Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne, 2014, nr 1/2, s. 141-153
The author looks at metaphors and comparisons used by researchers to describe a literature
historian, utilizing a cognitivist approach – that in cognizance, metaphors serve
a function analogous to our senses and like masks, they expose some features of an
item. In the article, she emphasizes a multitude of masks a literature historian must wear,
often forced by current paradigms, and thus – she points to a variety of the historian’s
roles, which results in a blurred identity.