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„Apropos за учителката“. Рада Киркович и фигурата на Найден Геров
„Apropos for the Teacher“. Rada Kirkovic and the Figure of Nayden Gerov

Author(s): Adriana Spasova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Education, Poetry, Anthology, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, State/Government and Education, Philology, Theory of Literature, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Rada Kirkovich; Bulgarian National Revival; women’s schools; Nayden Gerov; archives of the XIX century; female education

Summary/Abstract: The focus of the research is the discovery of one of the less-known Bulgarian intellectuals of the nineteenth century – Rada Kirkovich, who lived nearly a century (1848, Koprivshtitsa – 1941, Sofia). Her public presence as a teacher, public figure and writer is an important example of the gradual displacement of a woman from the marginal sphere and the breaking of patriarchal stereotypes in Bulgarian society. The article consistently focuses on the letters, memoirs and solemn words of the Revival teacher R. Kirkovich, which testify precisely to the changes in the cultural and political situation during the Bulgarian National Revival. Some of the materials reviewed and analyzed are from the personal archive of Nayden Gerov (Fund 22 of the National Library – Bulgarian Historical Archive). In this library are kept unpublished and unexplored letters (F. 22, I, a.u. 190, l. 1 – 29) of Rada Kirkovich , as well as one of her triumphant speeches on the feast of the Annunciation. (F. 22, I, a.u. 595, 29 – 32b). These entries prove to be productive and not so timid and modest and show the entry point of the educated woman within the strictly regulated limits of the Revival publicity.

  • Issue Year: 63/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 192-208
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian