Literary Groups of Ukrainian Romantics and the Significance of their Ideologies




romanticism, literary schools, Ukrainian romanticism, manifesto, ethnocentrism, literary slogans, literary consolidations


This article examines the forms of spiritual consolidation and the real number of literary associations of Ukrainian romantics. The peculiarities of the manifestation plan of each school of romanticism in Ukraine are emphasized, the leading personalities of each school are named. Attention is focused on ordering the sequence of expression of slogans and ideas and their importance for the preservation of national values in difficult times for the ethnic group. It has been emphasized that Hryhoriy Skovoroda’s cordocentrism saved the nation from assimilation during the destruction of Zaporozhian Sich, as well as during the persecution of the Cyril-Methodius brotherhood. The “heart” in Ukrainian romanticism became a symbol of piety, a key to true art, a symbol of eternal love, political independence of a Ukrainian, and even a guarantee of family well-being. All literary schools of Ukrainian romanticism develop the symbolism of the “heart” and aesthetic cordocentrism, creating a specific typological sign of the unity of the entire artistic field of Ukrainian romanticism. The number of groups in the era of romanticism in Ukraine was greater than in various national apartments of Western romanticism, due to the acute need for self-preservation and resistance to genocide and ethnocide at that time.

Author Biography

Tetiana Bovsunivska, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

Department of Foreign Literature,

Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

14 Shevchenko blvd., 01001, Kyiv, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Bovsunivska, T. “Literary Groups of Ukrainian Romantics and the Significance of Their Ideologies”. Pitannâ lìteraturoznavstva, no. 106, Dec. 2022, pp. 41-50, doi:10.31861/pytlit2022.106.041.



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