Literary criticism as cultural ideology: the Slovenian and the Canadian perspective

Title: Literary criticism as cultural ideology: the Slovenian and the Canadian perspective
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  • La critique littéraire comme idéologie culturelle : les perspectives canadienne et slovène
Source document: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2014, vol. 9, iss. [1], pp. 111-122
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    1213-7715 (print)
    2336-4556 (online)
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The article compares instances of nationalist-oriented literary criticism in the Slovenian and in the Canadian literary systems. It does so by contrasting work by, especially, Josip Vidmar, Dušan Pirjevec, Northrop Frye and Margaret Atwood. Their work is interpreted as a late example of the transnational phenomenon of cultural nationalisms. Canadian and Slovenian cultural nationalisms of the 19th century, as well as their late offsprings in the 20th century, are partly interpreted as a consequence of a specific colonial position of the two countries during the 19th century, resulting in a politically non-radical, loyalist nationalism.
L'article compare les instances de la critique littéraire de langue slovène d'orientation nationaliste et des systèmes littéraires canadiens. L'analyse porte, entre autres, sur les śuvres de Josip Vidmar, Dušan Pirjevec, Northrop Frye et Margaret Atwood. Leur travail est interprété comme un exemple transnational des nationalismes culturels. Les nationalismes culturels canadien et slovène du XIXe siècle, ainsi que leurs successeurs du XXe siècle, sont en partie interprétés comme une conséquence d'une position coloniale spécifique dans les deux pays au cours du XIXe siècle, entraînant un nationalisme politique loyaliste non-radical.
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