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The Returns to Philology between Game and Commentary


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Glavaš, Zvonimir. (2015). The Returns to Philology between Game and Commentary. Croatica : časopis za hrvatski jezik, književnost i kulturu, 39(59). pp. 19-32. ISSN 1849-1111

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The famous call for the return to philology, sounded by Paul de Man in 1982, started a whole new genre of discussion concerning that topic, which lasted throughout the following decades. Gathering divers recognized discussants, the discussion questioned the status and future of philology as a discipline and manifested its complexity and importance for the contemporary humanities. This text will primarily try to contribute to the understanding of that discussion by examining its significant examples in relation to two heuristic concepts that frame the opposite border-points of one aspect of understanding philology - game and commentary. While emphasizing the importance which positioning between those two poles presents for philology, the text questions the stability of that binary opposition which differentiates various “returns to philology”, i. e. aims to demonstrate that the ambivalences, which the discussion tried to solve, are an inherent feature of philology, caused by the nature of language as its primary object of expertise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: philology; return to philology; commentary; (language) game; language; meaning
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 08:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 08:25

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