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Черният монах на Емилиян Станев и неговите готически събратя
The Black Monk of Emilian Stanev and his Gothic Brethren

Author(s): Ognyan Kovachev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Sociolinguistics, Bulgarian Literature, Eastern Slavic Languages, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Philology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Stylistics, Distance learning / e-learning
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: marginality; history of creation; intertextuality; comparative literary study; rhizome; Gothic

Summary/Abstract: Emiliyan Stanev’s unfinished short novel The Black Monk still remains on the margins of his oeuvre, and also of research interest on the part of Bulgarian literary studies. On the other hand, the plot and the eponymous character fit it into a wide network of works by English, German, French, Russian and other authors, in the traditions of Gothic, Romanticism, Realism and their varieties, where the ‘Black Monk’ motif is a locus communis. I call the potential of such loci communes to form sets of works partially connected by separate, often contextually undetermined threads, polyvalent intertextuality. Comparing through it works by different authors, from different genres and nationalities, I come to the conclusion that their interaction can be described, in terms such as de- and reterritorialization (Deleuze and Guattari), as rhizomatic and gothic. This paper does not range over historical-philosophical, ethical, socio-political, etc. aspects of Stanev's work.

  • Issue Year: 49/2022
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 397-410
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian