HETEROTOPIA IN THE UKRAINIAN CONTEMPORARY PROSE (JURIJ ANDRUCHOVYČ, SERHIJ ŽADAN UND VJAČESLAV ŠNAJDER)

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Borys Bigun
Erik Martin

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Borys Bigun, Erik Martin, HETEROTOPIA IN THE UKRAINIAN CONTEMPORARY PROSE (JURIJ ANDRUCHOVYČ, SERHIJ ŽADAN UND VJAČESLAV ŠNAJDER). “PORÓWNANIA” 1 (24), 2019. Vol. XXIV, P. 45-53. ISSN 1733-165X.


The concept of “heterotopia”, developed by Michel Foucault in his work “Of Other Spaces”, is one of the most frequently used notions in contemporary spatial studies. Literary and artistic heterotopias capture the destruction of a homogeneous social space, during which utopian and real-pragmatic principles that used to constitute one unified whole start to function as elements confronting each other under the pressure of previously repressed or played down and currently re-actualized ideas pertaining to a certain culture. Basing on the representative works by Yuriy Andrukhovych, Serhiy Zhadan and VyacheslavShnaider, the paper analyzes the semantics and functions of heterotopias in the context of literary mapping of post-Soviet Ukraine.

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Bigun, B., & Martin, E. (2019). HETEROTOPIA IN THE UKRAINIAN CONTEMPORARY PROSE (JURIJ ANDRUCHOVYČ, SERHIJ ŽADAN UND VJAČESLAV ŠNAJDER). Porównania, 24(1), 45-53. https://doi.org/10.14746/por.2019.1.5
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Borys Bigun, Universität Viadrina Frankfurt Oder

PhD, is a literary scholar. He defended his thesis on the postmodern novel in 2000. In 1998-2008, he worked as Deputy Director of the Independent Center for Foreign Literature Research at the Shevchenko Institute of Literature (Kiev). In 2009-2014, he was the head of the chair for language and literature at the University of Modern Knowledge (Kiev). Since 2014, he has been a visiting assistant professor at the Axel Springer Endowed Chair for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany). His current research interests include Russian-Jewish literature, imagology, Russian and Ukrainian postmodernist literature.

Erik Martin, Universität Viadrina Frankfurt Oder

currently works as a research associate at the Chair for Eastern European Literatures at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt(Oder). His field of academic interest is the interaction between literature and philosophy as well as Russian and Polish literary history. He received his PhD in 2011 at the Slavic Seminar of the University of Tübingen; the topic of his dissertation was „Forms of Negation in Lev Tolstoj“.

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