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Negativitet diskursa: o nastanku književnosti kod Derride, Foucaulta i Ranciera


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Pelc, Adrian. (2017). Negativitet diskursa: o nastanku književnosti kod Derride, Foucaulta i Ranciera. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Comparative Literature. [mentor Brlek, Tomislav].

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Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière define literature as a historically determined phenomenon that emerges between the late seventeenth and the early nineteenth century. In order for literature to emerge in its modern form, a series of contextual changes had to happen: a new institution was created, the classicist episteme gave way to the modern episteme and the poetical regime was replaced by the aesthetic regime. However, literature cannot be defined as a simple result of the aforementioned changes; by questioning systematically their boundaries, it enters into a relationship with them that can be seen as a mise en abyme. The literary text will surpass the contextual frame that should attest to its identity, it will put into question the historical schemata that should explain its historicity and use the paradoxes that its verbal medium implicates. Since none of the three theoreticians whose rk is analysed see language, history and the possibility to distinguish clearly between text and context as neutral phenomena, but as always invested with power and politics, literature will be conceived of as a subversive element, an enunciation that should not be able to exist within western modernity and which always marks its boundaries. Trying to avoid both a contextually relativist and an essantialist definition of literature, Derrida, Foucault and Ranciere offer different models by which we can conceptualise the literary text and its effects. Our work questions these models by following three axes - language, context, history - and tries to determine if and how they converge.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: literature, institution, episteme, aesthetic regime, jacques Derrdai, michel Foucault, Jacques Ranciere
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Supervisor: Brlek, Tomislav
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 15:09
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 15:09

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