Glottofagia nei testi di Umberto Eco, Wolfdietrich Schnurre e Yoko Tawada

Glottophagy in Eco, Schnurre and Tawada

  • The paper deals with an aspect of materiality in language as it is expressed in the complex metaphor of glottophagia, invented by Louis-Jean Calvet in the context of linguistics and colonialism. In this article the term is released from Calvet's unilateral negative use of the term as he focuses on its relation to orality, and instead it is linked with the positive literal tradition of eating written language as e.g. in the Bible and in the Classical Antiquity. From this point of view, glottophagia's poetological function as destroying, combining, reanimating, and purifying language emerges as a crucial feature of literary texts by Umberto Eco, Wolfdietrich Schnurre and Yoko Tawada.

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Author:Julia Genz
Parent Title (German):PhiN : Philologie im Netz
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2011/12/06
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2011/12/14
GND Keyword:Eco, Umberto; Schnurre, Wolfdietrich; Tawada, Yoko; Calvet, Louis-Jean
Page Number:14
First Page:24
Last Page:37
Il presente contributo è la versione scritta di una conferenza tenuta all'Università di Salerno il 5 aprile 2006.
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Klassifikation:03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.03.00 Studien
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht