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How to find us F. (Fryderyk) Kwiatkowski, MA

Research interests

My research focuses on the reception of “Gnosticism” in all areas of Western culture, from esotericism, philosophy, theology, politics, to fiction. 

My doctoral dissertation will be devoted to the idea of the Gnostic myth in Hollywood (1990-2003). Taking into account recent developments in Gnostic studies, the theoretical part of the thesis will be centered around the works of Hans Jonas, Carl G. Jung, Eric Voegelin. A particular attention will be paid to the ways in which these authors pictured the relationship between Gnosticism and modernity. The analytical part will be focused on intertextual relationships between a selected group of films, e.g. The Truman Show (1998), Dark CityThe Matrix (1999), and the examined approaches to Gnostic ideas. The aim of this research is to assess the extent to which the films can contribute to the debate on the relationship between Gnosticism and modernity.

Publications

A critical analysis of the concept of "Gnosticism" in Polish literary studies

The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today, written by April D. DeConick

How To Attain Liberation From a False World? The Gnostic Myth of Sophia in Dark City (1998)

Czym są gnostyckie dystopie? refleksja nad gnostycką wizją świata w badaniach nad dystopiami

Zeszyty Naukowe Towarzystwa Doktorantów Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Nauki Humanistyczne

About the concept of "Gnosticism" in fiction studies

'Let Us Make ROBOT in Our Image, According to Our Likeness': An Examination of Robots in Several Science Fiction Films through the Christian Concept of the 'Image of God'

Problem wpływu teozofii Jakuba Böhmego na idealistyczny system Georga Wilhelma Fryderyka Hegla

Stanowisko Watykanu wobec masonerii w XVIII w

Templariusze są wśród nas? ezoteryczne obrazy historii w kinie popularnym

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Press/media

Decoding Dark City, The Matrix & Other Gnostic Movies