Lewis Barnavelt i tęcza nad New Zebedee. Queerowanie Zegara czarnoksiężnika


Artykuł rozpatruje powieść Zegar czarnoksiężnika (1973) Johna Bellairsa i filmową adaptację tego utworu w reżyserii Elia Rotha (2018) z perspektywy teorii queer oraz gender studies. Celem autora tekstu jest zaprezentowanie i rozwinięcie wcześniejszych queerowych interpretacji pierwszej powieści z cyklu o Lewisie Barnavelcie i, kontekstowo, kolejnych tomów serii, jak również przeprowadzenie inspirowanej teorią queer analizy filmu Rotha. W artykule, poprzez odwołanie się do naukowej refleksji na temat queerowych aspektów literatury gotyckiej i horroru, poruszona zostaje również kwestia gatunku reprezentowanego przez powieść i film. Autor dochodzi do wniosku, że mimo iż obie wersje tej historii nie radzą sobie z ukazywaniem kobiecości w niekonwencjonalny sposób, to udaje im się zaprezentować queerowość oraz, szerzej, Inność jako wartości, które powinny być wysoko cenione.

Słowa kluczowe

adaptacja; amerykański gotyk; film dziecięcy i młodzieżowy; literatura dziecięca i młodzieżowa; Eli Roth; gender studies; literatura gotycka; John Bellairs; Lewis Barnavelt; teoria queer; Zegar czarnoksiężnika; horror

Źródło finansowania

Artykuł powstał w ramach finansowanego przez Urząd Spraw Zagranicznych Republiki Federalnej Niemiec stypendium badawczego realizowanego przez autora w Międzynarodowej Bibliotece Młodzieżowej (Internationale Jugendbibliothek) w Monachium.

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Skowera, M. (2019). Lewis Barnavelt i tęcza nad New Zebedee. Queerowanie Zegara czarnoksiężnika. Dzieciństwo. Literatura I Kultura, 1(1), 85-108. https://doi.org/10.32798/dlk.29

Maciej Skowera  maciej.skowera@koszykowa.pl
Uniwersytet Warszawski, Biblioteka Publiczna m. st. Warszawy – Biblioteka Główna Województwa Mazowieckiego  Polska

Maciej Skowera – mgr, przygotowuje rozprawę doktorską w Instytucie Literatury Polskiej Wydziału Polonistyki na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim dotyczącą obecności w kulturowym imaginarium dylogii Lewisa Carrolla o Alicji, cyklu L. Franka Bauma o Oz oraz utworów J. M. Barriego o Piotrusiu Panie. Pracuje w Muzeum Książki Dziecięcej w Warszawie. Kontakt: maciej.skowera@koszykowa.pl.

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