The Canonization of Monolingualism. The Canonization of Multilingualism? Cover Image
  • Price 2.50 €

Kanonizace monolingvalismu. Kanonizace multilingvalismu?
The Canonization of Monolingualism. The Canonization of Multilingualism?

Author(s): Marek Nekula
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Literary canon; Multilingualism; Monolingualism; literary historiography; Biller Maxim

Summary/Abstract: This article focuses on the emergence of literary canons and their forms with regard to the historiography of national literatures, particularly the historiography of Czech literature. The function of literary historiography in the establishment of a homogeneous literary canon is explained here using examples from authors writing in German in Czech works of historiography. Against this background, the article considers the possibilities and limits of the canonization or canonizations of Czech literature written in languages other than Czech and the possibilities of integrating such literature into the historiography of Czech literature. In this respect, particular attention is paid to the German‑language fiction of Maxim Biller, who was born in Prague in 1960, but left at the age of ten.

  • Issue Year: 59/2011
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 791-811
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Czech