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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies

This collaborative monograph will commemorate the centenary of the Prague English Studies, officially inaugurated in 1912 by the appointment of Vilém Mathesius. Apart from reassessing the work of major representatives, such as Mathesius, Vladislav Vancura and others, and reviewing important developments in literature-oriented Prague English Studies with respect to Prague Structuralism. Prague English Studies and the Transformation of Philologies will focus on the methodological problems of the discipline related to the transformation of humanistic and modern philologies, searching for the links between two historically distinct interdisciplinary projects: humanist philology and structuralist semiology. 

218 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2012

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Literature and Literary Criticism: Slavic Languages

Table of Contents

      Martin Procházka

1. Legacies: Vilém Mathesius and Followers
The Value of Language: Rhetoric, Semiology, Philology and the Functional Approach
      Martin Procházka
Vilém Mathesius as Literary Historian
      Helena Znojemská
Vilém Mathesius as Translator and Theoretician of Translation
      Bohsulav Mánek
A Structuralist History of Zdeněk Vančura
      Pavla Veselá
Jaroslav Hornát’s Critical Method in His Studies of Charles Dickens
      Zdeněk Beran
2. Contexts and Outcomes: From Prague Structuralism to Radical Philology
Structuralism and the Prague Linguistic Circle Revisited
      Robert J.C. Young
Functional Linguistics as the “Science of Poetic Forms”: An ABC of the Prague Linguistic Circle’s Poetics
      David Vichnar
A Gateway to a Baroque Rhetoric of Jacques Lacan and Niklas Luhmann
      Erik Roraback
Jan Grossman, Structuralism, and the Grotesque
      Ondřej Pilný
Attesting / Before the Fact
      Louis Armand


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