In: World Literature Studies, vol. 11, no. 1
Year, pages: 2019, 3 - 14
Literary transfer. Political commitment. Political crisis. Literary recognition. Cold War. France. Eastern Europe.
Article type: hosťovská prednáška / guest lecture
Document type: pdf
The article examines the impact that the political crises which occurred in 1956 in two communist countries in Eastern Europe (Hungary and Poland) had on the translation in France of literary works originating in these countries. The aim is not to analyse the dynamics of these crises as such, but their effects on the internationalization of the professional trajectories of writers who expressed a political commitment on this occasion, and on the circulation of their works. The analysis also takes into account the reconfiguration of the intellectual space in which these works were translated, targeting the redefinition of the positions of various actors who favoured the literary transfers. These different angles of analysis enable one to investigate, on several levels, the link between political commitment and the international circulation of literary works, showing that an overlapping between the political and literary stages occurred far beyond the national spaces in which the crises of 1956 took place.
How to cite:
Popa, I. 2019. Political commitment and the international construction of symbolic recognition during the Cold War: The impact of the 1956 crises on literary transfers. In World Literature Studies, vol. 11, no.1, pp. 3-14. 1337-9275.
Popa, I. (2019). Political commitment and the international construction of symbolic recognition during the Cold War: The impact of the 1956 crises on literary transfers. World Literature Studies, 11(1), 3-14. 1337-9275.
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