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Poetika splitskih rubnih usmenoknjiževnih oblika
The Poetics of Peripheral Forms of Oral Literature in Split

Author(s): Tea-Tereza Vidović Schreiber
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Croatian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: peripheral oral forms; graffiti recorded in Split; everyday life stories
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the overview of peripheral oral forms recorded in Split and its immediate surroundings in the form of written and inscribed graffiti. In contemporary theory of literature, peripheral oral forms are described as a part of the non-fictional literature mostly defining stories from everyday life. What certainly intrigues readers and observers of these forms is their accentuated and dominant humor. Therefore, in the corpus of selected oral texts written in graffiti in the area of Split, we will present the context of the so-called everlasting Mediterranean satire. Through the graffiti, as a part of the literary structure, the poetics of short literary forms will be analyzed as the closest forms in the literary reality of previously determined (modern) proverbs and aphorisms. The aim of the paper is to present, first of all, graffiti located in Split, in the domain of peripheral oral texts, presenting their poetics which includes unusual communication, whereupon the author addresses the target recipient or the group of recipients. Particular attention will be given to a review of the specifics of graffiti in the world of peripheral oral forms in which the recipient is an active participant (Tomašić 2011), who replies to her/his own graffiti text, changing it and often erasing it, thus creating new forms and (re)shaping the recorded everyday life stories.

  • Page Range: 145-166
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Croatian