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What are literary historians supposed to do or fighting time with awareness


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Zlatar Violić, Andrea. (2017). What are literary historians supposed to do or fighting time with awareness. Croatica: časopis za hrvatski jezik, književnost i kulturu, 41(61). pp. 381-391. ISSN 1849-1111

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This paper analyzes the relationship between traditional literary history and recent theories of cultural memory. Since the paper is dedicated to Dunja Faliπevac, a renowned literary historian who studied old Croatian literature, it draws on her analyses of medieval and renaissance literature and particularly on her studies of epics. The analysis shows that in her work Dunja Faliπevac frequently stepped out of the role of literary historian and into the role of cultural analyst, since the cultural context, which arises from the relationship between literary texts and nonliterary reality, allows for coherent inferences. This is particularly evident in the complex historical context of Croatian epics in which we simultaneously find a phenomenon within literary memory and the relation towards the cultural context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: literary history, cultural memory, individual and collective memory
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:15

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