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Author(s): Milica Banjanin
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Aesthetics, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Psychoanalysis, Theory of Literature
Published by: Hrvatsko filološko društvo
Keywords: Mirrors; reflections;

Summary/Abstract: The focus of my study is on mirrors and reflections as they help translate the life stories of female protagonists into coherent patterns of knowledge about themselves. Mirrors and reflections in literary texts help us to understand that the act of observing requires constant adjustments to the way protagonists are presented, both to themselves and others. Of special interest are insights into representations of the mirror and reflection in texts such as Gennadii Golovin’s “Anna Petrovna”, Liubov Iunina’s “A Woman in a One-Room Apartment”, Natalya Baranskaya’s “The Kiss”, Viktoria Tokareva’s “First Try”, and Galina Scerbakova’s “The Three Loves of Masha Peredreeva”. Through these works I explore the mirror as a tool for reflection on how women appear to themselves, and how others see them in the act of self-contemplation.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 309-329
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English