Western University (Canada)
E-Mail: domina.nata [at] gmail.com
The Problem of Spatiality in Ukrainian Post-Soviet Novel
If soviet ideology was defined by temporality, the post-soviet condition is all about spatiality: territorial gains and losses, borders and frontiers, centers and peripheries, deconstruction of old spaces and construction of the new ones. In contrast with the previous era, the post-soviet one can only dream of continuity but instead is bound to deal with fragmentation.
In a broader sense, I am interested in exploring the relationship between time, space and text. Particularly, I analyze how Ukrainian post-soviet narratives configure the concepts of border and frontier, center and periphery and how it is reflected in aesthetics of those narratives. To put it differently, I explore how deconstruction of soviet space relates to construction of Ukrainian post-soviet narratives. What are the texts on space and what is the space of those texts?
Natalya Domina ist Doktorandin und forschte während ihres Gastaufenthalts am ZZF Potsdam in der Abteilung "Gesellschaft und Kommunismus". / Natalya Domina is PhD candidate and was researching during her guest stay at the ZZF Potsdam in the department "Society and Communism".