Spatial Memories and Spectacularities in Hungarian Turn-of-the-Century Poetry

Bednanics, Gábor (2017) Spatial Memories and Spectacularities in Hungarian Turn-of-the-Century Poetry. In: Myth and Its Discontents. Mythos und Ernüchterung: Memory and Trauma in Central and Eastern European Literature. Zu Trauma und (fraglicher) Erinnerung in Literaturen des zentralen und östlichen Europa. Preasens, Wien, pp. 91-101. ISBN 9783706909440

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The so-called “spatial turn” in literature, especially in poetry, usually refers to a new way of interpreting texts. Spatial poetics claims that spatiality is beyond or before meaning, so it can initiate fundamental changes in literary criticism. Space is not a mere function or an addition to verbal or visual composition of the works of art, but has a transgressive potential of articulation. Different arrangements of texts (e.g. space between and after lines), as well as various modes of representation emerged as a result of new issues in spatial studies. Space, however, functions not only as a frame or a priori or chora (Plato), but a possibility to signify or refer to different worlds, and also makes a counterbalance to signification according to its “outside” quality in Foucauldian sense. The paper gives some examples of how Hungarian memorials and poems made remembering accessible to spatial interests.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Dr. Gábor Bednanics
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 08:34

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