Projects & Grants
|Trans- (theory), inter- (theory), meta- (theory) as current impulses of literary science
|1/2023 - 12/2023
|Specifický VŠ výzkum
|The presumed project focuses on current, often interdisciplinary approaches in contemporary literary studies. By this we mean methodological concepts that either specifically work with or are closely related to the prefixes multi-, inter-, trans-, meta-, and that we use to define approaches in literary criticism that combine new knowledge from multiple disciplines, or established approaches that are being re-evaluated in light of contemporary social scientific/literary discourse. Reflecting the research design in this way allows PhD students to continuously develop their exclusive themes while participating in team research to be presented at an international workshop. Within the framework of the research (analysis, interpretation, contextualization) of literary works, we will be interested in various aspects (semantic, typological, intertextual or ideological) and overlaps with disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, gender and queer studies, and we also anticipate comparative and transcultural approaches with an emphasis on literary-historical contexts. Among the themes explored are metamodernism as a new cultural paradigm, whose thinking and aesthetics are manifested, for example, in the combination of postmodern and modern strategies and patterns in contemporary art formations; furthermore, the features of "Central Europeanism" in literature related to the conception of Central European literary space, the thematization of the state of "alienation" in relation to identity and internal and external exile and in the relationship between the "foreign-own" or gender aspects (with emphasis on feminist, queer theory) with regard to literary-critical reflection, the reader's reception of literary works and the transformations of the identity of the literary subject and language.