Gatunki literackie; przeobrażenia; nowele; komunikacja społeczna
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
D. Ostaszewska (red.), "Gatunki mowy i ich ewolucja. T. 4, Gatunek a komunikacja społeczna" (S. 493-503). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The article is an attempt to describe transformations of literary genres in the context of social
communication. A text chosen for the analysis is an Old-Polish short story contrasted with a later
element of genre evolution — a realistic short story of the second half of the 19th-century. The
observation covered the problem of genre origins, structure and composition, subject-matter,
communicative functions and selected stylistic problems of the short story.
The observation, though superficial, of the genre determinants of the novel in an evolutional
perspective, allows for treating this genre as a phenomenon of a relatively clear structure and
composition and simultaneously a high complexity level of a thematic, functional, stylistic and
discursive level. It is so because of a series of factors, especially the ones pragmatic in character.
Also, a substantial influence on the transformations of a short story had a complex and rich genre
sequence containing this genre form at different evolutional stages. Basing on the observations
conducted it is difficult to explicitly show the place of a short story in social communication,
especially if we look at it from a historical perspective.