In: World Literature Studies, vol. 12, no. 4
Year, pages: 2020, 35 - 44
Literary memory. Cultural archeology. National poet. “Cultural saints.” Marijan Dović. Joep Leerssen.
Article type: štúdie / articles
Document type: PDF
Drawing upon research on literary culture and memory, this article explores the transformational mechanisms of the canonization and worship of authors in the process of social mobility from 1840 to 1940. As a result of the joint endeavor of the comparatists Marijan Dović and Joep Leerssen, the analytical concept of “cultural saints” conceives of canonization as a movable network of textual and extra-textual discursive practices. The importance of the concept lies in its more precise differentiation between objective and subjective factors, which are instrumental in the preservation and reconstruction of the practice of artistic creations. Implementing an ethno-semantic analysis, Dović and Leerssen’s model supports the abstraction that the constitution of national identity through collective rituals and the formation of new ideas establishes a canonized set of rules, the “cultural grammar” of any society.
How to cite:
Zelenka, M. 2020. The “literary memory” model of research based on comparative analysis: A presentation on cultural archeology. In World Literature Studies, vol. 12, no.4, pp. 35-44. 1337-9275.
Zelenka, M. (2020). The “literary memory” model of research based on comparative analysis: A presentation on cultural archeology. World Literature Studies, 12(4), 35-44. 1337-9275.
Publisher: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV
Published: 31. 12. 2020