Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia Special Issue, vol. 2 (7)/2017: Post-communist children’s cultures in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe

Agnieszka Matusiak (red.), Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Mateusz Świetlicki (red. tem.)
ISSN: 2353-8546
Liczba stron: 132
Format: B5, oprawa broszurowa
Rok wydania: 2017
Cena: 35,00 PLN   

This special volume of Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia is monographic in nature and showcases a variety of thought-provoking approaches to children’s literature and culture. The authors are interested in exploring how children’s culture produced in the formerly Soviet-ruled countries has addressed the experience of post-communist subjects, both those who have lived in the former regime and those for whom it is a memory passed by older generations — today, no one under 28 was even alive when the communist rule in East-Central Europe still existed; no one under 35 or so has any meaningful memories of it. The contributions to the present volume capture selective engagements with the thematic, generic, and media diversity of post-communist children’s culture. We hope to initiate a more wide-ranging discussion on post-1989 children’s culture in East-Central Europe as reflecting a shared experience, regional interactions, and nuances of the distinct paths each of the countries in question have taken since 1989.


  • JUSTYNA DESZCZ-TRYHUBCZAK, MATEUSZ ŚWIETLICKI, Introduction. We Are the Children of the Transformation: Post-communist Children’s Cultures in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe
  • GABRIELA ABRASOWICZ, Lost in Transitions: Childhood and Child Characters in Post-Yugoslav Playwriting
  • TETIANA KACHAK, Children of the Post-communist Period in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature for Young Readers
  • ANASTASIA ULANOWICZ, “We are the People”: The Holodomor and North American-Ukrainian Diasporic Memory in Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s Enough
  • MATEUSZ ŚWIETLICKI, Be yourself… but don’t be a wimp! Advice Literature in the USSR and Gender Roles in Contem­porary Ukrainian Books for Girls and Boys
  • ALEKSANDRA MOCHOCKA, Two Perspectives on the Performative Social Body: Teenage Make-up Routines in Fanfik and the Jeżycjada cycle

Reviews

  • SYLWIA KAMIŃSKA-MACIĄG, Joanna Wojdon, Świat elementarzy. Obraz rzeczywistości w podręcznikach do nauki czytania w krajach bloku radzieckiego, Instytut Pamięci Narodowej Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni Przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu, Warszawa 2015, ss. 246 (“Dydaktyka historii, historia dydaktyki”, t. 2)
  • ANIELA RADECKA, Тетяна Качак, Українська література для дітей та юнацтва: підручник, ВЦ «Академія», Київ 2016, pp. 352 
  • MATEUSZ ŚWIETLICKI, Sara Pankenier Weld, Voiceless Vanguard: The Infantilist Aesthetics of the Russian Avant-Garde, Northwestern University Press, Evanston 2014, pp. 212

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