History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe

Junctures and disjunctures in the 19th and 20th centuries

Volume I

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| University of Amsterdam
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National literary histories based on internally homogeneous native traditions have significantly contributed to the construction of national identities, especially in multicultural East-Central Europe, the region between the German and Russian hegemonic cultural powers stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans. History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, which covers the last two hundred years, reconceptualizes these literary traditions by de-emphasizing the national myths and by highlighting analogies and points of contact, as well as hybrid and marginal phenomena that traditional national histories have ignored or deliberately suppressed. The four volumes of the History configure the literatures from five angles: (1) key political events, (2) literary periods and genres, (3) cities and regions, (4) literary institutions, and (5) real and imaginary figures. The first volume, which includes the first two of these dimensions, is a collaborative effort of more than fifty contributors from Eastern and Western Europe, the US, and Canada.The four volumes of the History comprise the first volume in the new subseries on Literary Cultures.
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Table of Contents
Editors’ Preface
xi–xii
Preface by the General Editor of the Literary History Project
xiii–xvi
Note on Documentation and Translation
xvii–xviii
In Preparation
xix–xx
General introduction
Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer
1–18
Geography and borders
Paul Robert Magocsi
19–30
Part I: Nodes of political time
33–38
1989
39
From resistance to reformulation
Marcel Cornis-Pope
39–51
1989 in Poland: Continuity and Caesura
Włodimierz Bolecki
51–54
Reversals of the postmodern and the late Soviet simulacrum in the Baltic Countries — with exemplifications from Estonian literature
Epp Annus and Robert Hughes
54–65
Models of literary and cultural identity on the margins of (post)modernity: The case of pre-1989 Romania
Monica Spiridon
65–70
Quoting instead of living: Postmodern literature before and after the changes in East-Central Europe
Péter Krasztev
70–82
1956/1968
83
Revolt, suppression, and liberalization in Post-Stalinist East-Central Europe
Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer
83–105
1948
107
Introduction: The Culture of Revolutionary Terror
Tomislav Z. Longinović, Dagmar Roberts, Tomas Venclova and Marcel Cornis-Pope
107–111
Romanian literature under Stalinism
Letiţia Guran and Alexandru Ştefan
112–124
The retraumatization of the 1948 communist purges in Yugoslav literary culture
Renata Jambrešić Kirin
124–132
Heritage and inheritors: The literary canon in totalitarian Bulgaria
Alexander Kiossev
132–141
1945
Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer
143–176
1918
177
Overview
John Neubauer
177–191
Women writers and the war experience: 1918 as transition
Margaret R. Higonnet
191–202
The footsteps of Gavrilo Princip: The 1914 Sarajevo assault in fiction, history, and three monuments
Guido Snel
202–216
Beyond Vienna 1900: Habsburg identities in Central Europe
Katherine Arens
216–228
The Great War as a monstrous carnival: Jaroslav Hašek’s Švejk
Veronika Ambros
228–236
Polish literature of World War I: Consciousness of a breakthrough
Dorota Kielak
236–239
1867/1878/1881
John Neubauer
241–261
1848
John Neubauer
263–291
1776/1789
293
Introduction
John Neubauer
293–294
The spirit of 1776: Polish and Dalmatian declarations of philosophical independence
Larry Wolff
294–306
The cultural legacy of empires in Eastern Europe
Svetlana Slapšak
307–311
The Jacobin Movement in Hungary (1792–95)
Vilmos Voigt
311–313
1789 and Bulgarian Culture
Inna Peleva
313–315
Part II: Histories of literary form
315–317
Shifting periods and trends
321
Between Classicism and Romanticism: The year 1820 in Polish literature
Roman Koropeckyj
325–332
From modernization to modernist literature
Péter Krasztev
332–348
Czech Decadence
Robert B. Pynsent
348–363
The Avant-garde in East-Central European literature
Endre Bojtar
364–373
Shifting genres
375
Literary reportage: Between and beyond art and fact
Diana Kuprel
375–385
Gardens of the mind, places for doubt: Fictionalized autobiography in East-Central Europe
Guido Snel
386–400
Subversion and self-assertion: The role of Kotliarevshchyna in Russian-Ukrainian literary relations
George G. Grabowicz
401–408
Poeticizing prose in Croatian and Serbian Modernism
Miro Mašek
409–414
Stanislav Vinaver: Subversion of, or intervention in literary history?
Svetlana Slapšak
414–416
The birth of modern literary theory in East-Central Europe
Galin Tihanov
416–424
Polish poetry in the twentieth century
Arent van Nieukerken
424–435
Polish-Jewish literature: An outline
Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska and Antony Polonsky
435–441
Shifting perspectives and voices in the Romanian novel
Marcel Cornis-Pope
441–455
Forms of the Bulgarian novel
Boyko Penchev
456–462
The historical novel
463
Introduction
John Neubauer
463–467
The Hungarian historical novel in regional context
Sándor Hites
467–479
Recent historical novels and historiographic metafiction in the Balkans
Jasmina Lukić
480–493
The historical novel in Slovenian literature
Igor Grdina
493–499
The search for a modern, problematizing historical consciousness: Romanian historical fiction and family cycles
Marcel Cornis-Pope
499–505
The family novel in East-Central Europe: Illustrated with works by Isaac B. Singer and Włodzimierz Odojewski
Zofia Mitosek
505–511
Histories of multimedia constructions
513
Introduction
John Neubauer
513
National operas in East-Central Europe
John Neubauer
514–523
East-Central European cinema and literary history
Dina Iordanova
524–541
The silent tale of fury: Stalinism in Yugoslav cinema
Nevena Daković
541–548
Central Europe’s catastrophes on film: The case of István Szabó
Katherine Arens
548–558
Works cited
559–622
Index of East-Central-European Names: Volume 1
623–643
“Die meisten Beiträge des ersten Bandes dieser Geschichte der literarischen Kulturen in Mittelosteuropa zeugen nicht nur von einer einheitlich abgestimmten methodisch-theoretischen Haltung der Autoren mehrerer Generationen, sondern auch von einer besonderen Sachkompetenz, wo der wissenschaftliche Diskurs die Informationsfülle mit einer tiefschürfenden Textlektüre zusammenfügt. Recht innovativ für eine Synthese dieser Art und die Artikel, die sich mit der Kunt multimedialer Kanäle (Oper und Film), sowie mit der ungewöhnlichen Verbreitung des Interesses für Literaturtheorie als eine ebenfalls überregionale Erscheinung beschäftigen. Auch wenn manche Fragen, wie die der ästhetischen Wertmaßstäbe in jener Ecke Europas, wo die als 'Provinzliteratur' geltende Heimatdichtung lange die Öffentlichket beherrscht hatte, oder sogar die einer Definition Mittelosteuropas noch keine endgültigen/überzeugenden Antworten finden, kann man doch wohl behaupten, daß gerade die ganze Reihe der Probleme, die hier aufgeworfen werden, dieses Werk als einen Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Qualität der internationalen Kooperation in der Literaturwissenschaft ausweist.”
History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe is a significant and monumental venture. [...] These volumes represent a significant and unique addition to the field. Never before have so numerous and so varied essays on the literary cultures of East-Central Europe been available in the English language. [...] History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe is a trendsetter and launches a novel route into the subject, one which scholars will want to follow and explore in the future.”
“[...] this series will be by far the most comprehensive treatment of East-Central European literary culture ever attempted. [...] it will serve as the standard library reference on the region's culture for years to come.”
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BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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