Poetics and world literature

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-327
Journal / PublicationNeohelicon
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Abstract

What happens when we consider "poetics," a term and concept well-known from Aristotle's philosophical treatment of Greek epic and tragic drama, in the larger context of world literature as we understand it today? What would be the essential elements in the definition of poetics? What sort of critical issues it can address, and what resources it may draw on in the world's various literary traditions? In the ancient world, East Asia and South Asia all have distinct traditions of literary expression with emphasis and critical conceptualizations rather different from those of the Greek-Roman tradition. What would the consideration of poetics in a broad cross-cultural perspective lead us to? In this presentation, these are the theoretical issues to be explored to arrive at a better understanding of poetics not only in the Western tradition, but truly of the world, with the richness of content and critical functions considered with relation to a global concept of world literature. © 2011 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

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  • Aristotle, Chinese tradition, Poetics, world literature

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Poetics and world literature. / Zhang, Longxi.

In: Neohelicon, Vol. 38, No. 2, 12.2011, p. 319-327.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review