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On Interesting Literary Studies

Author(s): Andrei Stepanov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: contemporary literary studies; popularization; problems of verifiability/ falsifiability

Summary/Abstract: The author argues that modern literary studies and university teaching of literary subjects are tending towards so-called “interesting topics”, which are similar to the popular idea of “interesting men”, who are interested in women, wine and playing cards (respectively, gender and sexual issues, altered states of mind, contingencies). The results of this tendency of popularization are numerous, but all lead to a blurring of the distinction between scholarly works and works of fiction.

  • Issue Year: 61/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 16-22
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian