Tematika gastarbeiterů a národních stereotypů v tvorbě Natalky Sňadanko

Title in English The Theme of Gastarbeiters and National Stereotypes in Works Wrotten by Natalka Sniadanko


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Slovanský literární svět : kontexty a konfrontace III
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Natalka Sniadanko’s literary work; Ukrainian women’s literature; A Collection of Passions and Misadventures of a Young Ukrainian Lady; Frau Müller Will Not Pay More; national stereotypes; cultural confrontation; gastarbeiters
Description The paper focuses on themes, such as illegal Ukrainian workers or different national stereotypes, in literary production of a contemporary Ukrainian writer Natalka Sniadanko. For this work were chosen two of her novels—the debut A Collection of Passions and Misadventures of a Young Ukrainian Lady (2001) and Frau Müller Will Not Pay More (2013). In her fiction Sniadanko tends to reflect life experience of Ukrainian women who have left their homeland in search of a better life and future. The author also shows different national mentality, issues of women’s emancipation and Eastern European guest workers, so called “gastarbeiters”. The aim of the paper is to prove, based on theme analysis, Sniadanko’s literary work is not just so-called “chick lit”, but it also stands a chance as a product of highbrow literature.
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