About the concept of "Gnosticism" in fiction studies

Fryderyk Kwiatkowski*

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In his article "About the Concept of 'Gnosticism' in Fiction Studies" Fryderyk Kwiatkowski notices that in the twentieth-century humanities the concept of Gnosticism has become a popular term for labelling tendencies in modernity and postmodernity. Kwiatkowski argues that the majority of scholars in fiction studies base their research on outdated methodologies. In consequence, Kwiatkowski presents an overview of contemporary approaches in Gnostic studies and discusses how they can be adapted in studies of literature, film, video games, comic books, etc. By outlining advantages and disadvantages of methodological approaches, Kwiatkowski posits that in studies of fiction with Gnostic components it is advantageous to adhere to precise methods, terminology, and explanation including their limitations and the purposes of application.

Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer2
TijdschriftCLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture
Volume18
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
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StatusPublished - 1-sep-2016
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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