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Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Kolevinskienė, Žydronė
Title: Между Литвой и Америкой: тексты и контексты литовско-американских авторов
Other Title: Between Lithuania and America: texts and contexts by Lithuanian-American authors
Is part of: Русистика и компаративистика: cборник научных трудов по филологии. Вып. 13. Москва : Книгодел, 2019
Extent: p. 64-79
Date: 2019
Keywords: Contemporary Lithuanian literature;Problematics of identity;Emigrant experience;Upton Sincler
ISBN: 9785965901869
Abstract: In nowadays world the issue of mature modernity and similar personal identity remains of great signifi cance. The research is dedicated to the Americanborn authors and authors of Exodus. In today’s world, the real and the made-up Lithuania is both meaning and value for the identity of these writers. The American-born authors often name the relationship with Lithuania only as a symbolic construction determined by the values of its reference fi eld. However, this bond is vitally important and guarantees the continuity of nature in the world of crumbling meanings and splitting identities. In this case, the research focuses on a recently emerged phenomenon — the literature about Lithuania and its culture, history written in the English language. Authors of Lithuanian origin writing in English began speaking (and telling) about their cultural roots (Julij a Sukys, Lina Žilionytė, Daiva Markelis and others). The authors, who do not speak Lithuanian (the language of their parents), have approached the problem of the deepest valuable component of national identity, that of the language. A single, pure and national identity is replaced with formation of several, intersecting complementary cultures — a hybrid identity. The structure of national values of writers in a language other than Lithuanian is replaced with the new (most often English) language, which opens up new cultural possibilities, but limits the traditional ones. A three-segment structure of national values — land, language, and history –can be used as a reference point when discussing the problems of identity in contemporary Lithuanian émigré literature. The problematics of identity and emigrant experience are revealed in texts written in English by North American authors of Lithuanian origin, such as Ruta Sepetys, Birute Putrius, Antanas Sileika and others. A novel The Jungle (1906) by Upton Sinclair serves as the main context.[...]
Affiliation(s): Mokytojų rengimo institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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