Dr hab. Łukasz Tischner (Jagellonska universitetet, Kraków) presenterar sitt nyligen avslutade forskningsprojekt:

Polish literature in a secular age. An introduction

Språk: engelska


Dr hab. Łukasz Tischner skriver omfattade om polsk modern litteratur, till hans verk hör arbeten om Czesław Miłosz och Witold Gombrowicz („Sekrety manichejskich trucizn. Miłosz wobec zła” 2001, „Miłosz w krainie odczarowanej” 2011) I sina vetenskapliga och populärvetenskapliga artiklar och interviewer introducerade han Charles Taylors tänkande i Polen. Det aktuella projektet ställer frågor om den moderna litteraturens sätt att närma sig religionen, tar avsteg från både strikt konfessionella och ateistiska ståndpunkter och inspireras av språkfilosofin, hermeneutiken, psykoanalysen och postsekularismen. 


The aim of this seminar is to consider the need for a new approach to the relationship between literature and religion in a perspective set by contemporary theories addressing the problem of "disenchantment". The title refers to ideas of Charles Taylor, who claims that the 20th and 21st centuries can be called  "a secular age". He demonstrated that in the Euro-Atlantic region, religious faith is no longer taken for granted and had to justify its credibility confronting atheism.

Polish literature (especially poetry) is a sensitive seismograph recording changes in the intellectual and spiritual aspirations of contemporary man. It is created by religious, agnostic and atheistic writers.  I intend to show how the matter of literature responds to the challenges of "a secular age" by referring to few poems. I will propose a model of interpretation that seeks to avoid reducing the meanings of a given work to the worldview of interpreter.