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The Philosophical Meaning of the Author’s Myth: Evolution of the Archetypal Image of a Religious Visionary in the Dramatic Works of Lesya Ukrainka

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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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author’s myth   phenomenon of prophetism   religious prophecy   archetypal and mythological structure   dramatic sketches and poems   existential dilemma in national issue


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


The article traces and analyses the movement of the author’s consciousness of Lesya Ukrainka in solving the research issue of evolution of the archetypal image of a religious visionary in the dramatic works of Ukrainian poetess through the prism of mythopoetic archetypal categories on different “sections” of her dramatic sketches Vavylons’kyj polon (Babylonian Captivity), Na rujinaсh (On the Ruins) and poems Kassandra (Cassandra) and Orhija (The Orgy). The author explains that, referring the ancient subjects, Lesia Ukrainka realizes the need to breathe new life into the mythology of the ancients, look at the history of humankind as a tragic process of the struggle between good and evil, connect the movement of history with manifestations of spiritual stability, with its tendency to the ideals of good. According to her aesthetic views in the artistic perception of antiquity, the poetess does not seek to aestheticize it, but to reveal in the ancient myth the eternal, timeless psychological state of human inner life and in this way explore the “catastrophes” of the modern soul.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław