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ProFemina, Feminist Literary Magazine: Reconstructing the Female Literary History of Serbia and Changing the Male Dominated Canon
ProFemina, Feminist Literary Magazine: Reconstructing the Female Literary History of Serbia and Changing the Male Dominated Canon

Author(s): Biljana D. Obradović
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Serbian Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Summary/Abstract: In Yugoslavia during the time of communism and atheism the main (Orthodox) religion and its customs were effectively banned. After communism ended there was a revival of Serbian traditions and customs. Today much poetry in Serbia is characterised by the return to the use of archaic language and religious and mythic motifs. Women poets on the other hand tend to use contemporary (even colloquial) language and are interested in the individual rather than mythic or religious figures. They write outside the institutions of cultural power and are liberated from these conventions, they create freely, are open to the world and prepared to break away from patriarchal norms. They are willing to shed taboos. Even when they do use traditional symbols, they often change their meanings.

  • Page Range: 73-89
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English