Auerbach and literary history

Costa Lima, Luiz (2008) Auerbach and literary history. Crossroads, 2 2: 118-124.

Author Costa Lima, Luiz
Title Auerbach and literary history
Journal name Crossroads
ISSN 1839-8774
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 118
End page 124
Total pages 7
Editor Matthew Lamb
Place of publication St Lucia, Qld., Australia
Publisher Crossroads
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although the association between Auerbach's treatment of the notion of figura and Hegel's concept of Aufhehung is well known, it is only by looking at the figura outside of this connection, and in identifying what is unique to Auerbach’s conception of it, that the role of figural interpretation in Auerbach’s problematic relationship to the establishment
of literary history may be appreciated. This offers Auerbach, as Costa Lima states, ‘an alternative to the sort of factualistic history he had been trained in, as a philologist, and an operational principle that, together with the Stiltrennung, would allow him to write an inner history—not just an accidental and external one—of literature.’  The second of three meditations on the work of Erich Auerbach included in this Special Issue – the others being “Erich Auerbach: History and Metahistory” (1988) and “Between Realism and Figuration: Auerbach’s decentered realism” (2004) – here Costa Lima reconsiders the relationship between the figura and mimesis conceived as the production of difference.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue on Luiz Costa Lima

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