Galician literary space through the prism of the concepts of borderland, Galician borderland and Galician literary borderland

Keywords: borderland, Galician discourse, Galician literary borderland, Galician literature, Bruno Schulz


The author set herself the goal of analyzing the concepts of Galicia, Galicianness, borderland, Galician borderland, Galician literary borderland and based on such an analysis characterizing the relationships between Galicia and the most famous Galician writer of the first half of the 20th century Bruno Schulz.

The first article of the outlined cycle of publications is devoted to the disclosure of the essence of the cognitive concept of Galicia with an emphasis on the Schulz period – the end of the 19th – the first half of the 20th century; the goal of another scientific exploration of the conceptual cycle of the author’s research is ontologization in the scientific-research space of the concept Galicianness with actualization based on the knowledge and information represented by the concept.

In the offered publication, the author has become involved as a participant in the modern scientific discussion that is taking place around the phenomenon of «borderland» and has presented the term-concept Galician literary borderland in the cognitive and conceptual format, as a logical combination of the structural components of the borderland → Galician borderland → Galician literary borderland, in other words, in the format of the analysis of a single conceptual complex, the vivid representative of which is Bruno Schulz.

The analysis of the content load of the concept of borderland in all its diversity makes it possible to count it among cross-cutting interdisciplinary phenomena associated with various scientific branches and spheres of activity, and also allows asserting the presence of certain mutual influences of the borderland on the peculiarities of the literary and artistic creativity of its representatives and vice versa, in particular on the example of the characteristics of the two[1]component pair of nominaGalician literary borderland ↔ Galician writer Bruno Schulz, whose members are in difficult relations of similarity and opposition.

The final article of the cycle of publications about Galicia will be devoted to the generalization of the research on the relationships between Galicia and the works of art created in its context by bright representatives of the Galician literary borderland.


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Author Biography

Natalia Matorina , Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University

Candidate of Philological Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor, Doctoral Applicant of the Department of Polonistics and Translation of the Faculty of Philology and Journalism


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How to Cite
Matorina , N. (2023). Galician literary space through the prism of the concepts of borderland, Galician borderland and Galician literary borderland. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series “Philology”, (92), 104-110.