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Институтът за литература при БАН и литературознанието като отговорност
The Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Science and Literary Studies as Responsibility

Author(s): Raya Kuncheva
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Institute; Literature

Summary/Abstract: Over the period of its development – the second half of ХХ century and the first decade of XXI century - the Institute of Literature has established itself as a scholarly centre of literary research whose priorities correspond to the changes in society, the science and the world we live in. The conclusion related to the anniversary as well as the outline of its future development shows that literary studies are only possible as an opened field, where values of the critical humanism, personal responsibility and commitment to the truth acquire significance. Within the changed context within the Humanities, several future tendencies may be outlined: 1. The impaired memory and identity. It is related to the study of the past and the present, of literary tradition and the contemporary events based on democratic values: tolerance, respect for the individual autonomy, critical and reflective stance, asserting the truth against the attempts to manipulate the society. 2. Methodological pluralism. From a self sufficient discipline running the risk of being reduced to an illustration of certain ideological doctrine, to mere formalistic analysis or narrow views of the empirical biographic studies nowadays the literary studies are getting more and more a means for knowledge of Man. 3. Open interdisciplinary field. In the transdisciplinary field of the Humanities Literature is a central object – a focus that gathers in its specific way ideas and behaviors, which imply certain religious, political, philosophical, professional and traditional attitudes. Literature voices certain group consciousness as well as the inner world of the man.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-9
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian