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2005 | 66 | 2 | 98-103

Article title

Pojem významu ve světle pražské poetiky a estetiky

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Title variants

EN
THE CONCEPT OF MEANING IN LIGHT OF THE PRAGUE SCHOOL'S POETICS AND AESTHETICS

Languages of publication

CS

Abstracts

EN
The word 'meaning' appears often in the work of Jan Mukarovsky. He does not, however, define this concept explicitly; thus we must deduce its content retrospectively, based on individual instances of its use. We then encounter a surprising ambiguity manifested even within a single text in literature studies. That is, when Mukarovsky describes the structure of a literary work, he refers to its three basic components: sound, meaning and theme. 'Meaning' is thus associated explicitly with merely one particular aspect of the text. But Mukarovsky then goes on to say that thematic elements (motifs) operate as bearers of meaning in literary texts, and even that meaning should be understood as the 'common denominator' of all components. Meaning in a strictly linguistic sense is thus rivaled by meaning of artistic form - i.e. the entire aesthetic effect in which the equivalent of the 'meaning-aesthetic object' can be found. This 'meaning-aesthetic object', discussed in Mukarovsky's works on aesthetics, is at the same time characteristically presented as the fluctuating component of the work; with respect to the recipient as a historical variable, the Prague School preconceives the issue of the fluctuating identity of a work and several methodological principles of reception aesthetics.

Contributors

  • Marie Kubinova, Ustav pro ceskou literaturu AV CR, v.v.i., Na Florenci 3, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic, http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/2841/

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Publication order reference

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CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA057217

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.ee18feb5-6cfe-3508-8937-50d747149a9f
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