Literary Anthropology

A new interdisciplinary approach to people, signs and literature

| University of New Brunswick
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The traditional gulf between the theory and practice of literature and the various areas subjoined under anthropology has hindered the development of some very fruitful perspectives in the realm of poetics and the general theory of literature (particularly in its narrative forms). Poyatos' initial idea of literary anthropology as the study of people and their cultural manifestations through their national literatures - without doubt the richest source of documentation of human life-styles and the most advanced form of our projection in time and space and of communicating with contemporary and future generations - has been enriched by the thoughts of a multi-cultural group of scholars from both anthropology and literature who at a first symposium on the subject attempted to define this area leaving the way open to many more research possibilities.
[Not in series, 36]  1988.  xxiii, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Signs, Culture, and Literature: Toward a Theory of Literary Anthropology
1. Literary anthropology: toward a new interdisciplinary area
2. Literature as a source for anthropological research: the case of Jaroslav Hašek’s Good soldier Švejk
Thomas G. Winner
3. La théorie culturelle et les études littéraires: poétique et anthropologie littéraire
Stéphane Sarkany
Part II. National Narratives and Ethnic Narratives
4. Davy Crockett and Mike Fink: An interpretation of cultural continuity and change
Lucy Jayne Botscharow
5. Buddenbrooks, Thomas Mann, and north German social class: an application of literary anthropology
Vincent O. Erickson
6. Ethnic culture texts as narration
Irene Portis-Winner
7. Myth and Brazilian literature
Regina Zilberman
8. The recovered fragments: archeological and anthropological perspectives in Edith Wharton’s The age of innocence
Katie Trumpener and James M. Nyce
Part III. Literary Anthropology of Three Rural Worlds
9. The Bible and the Hungarian peasant tradition
Annamária Lammel and Ilona Nagy
10. The social construction of past, present and future in the written and oral texts of the Old Order Amish: an ethnosemiotic approach to social belief
Werner Enninger
11. Transylvanian people and Transylvanian literature: an attempt at the literary-anthropological analysis of Tamási Áron’s, Pavel Dan’s and Erwin Wittstock’s Short Stories
Gyula Dávid
Part IV. Two Genre Approaches to Literary Anthropology
12. Avant-garde autobiography: deconstructing the modernist habitat
William Boelhower
13. The anthropology in/of fiction: novels about voyages
Francesco Loriggio
14. Symposium on Literary Anthropology — transcript of the closing discussion
List of contributors
Name index
Subject index
Cited by

Cited by 4 other publications

Nünning, Ansgar
2013.  In Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie,  pp. 431 ff. Crossref logo
Payrató, Lluís
2003.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Pocrnja, Jana
2021. Literatura como etnografía . Antropología Experimental :20  pp. 391 ff. Crossref logo
Reed, Adam
2018. Literature and Reading. Annual Review of Anthropology 47:1  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata

Literature & Literary Studies

BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  87021820 | Marc record