Imagološki pristup u nastavi književnosti: predodžba Roma u noveli Tena J. Kozarca usporedno s trima tekstovima suvremenih hrvatskih autora

[sic]. 2019;9(2) DOI 10.15291/sic/2.9.lc.3

 

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ISSN: 1847-7755 (Online)

Publisher: University of Zadar

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Literature (General)

Country of publisher: Croatia

Language of fulltext: English, Croatian

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Korana Serdarević

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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The latest tendencies in the modernization of teaching literature stress the development of students’ critical thinking as one of the main learning outcomes of the educational process. Based on this premise, the article demonstrates the applicability of the imagological approach which can, through guided critical reading of the canonical text, reveal another layer of the so-called non-canonical interpretation and point towards the deconstruction of cultural stereotypes embedded in the literary text. The teaching method will be demonstrated via close reading of the image of Roma people in the novella Tena by Josip Kozarac, where minority stereotyping takes on the form of discriminatory discourse in narration. Apart from developing critical thinking skills, a similar approach to a literary text in class offers the possibility of a comparative method, supported by the fact that the same mirage of Roma community drawn from a canonical work of Croatian Realism can be compared to the images (image) of Roma in contemporary Croatian literature: in the novel Ciganin, ali najljepši by Kristian Novak, in Oblak boje kože by Nebojša Lujanović, as well as in the short story Petica iz zadnje klupe by Barbara Matejčić. Finally, regarding the applicability of critical discourse analysis in class, the article's concluding remarks raise the question of whether literature describing the 19th-century society could, through guided interpretation, partake in shaping the views of today's society that has the tools to recognize its own heterostereotypes.