The Discourse of Masculinity in Ukrainian Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Selected Aspects of Research Project

Agnieszka Matusiak

The present text proposes a synthetic and multi-dimensional investigation and description of the impact of modernist and postmodernist strategies of the discourse of masculinity in conceptualization and introvertisation of the Ukrainian national-cultural identity created by the Ukrainian literature of the 20th century and early 21st century. The author of the this text, considers that masculinity in modern Ukrainian literature, defined as a transgressive type of critical self-awareness of the intellectual discourse – based on spiritual, as well as corporeal, values – is aimed at the conscious process of creating the postcolonial national character and postcolonial Ukrainian culture and literature, as well as securing the national instinct of self-defense.

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