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Poznámky ke komparativní poetice
Some Notes Towards a Comparative Poetics

Author(s): Zdeněk Hrbata
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: comparative poetics; interrelations; intersemiotics
Summary/Abstract: Starting with a reflection on one part of Cervantes’ novel (Part I, Chapter 18 – Don Quixote describes what he sees: imaginary knights and their coats-of-arms or armours), this paper traces the possibilities of interrelationship between different kinds of arts as they appear in historical poetics and aesthetics. It mentions main tendencies in interdisciplinary and semiotics (intersemiotics) studies from the 18th century to the contemporary period. Besides the intermediality or transmediality, e.g. their projects of semiotics macromodes, we propose as a considerable and constant possibility for comparative poetics (and according to Jan Mukařovský) the comparison of themes considered, in the words of Gérard Genette, as generic essences.

  • Page Range: 27-36
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Czech