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Politics and ethics of address in lyric poetry


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Milanko, Andrea. (2014). Politics and ethics of address in lyric poetry. Umjetnost riječi : časopis za znanost o književnosti, 58(2). pp. 161-179. ISSN 0503-1853

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The paper critically examines the studies of two rhetorical figures – apostrophe and prosopopoeia – and their political and ethical consequences that have accompanied contemporary approaches to lyric since their emergence in the 1980s. If the figure of apostrophe is constitutive of poetry, and if prosopopoeia underlies every act of reading, then prosopopoeia generates a particular idea of lyric poetry, additionally supported by literary criticism. This idea is expressed foremost in anthropomorphisation of the lyrical subject. As the paper argues based on psychoanalytical and deconstructive texts by Barbara Johnson, this reading is most certainly biased and non-objective, but has, nonetheless, turned into an apriorism since Romanticism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lyrical subject, apostrophe, prosopopoeia, psychoanalysis, deconstruction
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Slavic languages and literatures
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 18:08
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 18:08

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