In: World Literature Studies, vol. 14, no. 3
Year, pages: 2022, 5 - 11
Transculturality in history. Transculturality in literature. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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Transculturality is a currently prominent phenomenon, but not a completely new one. Cultures have long since been transcultural, it is only the extent of transculturality which has increased recently. Whether Greek culture’ s connections with Egypt, Babylonia and Phoenicia or Japanese culture’ s connections with China, Korea, and India, all cultures are hybrid. Likewise, literature has been transcultural for a long time, as can be seen in the works of Montaigne, Goethe, Zuckmayer, and contemporary postcolonial authors. Literary studies should put emphasis on the present transculturality, which provides the frame of all our cultural activities today. Addressing transculturality will help to recognize its chances and to cope with its problems.
How to cite:
Welsch, W. 2022. Transculturality in literature: A phenomenon as old as it is current. In World Literature Studies, vol. 14, no.3, pp. 5-11. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2022.14.3.1
Welsch, W. (2022). Transculturality in literature: A phenomenon as old as it is current. World Literature Studies, 14(3), 5-11. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2022.14.3.1
Publisher: ÚSvL SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 4. 10. 2022