Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Letters
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The Pressure of Eurochronology and the Romanian Rural Prose
Abstract: The paper looks at the Romanian relationship between modernism and rural imagination in the Romanian 20th century debates. As in other cases of semi-peripheral or emergent literatures (the general framework builds on contributions from Frederic Jameson, Pascale Casanova and Wai Chee Dimock), the hegemonical pressure of the Eurochronology has put an embargo on rural prose, excluding it from the projects of modernist literature. The study asserts that far from being a collateral symptom of modernity, rural imaginary is essential for understanding its contradictory mechanisms.
Keywords: Romanian rural prose, World Republic of Letters, Eurochronology, emergent literatures, New Modernist Studies.
Citation suggestion: Goldiș, Alex. “The Pressure of Eurochronology and the Romanian Rural Prose.” Transilvania, no. 11-12 (2021): 45-48.