Bosniak Literature and Cultural Bosnian Literary Studies: Literary-Theoretical and Literary-Historical Aspects Cover Image

Bošnjačka književnost i kulturalna bosnistika: književnoteorijski i književnohistorijski aspekti
Bosniak Literature and Cultural Bosnian Literary Studies: Literary-Theoretical and Literary-Historical Aspects

Author(s): Sanjin Kodrić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Bosnian Literature, Nationalism Studies, Theory of Literature, Identity of Collectives
Published by: BZK "Preporod" Brčko distrikt Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: theory of history of literature; Bosnian- Herzegovinian literature;bosniak literature; Dionýz Ďurišin; interculturality; Croatian and Serbian literature in Bosnia-Herzegovina;
Summary/Abstract: Literary creation in Bosnia-Herzegovina is very complex. Viewed as a whole and throughout its historical duration, it has not been realized within the framework of one nation or one ethno-national community, nor within only one language or only one alphabet, nor within the framework of only one cultural-civilizational circle. This fact and this kind of literary-historical and cultural-historical reality gives the basis from which it is now possible to talk about a unique, singular literature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, or Bosnian-Herzegovinian literature, and also about parallel, plural literatures of Bosnia- Herzegovina – Bosniak as well as Croat and Serbian literatures in Bosnia-Herzegovina, together with the literary traditions of Bosnian-Herzegovinian minority communities, such as the Jewish community and others. Also, it is possible to speak about a phenomenon that should – given its own, internal historical-developmental dynamics and its literary-developmental principles and relationships in general – probably be named the Bosnian-Herzegovinian interliterary community. Related concerns are necessarily reflected in the definition of Bosnian literary studies and in particular in the definition of cultural Bosnian literary studies. Bosnian literary studies, and especially cultural Bosnian literary studies, can not, in fact, be defined using the principle of one language – one literature – one nation – one culture, nor in the framework of a single state, because this principle does not correspond to the historical reality of the literary creation nor to what is the contemporary reality of literary practice in Bosnia-Herzegovina. That is why, in understanding the phenomenon of literary creativity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well in defining both Bosnian literary studies and cultural Bosnian literary studies, primarily the theoretical concepts of interliterariness as well as closely related concepts of interculturality occur as potential solutions, as – both of them – have their essential meaning and full realization in the cases of both literary and culturally complex phenomena like literature in Bosnia-Herzegovina in general, as well as Bosniak literature in particular.

  • Page Range: 25-42
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bosnian