[Aaus-list] October 9 - Presentation - “Political Dominants in Literary Interpretations of the Don Juan and Don Quixote Phenomena: The Case of Ukraine”

Mark R Andryczyk ma2634 at columbia.edu
Thu Oct 2 13:06:22 EDT 2014


The Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia
University invites you to a presentation entitled



“Political Dominants in Literary Interpretations of the Don Juan and Don
Quixote Phenomena: The Case of Ukraine”



by



Daria Mishchenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)





Thursday, October 9

12PM



Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219)

International Affairs Building

420 West 118th St





This talk examines the motifs of Don Quixote and Don Juan as symbolic
stimuli that inspired the development of national narratives, created over
many years, in non-Spanish cultural spaces, especially – in the Ukrainian
one.   Much attention will be paid to patterns in which Spanish realia
are used as a foundation for a metaphorical rethinking of the political,
ethical, and cultural existence of Ukraine, as they are pictured in the
writings of Lina Kostenko.  Symbols such as, among others, the Holy
inquisition, colonization, *corrida* and knight’s culture will be examined
through the specifics of the Ukrainian mentality and culture, which are
core phenomena in the socio-political life of Ukrainian society in the 20th
and 21st centuries.



Daria Mishchenko has a Ph.D. in Ukrainian literature from the Institute of
Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2014). She is Lecturer
in Spanish at its Institute of International Relations.



This event is free and open to the public.
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