A Deleuzian reading of spatial dependencies in the poetry of Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski.
MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.
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In this study, I have selected two primary notions of the fold and two floors from Deleuze’s work ‘The Fold. Leibniz and the Baroque’ and have applied them to the 17th-century poet, Mikołaj Sęp Szarzyński. My methodological approach allows me to present Sęp Szarzyński’s poetry through the prism of various spatial relations and their mutual dependencies on many different levels. Space is crucial for the images which the poet employs in his works. In Part I I focus on the idea of movement presented by motifs of death and Fortune as well as rhetorical devices. In Part II I depict the image of the universe emerging from the analysed poems. In Part III I examine the topos of the labyrinth. In this respect Sęp Szarzyński’s sense of space is extraordinary. In his poetic world he created an alienated, abstract, colourless space, offering multiple dependencies between phenomena, concepts and ideas. Everything in this world seems to be in a state of perpetual aporia, a dynamic impasse which offers no simple answers or solutions leaving much space for infinite folds. Even the poetic form and syntax reflect this unusual rendering of space. The poetic space of Sęp Szarzyński is filled with folds which appear between phenomena and links them in human existence.
||Baroque, space, fold, Baroque House, two floors, movement, death, Fortune, labyrinth
||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
||College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
||Bates, Dr. John and Grossman, Dr. Elwira
|Date of Award:
Miss Izabela Rudzka
||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
||30 Mar 2012
||10 Dec 2012 14:05
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