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"Nacionalni heroj" u domaćoj naučnofantastičnoj književnosti
"National Hero" in Serbian Science Fiction Literature

Author(s): Ivan Đorđević
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Srpski genealoški centar
Keywords: national hero; science fiction literature; tradition; national identity
Summary/Abstract: Appearance of heroes from national history/mythology in Serbian science fiction prose is characteristic for last two decades of the 20th century. Karađorđe Petrović, Prince Miloš Obrenović, Prince Marko (Marko Kraljević) and other national heroes entered the Serbian SF stage simultaneously with processes of returning to tradition which were characteristic for the wider social context of Serbia of that time. Primary goal of this paper is to determine ways in which those heroes are represented in Serbian genre literature, with premise that a "national hero" is in fact a social and cultural construction determined by historical and political context. Symbolical recollection and "fishing" of national heroes from a historical/mythological "pool" in this particular domain of popular culture is discussed from the aspect of their positioning, re-contextualization and revalorization with regard to the sociopolitical reality of culture in which such literature emerged.

  • Page Range: 165-190
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Serbian