Psia jakość - psi abiekt na podstawie Śmierci w darkroomie Edwarda Pasewicza
AbstractThe article concerns the problem of abjection in the latest Polish prose. In this article particular attention was paid to the character of a homosexual dog (called ’Młody’) from the Pasewicz’s novel. For this purpose, subject theory (in particular the theory of abject) by the French - Bulgarian psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva, and the concept of purity and danger of the British anthropologist Mary Douglas were used in the interpretation process. By application of these two concepts, it was possible to look more closely at the non - heteronormative identity and its connections with poetics of dirt and waste. The article emphasizes abnormal ‘dog’characteristics, what is unacceptable for traditional society (sexual preferences, fetishes , attire, habits and behavior). Kynos in Śmierć w darkroomie on the one hand became a symbol of social exclusion and bestiality (in the social stracifitation was reified), on the other hand, his life was sanctified along with the end of the novel – Młody committed suicide on the cross. It obviusly leads the reader to an evident analogy of homo sacer concept by Giorgio Agamben.
|Other language title versions||The canine quality - canine abject on basis of Śmierć w darkroomie [The death in a darkroom] by Edward Pasewicz|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Book||Pranke Michał (eds.): Zazwierzęcenie: o zwierzętach w literaturze i kulturze, 2018, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, ISBN 978-83-948835-2-2, 344 p.|
|Keywords in English||Edward Pasewicz, animalization, abjection, abomination, identity, dog|
|Score||= 20.0, 30-09-2019, MonographChapterAuthor|
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