Title: Image of Russia in conterporary serious literature: contrast of identities
Authors: Pešková, Michaela
Citation: PEŠKOVÁ, Michaela. Image of Russia in conterporary serious literature: contrast of identities. In: A Search for Identity. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2013, s. 86-98. ISBN 978-80-261-0323-3.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: kapitola v knize
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/30759
ISBN: 978-80-261-0323-3
Keywords: národní identita;současná česká literatura;Rusko;imagologie
Keywords in different language: national identity;contemporary Czech literature;Russia;imagology
Abstract in different language: This paper analyzes the representation of Russia in contemporary Czech serious literature. Its aim is to trace how artistic literature poeticizes Russian reality and whether it creates contrasting images to the Czech reality from which we can deduce the understanding of the differences between Russian and Czech national identity. It examines the extent to which the Czech national identity after 1989 has been formed in opposition to Russia. The examination in this paper is based on the research of geopolitics and territoriality, according to which Russia becomes a "faraway land somewhere in the East", from which we distance ourselves and which is perceived rather negatively in the Czech Republic. This paper will show that this position repeats itself in artistic texts, confirming the Czech shift to the West. Evaluation of Russia, however, is generally far more varied; authors in Russia discover "other" enriching worlds. Many stereotypes are disproved, and attributes, which are in contrast in Russia to the Czech properties attributed to them, seem to be something at least as a valuable civilization. The opposing view of Russia in the formation of modern Czech national identity plays an insignificant role.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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