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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. № 4 (160), 953—961

UDK801.81:398.81 (477)]: 821.161.2.091

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2021.04.953



  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8352-2124,
  • doctor of philological sciences, professor,
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv,
  • 1,Universytetska Street, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: gan.sokil@gmail.com

Abstract. Pieces of folk art about national liberation struggles have been studied by modern folklorists only during the years of independence. The relevance of this topic is manifested not only in the cognitive study and elucidation of features of the important period in the history of the Ukrainian people for its national liberation and its depiction in folklore, but also it is a powerful resource in establishing patriotism, a symbol of insubordination, moral and ideological values. Our research deals with song genres, focusing on the conceptual principles of studying rebel songs. The proposed article is aimed at analyzing the issues of studying rebel song in the modern period, considering the main research approaches, clarifying the terminology and criteria of genre distribution; characterizing the main features of songs, their semantic content and dominant motives; revealing the features of creation and life. The article analyzes the texts in terms of genesis, ideological content, reveals the genre and thematic diversity, draws attention to the artistic features of folk works, clarifies issues related to the tradition of folklore and specific historical events, facts, traces the development, features of rebel songs, their versions. An attempt is made to compare different classifications and generalize text models. Emphasis is put on the relevance of researching rebel songs in Ukrainian folklore. The longevity of the folk song and its design for modern events, the popularity of the rebel theme among scholars and the prospects for further research are emphasized. The concepts of research of rebel songs are considered as system of modern views, ideas, attitudes, priority directions and approaches in the development of Ukrainian folklore.

Keywords: rebel song, methodological areas, genres, classification, poetics.

Received 24.07.2021


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