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Woman and ideologies: feminist poetics of Alexandra Berková


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Kos, Suzana. (2011). Woman and ideologies: feminist poetics of Alexandra Berková. Umjetnost riječi : časopis za znanost o književnosti, 55(3-4). pp. 221-241. ISSN 0503-1853

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In contemporary theory identity is mainly seen as either essential or constructed. This paper is based on the prerequisite that identity is constructed and shaped by social norms, as well as by individual beliefs. The author explores this hypothesis by analysing the works of Czech writer Alexandra Berková, whose literary treatment of female identity is highly influenced by her attitudes towards feminism and socialism. In her first text she sustains from commenting on social affairs in order to explore female identities as they occur in private sphere. She then proceeded in a different manner and used the process of construction of female identity to comment on serious drawbacks and dangers of state socialist ideology. In the end, she returned to private, intimate themes, and male-female relations. In this paper the author explores the existence of personal and social ideology in the literary text and traces a formative path of Berková’s individual poetics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures
Slavic languages and literatures > West Slavic languages and literatures - Czech
Departments: Department of West Slavic Languages and Literature
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 18:32
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 18:32

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