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Projekt romantyzmu polskiego a inspiracje niemieckie (Uwagi do tematu)

Piotr Roguski

The Project of Polish Romanticism versus German Inspirations (Notes of Subject)

This paper is devoted to the issues of Polish-German literary relations in the Romantic period. In the preliminary comments and in the section Romanticism, that is the German school, the author refers to the issue of “dependence” of the national texts from the received German sources. While the authors of the earlier works wanted to disclose and evaluate the existing relations (“someone else’s” – “one’s own”), these inquiries have lost their sharpness and significance in light of new interdisciplinary intercultural approaches. In the section November Romanticism, the author postulates the research on a certain reception of the events of the November Uprising in German culture. This is because the phenomena which occurred in Germany in the 1830s are describable in the category of a “culture-based text”. A lot of comparative material is provided in the section Romantic demonology. The major aim here is to analyse the reception of Faust by J. W. Goethe within the Polish Romantic drama. The discussion focuses on two issues: the character of Mephistopheles as a partner of the protagonist, and the idea of ending both parts of Goethe’s tragedy. In the final section Schelling’s philosophy of revelation, the author analyses the relations between the late philosophy of Friedrich Schelling and the late messianic thought of Adam Mickiewicz (Prelekcje paryskie) and Zygmunt Krasiński (Traktat o Trójcy).