Internal Chronotopic Genre Structures : The Nineteenth-Century Historical Novel in the Context of the Belgian Literary Polysystem

One of the most fundamental problems of systemic approaches to literature is the question of how systemic principles might be translated into a manageable methodological framework. This contribution proposes that a combi
One of the most fundamental problems of systemic approaches to literature is the question of how systemic principles might be translated into a manageable methodological framework. This contribution proposes that a combination of functionalistsystemic theories (in casu Itamar Even-Zohar’s Polysystem theory – especially the textually oriented versions – and the prototypical genre approach proposed by Dirk De Geest and Hendrik Van Gorp 1999) with Mikhail Bakhtin’s chronotope theory shows great promise in this respect. Since I am primarily interested in literary genres, the prototypical genre approach assumes a central position in my theoretical framework. My main argument is that Bakhtin’s chronotope concept offers interesting perspectives as a heuristic tool within a functionalist-systemic approach to genre studies, enabling the study not only of the constitutive elements of genre systems, but also of their mutual relations. Bakhtin’s own vague definitions of the concept somewhat hamper the process of putting it into practice for this purpose, but with the aid of the distinction between generic and motivic chronotopes, that problem can be solved. A detailed, comprehensive account of the theoretical premises underlying my proposal can be found in Bemong (under review); here I restrict myself to the basics.
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Author:Nele Bemong
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-245556
URL:http://www.oapen.org/xtf/download?type=document&collection=oapen&docid=377572
ISBN:978-90-382-1563-1
Parent Title (English):Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope : Reflections, Applications, Perspectives
Publisher:Academia Press
Place of publication:Gent
Editor:Nele Bemong, Pieter Borghart, Michel De Dobbeleer, Kristoffel Demoen, Koen De Temmerman, Bart Keunenn
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/03/28
Tag:Chronotopos
SWD-Keyword:Bachtin, Michail M.; Erzähltheorie; Literaturgattung
Pagenumber:20
First Page:159
Last Page:178
Dewey Decimal Classification:801 Literaturtheorie
Sammlungen:Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.04.00 Methodik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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