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
Teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminar
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 analyze 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.
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 canonization 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. Paris: Seuil, 1992.
- Dović, Marijan. Sistemske in empirične obravnave literature. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2004.
- Dović, Marijan. Slovenski pisatelj (= Studia litteraria). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2007.
- Dović, Marijan, Jernej Habjan, and Aleš Vaupotič, eds. “Kdo izbere?” Literatura in literarno posredništvo / “Who Chooses?” Literature and Literary Mediation. Primerjalna književnost 33.2 (2010).
- Dović, Marijan, Jernej Habjan, and Marko Juvan, eds. The Book and the Economy of Cultural Spaces. Primerjalna književnost 35.1 (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 am Main: Suhrkamp, 1989.
- Active participation in lectures and seminars.
- Students must write a term paper in order to take the exam.
- Students then take an oral exam on all of the material covered in the course.