O topografických stanoviscích Dějin literárních kultur středovýchodní Evropy

Title: O topografických stanoviscích Dějin literárních kultur středovýchodní Evropy
Variant title:
  • On the topographical aspects of History of literary cultures of East-Central Europe
Author: Koron, Alenka
Source document: Slavica litteraria. 2009, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. [102]-108
  • ISSN
    1212-1509 (print)
    2336-4491 (online)
Type: Article
License: Not specified license

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The article sheds light on the methodological and theoretical aspects of the second volume of the History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, especially on the implementation of the spatial dispositive in its historiographical model and on the concept of topographical nodes, putting the focus on the representation of Slovenian literature in the period between the world wars one and two. The treatment of that literature being very scarce, in fact limited to only two studies (on literatures in multiethnic and multicultural Trieste and on literature in multicultural Istria) in the whole issue, it nevertheless exemplifies some general defects of the project. The fragmantary mosaic-like structure of the issue seems unbalanced: not only that it produces too many blanks, leaving out several distinct multicultural spaces, marginocentric cities and multiethnic regions, disproportionally dealing with the Mediterranean, but in its striving to affirm the marginal it also readily neglects the cardinal authors of its respective literary cultures.