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  1. Komparatistik : Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft ; 2017
    Erschienen: 11.11.2019

    In recent years, the interest in theory which has once been a moving force of academic research in the field of literary studies appears to have decreased. The status of theory, its relevance and appropriateness for the understanding of literature... mehr

     

    In recent years, the interest in theory which has once been a moving force of academic research in the field of literary studies appears to have decreased. The status of theory, its relevance and appropriateness for the understanding of literature have been put into doubt. Faced with this observation, some critics have even suggested that we have now entered into a new era of research which can retrospectively be identified as the era "after theory". Against the background of such pronouncements and to a certain extent in opposition to them, the investigations proposed here wish to uphold the idea of the utility and indeed the need for theoretical approaches to literature. To appreciate the status of theory and its possible contribution to a deepened understanding of literature, it is useful not to focus exclusively on the distinction or supposed divide between literature and theory. Instead we should pay attention to what links and unites them. This common ground or common denominator of literature and theory consists in the dimension of language. Furnishing the intellectual material from which both domains of articulation are formed, language constitutes at once the key element of literature and a principal concern of theory. [...] The present volume collects the papers presented in the context of the panel "Languages of Theory" at the conference of the "International Association of Comparative Literature" (ICLA) at Vienna in July 2016. As stated above, our aim is to examine the philological or linguistic preoccupations of current approaches in literary and cultural theory, to look into the (pre-)history of theory's engagement with linguistic concerns and to unfold its conceptual and semantic implications. Taking our cue from the title of the ICLA conference, "The Many Languages of Comparative Literature", we have found it to be a rewarding task to raise the issue of the "languages of theory" and to promote its further exploration and analysis. It is our contention that theoretical approaches and reflections do not only rightfully hold their place in comparative literature studies but that it is also worthwhile to interrogate their conceptual genealogies and terminological choices, their styles of thought and argument as well as their various linguistic engagements. The articles united in this volume have taken up this challenge and attempt to elucidate the intricate relationship of language and theory in exemplary case studies.

     

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    Medientyp: Teile des Periodikums
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-8498-1292-8
    DDC Klassifikation: Literatur und Rhetorik (800); Literaturtheorie (801)
    Sammlung: Aisthesis Verlag
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  2. Language and liability in eighteenth-century theories of the origin of culture and society (Goguet, Smith, Rousseau)

    Theory's engagement with language on the one hand, with literature's potential to generate knowledge that is theoretically relevant on the other, has a long history. One of its roots lies in the approach to culture and society developed by... mehr

     

    Theory's engagement with language on the one hand, with literature's potential to generate knowledge that is theoretically relevant on the other, has a long history. One of its roots lies in the approach to culture and society developed by enlightenment anthropology and philosophy. In this paper Christian Moser intends to analyze the function attributed to language in eighteenth-century theories of the origin of culture and society. What we nowadays call 'cultural theory' is genealogically related to these early investigations into the constitution of human society. Social theories of the enlightenment first emerged in the contexts of a secularized universal history and the nascent discourses of anthropology and the philosophy of history. They often took the form of a 'conjectural history': speculations about the origin of society and its institutions; the origin of government, of law, and of social inequality; all of them linked systematically to the origin of language. While present-day cultural theory no longer harbours this obsession with origins, it still carries with it a rich legacy of enlightenment thought, not least its idea that social structure and linguistic structure are interconnected. Therefore it seems apposite to trace back current 'languages of theory' to eighteenth-century 'theories of language' and their interplay with 'theories of society.'

     

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    Sprache: Englisch
    Medientyp: Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-8498-1292-8
    DDC Klassifikation: Literatur und Rhetorik (800)
    Sammlung: Aisthesis Verlag
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  3. Languages of theory : introduction

    In recent years, the interest in theory which has once been a moving force of academic research in the field of literary studies appears to have decreased. The status of theory, its relevance and appropriateness for the understanding of literature... mehr

     

    In recent years, the interest in theory which has once been a moving force of academic research in the field of literary studies appears to have decreased. The status of theory, its relevance and appropriateness for the understanding of literature have been put into doubt. Faced with this observation, some critics have even suggested that we have now entered into a new era of research which can retrospectively be identified as the era "after theory". Against the background of such pronouncements and to a certain extent in opposition to them, the investigations proposed here wish to uphold the idea of the utility and indeed the need for theoretical approaches to literature. To appreciate the status of theory and its possible contribution to a deepened understanding of literature, it is useful not to focus exclusively on the distinction or supposed divide between literature and theory. Instead we should pay attention to what links and unites them. This common ground or common denominator of literature and theory consists in the dimension of language. Furnishing, so to speak, the intellectual material from which both domains of articulation are formed, language constitutes at once the key element of literature and a principal concern of theory.

     

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    Sprache: Englisch
    Medientyp: Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-8498-1292-8
    DDC Klassifikation: Literatur und Rhetorik (800); Literaturtheorie (801)
    Sammlung: Aisthesis Verlag
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  4. Komparatistik : Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft ; 2016
    Erschienen: 14.09.2018

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    Quelle: CompaRe
    Sprache: Deutsch
    Medientyp: Teile des Periodikums
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-8498-1217-1
    DDC Klassifikation: Literatur und Rhetorik (800)
    Sammlung: Aisthesis Verlag
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  5. Colloquium Helveticum 44 : Primitivismus intermedial
    Erschienen: 26.10.2016

    Das Phänomen des Primitivismus in Kunst, Musik und Literatur der Moderne ist ein Arbeitsfeld, das für die Komparatistik besonders ergiebig zu sein verspricht, von ihr bislang aber nur in Ansätzen erforscht wurde. Im Primitivismus bündelt sich eine... mehr

     

    Das Phänomen des Primitivismus in Kunst, Musik und Literatur der Moderne ist ein Arbeitsfeld, das für die Komparatistik besonders ergiebig zu sein verspricht, von ihr bislang aber nur in Ansätzen erforscht wurde. Im Primitivismus bündelt sich eine Vielzahl von Problemkomplexen, die eine vergleichende Vorgehensweise geradezu unabdingbar macht, sei dies auf dem Feld der interkulturellen Hermeneutik, der Wissensgeschichte oder der Intermedialitätsforschung. Die Arbeitshypothese des vorliegenden Bandes: Intermedialität stellt für den modernen Primitivismus ein konstitutives und bestimmendes Moment dar. Unter dieser Prämisse untersuchen die Beiträge, wie sich zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts ein europäischer Diskurs des Primitivismus im Wechselspiel verschiedener künstlerischer und technischer Medien (Malerei, Plastik, Literatur, Musik, Theater, Film, Photographie) herausgebildet hat.

     

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    Quelle: CompaRe
    Sprache: Deutsch
    Medientyp: Buch (Monographie)
    Format: Online
    ISBN: 978-3-8498-1098-6
    DDC Klassifikation: Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst (700); Literatur und Rhetorik (800)
    Sammlung: Aisthesis Verlag
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