The Place of the City in the Formation of National Identity with a View to Contemporary Ukrainian Prose



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Filolohichni doslidzhennya v suchasnomu mizhkul'turnomu prostori. Materialy naukovo-praktychnoyi konferentsiyi (m. Chernihiv, 12-13 lyutoho 2021 r.)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Ukrainian literature; contemporary prose; prose about cities and places; national identity; post-communist trauma
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Description The beginning of the 21st century is marked by postmodernism and brings new themes and genres to Ukrainian literature, manifested by the previously forbidden playfulness and variety of both characters and themes, as well as lexical enrichment of texts. However, after the first decade of the 21st century the situation is different. The protagonists of today’s novels have changed, looking at the past to rethink and understand this world, but they may not have stopped searching and need to go further on the path of self-knowledge in order to stop and fully determine their identity. They often do not look at the place of birth, which for many of them meant the USSR, but at the place of current residence – a city that, as a living organism, influences the formation of a new citizen. For this work, we select the novel by Viktoriia Amelina “Home for Dom” (2017), which refuted or confirmed by some stereotypes of the representatives of Lviv.
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