Ciało spolonizowane. Blade twarze na Podolu w powieści Anatola Swydnyćkiego
POLONIZED BODY. THE PALE FACES ON PODOLIA IN FAMILY-CHRONICLE NOVEL LIUBORATSKI BY ANATOL SVYDNYTSKY
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The main theme of this article is the analysis of Ukrainian girl’s body presentations, the daughter of Orthodox Church priest from Podolia, characterized in family-chronicle novel Liuboratski (1886) by Ukrainian writer Anatol Svydnytsky (1843–1871). In the 1830s–40s there was a tendency that Polish culture dominated among the higher class of Podolian community. The body of the heroine was treated as meaningful narration in patriarchal and anti-colonial discourse; it constitutes a material basis of changes’ expression within awareness and world view which gradually becomes polonized. Body transformation into Other-Polish woman belongs to the context of cultural and identity crisis among the Ukrainian priesthood on Podolia.
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