« 2022. # 2 (164)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2022. № 2 (164), 385—390

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DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2022.02.385



  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6214-8738
  • Candidate of Philological Sciences,
  • Docent, doctoral student,
  • Kyiv National University
  • named after Taras Shevchenko,
  • the Department of Folklore
  • Institute of Philology,.
  • 31, University Str., 08200,
  • Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: Lypen.pavlova@ukr.net

Abstract. Songs about the national liberation struggle of Ukrainians in the middle of the twentieth century were the subject of research by a number of modern folklorists, who brought to scientific circulation the little-known texts created by participants of national competitions and their relatives, sweethearts, friends, ideological supporters as well as eyewitnesses of the events of this period, descendants, etc. The people’s liberation struggle of Ukrainians of the twentieth century is presented by researchers in the receptive representation of the heroes of folklore, through a deep understanding of the truth-good-freedom triad, the philosophical problem «I» and «Other», the meaning of human existence, the tragic paradigm, ambivalence of love and more.

Rebel songs are diverse in subject matter, genre, poetic structure, and because these folk samples are «traces of living facts», extremely important are the features of the narrative, the existence of the narrator, his experience of being in all its diversity and immensity.

The aim of the article is to study the existential consciousness at the level of worldview in lyrical-epic songs about the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people in the middle of the twentieth century.

The object of research is lyric-epic songs, the texts of which are included in the collections of Ukrainian folklore of the XX century.

The subject of research is the existential consciousness of the narrator in terms of worldview, presented in the rebel lyric-epic songs.

 Research methods: the analytical method is used during the selection of features of existential consciousness. The descriptive method is involved in considering the theoretical aspects of the topic. A comparative method is used to clarify the spiritual universe of the narrator.

Keywords: lyric-epic songs, existential consciousness, narrator, national liberation struggle, rebel songs, text, social and domestic event, worldview.

Received 20.04.2022


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