Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Literary Text

Mythopoetic Image Creation as a Cultural Memory Code in Modern Georgian Intercultural-Migration Texts Created Abroad

Natela Chitauri
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature
Shorena Shamanadze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Cultural Memory,
  • Migration,
  • Transnational,
  • Nomadic,
  • Identities


National folklore, symbolic and mythological paradigms are reflected more unconsciously in the consciousness and literary works by writers living abroad (unlike the 20th century emigration, in which mythology identity is purposeful). The mythopoetic image creation process develops in modern intercultural and migration, diverse and hybrid texts (actualization of mythologems, deconstruction/reinterpretation of mythological plots, modeling of fiction time and space by allocating them in non-traditional context, construction of mythological fiction images or even transformation of myths, their modernizing, parody and creation of anti-myth), which, eventually forms as the most important code of cultural memory. The given coding system is revealed in modern literary texts created abroad by different types of models (thinking, behavioral, linguistic).