PL EN


2007 | 48 | 3(282) | 301-316
Article title

EYE-TO-EYE INTERACTION IN JULIUSZ SLOWACKI'S 'THE SPIRIT KING' AND THE POETRY OF TADEUSZ MICINSKI

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
In this article poems by Tadeusz Micinski are juxtaposed with passages from Juliusz Slowacki's 'Król-Duch' (The Spirit King). Their analysis is concerned chiefly with the way they signal eye-to-eye interaction. The analysis has revealed two key issues. One is the subject's monitoring of his own gaze; the other is the subject's sensitivity to the presence of 'other' eyes and his reaction, the concentrated 'look back'. The latter is marked by tension characteristic of a situation in which a set of complementary roles of the dominant and dominated party is tried on and fixed. The stand-off reaches its dramatic height in the oscillating confrontation of the subject's eye whose ability to hold out and project its controlling gaze is put to the test by the besieging, intrusive gaze of the Other. Such eye-to-eye interactions seem to be crucial in determining key aspects of the subject's identity.
Year
Volume
48
Issue
Pages
301-316
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • U. M. Pilch, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Wydzial Polonistyki, ul.Golebia 16, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA03166530
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.a0433d43-31ba-37d1-a988-c65edda77386
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.