Do kogo należy historia? Refleksja literaturoznawcy
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Who Owns History? Reflections of a Literary Scholar
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The article presents the most recent reflection on narration in German literary and history studies. It deals with fiction and non-fiction as a medium of history. After the period of postmodern “literarization” and fictionalization of history and historiography differences between fiction and literature on the one hand and between reality and history on the other are realized again. In the discussion an important place is given to the so-called literature of memory [Erinnerungsliteratur] with the category of “experience” offering new interdependences between the sphere of facts and the sphere of fiction. Contemporary German literary and history studies on the connections between literature and history and their narrativity are focused on war and the Holocaust in literature, film and historiography, furthermore on the history of East Germany and its mythicization, on mass culture and collective memory, on history and gender.
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