Vitalina Kizilova


The article is devoted to the analysis of feminine and masculine constants, which are represented in the cycle “One and a Half Wish. Tales from Yalosoveta’s Treasure Chest” by Maryna Pavlenko and directed at the gender identity formation. Gender identity is supposed to be conformable valuable behavioral instructions, that lead to learning the roles and development of personality traits. Along with mythology and folklore, it is considered as a sum-total of standardized static roles and cultural ideals according to the way of life. In the fairy tale it is made with an articulated assessment of acts and actions of the characters, which depends on feminine and masculine semantics and is conditional on mental peculiarities of Ukrainian society. Maryna Pavlenko makes an accent on usual women’s and men’s traits, which start to acquire marginalized status because of development of democratic society, however, she doesn’t strive for hyperborlized positivity, that is a significant feature of the author’s tale text. Having a powerful moral-didactic potential, in the reader’s consciousness the writer’s tales make negative behavioral stereotypes urgent too, they are connected with moral character’s traits. In the cycle “One and a Half Wish. Fairy Tales from Yalosoveta’s Treasure Chest” Maryna Pavlenko represents her own outlook, shows ideal life model of the person, who has archaic views about relations and standards according to the gender area.



Ключові слова

gender identity; feminine; masculine; author’s tale; literary cycle

Повний текст:



Bendas, T. (2005). Gendernaia psykhologiga: uchebnoie posobie [Gender Psychology Course], SPb.: Piter, 431 p. (in Russian).

Hodz, N. B. (2003). Kulturni stereotypy v ukrainskii narodnii kaztsi. Thesis abstract, 09.00.04, Kharkivskyi natsionalnyi universytet im. V. N. Karazina, Kharkiv, 19 p. (in Ukrainian).

Zhelanova, V. V. Potentsial ukrainskoi narodnoi kazky v hendernomu vykhovanni [The Potential of Ukrainian Folk Tale in Gender Education]. Aktualni problemy slovianskoi filolohii, Seriia: Linhvistyka i literaturoznavstvo.

Kachak, T. B. (2009). Suchasna ukrainska dytiacha literature: aspekty hendernoi interpretatsii [Modern Ukrainian Children Literature: aspects of gender interpretation]. Aktualni problemy slovianskoi filolohii: Linhvistyka i literaturoznavstvo, Vol. XX, рp. 424–435 (in Ukrainian).

Kyzylova, V. V. (2014–2015). Dyskurs maskulinnosti v suchasnii ukrainskii prozi dlia ditei ta yunatstva [Discourse of masculinity in Contemporary Ukrainian Prose for Children and Youth], Ivano-Frankivsk: Misto NV, Visnyk Prykarpatskoho universytetu, Filolohiia, Vol. 42–43, рр. 134–140 (in Ukrainian).

Kyzylova, V. (2013). «Povist dlia divchatok» u literaturi dlia ditei i yunatstva II polovyny XX — pochatku ХХІ stolittia: spetsyfika modeliuvannia obraziv [“Novel for Little Girls” in Children and Juvenile Literature of the 2nd half of the 20th — beginning of the 21st century: Specificity of characters’ depiction]. Slovo i Chas, Vol. 5, рр. 70–76 (in Ukrainian).

Nahorna, L. Poniattia «natsionalna identychnist» і «natsionalna ideia» v ukrainskomu terminolohichnomu prostori [The Concept of «national identity» and «national idea» in Ukrainian Terminological Environment] (in Ukrainian).

Pavlenko, M. (2007). Pivtora bazhannia. Kazky z Yalosovetynoi skryni [One and a Half Wishes. Tales from Yalosveta’s Treasure Chest]. Hrani-T, Kyiv (in Ukrainian).

Parkhomenko, T. S. Henderna kultura ukraintsiv: do postanovky pytannia [Gender Culture of Ukrainians: to the issue] (in Ukrainian).

Storchak, N. A. (2015). Naukovo-terminolohichni zasady dyskursu natsionalnoi identychnosti [Scientific and Terminological Foundations of National Identity Discourse]. Formuvannia natsionalnoi identychnosti uchnivskoi molodi zasobamy suspilstvoznavchykh dystsyplin: naukovo-metodychni materialy, OIPPO, Mykolaiv, рр. 7–21 (in Ukrainian).

Tkachyk, O. V. (2008). Henderni stereotypy v anhlomovnomu folkliori: avtoref. dys. … каnd. filol. nauk: spets. 10.02.04 «Hermanski movy» [Gender Stereotypes in English folklor]. Kyivskyi natsionalnyi universytet im. Tarasa Shevchenka, 19 p. (in Ukrainian).


  • Поки немає зовнішніх посилань.