Image of the Franciscans in Modern Bosniak Literature Cover Image

Predodžbe o franjevcima u savremenoj bošnjačkoj književnosti
Image of the Franciscans in Modern Bosniak Literature

Author(s): Ena Begović-Sokolija
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Bosnian Literature, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Theory of Literature, Identity of Collectives
Published by: BZK "Preporod" Brčko distrikt Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Bosniak literature; Bosnian Franciscans; imagology; representations; Other; alterity vs. identity; cultural identity;
Summary/Abstract: The topic of Franciscanism in literature is not reserved solely for Ivo Andric (although ‘Andric’s Franciscans’ have been extensively written about within literary criticism), nor is it reserved for Croatian literature in general. This work, from imagological prospective, offers the reading of fifteen texts from modern Bosniak literature that vary in genre and which remember Bosnian Franciscans – historical personalities (Anđeo Zvizdović, Matija Divković, Juraj Dragišić, Ivan Frano Jukić, Grgo Martić, Matheus Bartl (Mato Banjalučanin), Miroslav (Tomislav) Filipović / Majstorović, Ljubo Hrgić, Ivo Marković), but which also offer an image of Bosnian Franciscanism, in Bosniak visure. It has been shown that the ideas and images of Bosnian Franciscans in poems, short-stories, novels and dramas of Bosniak literature are mainly positive, but even when they’re not – they are understandable and expected if one bears in mind the questions that are the subject of imagological consideration of the text: WHO, TO WHOM, WHEN and HOW is one speaking. The work concludes that between several views of the ethnic (cultural) identity being realized (also) in literature (from Karahasan’s garden to Lovrenović’s rainbow colours to Spahić’s “poetry of kaleidoscope”) it is not impossible to talk about all of them within one text i.e. about Bosniak literature at the same time and that Bosniak authors too are meritorious for the symbolical imaginarium of Franciscanism within the identification fields of Bosnian-Herzegovinian literature.

  • Page Range: 59-73
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bosnian