The article focuses on the concept of interpreting national heritage developed by by Freeman Tilden in his classic work Interpreting Our Heritage (1957), which is discussed in the wider critical context of literary interpretations developed by Richard Rorty in The Pragmatist’s Progress and Rita Felski in Uses of Literature.
Andrzej Sosnowski is one of the most important and influential modern Polish poets. His work has inspired numerous polemics in the field of literary criticism, focusing first on such topics as postmodernism, the death of an author, or exhausting lyric poetry, and later noticing such issues as subjectivity, postsecularism, politicalness and engagement.(...)
In 1988, Anne Dumas conducted an interesting social experiment. Dumas showed two groups of graduate students, one from China and the other one from the United States, a photograph of a man dressed in a business suit, eating breakfast next to a window with a view of a modern city.(...)
I borrow the term “directional tensions” from the Polish polymath, artist painter, writer, playwright, art critic and visionary, Witkacy.1 We all know how he died. Having learned that the Red Army crossed the eastern border of Poland, he committed suicide on September 17, 1939.(...)