2014 | 2: Postkolonializm — tożsamość — gender. Europa Środkowa, Wschodnia i Południowo-Wschodnia | 75 - 85
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Postkolonialność jako metoda i mentalność: ukraińskie literaturoznawstwo 1991–2011

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Postcoloniality as a method and mindset
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Literary scholarship remains a privileged domain of postcolonial studies — of both the theorisation of coloniser–colonised relations, and the interpretation of particular phenomena symptomatic of such relations. This inquiry defines “postcoloniality” as a frame of mind, individual or collective, characterised by abstinence from colonial self-assertion and anti-colonial ressentiment and by the quest for means by which the interests of the former antagonists and co-participants in the colonial situation can be harmonised. The question posed is to what extent the evidence of such a frame of mind is to be discovered in the scholarly encounter with literature in Ukraine during the period of its independence; and, second, to what extent participation in the discursive field of postcolonial studies is discernible in an important institution of professional literary scholarship in Ukraine: the journal Slovo i chas. Sampling reveals a relatively limited presence of scholarship that identifies itself as postcolonial or that distances itself, through participation in international scholarly debates, from practices and conceptions inherited from the colonial past.
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