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Wstęp (Mirosława Ołdakowska-Kuflowa)

Marek Pawelec: Studia Hanny Malewskiej w Katolickim Uniwersytecie Lubelskim w latach 1929–1933





Anna Głąb: „Książki żywo urodzone”, czyli Hanny Malewskiej być albo nie być literatury

Lech Giemza: Historia przekuwana w metaforę – o metaforycznej tkance pisarstwa historycznego Hanny Malewskiej

Maria Jolanta Olszewska: O konieczności dokonania wyboru, czyliZygmunt August i Barbara Hanny Malewskiej

Dariusz Chemperek: Reformacja w Anglii w ujęciu Hanny Malewskiej. Próba interpretacji opowiadań ze zbioru Sir Tomasz More odmawia

Mirosława Ołdakowska-Kuflowa: Motywacje bohaterów w Panach Leszczyńskich Hanny Malewskiej

Agnieszka Czarkowska: Historia jako dyskurs wykluczenia – o języku okaleczonym w powieści Hanny Malewskiej Panowie Leszczyńscy

Ks. Grzegorz Głąb: „Historia z ludzkim obliczem”. Hanny MalewskiejSpowiedź w Saint-Germain-des-Prés



Sprawozdania i recenzje


Ks. Grzegorz Głąb: Życie i twórczość Bolesława Prusa z perspektywy 100 lat. Konferencja naukowa zorganizowana w 100-lecie śmierci pisarza. Nałęczów, 13–16 czerwca 2012 r.

Ks. Ryszard Groń: 21 Biennialna Konferencja Stowarzyszenia Południowo Afrykańskiego Studiów nad Średniowieczem i Renesansem, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, RPA, 30 sierpnia – 2 września 2012

Michał Leśniak: Sprawozdanie z IX Polskiego Zjazdu Filozoficznego, Wisła, 17–21 września 2012

Józef Baniak, rec.: Janusz Mariański, Małżeństwo i rodzina w świadomości młodzieży maturalnej – stabilność i zmiana, Toruń: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, 2012



Z życia uniwersytetu


Przemówienie Jego Magnificencji Rektora Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II Księdza Profesora Antoniego Dębińskiego z okazji inauguracji nowego roku akademickiego 2012/13

Diariusz wydarzeń uniwersyteckich (kwiecień–lipiec 2012)







Hanna Malewska's Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin between1929 and 1933


In Polish literature, there are many authors of historical novels whose achievements are praised for their artistic value and, later, also for their historical and scientific importance. In the case of Hanna Malewska, the artistic merit of her novels goes together with their scientific and historical value. Malewska prepared herself carefully for writing through the study of archives and subject literature. She obtained the basis for such a mode of work between 1929 and 1933, during her history studies at the Catholic University of Lublin, where she was under the supervision of professors such as A. Kossowski, L. Białkowski, H. Życzyński, and Z. Kukulski. Her ability to move freely within the archives and library resources, as well as source researches and scientific and historical literature, was the fulfillment of her professors' recommendations, who advised in the Guidelines, among other things, … to acquire the skills necessary to draw her own conclusions in the form of an independent work.


Keywords: the history of Polish literature, history, The Catholic University of Lublin, KUL graduates, Hanna Malewska, the archives 



“Live-born Books” or Hanna Malewska’s literary “to be or not to be”


The aims of this article are twofold. Firstly, it presents the intellectual figure of Danilo Zolo, one of the most important modern Italian philosophers, with regards to his philosophy of global policy and global law. Secondly, it debates whether his stand on legal pluralism and polycentrism in international relations is a wise and forward-looking solution for the globalized world.

The author defines the criteria of “live-born books”, introduced by Hanna Malewska, from the perspective of the category of humanism, the truth as objectivity and humility in the face of reality, the truth as the faithfulness towards oneself and responsibility to the readers, as well as the writer’s moral consciousness. Like Malewska, the author distinguishes “live-born books” from “black and pink literature” and clarifies the concept of realism and the category of “a book wiser than the author.” She presents what Malewska understands by “the problem of a novel's form” in the context created by the rivalry with cinematography.


Keywords: Malewska, Conrad, Plato, Ingarden, Murdoch, Nussbaum, Shusterman, Zamir, James, Proust, Lodge, Sulikowski, Homer, Dostoyevsky, Kierkegaard, Hemingway, Camus, Green, Don DeLillo, Joyce, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Brandstaetter



History forged into literature – about the metaphorical side of Hanna Malewska's historical writing


Article is about metaphors of history in novels of Hanna Malewska, polish historical writer. Metaphor of history is a kind of metaphor, which says how we imagine history, what minnings give to them. For Malewska there is history understending as a past also history undestending as a process we are in them. She negates typical metaphor „magistra vitae” – the lesson of history taken from academic books is incomplete. W need experience of history to understend the past. Malewska wrote about this kind of history as a tree or a scheleton.

Keywords: Malewska, metaphor, history 



The necessity to make a choice or Hanna Malewska's Zygmunt August and Barbara


Hanna Malewska's story Zygmunt August and Barbara comes from a volume entitled Sir Thomas More Refuses (1956). What connects these biographies of heroes coming from different eras and different countries, is the necessity to make an ethical choice. The topic of love between Barbara Radziwiłłówna and Zygmunt August, which is known from the Polish history and recorded in literature, mostly thanks to Aloizy Felińskiv's tragedy, is presented by the writer in accordance to the concept of historical writing, where history exists in connection to individual experiences and is internalized in private existence. On the example of the royal couple's fate, Malewska demonstrates how sensual love (eros), under the influence of pain and terminal illness of one of the heroes, is transformed into spiritual love and compassion (charitas). This kind of love directs a human being into another dimension of reality – it leads to God. The historical themes present in the writings are connected to religious themes that are build on the foundation of Martin’s integral humanism and Marcel ‘s theology of hope.


Keywords: Love, illness, mercy, pain, religion



The reformation in England according to Hanna Malewska. An attempt to interpret the stories from the volume Sir Thomas More refuses


The author presents the origin of the stories from the "English diptych," and determines that the volume Sir Thomas More Refuses(1947) was created at the time when the figure of the Chancellor was the subject of controversy, when it came to Catholic and Marxist circles, and that the biography Saint Thomas More (1478-1535) by Hanna Morawska was an important inspiration to Malewska, who used, among other sources, the letters of More. However, the parabolic sense of this story cannot be limited only to a political interpretation.The End of Cranmer (1955) confirms this: numerous and distinct parallels within the stories incline us to look at the two works of fiction together, and the story of the Anglican Archbishop does not allow to be read as a work of fiction allusive to the time contemporary to the writer. The use of the two prominent antagonists of the Reformation in the 16th-century England made it possible for Malewska to show the heroicism of being true to oneself, that results from the trust in God. The author's philosophical background and the key to interpretation of both stories is the reflection of personalists and existentialists, which implies humility of a human being and respect for peoples' individual truths.


Keywords: Thomas More, Thomas Cranmer, the Reformation, communism, personalism




The motivations of the protagonists in Hanna Malewska's Panowie Leszczyńscy


„Panowie Leszczyńscy” by Hanna Malewska  is a novel which concerns 17th century Polish  history. Two main aspects have been subjected to observation: 1) the construction of foreground protagonists, especially their actions; 2) resulting from such a construction author’s attitude to historical problems. It embraces getting at past facts by means of senses, the comprehension of historical process, the usage of historical knowledge in a literary work, the advantage taken by learning history.


Keywords: Hanna Malewska, historical novel, historiosophy, literary protagonist, motivation



History as a discourse of exclusion – About mutilated language in Hanna Malewska’s novel Panowie Leszczyńscy


The article presents an interpretation of Hanna Malewska’s novel Panowie Leszczyńscy as a denouncing of exclusive official history’s discourse. The excluded groups in the book are lower social stations (first of all serf) and women. This exclusion is reflected in the language of novel - on each level of the text, for example on the level of narrative technique, style, construction of the imaginative world and characters. In Malewska’s discourse no dimension is as important as “mutilation” in linguistic, feature or personal sense which is a parallel of mutilation history’s narration. Moreover the author’s strategy is to combine the universality of history with the particularity of polish case. Vulnerable spot in “Panowie Leszczyńscy” is the middle of XVII century, a landmark when the ideology of sarmatism began to destroy polish idea of humanism. These processes are illustrated by the story of one clan – the Leszczyńscy family.

Keywords: literature of XX century, historic prose, feminism, excluded group



“The history with a human face”. Hanna Malewska’s Confession in Saint-Germain-des-Prés


Hanna Malewska’s short tale entitled The confession in Saint-Germain-des-Prés presents the man’s role in forming important civilization phenomena. In opposition to Marxist theory of historical necessity the author stresses the active participation of Catholicism and its axiological system in formation of societies and countries. Malewska’s individual seems to be an active creator of history and a new causal reason for events. It is the man who explains the history and constitutes its unquestionable subject. According to the author the sense of history should not be searched in its linearity, the processes of the alternation of epochs or civilization progress, but in the manifestations of subjectivity, humans’ choices and decisions. Therefore, in order to understand the past Malewska portraits its protagonists and endeavours to perceive the past through the prism of the man, his thinking and activity. This history has a “human face” and it is the evidence of dynamic man’s struggle against the world and himself.

Keywords: historic process, personalism, catholic literature, Hanna Malewska 







Autor: Robert Kryński
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.07.2013, godz. 12:46 - Robert Kryński