Transcontextual gestures : a lyric approach to the world of literature

  • What if one thinks not in terms of shared meanings or contents, but rather in terms of iterable gestures available for reenactment in different times and places in order to conceive of a cross-cultural world of literature? This essay sets out to explore, within the discursive mode of the lyric, whether the notion of gesture could be more helpful than meaning-based translation to account for the transferability of literary texts and for envisioning a form of community based on the shareability of certain gestures. To do so, it will look at how the act-event of reading described by Derek Attridge is processed in two cases in which poems are transferred from an earlier authoritative tradition into a new one.

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Author:Francesco Giusti
Parent Title (English):The work of world literature / ed. by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson ; Cultural Inquiry ; Vol. 19
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/05
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/06/10
Tag:Community; Gesture; Lyric; Re-enactment; Transcontextual; Transferability; Translation; World literature
GND Keyword:Weltliteratur; Lyrik; Übersetzung; Übertragbarkeit; Kontext; Gemeinschaft
Page Number:28
First Page:76
Last Page:102
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0