« 2018. #3 (141)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 3 (141), 696–700

UDK 801.82:[398.8:81’276.3]:091″16/17″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.03.696


Maierchyk Mariia, Ph.D. in History, Senior Researcher
at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The main editor of the scientific peer-reviewed journal
“Feminist Criticism: The Eastern European Journal of Feminist and Quir Studios.”
Deputy director of the Center for Cultural and Anthropological Studies.
Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.
Contacts: mayerchykmaria@gmail.com

Abstrakt. This paper is an introductory review of the question discussed by historians of literature and culture since the 19th century, namely a presence of «bawdy» and «frivolous» songs next to spiritual texts in the early modern manuscripts. I argue for the necessity to historicize a concept of «bawdiness» and distinguish between modern (etic) and non-modern (emic) perception of «bawdy» songs in the Baroque epoch. This methodological move helps to provide a more nuanced understanding of the meanings and functions of these records. This approach facilitates developing a new perspective for the study of modernization in the sphere of language and intimacy.

Keywords: the 17th and 18th century manuscripts, baroque literature, modernization in the sphere of intimacy, «bawdy» songs.

Received 22.03.2018


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