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Verzologické výskumy v Čechách a na Slovensku (Pocta Jiřímu Levému)
The Study of Verse in Czechia and Slovakia (A Homage to Jiří Levý)

Author(s): Ladislav Franek
Subject(s): Poetry, Semantics, Czech Literature, Slovak Literature, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature, Stylistics
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Czech and Slovak literary studies; semantic gesture; poetic rhythm; structural poetics; historic poetics; translations analysis (Paul Claudel);

Summary/Abstract: The legacy of the Czech and Slovak study of the poetic structure from the 1930s to the 1960s (J. Mukařovský’s “semantic gesture”, M. Bakoš key function of the poetic rhythm). Their synthetic character under the influence of the principles of modern linguistics and Russian formalism. Literary history and historical poetics. The deepening of these starting points from the point of view of the needs of interliterary research. The objectivizing-logical criterion in respecting the specifics of national metrical systems. The contribution of J. Levý and his influence on the Slovak school of translation. His reflections upon a more integral perception of stylistic-rhythmical shifts in literary translation. The diversification of individual epistemological models according to the specificity of respective scholarly environments. The theory of literary communication in the inter-play of theory and empiricism in the works by A. Popovič. Slovak comparative literature research (D. Ďurišin) and its place in inter-literary research of L. Franek (the monograph Štýl prekladu, 1997; finished already in 1975). Inspirational exploration of the differences in the development of national literatures (French and Slovak). The striving for the unity of immanence and transcendence. Comparison with other metrical (e.g., Spanish) models. The violent interruption of the continuity of such research after the so-called “normalization” in the 1970s and the resulting problems in returning to these research models after 1989.

  • Issue Year: 20/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 7-20
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak