Discourse of aging in the plays at the turn of the XX-XXI centuries: semantic and poetic aspects (case studies of the US, British, Polish and Slovak texts)

Гайдаш, Анна Владиславівна (2017) Discourse of aging in the plays at the turn of the XX-XXI centuries: semantic and poetic aspects (case studies of the US, British, Polish and Slovak texts) Синопсис: текст, контекст, медіа (2 (18)). ISSN 2311-259X

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to define the discourse of aging in the plays of Western civilization at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. The aim of the present paper is to demonstrate the urgency of issues of late adulthood in fiction in our time. The methods used in the article are mixed: historical data processing, close reading technique, analyses of interdisciplinary resources (literary gerontology, age studies, age psychology). The author of the paper argues that popular American, British, Polish and Slovak plays about aging have a number of common characteristics. Among them are there the centrality of third age characters in the analyzed dramatic works; intergenerational conflict within the family; heterotopia of the nursing home; representations of the gerontonlogical group; dynamics of aging. The results of the present study prove that the poetic forms of old age in the discussed plays include black humor; thanatological reflections; medical aspects of late adulthood; memories as the implementation of the concept of “life review” and obscene vocabulary. The results can be practical for the classes of US literature and literary gerontology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: late adulthood; aging; gerontological markers; “young old”, gerontological group; modern drama;
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: доцент каф Анна Владиславівна Гайдаш
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 06:14
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/19998

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