"Types and Stereotypes" is the fourth and last volume of a path-breaking multinational literary history that incorporates innovative features relevant to the writing of literary history in general. Instead of offering a traditional chronological narrative of the period 1800-1989, "The History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe" approaches the region's literatures from five complementary angles, focusing on literature's participation in and reaction to key political events, literary periods and genres, the literatures of cities and sub-regions, literary institutions, and figures of representation. The main objective of the project is to challenge the self-enclosure of national literatures in traditional literary histories, to contextualize them in a regional perspective, and to recover individual works, writers, and minority literatures that national histories have marginalized or ignored. "Types and Stereotypes" brings together articles that rethink the figures of National Poets, figurations of the Family, Women, Outlaws, and Others, as well as figures of Trauma and Mediation.
As in the previous three volumes, the historical and imaginary figures discussed here constantly change and readjust to new political and social conditions. An Epilogue complements the basic history, focusing on the contradictory transformations of East-Central European literary cultures after 1989. This volume will be of interest to the region's literary historians, to students and teachers of comparative literature, to cultural historians, and to the general public interested in exploring the literatures of a rich and resourceful cultural region.
1. Acknowledgements, pix; 2. List of illustrations, pxi; 3. General Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p1-9; 4. Figures of national poets; 5. Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p11-18; 6. Adam Mickiewicz as a Polish National Icon (by Koropeckyj, Roman), p19-39; 7. Petofi: Self-Fashioning, Consecration, Dismantling (by Neubauer, John), p40-55; 8. Macha, the Czech National Poet (by Pynsent, Robert B.), p56-85; 9. Mihai Eminescu: The Foundational Truth of a Dual Lyre (by Mihailescu, Calin-Andrei), p86-96; 10. France Preseren: A Conquest of the Slovene Parnassus (by Dovic, Marijan), p97-109; 11. Petar II Petrovic Njegos: The Icon of the Poet with the Icon (by Slapsak, Svetlana), p110-116; 12. Hristo Botev and the Necessity of National Icons (by Pencev, Boyko), p117-127; 13. Bialik, Poet of the People (by Abramovich, Dvir), p128-132; 14. Figurations of the family; 15. Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p133-139; 16. Family Trauma and Domestic Violence in Twentieth-Century Estonian Literature (by Kirss, Tiina), p140-153; 17. In Search of the Mother's Voice: The Diary of Milica Stojadinovic Srpkinja (by Dojcinovic-Nesic, Biljana), p154-166; 18. Daughter Figures in Latvian Women's Autobiographical Writing of the 1990s (by Meskova, Sandra), p167-175; 19. Figuring the Motherland and Staging the Party Father in Bulgarian Literature (by Peleva, Inna), p176-182; 20. Gendering the Body of the Lithuanian Nation in Maironis's Poetry (by Tereskinas, Arturas), p183-192; 21. Frantisek Palacky, the Father Figure of Czech Historiography and Nation Building (by Berkes, Tamas), p193-210; 22. Milos Crnjanski's Homecoming to a Migrating National Family (by Masek, Miro), p211-219; 23. Figures of female identity; 24. Introduction (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel), p221-227; 25. Women at the Foundation of Romanian Literary Culture: From Muse to Writing Agent (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel), p229-240; 26. Constructing a Woman Author within the Literary Canon: Aspazija and Anna Brigadere (by Meskova, Sandra), p241-251; 27. Gender and War in South Slavic Literatures (by Lukic, Jasmina), p253-260; 28. Women's Memory and an Alternative Kosovo Myth (by Slapsak, Svetlana), p261-269; 29. Women's Corpuses, Corpses or (Cultural) Bodies: The Example of Croatian Theater (by Feldman, Lada Cale), p271-280; 30. Berta Bojetu-Boeta's Feminist Dystopias (by Zupancic, Metka), p281-287; 31. Figures of the Other; 32. Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p289-295; 33. How Did the Golem Get to Prague? (by Neubauer, John), p296-307; 34. How Did the Golems (and Robots) Enter Stage and Screen and Leave Prague? (by Ambros, Veronika), p308-320; 35. Vambery, Stoker, and Dracula: Export of Anxiety from East to West (by Krasztev, Peter), p321-332; 36. Lasting Legacies: Vlad Tepes and Dracula in Romanian National Discourse (by Fejes, Narcisz), p333-343; 37. Czech Feminist Anti-Semitism: The Case of Bozena Benesova (by Pynsent, Robert B.), p344-366; 38. Figuring the Other in Nineteenth-Century Czech Literature: Gabriela Preissova and Bozena Vikova-Kuneticka (by Jusova, Iveta), p367-377; 39. Killing with Metaphors: Romani in the Literary Imagination of East-Central Europe (by Moscaliuc, Mihaela), p378-390; 40. Love, Magic, and Life: Gypsies in Yugoslav Cinema (by Dakovic, Nevena), p391-401; 41. The Alienated and Uprooted Tlushim (by Abramovich, Dvir), p402-406; 42. Figures of outlaws; 43. The Rural Outlaws of East-Central Europe (by Leerssen, J. Th.), p407-440; 44. Juraj Janosik (by Rassloff, Ute), p441-456; 45. Shifting Images of the Bulgarian Haiduti (by Agoston-Nikolova, Elka), p457-460; 46. Figures of trauma; 47. Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p461-462; 48. Remembrances of the Past and the Present (by Dakovic, Nevena), p463-477; 49. 'Goli Otok' Literature (by Kralj, Lado), p478-483; 50. Traumas of World War II: Polish and Hungarian Literature (by Jastrzebska, Jolanta), p484-503; 51. Performing Identity: Lithuanian Memoirs of Siberian Deportation and Exile (by Avizienis, Jura), p504-514; 52. Figures of mediation; 53. Introduction (by Neubauer, John), p515-520; 54. Joseph Eotvos (by Gango, Gabor), p521-526; 55. On the Ethnic Border: Images of Slovaks in the Writings of some Hungarian Modernists (by Hajdu, Peter), p527-538; 56. Two Regionalists of the Interwar Period: Jozef Mackiewicz and Maria Berde (by Neubauer, John), p539-548; 57. Journeys to the Other Half of the Continent: British and Irish Accounts of the Carpatho-Danubian Region (by Brinzeu, Pia), p549-560; 58. Epilogue; 59. East-Central European Literature after 1989 (by Cornis-Pope, Marcel), p561-630; 60. Works cited, p631-693; 61. Index, p695-705; 62. List of Contributors to Volume 4, p707-708; 63. Errata for volumes 1-3, p709-714
Series: Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages : Book 4
Number Of Pages: 714
Published: 29th September 2010
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.4
Weight (kg): 1.58