Postcolonialism in Conflict [review article]

Marta Tomczok

In this article, I analyse the concept of postcolonialism in conflict, proposed in the work entitled Polish Postcolonial Literature: From Sarmatism to Post-accession Migration (2020) by Dirk Uffelmann. Referring to the most important works of Polish researchers ( Hanna Gosk, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Magorzata Zduniak-Wiktorowicz, Ryszard Nycz ), I try to show the assumptions of the German Slavicist, as well as understand the position that this work wants to take among other researchers of postdependence in Polish culture. To this end, I follow the historical and literary order adopted by Uffelmann in his book; I also try to describe its individual parts. I pay particular attention to the concepts of self-orientalization, autoindianization and autoproletarianization, through which the author presents the literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries ( including Henryk Sienkiewicz or post-accession migrants ) in the victim/colonizer dichotomy. The traps of this dichotomy and the way of avoiding or tightening it in the academic discourse of Polish researchers of post-dependence are discussed in the last part of the article.

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