Year 2021 / Volume 1 / Number: 2

Vedad Spahić, Prof. Dr., Tuzla University
Mirsad Kunić, Prof. Dr., Tuzla University
Mirsad Turanović, Assist. Prof., University of Sarajevo

Paqe: 75-101
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Abstract: The first part of the article discusses the cultural limits and motives in the interpretive approaches of Hasanaginica’s ballad, with a focus on its key verse “But his wife could not, because of modesty”. There are actualized the most prominent views on the nature of the main character’s shame, which, in the structure of the ballad, is functioning as the essential motivation of all subsequent events and the driving principle comparable to the tragic guilt in the tragedy. The authors then question the possibilities and achievements of reception theory, feminist, gender and social-cultural readings of the ballad, to point out at the end, genre presuppositions as an unavoidable fact in understanding its extreme semantic complexity.

Keywords: Hasanaginica ballad, interpretation, shame, culture, gender, genre