n Journal of Literary Studies - Scholia melancholia hysteresis in literary studies

Volume 17, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0256-4718



"Scholia Melancholia" considers the phenomenon of temporal and cognitive delay in the human sciences in general and in literary studies in particular. It explores examples of this phenomenon in a variety of contexts, ranging from the imperatives of textual exegesis to the psycho-institutional consequences of literary interpretation. The article concludes with a brief assessment of the nature of literary-intellectual self-fashioning.

"Scholia Melancholia" oorweeg die verskynsel van temporele en kognitiewe vertraging in die sosiale wetenskappe in die algemeen en in literatuurwetenskap in die besonder. Dit ondersoek voorbeelde van hierdie verskynsel in verskeie kontekste, vanaf die imperatiewe van tekstuele ontmaskering tot die psigo-institusionele uitkomste van literêre interpretasie. Die artikel sluit af met 'n kort evaluasie van die aard van literêre self-modellering.

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