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Er(r)go..., Czech literary theory, thus a return to possible worlds. Fictionality and narration. The relations sign—world, sign—interpreter, and between them, the question of fiction. Fiction as an extension of childhood games in adulthood? Can we escape our language? One world, or many worlds? Total worlds, or small ones? Actuality or possibility? And, as a result, a conclusion: fictional existence is not uniform, “to exist fictionally, means to exist in many ways, many systems and on many levels” (Doležel). And how does Mukařovský respond to this? The Prague School? Ingarden? Intentional reality and a transcendental one; quasi-reality, the depicted world and the question of reference, “the context of the outside world” (Vodička). The literary reality as a sign referring to the real reality; ontological integrity of the world, and the reality of a “conceived world.” Mixed worlds. Heterocosmica. Thus, on the one hand all the created worlds and the autonomy of the work of literature, and on the other hand, the work’s normativity and performativity aimed at the real world. In the service of political correctness as well? Thus a vindication of mimesis in the context of possible worlds. Pseudomimesis as an imitation of fiction; the submerging of fiction in reality; denaturalisation of fiction. A character as a place for imitation—submitting to the effects of fiction. Barthes doubled. The reader and the character as sleepwalkers of literature. Mukařovský once again – mereologically and holistically, thus the parts and relations, and as a result – structure. Yet first Leibnitz and the relations between structured wholes and their parts, Smuts’ holism and the whole as a generalised structure of reality. Mukařovský’s structures as a synthesis of mereological and holistic thinking with Hegelian idealism. And finally, more particular matters, Czech and non-Czech: internal monologue in Czech narrative literature, new media, the Internet, World Wide Web, e-mail, sms, and the Check literary discourse, post-ethnic America and the interventional discourse of post-colonialism, and raping Beckett. The present issue is guest edited by professor Libor Martinek from the Silesian University in Opava and the University of Wrocław.
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