Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/54666
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Petrulionytė, Justina
Title: „Nematomi miestai“ lietuvių literatūros „vartų sergėtojų“ diskurse
Other Title: “Invisible cities” in the discourse by Lithuanian literature gatekeepers
Is part of: Literatūra : mokslo darbai. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2015, [T.] 57 (1)
Extent: p. 7-21
Date: 2015
Note: eISSN: 1648–1143
Keywords: Lietuvių literatūra;Kaimo literatūra;Literatūros laukas;Vartų sergėtojas;Literatūros istorija;Lithuanian literature;Literary field;Country literature;Gatekeeper;Literary history
Abstract: Straipsnyje aptariamas lietuvių literatūros ryšys su kaimu ir su miestais pasitelkiant sociologines sąvokas: Pierre’o Bourdieu „literatūros laukas“ ir „vartų sergėtojas“. Tyrime kvestionuojamas „kaimiškos“ lietuvių literatūros vaizdinys, kuris yra formuojamas ir dominuoja literatūros „vartų sergėtojų“ diskurse – būtent literatūros istorijoje, antologijoje ir vadovėliuose mokiniams. Kalbant apie kultūrą, kuri iš esmės yra heterogeniška, šis homogenizuojantis vaizdinys tampa problemiškas: jis nėra adekvatus, nes pritildo miestų reikšmingumą lietuvių literatūrai ir kultūrai
The article discusses the relation of Lithuanian literature with the country and the cities by invoking sociological concepts: “literary field” (Pierre Bourdieu) and “gatekeeper”. The investigation is questioning the image of Lithuanian literature as “agrarian” which is formed and legitimized in the discourse by Lithuanian literature gatekeepers – precisely in the literary history, anthology and textbooks for pupils. Interviews with teachers and writers are also included in the analysis. The investigation reveals that the image of “agrarian” Lithuanian literature seems artificial, homogeneous and too generalizing. It suppresses the significance of cities to Lithuanian literature and culture, because: 1) many Lithuanian writers have urban or estate origins, come from craftsman’s, workers’ or educated families, furthermore, many those who have peasant origins left early for schools in the cities or seminaries; 2) quite a few Lithuanian writers contest the stereotypical notion of Lithuanian identity as agrarian and stress the importance of cities to themselves; 3) innovative poetic changes are connected with “city writers” (i. e. Henrikas Radauskas, Antanas Škėma); 4) after the Independence of Lithuania, increasingly more literary narratives of cities appear; 5) the comparatists emphasize the relation between images of the nation / ethnicity / state and the (capital) city – this relation is constructed in Lithuanian literature as well (i. e. novels by Markas Zingeris). The article also seeks to shed a light on the importance of a particular city of Lithuania – Kaunas, which have strong links with Lithuanian national identity and literature
Internet: https://doi.org/10.15388/Litera.2015.1.9980
http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/literatura/article/view/9980/7851
https://doi.org/10.15388/Litera.2015.1.9980
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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