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Hans Robert Jauss: principalele concepte ale esteticii receptării
Hans Robert Jauss: The Main Concepts of the Aesthetic of Reception


Author(s): Diana Dementieva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: ArtPoligraf SRL
Keywords: literary work; writer; reader; reading; aesthetic of reception; aesthetic experience; horizon of expectation; change of horizon; enjoyment; aesthetic distance;

Summary/Abstract: The text analyzes in an accessible and synthesizes formula the main aspects of the “aesthetic of reception” theorized by Hans Robert Jauss. More than 50 years ago, the scientific, cultural, but also socio-political context from the West triggered a strong interest in the phenomenon of receiving literature. The merit of the “paradigm shift” is that of the members of the Konstanz School led by Hans Robert Jauss. The main concepts of the German esthetician - “horizon of expectation” and “aesthetic experience” reassess the literary relations with history and society. Also, it is justified the involvement of the reader on updating, capitalizing and creating the meaning of the literary work, defining the nature of the cooperative report: author-operator-reader. The approach is for informational purpose, argumentation, as well as raising awareness of the Romanian and international scientific communities about the actuality and importance of the study applied to the reader as a co-creator of the literary work.

  • Issue Year: 140/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 69-79
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian