The archetype of a child in the gender artistic models of reality of modern Ukrainian novels

Башкирова, Ольга Миколаївна (2018) The archetype of a child in the gender artistic models of reality of modern Ukrainian novels Львівський філологічний часопис (3). pp. 20-25. ISSN 2307-8038

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This article is devoted to the peculiarities of artistic representation of child’s archetype in the Ukrainian novels of the beginning of the XXI century. The semantic of this image is discovered in the context of development of postcolonial literatures and the culture of a border of centuries. In modern Ukrainian literature the actualization of this archetype correlates with the special problems reflecting the worldview of postcolonial subject: disappointment in parents and need to rehabilitate the family story; feeling of abandonment in the “world without father” and related with this infantile narcissism. Such circle of problems defines the peculiarities of the artistic structure of novels where the constants of memory and trauma have the main position. These structures include two artistic plans – of the adult and of the child (“Frida” by Maryna Hrymych, “The museum of abandoned secrets” by Oksana Zabuzhko, “The episodic memory” by Lyubov Holota). In these novels childhood is treated as the criterion of one’s vital power and completeness of personal realization. In the article it is proved that the child’s archetype in modern national literature displays it’s polysemantic meaning. It can be the sign of human individual integrity contrasted with disintegrated postmodern subject. In this meaning the child’s archetype very often symbolizes some “third substance”connecting masculine and feminine worlds (“Paloma Negra”, “Mahdalynky” by Maryna Hrymych). So the child has the functions of mediator and relates with the meaning of future and “new world”. According to the theory by K.-G. Jung, in this meaning the child’s archetype correlates with the archetype of hero displaying the combination of such features as defenselessness and invincibility. In the opposite meaning the child’s archetype reveals itself as the embodiment of primeval non-differentiation of the world displaying the irrational impulses of human psyche. This aspect of the archetype correlates with the ancient image of hermaphrodite contrasted with the androgynous person which harmoniously joins masculine and feminine features.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; artistic model; novel; postmodernism; archetype
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи > Кафедра української літератури і компаративістики
Depositing User: Ольга Миколаївна Башкирова
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2018 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2018 08:53

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