History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe: Volume I

History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe: Volume I : Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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National literary histories based on internally homogeneous native traditions have significantly contributed to the construction of national identities, especially in multicultural East-Central Europe, the region between the German and Russian hegemonic cultural powers stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans. History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, which covers the last two hundred years, reconceptualizes these literary traditions by de-emphasizing the national myths and by highlighting analogies and points of contact, as well as hybrid and marginal phenomena that traditional national histories have ignored or deliberately suppressed. The four volumes of the History configure the literatures from five angles: (1) key political events, (2) literary periods and genres, (3) cities and regions, (4) literary institutions, and (5) real and imaginary figures. The first volume, which includes the first two of these dimensions, is a collaborative effort of more than fifty contributors from Eastern and Western Europe, the US, and Canada.The four volumes of the History comprise the first volume in the new subseries on Literary Cultures.show more

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  • Hardback | 668 pages
  • 174 x 245 x 44.45mm | 1,260g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588114937
  • 9781588114938

Table of contents

1. Editors' Preface; 2. Preface by the General Editor of the Literary History Project; 3. Note on Documentation and Translation; 4. In Preparation; 5. General introduction (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 6. Geography and borders (by Magocsi, Paul Robert); 7. Part I: Nodes of political time; 8. 1989; 9. From resistance to reformulation (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 10. 1989 in Poland: Continuity and Caesura (by Bolecki, Wlodimierz); 11. Reversals of the postmodern and the late Soviet simulacrum in the Baltic Countries - with exemplifications from Estonian literature (by Annus, Epp); 12. Models of literary and cultural identity on the margins of (post)modernity: The case of pre-1989 Romania (by Spiridon, Monica); 13. Quoting instead of living: Postmodern literature before and after the changes in East-Central Europe (by Krasztev, Peter); 14. 1956/1968; 15. Revolt, suppression, and liberalization in Post-Stalinist East-Central Europe (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 16. 1948; 17. Introduction: The Culture of Revolutionary Terror (by Longinovic, Tomislav Z.); 18. Romanian literature under Stalinism (by Guran, Letitia); 19. The retraumatization of the 1948 communist purges in Yugoslav literary culture (by Kirin, Renata Jambresic); 20. Heritage and inheritors: The literary canon in totalitarian Bulgaria (by Kiossev, Alexander); 21. 1945 (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 22. 1918; 23. Overview (by Neubauer, John); 24. Women writers and the war experience: 1918 as transition (by Higonnet, Margaret R.); 25. The footsteps of Gavrilo Princip: The 1914 Sarajevo assault in fiction, history, and three monuments (by Snel, Guido); 26. Beyond Vienna 1900: Habsburg identities in Central Europe (by Arens, Katherine); 27. The Great War as a monstrous carnival: Jaroslav Hasek's Svejk (by Ambros, Veronika); 28. Polish literature of World War I: Consciousness of a breakthrough (by Kielak, Dorota); 29. 1867/1878/1881 (by Neubauer, John); 30. 1848 (by Neubauer, John); 31. 1776/1789; 32. Introduction (by Neubauer, John); 33. The spirit of 1776: Polish and Dalmatian declarations of philosophical independence (by Wolff, Larry); 34. The cultural legacy of empires in Eastern Europe (by Slapsak, Svetlana); 35. The Jacobin Movement in Hungary (1792-95) (by Voigt, Vilmos); 36. 1789 and Bulgarian Culture (by Peleva, Inna); 37. Part II: Histories of literary form; 38. Shifting periods and trends; 39. Between Classicism and Romanticism: The year 1820 in Polish literature (by Koropeckyj, Roman); 40. From modernization to modernist literature (by Krasztev, Peter); 41. Czech Decadence (by Pynsent, Robert B.); 42. The Avant-garde in East-Central European literature (by Bojtar, Endre); 43. Shifting genres; 44. Literary reportage: Between and beyond art and fact (by Kuprel, Diana); 45. Gardens of the mind, places for doubt: Fictionalized autobiography in East-Central Europe (by Snel, Guido); 46. Subversion and self-assertion: The role of Kotliarevshchyna in Russian-Ukrainian literary relations (by Grabowicz, George G.); 47. Poeticizing prose in Croatian and Serbian Modernism (by Masek, Miro); 48. Stanislav Vinaver: Subversion of, or intervention in literary history? (by Slapsak, Svetlana); 49. The birth of modern literary theory in East-Central Europe (by Tihanov, Galin); 50. Polish poetry in the twentieth century (by Nieukerken, Arent van); 51. Polish-Jewish literature: An outline (by Adamczyk-Garbowska, Monika); 52. Shifting perspectives and voices in the Romanian novel (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 53. Forms of the Bulgarian novel (by Penchev, Boyko); 54. The historical novel; 55. Introduction (by Neubauer, John); 56. The Hungarian historical novel in regional context (by Hites, Sandor); 57. Recent historical novels and historiographic metafiction in the Balkans (by Lukic, Jasmina); 58. The historical novel in Slovenian literature (by Grdina, Igor); 59. The search for a modern, problematizing historical consciousness: Romanian historical fiction and family cycles (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel); 60. The family novel in East-Central Europe: Illustrated with works by Isaac B. Singer and Wlodzimierz Odojewski (by Mitosek, Zofia); 61. Histories of multimedia constructions; 62. Introduction (by Neubauer, John); 63. National operas in East-Central Europe (by Neubauer, John); 64. East-Central European cinema and literary history (by Iordanova, Dina); 65. The silent tale of fury: Stalinism in Yugoslav cinema (by Dakovic, Nevena); 66. Central Europe's catastrophes on film: The case of Istvan Szabo (by Arens, Katherine); 67. Works cited; 68. Index of East-Central-European Names: Volume 1show more

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