Urban toposes of the contemporary Ukrainian literature: traditions and transformations (2000-2014)

Шторгин, Мар`яна Володимирівна (2016) Urban toposes of the contemporary Ukrainian literature: traditions and transformations (2000-2014) PhD thesis, Київський унверситет імені Бориса Грінченка.

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The thesis is devoted to the study of the Ukrainian literature texts representing urban discourse of the beginning of the XXIst century (2000-2014). Literary works of the Ukrainian playwrights and writers have been for the first time considered in this context. Among the authors under consideration there were: S. Andrukhovych, Yu. Andrukhovych, P. Arie, V. Danylenko, O. Ilchenko, O. Irvanets, O. Klymenko, V. Kovalenko, S. Kyselov and A. Rushkovskyi, I. Lypovskyi, Neda Nezhdana, O. Pohrebinska, Kuzma Skriabin, Ya. Vereshchak, O. Viter, N. Vorozhbyt, S. Zhadan. Сomprehensive analysis of urban texts of the domestic literature of the beginning of the XXIst century has for the first time been carried out in the research. The key stages of the historical development of urban text in the Ukrainian literature, as well as principles for its analytical analysis have been traced. A historical and literary insight into the stages of formation and development of urban motifs, images and stories in the national prose and drama has been taken. Principles of the plot and image organization of the urban time-and-space have been taken into consideration, and semantic models of city topoi in the prose and drama works of the period from 2000 until 2014 have been defined. The authorʼs urban concept has been determined as a dominant one. The city has been defined as a literary, cultural, social, economic and political phenomenon, which is reflected in the texts of the Ukrainian literature. 20 The process of creation of the city-vision, the ideal place for self-discovery has been studied. Recollection and memory of real places have been determined as a means for deconstruction of the urban chronotope. Chronotope has been defined as one of the key concepts in the reception of the city image. It has been found out that the literary text reproduced by modern writers reflects in the context of the urban symbolism and mythology developing urban semantics by marginal loci. The transformation of the urban chronotope in accordance with the feelings and perceptions of the characters has been analyzed. The understanding of post-Chernobyl apocalyptic discourse as a model in the context of the deconstruction of imperial myth has been deepened. It has been determined that urban space is being reflected in the aspect of the historical, narrative, and personal chronotope. It has been determined that globalization of the community and harmonization of moral and ethical standards form a person with a new type of consciousness – mass consumer who typologically resembles a social phenomenon of a “Soviet person”. The process of neglecting archetype and mental code of the characters has been traced in the plots of the plays under analysis. The tendency towards fitting of traditional images and plots into modern “urban text” has been observed, as well as saturation of it with intertextual references, associations and allusions. The game with historical time and urban chronotope has been revealed. The urban way of life essentially influences human personality, type of thinking, world perception and world-view. The writers search for an ideal city in the past (Stanislaviv / Jerusalem / Berlin / Voroshylovhrad / Kyiv / Lviv / Paris) and attempt to create it in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: prose, dramaturgy, urban text, urban chronotope, urban topoi and loci.
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Автореферати > Спецради Університету
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > НМЦ > НМЦ досліджень, наукових проектів та програм
Depositing User: Ганна Сало
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 13:13
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 13:13
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/15331

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