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Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770-1945) / Vol.III/2. / Modernism - Representations of National Culture


Modernism - Representations of National Culture

Vol. III/2

Edited by: Vangelis Kechriotis (Boğazici University, Istanbul), Maciej Górny (Warsaw University), and Ahmet Ersoy (Boğazici University, Istanbul)

Fifty-one texts illustrate the evolution of modernism in Eastern Europe. Essays, articles, poems, or excerpts from longer works offer new opportunities of possible comparisons of the respective national cultures. The volume focuses on the literary and scientific attempts at squaring the circle of individual and collective identities. Often outspokenly critical of the romantic episteme, these texts reflect a more sophisticated and critical stance than in the preceding periods. At the same time, rather than representing a complete rupture, they often continue and confirm the romantic identity narratives, albeit with "other means". The volume also presents the ways national minorities sought to legitimize their existence with reference to their cultural and institutional peculiarity.


Chapter I. Cultural modernization: Institutionalization of "national sciences"; Chapter II. The "Critical turns": Subverting the Romantic narratives; Chapter III. Literary representations of the "national character"; Chapter IV. Aesthetic modernism and collective identities; Chapter V. Regionalism, autonomism and the minority identity-building narratives

Texts by Nikolaos Politis, Ilarion Ruvarac, Dimitar Marinov, Zsolt Beöthy, Şemseddin Sami, Eugen Lovinescu, Boyan Penev, Afet İnan, Vladimir Levstik, Dimitrie Gusti, Józef Szujski, Titu Maiorescu, Michał Bobrzyński, Garabet Ibrăileanu, Giorgos Skliros, Bohdan Pavlů, Josef Pekař, Jovan Skerlić, Giorgos Theotokas, Emanuel Rádl, Branko Merxhani, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Aleko Konstantinov, Ion Luca Caragiale, Alexandros Papadiamantis, Ömer Seyfeddin, Ştefan Zeletin, Jaroslav Hašek, Robert Musil, Gjergj Fishta, Miroslav Krleža, Aleksander Kamiński, Ioannis Psicharis, Artur Górski, Endre Ady, Dimo Kyorchev, Antun Gustav Matoš, Ladislav Novomeský, Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, Tevfik Fikret, Witold Gombrowicz, George Seferis, Hovsep Vartanian, Celadet Alî Bedirxan, Krste Petkov Misirkov, Andrzej Szeptycki, Károly Kós, Romul Boilă, Josef Pfitzner

400 pages, ISBN 978-963-7326-64-6 cloth $50.00 / €37.00 / £33.00

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