Konstituce literárněhistorického pojmu romantismus

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Title:Konstituce literárněhistorického pojmu romantismus
Hrdina, Martin
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Literature, 57, 3, pp. 319-346
Uncontrolled Keywords:romanticism, positivism


In this article the author considers the use of the term ‘Romanticism’ in the critical -historical discourse that constitutes the study of German and Czech literature, with the aim of establishing the specifi c causes of the inconsistencies in the term. Like the philosopher Ladislav Hejdánek (b. 1927), the author sees the term as cross -section of judgements, and after analyzing German- -studies models of Romanticism (Heinrich Heine, Hermann Hettner, Franz Thomas Bratranek, Rudolf Haym, Wilhelm Scherer), he explains it as a junction of judgements and comparisons of Romanticism to subjectivism, historicism, Roman Catholicism, idealism, aristocratism, and patriotism (nationalism). He also considers the employment of the term in critical -historical thinking on modern Czech Romanticism, from the models of Karel Sabina and Eliška Krásnohorská to the comparative viewpoints of Wiktor Czajewski and Matthias Murko, and all the way to a representative synthesis of the history of Czech literature in the fi rst half of the nineteenth century. The origin of the term in critical practice turns out to be problematic, particularly in the works of the Czech positivists, for example, in pejorative terms like rytířská (chivalrous), klášterní (monastic), and vlašská romantika (pastoral romance), whose function was, in keeping with the understanding of Czech Romanticism as eclecticism, to explain some Czech literary texts (particularly popular literature) from impetuses arising outside the national culture. In positivist models of Czech Romanticism one may legitimately talk even about interferential meanings of words and terms, which manifest themselves negatively in interpretations of canonical texts as well. The discrepancies and ambiguity of the term ‘Romanticism’ as early as in the syntheses of Czech positivists may be explained as a consequence of the variety of judgements on Romanticism, which were based, moreover, on non -literary facts.

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Title:Konstituce literárněhistorického pojmu romantismus
Translated title:Constituting The Term 'Romanticism' in Literary Studies
Hrdina, Martin
Uncontrolled Keywords:romanticism, positivism
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Czech Literature > Česká literatura (Czech Literature)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Literature
Page Range:pp. 319-346
Publisher:Insitute of Czech Literature, of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:7331
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:21 Sep 2012 19:14
Last Modified:21 Sep 2012 17:14


Hrdina, Martin (2009) Konstituce literárněhistorického pojmu romantismus. Czech Literature, 57 (3). pp. 319-346. ISSN 0009-0468

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