Polonized body. The pale faces on Podolia in family-chronicle novel Liuboratski by Anatol Svydnytsky
The main theme of this article is the analysis of Ukrainian girl’s body presentations, the daughter of Orthodox Church priest from Podolia, characterized in family-chronicle novel Liuboratski (1886) by Ukrainian writer Anatol Svydnytsky (1843–1871). In the 1830s–40s there was a tendency that Polish culture dominated among the higher class of Podolian community. The body of the heroine was treated as meaningful narration in patriarchal and anti-colonial discourse; it constitutes a material basis of changes’ expression within awareness and world view which gradually becomes polonized. Body transformation into Other-Polish woman belongs to the context of cultural and identity crisis among the Ukrainian priesthood on Podolia.