In: World Literature Studies, vol. 11, no. 2
Year, pages: 2019, 3 - 15
Intercontinental comparative studies. Imagology. National stereotypes. Interliterariness. World literature. Central and Eastern Europe. AILC congresses. Czech and Slovak comparative literature.
Article type: štúdie / articles
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In Central and Eastern Europe, the research into interliterary relations traditionally drew on national concerns emerging naturally from the proximity of a great number of neighbouring nation states with their distinct cultures, or national minorities living within a majority culture. Yet the contacts or relationships with structurally and typologically different cultures have remained outside of critical attention. Studying them requires not only some knowledge of the extraliterary context in which those cultures are situated, but a methodologically different approach as well, such as is used in postcolonial or decolonial theory, Orientalism, imagology, etc. The paper draws attention to the problems connected with comparisons using these approaches, especially imagology, as their main methodological tool. At the same time, it aims at finding out how such approaches contribute to the understanding of cultural, ethnic, biological or material “otherness” (especially through stereotyped imagotypical structures), and whether it is possible to transfer, for example, the imagological concepts historically created in a certain context to a cultural area of a different civilization, and use them to analyze the nature of the literary.
How to cite:
Pokrivčák, A., Zelenka, M. 2019. Images of remote countries in the literatures of Central and Eastern Europe: On the theoretical starting points of intercultural comparative studies. In World Literature Studies, vol. 11, no.2, pp. 3-15. 1337-9275.
Pokrivčák, A., Zelenka, M. (2019). Images of remote countries in the literatures of Central and Eastern Europe: On the theoretical starting points of intercultural comparative studies. World Literature Studies, 11(2), 3-15. 1337-9275.
Publisher: ÚSvL SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 31. 3. 2019