“Transnational Literature, the Triumph of the National Novel”, per Jernej Habjan

En el marc del Seminari internacional Perspectives globals en les Humanitats i les Ciències Socials, us convidem a la conferència Transnational Literature, the Triumph of the National Novel, a càrrec de Jernej Habjan, investigador al Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

La conferència tindrà lloc el dijous 27 d’abril de les 18:00 hores a la seu central de la UOC (Avinguda Tibidabo, 39-43 08035 Barcelona).

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Resum de la conferència

The expansion of modernity has led to what we today call globalization; and the expansion of generic differentiation in literature has led to what we might call literary globalization. And just as with globalization in general, in literary globalization too differentiation comes with its opposite, unification. Just as the globalization of modernity brings about not only ideological differentiation but also capitalist standardization, so too literary genres not only lose first Horatian and then classicist unity, but also gain a certain unity. With Mikhail Bakhtin, this new unity can simply be called the novel. Literary globalization, if we may indeed call it that, certainly has to do with the Bakhtinian process of the novelization of all genres since the Renaissance. Indeed, this may be the key to the strange fact that not only histories of national literatures but even studies of postcolonial, transnational, and world literature tend to revolve around novels.

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