Sociology of the (Slovenian) literary institution
Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)Module:
Course code: 75
Contact hours: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, consultation 30 hours
Course type: elective
Languages: Slovenian, English
Teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminar
Content (Syllabus outline)
Various forms and types of literary institutions are discussed from the perspective of systemic-empirical literary sociology: from the operating roles within the literary system (producer, mediator, recipient, and processor), mediating institutions (journals, publishers, etc.), and literary awards to the literary canon. Special attention is dedicated to canonisation institutions and practices or the development of the national literary canon as the key material basis of cultural memory. This will be covered from a historical perspective (using Slovenian material) and comparative perspective (within the European context).
- Bourdieu, Pierre. Les règles de l’art: genèse et structure du champ littéraire. Pariz: Seuil, 1992.
- Dović, Marijan. Sistemske in empirične obravnave literature. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2004.
- Dović, Marijan. Slovenski pisatelj. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2007. (Studia litteraria.)
- Dović, Marijan, Jernej Habjan in Aleš Vaupotič (ur./eds.). »Kdo izbere?« Literatura in literarno posredništvo / “Who Chooses?” Literature and Literary Mediation. Primerjalna književnost2 (2010).
- Dović, Marijan, Jernej Habjan in Marko Juvan (ur./eds.). The Book and the Economy of Cultural Spaces. Primerjalna književnost1 (2012).
- Habjan, Jernej. Literatura med dekonstrukcijo in teorijo. Ljubljana: Založba /*cf., 2014.
- Močnik, Rastko. Julija Primic v slovenski književni vedi. Ljubljana: Sophia, 2006.
- Perenič, Urška. Empirija v literarni vedi. Ljubljana: ZIFF, 2014.
- Schmidt, Siegfried J. Die Selbstorganisation des Sozialsystems Literatur im 18. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt ob Majni: Suhrkamp, 1989.
Objectives and competences
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the importance of literary institutions for the operation of literary systems in general, to outline their historical development (from a sociological perspective), and analyse their types and forms in detail. Special attention is dedicated to the concept of the canon and the opposition between the national canon and the world literature canon. Students are acquainted with relevant Slovenian and international study literature (especially theoretical literature) and actively prepare for independent research by writing a term paper.
Intended learning outcomes
Students use the knowledge acquired in the course to write a piece of academic writing that can serve as a draft of a dissertation chapter or a research article.
Long written assignment (70 %), presentation (20 %), Active participation in lectures and seminars (10 %).