Narrative strategy of Oksana Dragomanova as a marker of the «feminine» picture of the world (in the example of the story «Sentimental story»)

Максимець, Вікторія Олександрівна (2022) Narrative strategy of Oksana Dragomanova as a marker of the «feminine» picture of the world (in the example of the story «Sentimental story») Науковий вісник Міжнародного гуманітарного університету. Серія: «Філологія» (57). pp. 173-175.

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Abstract

Diaspora women’s prose enables readers to discover the spiritual values of the Ukrainian people and their national identity. This prose is characterized by the originality of ornamental and lyrical writing, which reveals the character of the expression of historical truth, revealing their creative flair. This vector can be observed in the creative work of Oksana Dragomanova. The genre classification of women’s diaspora prose is multifaceted because it depends on the subject: historical, biographical, autobiographical, fantastic, adventure, detective, fairy tale, etc. The article analyzes the biography and specifics of Oksana Dragomanova’s artistic works. Oksana Dragomanova is known not only as a translator of works of Western European literature, the founder and activist of the Ukrainian women’s movement but also as a writer. Creative initiation, as noted by T.O. Skrypka Oksana Dragomanova’s Violin took place in the 1920s: «Volya» magazine (editor Viktor Pisnyachevskyi), which was published in Vienna from 1919–1921, printed two of her stories. In 1924, she published several reports in the newspaper «Narodna Volya», which was published in the USA. After a thirty-year break, in 1951, her novel «On the Other Side of the World» was published, conceived as the first part of a trilogy. In 1921, Oksana Dragomanova’s story «Sentimental Story» appeared in «Volya» magazine, in which the author demonstrates the problems of emigrants and raises the issue of gender inequality. The article highlights the meaning of the concepts «narrative strategy» and «narratological approach», which determines the attention of the analysis of the work «Sentimental Story» not to the subject of the description (“what is described?”), but to the forms of the story (“in what way is it described?”), that is narrative (narrative) strategies. Therefore, as a result of the analysis, it was found that Oksana Dragomanova in «Sentimental Story» reveals to the reader the difficult fate of a woman in a foreign environment, Galya, a high school student, is the main character, initially portrayed as a young girl studying at a high school, in the second part of the story, the author “turns on reverse”, recalls the heroine’s youth and education, but nothing has changed since then, she is, as before, an emigrant who not only misses the Motherland but also cannot understand why there is gender inequality. The description of the life of Galya, a high school student, leaves the reader alone with himself but keeps the narrative intriguing until the end.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oksana Dragomanova, «Sentimental story», narrative strategy, the narrative approach, national identity.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет східних мов > Кафедра китайської мови і перекладу
Depositing User: Максимець Вікторія Олександрівна
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2023 12:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 12:50
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/44857

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