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Serafina Topia - Bota e saj tjetër
Serafina Topia - Her other world

Author(s): Meliza Krasniqi
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Albanian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: the other; Simone de Beauvoir; binary opposition; Serafina Topia;

Summary/Abstract: The concept of "the other" is quite complex and it is difficult to accurately identify its meaning. According to Michel Foucault, the concept of the other is closely related to power and knowledge. The other is the individual who is perceived as different from the group that does not belong. Every foreigner becomes the other. Moreover, the other takes many forms, such as: identity, race, gender, religion, social class, political ideology, origin, etc.Simone de Beauvoir introduces the notion of "the other" with her philosophical analysis in “The Second Sex” (1949) as a construction that opposes and thus builds "itself"; then the concept of "other", "alienation," and "being different" has spread to the field of thought and exploration in many sciences and also in literature science. Yet it is known that this concept was not entirely new, but it was influenced by Hegel's dialecticsIn literature “the other” is a common figure. This concept can be recognized in all Albanian literature in various forms because it is created on the basis of this concept.Researchers who deal with structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism, Marxism, and other methodologies that depend on "binary opposition" often examine works where the characters are created being called by any "other" rhetoric. To understand the concept of “the other” in SerafinaTopiaofJeronim de Rada, it was used this formal approach (binary opposition), which helps to understand how meaningsin the text are formed and created.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 869 - 875
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Albanian