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Iberian ModalitiesA Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula$
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Joan Ramon Resina

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318337

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.001.0001

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Interliterariness and the Literary Field: Catalan Literature and Literatures in Catalonia

Interliterariness and the Literary Field: Catalan Literature and Literatures in Catalonia

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(p.62) Chapter Four Interliterariness and the Literary Field: Catalan Literature and Literatures in Catalonia
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Iberian Modalities
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Antoni Martí Monterde

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0005

This chapter proposes a revision of Dionyýz Ďurišin's concept of interliterary community and Pierre Bourdieu's concept of Field, in order to explain the possibilities of an inner comparative frame in Catalonia, in the context of Iberian peninsula. The main reflection by Ďurišin is a good framework to understand the place of Catalan literature within European literature in the twentieth century. But it is necessary to consider that interliterariness is deeply conditioned by tensions between the political, intellectual and literary fields. Catalonia develops a double interliterary process: on one hand, it belongs to the Iberian interliterary community, but on the other hand it relates to literatures written in Spanish in Catalonia and to an increasing number of works written in other languages there. In addition, Catalan literature has always been in functional proximity to European and American literatures. So a new definition of interliterary community from a Catalan point of view must take cognizance of the fact that Catalan literature relates to other literatures both outside and inside its nominal space, in a double dimension almost unique in Europe. In this respect, Catalan literature may play a key role in the contemporary redefinition of European cultural identity.

Keywords:   Catalan Literature, Iberian Culture, European Literature, Comparative Literature, Interliterariness, Dionyýz Ďurišin

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