Corporeality Narrative in Ukrainian Literature: Culturosophical Aspect


  • Larysa HORBOLIS Sumy State Pedagogical University
  • Anna CHERNYSH National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Olena ISHCHENKO Sumy State University
  • Maryna KUSHNIEROVA Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University



literary process, character, philosophism, cultural aspect, national identity, corporeality, tradition


The article analyses the features of artistic representation of the body in the Ukrainian literature of the 19th – early 21st century in a diachronic way. It is noted that each period of development of Ukrainian literature has its own specific image of the character with emphasis on the complex inner world, features of interpersonal relations and given the moral and ethical principles of society, the identity of folk culture and traditions, trends in literature, philosophical thought etc. Corporeality is represented in various ways in the works of Ukrainian writers of the late 20th - early 21st century due to the intensification of postmodern practice, lack of censorship, changing worldviews of Ukrainian society and expanding thematic, genre range of literary works. Corporeality is an eloquent characteristic of the character, the cultural and historical space of the day, and the stylistic discourse of literature. The problem raised in the article allows us to position literature as a medium for a deeper understanding of corporality in the humanitarian space and overcoming historically established social stereotypes.


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Author Biographies

Larysa HORBOLIS, Sumy State Pedagogical University

PhD, Dr. of Science in Philology, Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature at Sumy State Pedagogical University, Sumy, Ukraine.

Anna CHERNYSH, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

PhD in Philology, Doctoral Student at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Olena ISHCHENKO, Sumy State University

PhD in Philology, Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Philology, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine.

Maryna KUSHNIEROVA, Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University

 PhD in Philology, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages and Teaching Methodology, Oleksandr Dovzhenko Hlukhiv National Pedagogical University, Hlukhiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

HORBOLIS, L., CHERNYSH, A., ISHCHENKO, O., & KUSHNIEROVA, M. (2022). Corporeality Narrative in Ukrainian Literature: Culturosophical Aspect. WISDOM, 22(2), 182–192.




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