2014 | 2: Postkolonializm — tożsamość — gender. Europa Środkowa, Wschodnia i Południowo-Wschodnia | 249 - 266
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Re-wizje Europy we współczesnym dramacie chorwackim (Europa — Monolog dla Matki Courage i jej dzieci Ivany Sajko)

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Re-visions of Europe in contemporary Croatian drama (Europe — Monologue for Mother Courage and her Children by Ivana Sajko)
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The complex figure of great mother of the nation in the play Europe — Monologue for Mother Courage and her Children (2004) by the famous Croatian artist Ivana Sajko offers a new perspective on the issue of contemporary gender role distribution, power relations and postcolonial discourse. The monologue presents the woman’s point of view on the connections between gender, culture and neo-colonialism. Europe is the main character in the play. Taking as a reference the mythical story about the princess and the white bull, Brecht’s Mother Courage, a fantasy of the Mother goddess, Sajko adds various political implications of Europe. Through this trope Sajko analyses the issue of unusual motherhood and the construction of “motherland” with its social and cultural phenomena.
  • Uniwersytet Wrocławski (Polska)
  • Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu (Polska)
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