Summary

TitleSummary
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDolinar, Darko, and Marko Juvan
EditorDolinar, Darko, and Marko Juvan
Book TitlePrimerjalna književnost v 20. stoletju in Anton Ocvirk [Comparative Literature in the 20th Century and Anton Ocvirk]
Series TitleStudia litteraria
Pagination355-90
PublisherZaložba ZRC
CityLjubljana
Abstract

THE SUMMARY OF THE BOOK:

Darko Dolinar & Marko Juvan (eds.): Primerjalna književnost v 20. stoletju in Anton Ocvirk. [Comparative Literature in the 20th Century and Anton Ocvirk.] Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2008. (Studia litteraria). 390 pp. [English summary; pp. 355-90]

In the last few decades, comparative literature has spread even to those parts of the world that it had not reached before. However, at the same time it has faced a crisis in its traditional centers across Europe and North America, which has shaken its conceptual premises, theoretical foundations, and methodological structure, affected its inclusion in university and scholarly institutions, and jeopardized its social status. The discipline responded to this fundamental change through increased self-awareness and a true flourishing of relevant production directed towards fundamental reflections on its identity, the current situation, its genesis, and possible future paths.

Slovenian comparatists have also participated in this line of thought. Some recent results of their work are presented here together with the contributions written especially on this occasion by prominent representatives of the international scholarly community.
The volume focuses on two central themes. The first one is meant to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Anton Ocvirk (1907–1980), the founder of Slovenian comparative literature as an independent scholarly discipline: the papers in the first section discuss Ocvirk's academic works and public activity and attempt to place him within Slovenian and European comparative literature. The second central theme involves a variety of issues, which have been also implied in the contextualization of Ocvirk’s comparatism: the relationship between comparative literature and related or competing methods, schools, and disciplines; the conceptual and subject-specific definition of world literature, and seeking the most appropriate procedures for treating it; characteristics of certain “small” comparative literature schools comparable to the Slovenian school; and ideological, epistemological and methodological issues of literary history. The broadest common framework includes the awareness of the contemporary plural or crisis state of comparative literature, the promotion of its independence in the future, and efforts to renovate it on the basis of critical self-reflection.

CONTENTS

DARKO DOLINAR: Pogled nazaj, pogled naprej [Retrospect and Prospect]

I. ANTON OCVIRK, SLOVENSKA PRIMERJALNA KNJIŽEVNOST IN NJEN EVROPSKI KONTEKST [ANTON OCVIRK, THE SLOVENE COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, AND ITS EUROPEAN CONTEXT]

JANKO KOS: Filozofski, nacionalni in ideološki temelji slovenske primerjalne književnosti [Philosophical, National, and Ideological Grounds of Slovenian Comparative Literature]
DARKO DOLINAR: Ocvirkovo pojmovanje literarnega dela [Anton Ocvirk’s Conception of the Literary Work]
MARKO JUVAN: Ideologije primerjalne književnosti: perspektive metropol in periferij [Ideologies of Comparative Literature: Metropolitan and Peripheral Perspectives]
MILOŠ ZELENKA: K teoretičnemu pojmovanju t.i. obče literature v obdobju med vojnama (Wollman in Ocvirk in njuno razumevanje van Tieghema) [On the Theoretical Concept of General Literature in the Interwar Period (Frank Wollman and Anton Ocvirk, and their Reflections on Paul Van Tieghem)]
TONE SMOLEJ: Lucien Tesnière in slovenska primerjalna književnost [Lucien Tesnière and Slovenian Comparative Literature]
JOLA ŠKULJ: Temeljne koncepcije slovenske komparativistike in aktualni komparativistični vidiki [Founding Concepts in Slovenian Comparative Literature and Current Comparative Initiatives]
VLASTA PACHEINER-KLANDER: Orientalske literature v programu profesorja Ocvirka za študij svetovne književnosti [Oriental Literatures in Ocvirk’s World Literature Studies Program]
MAJDA STANOVNIK: Ocvirkov koncept primerjalne književnosti in »Sto romanov« [Anton Ocvirk’s Concept of Comparative Literature and the Collection One Hundred Novels]
FRANCE BERNIK: Zbrana dela – temelj slovenske literarne vede [The Collected Works: The Foundation of Slovenian Literary Studies]
JANEZ VREČKO: Ocvirkova teza o konstruktivizmu pri Kosovelu [Ocvirk's Thesis of Constructivism in Kosovel]
DUŠAN MORAVEC: Estetska merila Ocvirkove gledališke kritike [Esthetic Criteria of Ocvirk’s Theater Criticism]
BORIS A. NOVAK: Ocvirkova teorija verza ali kje so časi, ko se je literarna veda prevažala s črnim mercedesom? [Ocvirk's Theory of Verse, or What Happened to the Days when Literary Studeis Drove Around in a Black Mercedes?]

II. PRIMERJALNA KNJIŽEVNOST MED UNIVERZALNIM IN LOKALNIM, MED LITERATURO IN KULTURO [COMPARATIVE LITERATURE BETWEEN THE UNIVERSAL AND THE LOCAL, BETWEEN LITERATURE AND CULTURE]

JEAN BESSIÈRE: Literatura, etika in sodobna vprašanja literarne teorije [Comparative Literature and Ethics: Reinterpreting the Universalism/Relativism Dichotomy]
JOHN NEUBAUER: Kaj so ingresivne literarne zgodovine in zakaj jih potrebujemo? [What are Ingressive Literary Histories, and Why Do We Need Them?]
TOMO VIRK: Univerzalna ali nacionalna, globalna ali lokalna – ali pluralna primerjalna književnost? [Universal or National, Global, or Local: Or a Plural Comparative Literature]
ZORAN MILUTINOVIĆ: Jasno opredeljen pojav in enotna perspektiva: ali je zgodovina svetovne književnosti možna? [One Clearly Defined Phenomenon and a Unified Perspective: Is a History of World Literature Possible?]
EUGENE EOYANG: Sinergije in sinestezije: znotrajsvetna primerjalna književnost [Synergies and Synesthesias: An Intraworldly Comparative Literature]
PÉTER HAJDU: »Neoheliconove« lokalne tradicije in sedanje strategije [Neohelicon’s Local Traditions and Present Strategies]
SONJA STOJMENSKA-ELZESER: Kaj pomeni študirati primerjalno književnost v Makedoniji? [What Does It Mean to Study Comparative Literature in Macedonia]
VLADIMIR BITI: Od literature h kulturi – in nazaj? [From Literature to Culture – and Back]
VANESA MATAJC: Soočenje s trendom: primerjalna književnost, kulturne študije, kulturna zgodovina in literarni kanon [Facing a Trend: Comparative Literary Studies and Cultural History]
EVALD KOREN: Dama, ki izgine, ali, je literatura v »novi« primerjalni književnosti in »novih« zgodovinah nacionalnih literatur resnično ogrožena? [The Lady Vanishes, or Is Literature Truly Threatened in the New Comparative Literature and the New Histories of National Literatures?]
MONICA SPIRIDON: »Nova zavezništva« v digitalni dobi: knjiga, znanost in bajt [The ‘New Alliances’ in the Digital Age: The Book, the Science, and the Bite]
GALIN TIHANOV: Prihodnost literarne zgodovine: trije izzivi 21. stoletja [The Future of Literary History: Three Challenges in the 21st Century]

Imensko kazalo [Index]

O avtorjih [Authors]

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