Maidan in the Ukrainian novel about the Revolution of Dignity: poetics and mythology

Вірченко, Тетяна Ігорівна (2021) Maidan in the Ukrainian novel about the Revolution of Dignity: poetics and mythology Вчені записки ТНУ імені В.І.Вернадського. Серія: Філологія. Журналістика, 2 (5). pp. 68-72. ISSN 2710-4664

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The article interprets three novels about the Revolution of Dignity, written by women and published during 2015–2016: Victoria Amelina’s “November Syndrome”, Olena Zakharchenko’s Nativity Scene. "RomanProMaidan", Luko Dashvar “Pokrov”. Research attention is focused on the image of the Maidan, which is the source of the creation of metaphorical meanings and is revealed in the archetypes of Chaos / Order, Own / Stranger. Note that within the complex theme, a similar study was conducted by Roman Kozlov on the materials of novels about the Revolution of Dignity, written by men. Summary conclusions were presented at the International Conference “Geographical Space and Artistic Text”. Achieving the tasks became possible due to the theoretical foundations of the study, which are based on the concepts of Nortop Fry, Elena Bondareva,J. Polishchuk and I. Zvarych. The theoretical basis for the concentration in the mythological structures of general cultural memory contribute to the conclusion of strategies for the formation of collective memory. To do this, the focus of research attention was turned to the Maidan as a plot unit, metaphor and mythologism. It is noticed that the authors appeal to the life experience of readers and a positive attitude to the Maidan. At the same time, the writer’s attention is also paid to the transformation and formation of a positive mythology of the Maidan. In the first case, the Maidan appears as a place of strength, where the hero can undergo internal evolution, the development of a sense of dignity. That is why the mythology of the Maidan is closely connected with the action of national identity. The crystallization of this idea occurs in a pair of archetypes of one’s own / another’s. The macrometaphor of the Maidan is most extensively presented in Luko Dashvar’s novel The Shroud. Systematizing all the available semantic layers, we can distinguish five meanings: the source of power, inner fire, the catalyst for decisions, lifestyle, place of self-actualization. In the future, the whole array of texts should get into the research field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: novel; Revolution of Dignity; Maidan; myth; archetype
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Професор Тетяна Ігорівна Вірченко
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 09:27

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