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Inovacije u nastavi - časopis za savremenu nastavu
2018, vol. 31, iss. 1, pp. 103-112
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 19/07/2018
doi: 10.5937/inovacije1801103L
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Imagology in teaching Serbian language and literature to foreign students
aEducons University, Sremska Kamenica
bJagelonski univerzitet, Katedra za slavistiku, Krakov, Češka



In this paper, we explore the ways in which we can present imagology to foreign students of Serbian language. The first part is theoretical and sheds light to the concepts that are deeply connected with the formation of the image of oneself and other's identity. We are dealing with imaginary boundaries, literature as identity, imaginary Balkans, imagological criticism and Balkanisation, all this through the prism of literary texts. Research into the representation of the Balkans symbolically represents in the popular literature of the West, analyzing the image of the other, are all-important tasks of imagological research, as well as the key research tasks nowadays. In this paper, we will discuss some of these issues in the field of comparative literature. We researched the cultural context and the process of forming the author's perceptions and stipulating the establishment of stereotypes on homo balcanicus etc. Self-image and the image of the Other in literature are very important not only for understanding the national character and the preservation of cultural identity, but also for the release from ideological reading and stereotyping. The other part is the practical application of theoretical work and offers a methodical framework for working with foreign students. Specifically, through the analysis of literary works, we have come to conclusions on how to form an image of yourself and others. Given that the survey was conducted at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, we analyzed primarily Andrić's work in which we can see the way we view ourselves and others, but we also studied how the Balkans are symbolically presented in the popular literature of the West. This kind of teaching is important because it allows foreign students to perceive a problem from multiple angles and to understand our mentality, traditions, history, art, literature, and all the layers of our reality.



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