Published by Peter Lang Frankfurt
Dolinar, Darko / Juvan, Marko (eds.)
Writing Literary History
Selected Perspectives from Central Europe
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 306 pp.
ISBN 3-631-53433-7 / US-ISBN 0-8204-7662-5 pb.
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Postmodernism has cast radical doubts on the objectivity of history, while demanding historicization from all
modes of knowledge. Reflection on historicity has thus become a crux of the humanities in general. Writing
Literary History joins the emerging field of literary metahistory. Scholars from Central Europe critically apply the
perspectives of hermeneutics, reception esthetics, poststructuralism, new historicism, cognitivism, systems
approaches, dialogical comparatistics, Slavic studies, critical narratology, and cultural and gender studies in order
to answer how, on what epistemological bases, with what goals, and for which audiences it is still possible to
write literary history that meets contemporary scholarly standards without sacrificing the specificity of its research
object and methods.
- Darko Dolinar: Introduction
- Marko Juvan: On the Fate of the «Great» Genre
- Janko Kos: Old and New Models of Literary History
- Lado Kralj: Literary History: How Much Science, How Much Fiction?
- Vladimir Biti: In the Name of the Altogether Other
- Peter Zajac: Literary Historiography as a Synoptic Map
- Ivan Verc: The Subject of an Utterance as an Object of Study of Literary History
- Bozena Tokarz: Literary History and Its Object
- Darko Dolinar: Literary History and Its Readers
- Marija Mitrovic: The Energy of Delusion
- Ivo Pospísil: Literary History, Poststructuralism, Dilettantism, and Area Studies
- Milos Zelenka: Manuscriptology and Its Significance for Literary History in the Context of Contemporary Methodology
- Marijan Dovic: The Writing of Literary History and the Empirical Science of Literature
- Jola Skulj: Modernist Literature and the Change of Paradigm in Literary History
- Alenka Koron: Time Regained? On Narrative in Literary Historiography
- Peter V. Zima: Historical Periods as Problematics: Sociolinguistic Situations, Sociolects, and Discourses
- Janez Strutz: Dialogue, Polyphony, and System: On the Issue of a History of the «Small Literatures» in the Alps-Adriatic Region
- Jelka Kernev Strajn: Memory as Fragment Woven into Text
- Silvija Borovnik: A Feminist Glance into the Workshop of a Literary Historian.
Darko Dolinar, born in 1942, works on the theory and methodology of literary studies and writes on
the history of Slovene literary scholarship.
Marko Juvan, born in 1960, teaches literary theory and writes on intertextuality, the theory of literary processes,
and Slovene literature.
The editors are researchers at the Institute of Slovene Literature and Literary Studies at the Scientific Research
Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana).
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