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Liberatura w polu produkcji kulturowej
Sociological Contexts of Liberature

Author(s): Katarzyna Bazarnik
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: liberature; sociology of literature; literary genre; field of literary production; mechanisms of consecration

Summary/Abstract: This article analyses the situation of liberature in the field of literary production. It presents a historical outline of the phenomenon, starting with Zenon Fajfer’s proposal of a new literary genre. Bazarnik then contextualizes liberature with the sociological turn in bibliography, which demonstrated that “strong” authors striving to maintain their autonomy in the literary field paid attention to the semantically charged, intentionally shaped bibliographic code of their books. Finally, drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s mechanisms of consecration as well as modern sociolinguistic and rhetorical theories of genre, she describes liberature as a new form of literary communication that can be conceptualised in terms of genre understood as the horizon of expectations.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 57-76
  • Page Count: 20