Chronicle

Demon of Movement
September 22, 2018
On September 22, 2018, at 12 pm, welcome to the city walk "Demon of Movement" is heading for Lviv".

Literary world of a leading representative of Polish horror fiction Stefan Grabiński is filled with mystery, suspense, the dynamics of movement, and passion for technologies. In her study of the writer’s legacy, Joanna Majewska was one of the first to suggest taking a look on Grabiński’s world through the lens of space, particularly, through the space of the early 20th century Lviv. According to the researcher, the space and spirit of the times had an impact on the mystic nature of his works.

As a follow-up of the book presentation in Lviv for Daemon of Movement, Spirit of Time, Spectrum of Places. Fantastic Grabiński and His World (Demon ruchu, duch czasu, widma miejsc. Fantastyczny Grabiński i jego świat) by Joanna Majewska, welcome to search for the space created by the world of Stefan Grabiński where he was conceiving the mystic world of the "Daemon of Movement" and his other works. During the walk, the authors will take us to the places connected with the writer, and will offer a context for the sites from his life.

The city walk will be guided by Joanna Majewska, a researcher of Stefan Grabiński legacy, and by Andriy Bondarenko, a researcher of the Pidzamche neighbourhood.

The city walk will be conducted in Ukrainian and Polish, with simultaneous translation.

Dr. Joanna Majewska – literary scholar, graduate from Warsaw University and Sorbonne University. She teaches at Alexander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art. Author of texts about Joris-Karl Huysmans, Guy de Maupassant, Bolesław Prus, Władysław Reymont, Stefan Żeromski, and Victorian horror fiction.

Dr. Andriy Bondarenko – a philosopher, publicist, graduate of Lviv Ivan Franko National University, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Author of the project "Pidzamche: Places and Spaces", coordinator and interviewer in the research ""In Search for Home" in a Postwar Lviv. Experience of Pidzamche, 1944-1960".