Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies

Since a decisive part of philology has consisted in “enumerating sets of facts that correspond with language” in ... and define all relevant aspects of the transformation of philology within the development of Prague English Studies and ...

Author: Procházka, Martin

Publisher: Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024621562

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The collaborative monograph will commemorate the centenary of the Prague English Studies, officially inaugurated in 1912 by the appointment of Vilém Mathesius, the founder of Prague Linguistic Circle and the first Professor of English Language and Literature at Charles University. Apart from reassessing the work of major representatives (Mathesius, Vančura and others) and reviewing important developments in literature-oriented Prague English Studies with respect to the Prague Structuralism, it will focus on the methodological problems of the discipline related to the transformation of humanistic as well as modern philologies, searching for the links between two historically distinct interdisciplinary projects: humanist philology and structuralist semiology. Following Paul de Man, this link can be identified as the problem of rhetoric – its liminal position between grammar and logic, structure and meaning, and its concern with performativity and value of language. Reassessment of this problem appears crucial for understanding the dynamics of present transformation of philologies and structuralist methodologies which will be discussed in the concluding section. The other crucial methodological problem is that of the methodology of literary history. Although the representatives of the Prague English studies managed to overcome the rigidity of synchronic approaches their treatment of dynamic structures is still considerably indebted to traditional notions of function and value. The book is divided into two sections: the first attempts to reassess the significance of the legacy of Mathesius (in literary theory, history and theory of translation) and his followers (especially Zdeněk Vančura and Jaroslav Hornát), the second explores diverse contexts and implications of the Prague Structuralism, from political aspects of Russian formalist theories, via the aesthetics of the grotesque to structuralist psychoanalysis and recent textual genetics.

The Grotesque in Contemporary Anglophone Drama

87–95 and 'Jan Grossman, Prague Structuralism, and the Grotesque', in Martin Procházka and Ondřej Pilný (eds.), Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies (Prague: Karolinum Press, 2012), pp. 184–97. Parts of Chap.

Author: Ondřej Pilný

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137513182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Grotesque features have been among the chief characteristics of drama in English since the 1990s. This new book examines the varieties of the grotesque in the work of some of the most original playwrights of the last three decades (including Enda Walsh, Philip Ridley, Tim Crouch and Suzan-Lori Parks), focusing in particular on ethical and political issues that arise from the use of the grotesque.

Appropriations of Literary Modernism in Media Art

Estrangement thus accounts for the act of appropriating by actualizing modernist literary texts in media art that causes ... Method in his Study of Charles Dickens,” in Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies, ed.

Author: Jordis Lau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110729900

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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By analyzing appropriations of literary modernism in video, experimental film, and installation art, this study investigates works of media art as agents of cultural memory. While research recognizes film and literature as media of memory, it often overlooks media art. Adaptation studies, art history, and hermeneutics help understand ‘appropriation’ in art in terms of a dialog between an artwork, a text, and their contexts. The Russian Formalist notion of estrangement, together with new concepts from literary, film, and media studies, offers a new perspective on ‘appropriation’ that illuminates the sensuous dimension of cultural memory . Media artworks make memory palpable: they address the collective body memory of their viewers, prompting them to reflect on the past and embody new ways of remembering. Five contextual close-readings analyze artworks by Janis Crystal Lipzin, William Kentridge, Mark Aerial Waller, Paweł Wojtasik, and Tom Kalin. They appropriate modernist texts by Gertrude Stein, Italo Svevo, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Guillaume Apollinaire, Virginia Woolf, and Robert Musil. This book will be of value to readers interested in cultural memory, sensory studies, literary modernism, adaptation studies, and art history.

Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

... Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies, ed. Martin Procházka and Ondrej Pilny (Prague: Karolinum Press, 2012); and Erik Roraback, “Re-Framing Modernity; Or, A Literary and Philosophical Baroque,” Parallax IV, ...

Author: Nadir Lahiji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474228534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Analysing the reception of contemporary French philosophy in architecture over the last four decades, Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy discusses the problematic nature of importing philosophical categories into architecture. Focusing particularly on the philosophical notion of the Baroque in Gilles Deleuze, this study examines traditional interpretations of the concept in contemporary architecture theory, throwing up specific problems such as the aestheticization of building theory and practice. Identifying these and other issues, Nadir Lahiji constructs a concept of the baroque in contrast to the contemporary understanding in architecture discourse. Challenging the contemporary dominance of the Neo-Baroque as a phenomenon related to postmodernism and late capitalism, he establishes the Baroque as a name for the paradoxical unity of 'kitsch' and 'high' art and argues that the digital turn has enhanced the return of the Baroque in contemporary culture and architectural practice that he brands a pseudo-event in the term 'neobaroque'. Lahiji's original critique expands on the misadventure of architecture with French Philosophy and explains why the category of the Baroque, if it is still useful to keep in architecture criticism, must be tied to the notion of Post-Rationalism. Within this latter notion, he draws on the work of Alain Badiou to theorize a new concept of the Baroque as Event. Alongside close readings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault related to the criticism of the Baroque and Modernity and discussions of the work of Frank Gehry, in particular, this study draws on Jacque Lacan's concept of the baroque and presents the first comprehensive treatment of the psychoanalytical theory of the Baroque in the work of Lacan.

The Philosophical Baroque

In Benjamin's Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2002. 1–19. Roraback, Erik S. “New Pathways ... In Prague English Studies Centenary and the Transformation of Philologies. 1st ed.

Author: Erik S. Roraback

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004339859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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In The Philosophical Baroque, Erik Roraback brings a fresh, interdisciplinary eye to a selection of texts from across modernity’s four hundred years—from the explosive energy of the early seventeenth century to the spectacle society of the present.

Transformation in Teaching

This digital humanities collaboration between the authors, Joseph Nugent (professor of English literature) and Tim Lindgren ... sense of self they make possible. across Paris, Kafka's across Prague, or the armies throwing themselves.

Author: Catheryn Cheal

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 9781932886498

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 481

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A Companion to Digital Humanities

Building a Syntactically Annotated Corpus: The Prague Dependency Treebank. In E. Hajicova (ed.), Issues of Valency and Meaning: Studies in Honour of Jarmila Panevova. ... Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English.

Author: Susan Schreibman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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This Companion offers a thorough, concise overview of the emerging field of humanities computing. Contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field. Addresses the central concerns shared by those interested in the subject. Major sections focus on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination and archiving. Accompanied by a website featuring supplementary materials, standard readings in the field and essays to be included in future editions of the Companion.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

On verbs with past tense forms in -ed butions to English syntax and philology by C. L. Barber [ et al ) ... In English studies sented to Arthur M. Jensen , Copenhagen 1961 . presented to R. W. Zandvoort , Amsterdam 1964 and J.

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Leuven contributions in linguistics and philology

Freedle , R ( ed ) Discourse Processes : Advances in Research and Theory . ... Prague Studies in English 16 , 47-70 . Firbas , J. 1986. ... Proceedings of the Colloque Franco Allemand sur la Grammaire Transformationelle du Français .



ISBN: UOM:39015043645715

Category: Dutch language


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