Almost a hundred years ago, Karol Irzykowski, a literary critic and writer, published a pioneering book on the aesthetics of film entitled Dziesiąta Muza [The Tenth Muse]. Irzykowski argued that “cinema makes the interaction between man and matter visible.” It may be an interesting topic for contemporary literary studies, where the materiality of text, the materiality of poetics and/or certain poetical concepts, and the situation in which text points to materiality is currently under discussion. (...)


Cinepoetry? Movement and Photogénie as Aesthetic Categories of the Poetic Avant-garde

Joanna Orska


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The article tells the story of the early relations between avant-garde silent film and poetry, with a particular focus on critical texts and artistic manifestos from French Impressionist cinema. (...)

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“A New Wave Film”. Cinema’s Role in the Poetry of Generation ’68

Kamila Czaja


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The paper presents the role of film in the poetry of Generation ’68 – mostly by Stanisław Barańczak, but also Julian Kornhauser, Ewa Lipska, and Adam Zagajewski. (...)

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