INTER-RELATIONAL PRESENTATIONS OF BOSNIA AND
EUROPE IN NOVELS WRITTEN DURING THE PROCESS
OF THE BALKAN TRANSITION Cover Image

МЕЃУСЕБНИТЕ ПРЕТСТАВУВАЊА НА БОСНА И ЕВРОПА ВО РОМАНИТЕ ПИШУВАНИ ВО ПРОЦЕСОТ НА БАЛКАНСКАТА ТРАНЗИЦИЈА
INTER-RELATIONAL PRESENTATIONS OF BOSNIA AND EUROPE IN NOVELS WRITTEN DURING THE PROCESS OF THE BALKAN TRANSITION

Author(s): Jasmina Mojsieva Guševa
Subject(s): Anthropology, Bosnian Literature
Published by: Bosansko filološko društvo
Keywords: imagology; Bosnian prose; Bosnian transition; globalization; postcolonial criticism;

Summary/Abstract: In this article we deal with imagined presentations of the studied literary pieces, for whose formation the socio-political context in which they were created plays a vital role. More specifically, this paper explores imaginary experiments with imagological characters, taken from the novels Sahib by Nenad Veličković and Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon. The purpose of this paper is to initiate a change in the way Balkan and European cultures perceive each other, with the aim of correcting mutual negative stereotypes present in all sectors of life. This change of direction is difficult to establish, especially when taking into account the wide dispersion of stereotypes, their centuries-long persistence, and their function in considering the dissimilar as something strange and foreign.

  • Issue Year: 2/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 315-325
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Macedonian