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Franz Kafka, Paul Auster and the End of the American Century


Šesnić, Jelena
Franz Kafka, Paul Auster and the End of the American Century // Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World / Matek, Ljubica and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki (ur.).
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. str. 49-69 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Franz Kafka, Paul Auster and the End of the American Century

Autori
Šesnić, Jelena

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World / Matek, Ljubica and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki - Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, 49-69

ISBN
978-1-4438-5395-8

Skup
Current Approaches to English Studies. 35th anniversary of English studies at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University Osijek

Mjesto i datum
Osijek, Hrvatska, 15-16. 10. 2012.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Franz Kafka; _Amerika_; Paul Auster; _Sunset Park_; the American century; myth; avant-garde; decadence

Sažetak
My reading will evolve within the purview of the argument that the 20th century was the American century, whereas the 21st century witnesses the demise of the American hegemony on the global scale or at least brings in some other major players. Consequently, Franz Kafka's early twentieth-century novel, Amerika (1927), left unfinished upon his death, will serve as a starting point of my analysis, while the end point of the trajectory of the American role in the preceding decades will be marked by Paul Auster's most recent novel Sunset Park (2010). My argument will try to show how literature registers some seismic shifts in the discourses of America, both from the outside and on the inside, and how literature in particular reflects key moments in the national self-making and (self)-definition. Appropriate models of historical, political and cultural provenance will be used as examples of the changing descriptions of the nation and the way it conceptualizes its status among other world nations in terms of a certain mythology (for instance, from progress to decadence ; the march of civilization ; Manifest Destiny).

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



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Projekt / tema
130-0000000-0832 - Konceptualizacija mora i njegova mjesta u kulturalnom imaginariju SAD (Stipe Grgas, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Jelena Šesnić, (236460)