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Literary and cultural forays into the contemporary


Edited By Katarzyna Więckowska and Grzegorz Koneczniak

This book offers a collection of essays in literary and cultural studies. The articles explore a wide range of distinct problems and texts with the aim to question the already known and to interrogate the realms of ethics, literature, history and cultural identities. The contributors not only revive the meanings and values as they were lived at the time of creating the specific works, but also point to the ways in which these meanings continue to function for contemporary readers.

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Facing the repressed: The doubles in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) (Małgorzata Borońska)


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Małgorzata Borońska

Facing the repressed: The doubles in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010)

Abstract: Since its beginning, ballet has played a key role in preserving the traditional Western model of docile femininity. This article analyses the figure of Nina Sayers, the heroine of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2011), as embodying this ideal and explores the meaning of the doubles that are one effect of the psychic conflicts she experiences.


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