Formování ukrajinské literární postavy na přelomu 20. A 21. století: od fenoménu „homo sovieticus“ k permanentnímu hledání

Title in English The Shaping of the Ukrainian Literary Character at the Turn of the 21st Century: From the Phenomenon of “Homo Sovieticus” to Permanent Searching


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika IV
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Ukrainian fiction; contemporary fiction; post-Communist literature; cha- racter; contemporary character
Description The literary process in any culture and country continues to evolve due to political, social and historical factors; another important factor in the modern era is the popularisation of trends. The changeable nature of literary genres, topics and character prototypes is, therefore, a given. This paper reconstructs the shaping of the fictional characters in Ukrainian literature at the turn of the 21st century—from the characters of Ukrainian modernism, “Homo Sovieticus” and the underground up to the present day. The shaping of Ukrainian fictional characters during this time was not easy. With the arrival of Ukrainian postmodernism, the characters became uncertain and were forced into endless searching with no real hopes for the future. The main protagonists of the current Ukrainian novels have changed: they look to the past to assess and understand the world they live in but are perhaps still searching and have to follow a path of self-discovery to be able to finally stop and fully understand their identity.
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