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Auteur(s) : Mendicino, Kristina  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Prophecies of language [Texte imprimé] : the confusion of tongues in German romanticism / Kristina Mendicino

Édition : First edition

Publication : New York : Fordham university press, 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (281 p.) ; 24 cm

Collection : Lit Z

Lien à la collection : Lit Z 


Comprend : The Pitfalls of Translating Philosophy : or, the Languages of G. W. F. Hegel's "Phenomenology of spirit" -- ; Language at an Impasse, in Passing : Wilhelm von Humboldt's "Agamemnon" Translation -- ; Prophecy, Spoken Otherwise : In the Language of Aeschylus's Cassandra -- ; Prophetic Poetry, ad Infinitum: Friedrich Schlegel's "Daybreak" -- ; Empedocles, Empyrically Speaking : Friedrich Holderlin's Tragic Ode

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
The scenes of Babel and Pentecost, the original confusion of tongues and their redemption through translation, haunt German Romanticism and Idealism. This book begins by retracing the ways in which the task of translation, so crucial to Romantic writing, is repeatedly tied to prophecy, not in the sense of telling future events, but in the sense of speaking in the place of another most often unbeknownst to the speaker herself. In prophetic speech, the confusion of tongues repeats, each time anew, as language takes place unpredictably in more than one voice and more than one tongue at once. Mendicino argues that the relation between translation and prophecy drawn by German Romantic writers fundamentally changes the way we must approach this so-called Age of Translation. Whereas major studies of the period have taken as their point of departure the opposition of the familiar and the foreign, Mendicino suggests that Romantic writing provokes the questions: how could one read a language that is not one ? And what would such a polyvocal, polyglot language, have to say about philology both for the Romantics, whose translation projects are most intimately related to their philological preoccupations, and for us ? In Prophecies of Language, these questions are pursued through readings of major texts by G.W.F. Hegel, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Friedrich Schlegel, and Friedrich Hölderlin. These readings show how, when one questions the presupposition of works composed by individual authors in one tongue, these texts disclose more than a monoglot reading yields, namely the plus of their linguistic plurality. From such a surplus, each chapter goes on to advocate for a philology that, in and through an inclination toward language, takes neither its unity nor its structure for granted but allows itself to be most profoundly affected, addressed and afflicted by it


Sujet(s) : Romantisme -- Allemagne  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Littérature grecque -- Traductions allemandes -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Traduction -- Philosophie -- Allemagne -- 19e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 978-0-8232-7401-7. - ISBN 0-8232-7401-2 (rel.). - ISBN 978-0-8232-7402-4. - ISBN 0-8232-7402-0 (br.)

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