“It’s scary here.” Haunted landscape as a research tool to look into post-expulsion landscapes

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Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska

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The article deals with the idea of “haunted landscape” as a research tool in analyzing post-expulsion landscapes. I propose a new perspective on analyzing narrations concerning expulsion and resettlements of lands where a drastic demographic change took place. I use existing research connected with the idea of Jacques Derrida’s hauntology, as well as other analytical sources dealing with folktales of different regions. As material for analysis, I propose various records from ethnographic research conducted in the Czechoslovak borderlands, stored at the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, concerning the space of a “traditional house” and the new settlers’ views on their new home.

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Ćwiek-Rogalska, K. (2020). “It’s scary here.” Haunted landscape as a research tool to look into post-expulsion landscapes. Polish Journal of Landscape Studies, 3(6), 27-47. https://doi.org/10.14746/pls.2020.6.2
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