Literární historie jako reflexe paměti a hodnoty (se zřetelem k slovanským literaturám)

Title in English Literary History as a Reflection of Memory and Value (with Regard to Slavonic Literatures)


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika III. Slavistika mezi generacemi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Revitalization of the theory of literary history „new literary history“; danger of shalowness and unsubstantiality of contemporary histories of literature; reflexive and apellative function of literature; specific features of Slavonic literatures
Description The author of the present article deals with the revitalization of literary history since the beginning of the 21st century in contrast to the prevalence of the synchronous funcional approach in the first half of the 20th century. The contemporary attempts at the „new literary history“ are regarded as reflecting the boom of fashionable and very often shallow, unsubstantial discourses expressing nearly with the same words the traditional concepts. The necessity of the deeply conceived theory of literary history predicted in the 1930s by René Wellek must be accompanied by the practical, representative, real histories of national literatures or even supranational complexes, such as general literature, related literatures or even world literature including its reflexive and appellative functions. In the end, he gives several examples of the histories of national literatures, mainly Slavonic/Russian in the Czech environment reflecting the Czech cultural background and experience stressing the importance of individual histories preferring them to team works which often lose their own unrepeatable faces.
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