Lesya Ukrainka’s “New Woman” as a Manifestation of the Ukrainian Modernism at the Beginning of the 20th Century Cover Image
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«Нова жінка» Лесі Українки як прояв українського модернізму початку ХХ ст.
Lesya Ukrainka’s “New Woman” as a Manifestation of the Ukrainian Modernism at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Author(s): Hałyna Lesnaya
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Lesya Ukrainka; literary image of the “new woman”; Ukrainian modernism at the beginning of the 20th century
Summary/Abstract: “The question of women” was raised by Lesya Ukrainka in a well-known article of 1900 “Нові перспективи і старі тіні (“Нова жінка” західноєвропейської белетристики)”, which presents the literary image of a “new woman”. The text can be considered programmatic because the poet incorporated her aesthetic pursuit into her work. In Ukraine, at the beginning of the 20th century the modernisation of the literary process was influenced by the poet’s dialogue with writers of different artistic movements. Later this caused a reinterpretation of Lesya Ukrainka’s perception: her contemporaries perceived her as an intellectual woman who defied the principles of a patriarchal society.

  • Page Range: 93-102
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian