in September, 2020. The first section reconstructs the role that the Greek soprano played in the life of the Serbian ...
  • Poetic landscapes of Wilhelm Przeczek 

    Martinek, Libor (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    Wilhelm Przeczek is a Polish writer who has lived in Karviná, the Czech Republic, since he was born in 1936. He is a member of a Polish minority and he has aimed his literary output at its members and at readers in Poland. ...
  • Emmanuel Lévinas. Praise of atheism 

    Słomka, Jan (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    Lévinas presents atheism as the original good condition of the soul before acknowledging or rejecting God. Such description is closely linked to the notion of separation. Man is a created being, but a separated one, ...
  • With rhymes about the human fate. Philosophy in the poetry of Giacomo Leopardi 

    Koman, Aleksandra (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    Giacomo Leopardi is one of those authors whose texts oscillate on the border between literature and philosophy. It is true that Leopardi does not use traditional forms of philosophical expression, but the fact is that most ...
  • „Dlaczego ja piszę?” Wokół filozofii pisania Sławomira Mrożka 

    Kurowska, Sara (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This article focusses on the meta-literary thread in the correspondence exchanged between Sławomir Mrożek and Wojciech Skalmowski. The latter, wondering about the actual reason why writers create literature, provocatively ...
  • The woman had to fall? Jean-Baptiste Clamence and the literary infection by evil 

    Kałuża, Maciej (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    The article presents the concept of evil, as developed in the literary as well as philosophical works of Albert Camus. After a short, preliminary notice on the relationship between literature and evil, the article presents ...
  • What does the silent planet tell us? The analysis of selected philosophical themes found in Stanisław Lem’s Solaris 

    Grabarczyk, Paweł ORCID (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    The paper analyses selected philosophical aspects of Stanisław Lem’s Solaris. I argue that there is an interesting similarity between the history of “Solarist studies” –the fictional scientific discipline depicted by Lem ...
  • Rumory wojny. Szkic do portretu Franza Kafki (na przykładzie opowiadania Bratobójstwo) 

    Piotrowiak, Miłosz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    In current research on the work of Franz Kafka, war issues occur rather incidentally. In the presented article, the Author points out the omission of kafkology and tries to indicate possible directions of belumic interpretation. ...
  • Swojskie przestrzenie absurdu 

    Pawłowska-Jądrzyk, Brygida (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    The subject of analysis in the article is The Metamorphosis (1915) of Franz Kafka. The author attempts to capture various aspects of the Kafka space phenomenon in the context of the functioning of the wall / ceiling motif ...
  • Uniwersytet w stanie podejrzenia. Na marginesie Sprawozdania dla Akademii Franza Kafki 

    Jochemczyk, Mariusz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    The idea of the university was never a significant context for researchers of Franz Kafka work. It was the other social institutions that became the natural source of allusive recognition of literary scholars (court, ...