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Wolfgang Iser’s Understanding of Negative Referentiality and the Concept of Repertoire

Year 2021, Issue 20, 57 - 69, 29.12.2021

Abstract

The referential relation between fictive texts and the extra-textual world have always been a problem in literary theory and philosophy of literature. Some claim that literary fictions refer to the extra-textual work, thus tells us something about the world we inhabit, while others claim that the fictive world is totally autonomous, and consequently it is mute about our world. In this paper I will claim that literary works have a very specific kind of relation with the extratextual work. To achieve this aim I will scrutinize on Wolfgang Iser’s concept of repertoire and his understanding of negative referentiality. With Iser, we will see that literature is not mute about our world, however it talks about the world in a very undirect way; by negating the predominant world systems and thereby forcing the reader to reflect on her very own disposition.

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Year 2021, Issue 20, 57 - 69, 29.12.2021

Abstract

References

  • Austin, J L. (1962). How to Do Things with Words: The William James Lectures Delivered at Harvard University in 1955. Oxford University Press.
  • Danto, A. (2013). What art is. Yale University Press.
  • Eco, U. (1989). The Open Work. Harvard University Press.
  • Ingarden, R. (1973). The Literary Work of Art: An Investigation of the Borderlines of Ontology, Logic, and Theory of Literature (G. G. Grabowicz, Trans.). Northwestern University Press.
  • ———. (1985). On So-Called Truth in Literature. In Peter J McCormick (Ed.), Selected Papers in Aesthetics (pp. 133–62). The Catholic University of America Press.
  • Iser, W. (1980). The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • ———. (2007). How to Do Theory. Blackwell Publishing.
  • Plato. (1997). Republic. G.M.A. Grube (Trans.). C.D.C. Revee (Rev.).In John M. Cooper (Ed.). Complete Works. Hackett Publishing Company.
  • Schwab, G. (2000). ‘If Only I Were Not Obliged to Manifest’: Iser’s Aesthetics of Negativity. New Literary History 31 (1): 73–89. https://doi.org/10.1353/nlh.2000.0011
  • Stendhal. (2002). The Red and the Black. (Gard, Roger, Trans.). Penguin Books.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Philosophy
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Murat ÇELİK> (Primary Author)
ANKARA ÜNİVERSİTESİ
0000-0003-4032-423X
Türkiye

Publication Date December 29, 2021
Application Date December 13, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume , Issue 20

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APA Çelik, M. (2021). Wolfgang Iser’s Understanding of Negative Referentiality and the Concept of Repertoire . Dört Öge , (20) , 57-69 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/dortoge/issue/68235/1035896