Historic Narratives, Current Positions
Armen Avanessian (Hrsg.)
Jan Niklas Howe (Hrsg.)
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The collection is premised on two observations. On the one hand, the term "poetics"
currently enjoys great popularity in a heterogenous set of domains: There are
poetics of knowledge, of space, of dance, of power, of doing nothing... On the other
hand, it is not at all clear what significance is to be attributed to poetics for
work in literary studies, which, for decades, has borrowed extensively from models
developed in sociology, psychology, as well as cultural and media studies. What,
then, is poetics? And what is its relation to the poetic text? What is its
methodological basis? Which are its philosophical preconditions? What is the
relationship between poetics and aesthetics, hermeneutics, and philology? What can
poetics tell us about those social domains in whose self-understanding the poetic
hardly plays any role at all? The essays collected in this volume seek to answer
these questions. In so doing, they lead us back, time and again, to the historical
narratives of poetics--to Aristotle, to early Romanticism, to Roman Jakobson's
structuralist poetics. But they also open up new possibilities for defining poetics
as the autonomous methodological layer of literary studies.
Released März 2014 • ISBN 12345998 • 29,80 €