Narrative identity: Nie jestem tym kim byłam… (I’m not the same as I used to be…) –
narrative identity in the artistic work of Justyna Steczkowska
Magdalena M. Jaroń 1 1 - Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Instytut Filologii Polskiej i Kulturoznawstwa, Zakład Teorii Literatury i Wiedzy o Sztuce MAeS 2016; 17 (2): ICID: 1224777 Article type: Original article IC™ Value: 3.00
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According to the definition of narrative identity introduced by Dan P. McAdams, the presence
of an artist in a public space may be perceived through the prism of Heidegger’s “being-
in-the-world”. This form of immersion, which is directly connected with the category
of (phenomenological) experience, lets us read/interpret a precise work in linear terms.
Artworks, which are a kind of a self-reflection of an artist, a process of thought which is
dedicated to his or her own creative path, are a particular example or form of explication
of narrative identity. As a matter of fact, the aim of this work is to indicate elements and
tools which are necessary to form narrative identity. The analysis, based on philosophical knowledge, focuses on a precise example, the album entitled Anima which is a summary
of 20 years of Justyna Steczkowska’s artistic path.