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Myth and Its Discontents | Mythos und Ernüchterung

Memory and Trauma in Central and Eastern European Literature | Zu Trauma und (fraglicher) Erinnerung in Literaturen des zentralen und östlichen Europa

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Buch. Softcover


337 S

In deutscher und englischer Sprache

Praesens. ISBN 978-3-7069-0944-0

Format (B x L): 15.1 x 21.1 cm

Gewicht: 434 g


Intellectually, myth is understood as a traditional, fictional story ("a legend", literary myth), a body of traditional beliefs of a particular subject ("mythology", "tradition", cultural myth), or any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology of a certain social group ("received idea", Hobsbawm's "invented tradition"; political myth). Syncretic and ahistorical by nature, myth is - paradoxically enough - something which is fictional (i.e. which never existed, except in a language), but is taken as the truth (i.e. which always existed / circulated as the final and unquestionable truth about the world). From the point of view of cultural history, mythical knowledge (literary, cultural or political) can be understood as a type of collective memory which operates as a shared repository of cultural identities, defines a certain social and national group and is sustained through a continuous production of representational forms. In this volume, our aim is to challenge and expand this understanding of myth by assuming that for their consumers (i.e. for the members of a society) mythical knowledge also represents a certain repository of feelings. Art and literature, analyzed in this volume, are therefore treated as the sensible distribution of sensible (Jacques Rancière, 2004, The Politics of Aesthetics: "The Distribution of the Sensible").

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