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Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Višomirskytė, Vijolė
Title: Toward the conceptualization of properties and functions of contemporary lithuanian essay : the possibilities of emic approach
Is part of: Actual problems of modern humanitarian science = Актуальные проблемы современной гуманитарной науки = Қазіргі гуманитарлық ғылымдарының өзекті мәселелері : межвузовский научный сборник. Вып. 2 / отв. ред. А. И. Ковтун. Алматы : Ценные бумаги, 2012
Extent: p. 45-48
Date: 2012
Note: Straipsnį sudaro 17 321 spaudos ženklų
Keywords: Literatūra;Esė;Lietuva;Literature;Essay;Lithuania
ISBN: 9786012472264
Abstract: Essay genre has been incredibly popular among readers and writers in Lithuania starting from approximately 1995 till present. Seeing this popularity among the readers, the publishing houses and bookstores have even attached the label of an essay to the books, which could hardly be called essay. No wonder that such popularity has also given a rise to literary criticism and academic research of this phenomenon. From my teaching experience at university I can say that essay genre is extremely popular among students and interesting to them. The number of students, who take preference in writing their thesis on the essay, is increasing every year. In spite of the proliferation of essay, which, according to Roland Barthes, “witnesses high culture of consumers“ /1, p. 225/, the conceptual frame, helpful for the analysis and understanding of essay is still needed. Many studies on contemporary Lithuanian essay often start from the origins of the genre, going back to Michel de Montaigne and his question “Que sais-je?“. But this epistemological question, which really is dominant in modernist writing, is no longer dominant in the Lithuanian post-soviet essay, which is really postmodern, and in postmodern writing, according to Brian McHale, reflects on ontological dominant asking questions of being: “What is a world?“, etc. /2, p. 10-18/. The given example about Montaigne shows the need to envisage the nature of the Lithuanian essay, taking into account socio-historical and cultural contexts.[...]
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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