Issue 1, 2017

Литературна мисъл, 1, 2017
Пламен Антов
Институт за литература, БАН
Иван Русков
Институт за литература
Елена Борисова
Institute for literature, BAS

Евелина Джевиецка За мястото на библейския текст в новата българска литература. Рецепции - интерпретации - предизвикателства
Ewelina Drzewiecka On the place of the Biblical text in the modern Bulgarian literature. Reception - Interpretations – Challenges

  • Summary

    The paper raises the question of the place of the Biblical text in Bulgarian literature and the autostereotype of the religious indifferentism of the Bulgarians. Both the key texts of the famous Bulgarian literary critics (B. Penev, D. Konstantinov, A. Dalchev) and their reception in the latest Bulgarian literary studies are analysed. The cultural context of the perception of the Bible (and religion) is given in terms of formation of modernity, as the emphasis is put on the role of the Orthodox and Protestant thought. It is indicated that a new perspective on the phenomena can be provided by the postsecular thought.

    Keywords: Bible, Bulgarian literature, Modernity, postsecular thought

Андриана Спасова Рецепция на античността и романтичната историография на XIX век при Тодор Шишков и Гаврил Кръстевич
Andriana Spassova Reception of Antiquity and romantic historiography of the XIX century of Todor Shishkov and Gavril Krastevich

  • Summary

    The focus of the study is the place of the ancient writers in textbooks from the 70s of XIX century - "History of the Bulgarian People" (1873) by T. Shishkov and "History Bulgarian: T.1" (1871) by Gabriel Krastevich. Some of the most recognizable historians and geographers of antiquity (Herodotus, Tacitus, Polybius, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Strabo, Pliny, Ptolemy, etc.) are important authorities who contribute to the formation of a foreign historical narrative of national history. In Shishkov very rarely ancient names come with bibliographical references and are often indexed by the phrase "and antique X said ...". The case of Krastevichis the opposite, he has given the detailed notes and quotes. The paper analyses the problem of ethnogenesis and the ancient roots of the national identity in Bulgarian history textbooks of the XIX century. Establishment of national stereotypes passes through a historiographical mythical poetic narrative combining the scientific pretensions and national romanticism. The role of ancient cultural heritage can be read in its role of a common European cultural code beyond projects of national ideology.

    Keywords: reception of antiquity, romantic historiography, Bulgarian history textbooks of the XIX century, national identity, ancient historiographers, European Slavic studies, ethnogenesis

Иван Русков Как е направено Кървавото писмо
Ivan Ruskov How was the Bloody letter created

  • Summary

    Using the auto-textual approach the article clarifies how is the Bloody letter (a letter signed with a blood-written cross) created, a Bulgarian national relic well-known from Zahari Stoyanov´s text "Notes on the Bulgarian Uprisings", and played a substantial role for the April Uprising of 1876.

    Keywords: letter, blood, cross, auto-textuality

Пламен Антов „Епопея на забравените”: случаят „Волов”
Plamen Antov Epopee of forgotten: Тhе Case Volov

  • Summary

    The article focused on the shortest and marginal work in Vazov’s cycle Epopee of forgotten, a top title in the national myth-poetic narrative. It proves that this marginality is seeming. A range powerful mythogenical energies works furtively under it through several of its characterizations like dramatic form and ballade heritage.

    Keywords: Vazov, national myth-poetic narrative, April 1876, Bulgarian national Revival

Елена Борисова Непреодолимите граници на разума в романа "Да избереш себе си" на Любен Дилов
Elena Borisova The Insurmountable Boundaries of Mind in the novel "To choose yourself" By Lyuben Dilov

  • Summary

    The text traces the process of transferring the human brain into an artificial mechanical body in Lyuben Dilov’s novel “To choose yourself." My task is to bring forth the contingent wandering of the awareness of the character Daniel Dimi between spatiality of the already lost body and the new, another body, whose different sensuousness and shape the character has to cope with.
    The problematic identities of Dimi are presented by means of confrontation, a clash between own and foreign, between human reason (the peculiarities of knowledge which he owns) and opportunities provided by his the new mechanical body (this body presents him unlimited possibilities, but it itself is limited by the human who controls it).
    The emphasis of the narrative, on the one hand, is laid upon the ways in which human identity is rationalized as unsteady in the confrontation with beyond human, with the Other; and on the other hand - reveals the peculiarity of cognition bound by certain conditions.

    Keywords: contemporary Bulgarian literature, science fiction, Lyuben Dilov, cognition, reason, mind

Преглед / Review

Божана Филипова Еднорози на метаморфозата: Софийският литературоведски семинар чете Кафка
Bozhana Filipova Unicorns of Metamorphosis: The Sofia Literary Theory Seminar reads Kafka

  • Summary

    „The Time of Metamorphosis: Essays on Kafka” by the Sofia literary theory seminar shows a strong presence in the contemporary philosophical debate on the topic of metamorphosis. Starting from a detailed reading of Kafka’s text, the authors test the analytical, critical and meta-power of the figure. Kafka’s narrative is recognized in its potency for resistance to the heteronomies of the economic and political status quo in which we are nowadays intertwined.

    Keywords: metamorphosis, substraction, persistence, reflexivity, fantastic