• Зобразити війну

    Author: Ярослав Полішук
    E-mail: y.polishchuk@kubg.edu.ua
    Institution: Київський університет імені Бориса Грінченка (Kijów, Ukraina)
    Year of publication: 2017
    Source: Show
    Pages: 27-50
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/PPUSN.2017.03.03
    PDF: pomi/03/pomi201703.pdf

    How to Represent War. The hybrid warfare going on in Donbass has had consequences on the informational and cultural spheres in Ukraine. It is a war for influence where Ukraine cannot adequately confront Russia because it does not have the necessary recourses and a developed media culture. The number of literary works about the war published in the last few years show that Ukrainian writers want to challenge the discourse on war. Between 2014 and 2016 numerous novels, stories, essays, reports, and poems were published by such writers as Halyna Vdovychenko, Yevhen Polozhiy, Sergei Lozko, and Vladyslav Ivchenko. These authors try to show all the horror of the war and the changing attitudes and consciousness of Ukrainians. The issue of forming a new Ukrainian collective identity is reflected in contemporary literature.

  • Ktoś nie zakręcił słoika – obraz pandemii we współczesnej literaturze rosyjskiej

    Author: Patrycja Spytek
    E-mail: p.spytek@uw.edu.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Warszawski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-5255
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 99-109
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/so2021207
    PDF: so/20/so2007.pdf

    Someone Did Not Close the Jar – A Picture of a Pandemic in Modern Russian Literature

    Mankind has survived many plagues. Advances in science, including medicine and pharmacy, have resulted in many once deadly diseases elimination. Before this happened, the plagues had decimated the countryside and cities. Even the richest and most influential citizens were unable to protect themselves and their relatives from inevitable death. Lying at the junction of Europe and Asia, Russia also was plagued by epidemics, which found artistic reflection in art and literature. The topic of the pandemic remains relevant. There will probably be many more of its literary versions. The article is only a contribution to deeper literary research and analysis. Each of the mentioned authors paints the portrait of “plague” from a different perspective, which makes the topic more interesting, multifaceted, and also testifies to the wide scale of the phenomenon and its impact on contemporary Russian literature. Over time, the list of appeals will be expanded, but today these seem to be the most representative.

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