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Рукавице, велови и призори „силног оружја”
Gloves, Veils and Scenes With ”Mighty Arms”

Echoes of War and Revolution in the Fictions by Virginia Woolf and Jelena Dimitrijević

Author(s): Biljana Dojčinović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Serbian Literature, Studies in violence and power, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филолошки факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: World War One;womens writing;masculitinities;modernism;Balkans;

Summary/Abstract: This comparison of a short story by Virginia Woolf, ”Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street”, and Letters from Salonica as well as the novel Nove by Jelena Dimitrijević, points to the extent in which the great turmoils such as World War One, or some other wars and revolutions of the time, permeate the works written about the seemingly private and secluded lives of women. The same perspective is used for comparative analysis of the British and the Balkan modernistic representations of masculinity. The paper aims not only at making connections between these two parts of Europe, but also at questioning the range of the notion of modernism, which should, as it is argued, include the women's writings written in or about the Balkans.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 39-65
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian