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Červenkova teorie lyrického subjektu
Červenka’s Theory of the Lyric Subject

Author(s): Karel Piorecký
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro českou literaturu
Keywords: lyric subject; Červenka; Miroslav; literary theory

Summary/Abstract: This article considers the development of Miroslav Červenka’s ideas on the theory of the lyric subject and communication in lyric verse. He did not lay the foundations of this theory till his dissertation, “Významová výstavba literárního díla” (The Semantic Structure of a Work of Literature), in which he defines the lyric subject as one of the semantic complexes within the overall structure of the work. Although Červenka never completely abandoned this conception, which stems from a structural and semiotic paradigm, he gradually added to it with impulses from other ways of thinking about literary studies. In the article “Individuální styl a významová výstavba literárního díla” (Individual Style and the Semantic Structure of a Work of Literature, 1975) he linked the question of subjects in lyric verse to ideas in stylistics and the theory of interpretation. With his theory of subjects in lyric verse, set forth in the articles “Halasova sebeoslovení” (Halas’s forms of self-address, 1985) and “Sebeoslovení v lyrice” (Self-address in the lyric, 1991), Červenka moves towards perspectitives of communication. He is concerned with current theory of fiction in the volume Fikčními světy lyriky (Fictional Worlds of Lyric Verse, 2003), which, according to this article, was an impulse to methodological considerations about a model of literary history, which would link involvement in interpreting a text with its contextualization from the perspective of literary history.

  • Issue Year: 54/2006
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 31-55
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Czech