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Postmodernisme et canon littéraire : une rencontre heureuse ?

Abstract : By addressing the question of literary canon trough its dual constitutive and representative function with regard to national identity, the author questions the conceptual opposition on which the relations between postmodernism and canon are founded in Serbian and Bulgarian literatures. In both those cultures postmodern thought and poetics contribute to challenge the traditional understanding of canon and history of literature. Serbian authors are criticised for being more interested in dialogue with foreign literatures and thus turning away from the national specificities which were, till then, usually put forward by literary criticism. The Bulgarian writers, on the contrary, gladly look back at the texts of the first Bulgarian classics but they do so by rewriting them in a parodic way in order to reveal the literary structure of the national myths. However, despite the apparent incompatibility between postmodernism and literary canon, their encounter during the last decades of the twentieth century played a key role in moving towards a new concept of history of literature which relies more than ever on the principles of polyphony and dialogism.
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Elena Guéorguiéva. Postmodernisme et canon littéraire : une rencontre heureuse ?. Slovo, Presses de l’INALCO, 2020. ⟨hal-02485212⟩

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