Literature as the ideology of memory – postmodernity as the ideology of oblivion Cover Image

Književnost kao ideologija sjećanja – postmoderna kao ideologija zaborava
Literature as the ideology of memory – postmodernity as the ideology of oblivion

Author(s): Jela Sabljić Vujica
Subject(s): Philosophy, Studies of Literature, Semiology, Aesthetics, Theory of Literature
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru
Keywords: memory; ideology; subject; social theory; literary theory; literature

Summary/Abstract: The modern social(Foucault, Ginzburg, Hobsbawm, Chartier) and literary (Eagleton, Belsey, Williams, Jameson) theory is characterized by a radical critical detachment from the centralizing praxis of terms (literature continuity, class relations) and its too transparent understanding of ideological, historical and artistic facts. This twist in theoretical discourse is not only perspective but also crucial: the context of power loses its manifestation in formal discourse, the subjects of interest are the actions and experiences whose meanings cannot be adjusted to the horizon of expectation of the dominant ideological praxis – through history and complementary social sciences (sociology, psychology, ethnology) the emphasis is put on the subjective experience and resistance to memory, in literature and literary theory the emphasis is on the dialectics of text and context. This paper will analyse the relationship between ideology and memory in the context of contemporary literature and modern historical and literary theory.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 167-178
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Croatian