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Contemporary former Yugoslavia prose in the context of feminism, gender and postcolonial studies. Polish reception

Maciej Duda

Abstract

In my thesis, I research texts whose authors come from the former Yugoslavia. I focus on books that were written in Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian and were translated into Polish in the years between 1990 and 2010.Dissertation consists of three chapters. The first part of my thesis involves the study of political and cultural category: Europe, Central Europe and the Balkans. These categories are used by the authors from the former Yugoslavia and Polish readers. In another part of my research I laboured over national and nationalist categories. I use the theories that describe the global and local cultural movements. I also use the theories of U. Altermatt, A. Appadurai, P. Scheffer, E. Said, G. Ch. Spivak, H. K. Bhabha. In this way I can show the causes and mechanisms of constructing the nation and narrations about the nation. In the last part of my studies I carry out feminist and gender analysis of the texts which I read. I focus on the gender and sex of authors and literary characters. My research proves that prose of writers from the former Yugoslavia includes individual narrations – women's, autobiographical and historical. These narrations describe a mechanism of construction national identity. This prose includes also plots which deconstruct the barbarians and fratricide. It shows ideological differences between the authors and gives us the opportunity to break up a double system of nationalist and antinationalist stories. Therefore, as Butler writes, we cannot limit our research and abuse power. We have to still verify our own language and research workshop.
Record ID
UAMec6f62569376403b95da16eeb505c176
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Maciej Duda (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP) Maciej Duda,,
Title in Polish
Współczesna proza postjugosłowiańska w kontekście feministycznym, genderowym i postkolonialnym. Recepcja polska
Title in English
Contemporary former Yugoslavia prose in the context of feminism, gender and postcolonial studies. Polish reception
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Defense Date
23-01-2012
End date
23-01-2012
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/1827 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Prose, Postyugoslavia, Postcolonialism study, Polish reception, Feminism ,Gender
Abstract in English
In my thesis, I research texts whose authors come from the former Yugoslavia. I focus on books that were written in Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian and were translated into Polish in the years between 1990 and 2010.Dissertation consists of three chapters. The first part of my thesis involves the study of political and cultural category: Europe, Central Europe and the Balkans. These categories are used by the authors from the former Yugoslavia and Polish readers. In another part of my research I laboured over national and nationalist categories. I use the theories that describe the global and local cultural movements. I also use the theories of U. Altermatt, A. Appadurai, P. Scheffer, E. Said, G. Ch. Spivak, H. K. Bhabha. In this way I can show the causes and mechanisms of constructing the nation and narrations about the nation. In the last part of my studies I carry out feminist and gender analysis of the texts which I read. I focus on the gender and sex of authors and literary characters. My research proves that prose of writers from the former Yugoslavia includes individual narrations – women's, autobiographical and historical. These narrations describe a mechanism of construction national identity. This prose includes also plots which deconstruct the barbarians and fratricide. It shows ideological differences between the authors and gives us the opportunity to break up a double system of nationalist and antinationalist stories. Therefore, as Butler writes, we cannot limit our research and abuse power. We have to still verify our own language and research workshop.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMec6f62569376403b95da16eeb505c176/

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