In: World Literature Studies, vol. 12, no. 4
Year, pages: 2020, 59 - 80
Comparative literature. Interliterary process. Interliterary communities. Systematics of world literature. Spatial conception of literary studies. Graphic representations.
Article type: diskusia / discussion / diskusia / discussion
Document type: PDF
This article aims to draw attention to the importance of the spatial point of view for the literary studies introduced by the Slovak comparatist Dionýz Ďurišin in the 1980s. The starting point of his systematics of world literature was the concept of the interliterary process, derived from his study of various ways of connecting literatures in the world. The spatial concept of the changes in literatures enabled him to highlight the relevance of otherness and its function in the reception of foreign literatures. The study of interliterary communities permitted him to discover various forms of connecting, interfering, permeating or merging different literatures and their works across the borders of languages and cultures, i.e. transliterary studies. In addition, he identified some historical forms of interliterary communities in world literature (such as Commonwealth, Iberian and Latin American, and Slavic/Russian). Spatial representations of literary phenomena, similar to those of Franco Moretti, also helped him to graphically represent the crossing movement of literatures in the world. A reliable source for learning about the changes in reflecting the spatial moment in world literature studies and about Ďurišin’s systematics are the works of César Domínguez. The terms and expressions Ďurišin created are now coming to be used in a larger sense. This has also been reflected in the discussions on the concept of world literature, which is currently undergoing various changes (Damrosch, Spivak, Moretti, Apter, Aseginolaza, Saussy, Tally, etc.).
How to cite:
Vajdová, L. 2020. Priestorové myslenie a interliterárny proces. In World Literature Studies, vol. 12, no.4, pp. 59-80. 1337-9275.
Vajdová, L. (2020). Priestorové myslenie a interliterárny proces. World Literature Studies, 12(4), 59-80. 1337-9275.
Publisher: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV
Published: 31. 12. 2020