DVOJDŇOVÉ PUTOVANIA DOLNOZEMSKÉHO SLOVÁKA PO SLOVANSKOM SVETE
Two-day pilgrimage of a Lower-land Slovak around the Slavic world
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The subject of the paper is travel articles written by Félix Kutlík (1843 – 1890) in the second half of the 1860s and published in the years 1867 and 1868 in the Pešťbudínske vedomosti anonymously (Výlet do Krkonôš – A Trip to the Krkonoše, Dva dni v Prahe – Two Days in Prague) and under the pen name Felkovský (Dva dni v Uhrách – Two Days in Hungary, Výlet na Laaland – A Trip to Laaland, Výlet na Ránu – A Trip to Rána). These short travelogues, which have not been analysed so far, represent the revivalist type of travelogue featuring the intentional affinity to Kollaresque „ideological“ legacy, Kollár´s broad concept of the Slavic world and the „original“ areas inhabited by the Slavs. The goal of the analysis is to show the way of creating the writings as a type of revivalist travelogue based on the mythical concept of the united Slavic homeland, which was established by Kollár´s Slávy dcéra /The Daughter of Sláva/. The emphasis is placed on following the national emblems (borders, the linden tree symbol, the sacred places of the Slavs, the martyr like nation etc.) in connection with the concept of the national emblematism of the central European Slavs formulated by Róbert Kiss Szemán (2014). The paper also answers the question how the Lower-land author depicts in his travelogues Slovakia in comparison with the images of other countries, what he means by the attributes „our“, „Slovak“, what (which country, ethnic group) he regards as his home.
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