The Polemical Voice of the Serbian Study of Folklore – Nenad Ljubinković Cover Image

Полемички глас српске науке о фолклору – Ненад Љубинковић
The Polemical Voice of the Serbian Study of Folklore – Nenad Ljubinković

Author(s): Smiljana Đorđević Belić
Subject(s): Oral history, Serbian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за књижевност и уметност
Summary/Abstract: This paper provides a cross-section of the scientific interests of Nenad Ljubinković. Particular attention is paid to the polemical elements in the opus of this author. His polemical moments are viewed as essentially constructive, due to the fact that, from a polemic, as if from some kind of focal point, there arises a succession of texts of a theoretical bent, from which one can read the author’s concept of folklore and folklore studies, in a nutshell, the poetics of oral culture. We analyse the specific features of Ljubinković’s contextual approach to studying folklore and point out the stylistic characteristics of his polemically intoned texts (I-statements, contamination of stylistic registers, methods of decanonisation and dethronisation of authority). Our analysis of Ljubinković’s studies of oral epic poetry reveals the modernity of this author, in view of the fact that he raises a number of exceptionally complex and topical issues (the issues of the second-degree ideologisation of folklore, acceptance of history as a social construct).

  • Page Range: 25-39
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian