S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 14 Number 1/2 (2004)
아나톨리 김의 환상문학 이해를 위한 서설
A. Kim’s Theoretical Methods to Fantastic Literature
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.14 No.1, pp. 29-59
- Recent genre theory has changed its attitude towards the notion of genre. While traditionally it has been considered as a label implying a fixed set of criteria, genre is now viewed as a system for the production of meaning. It tends to be considered as a tool for reading and interpretation. I address the issue of theory. Accepting, for the sake of convenience, a simple tripartite division of Author/Work/Reader， I focus attention on the relationship between the work and the reader (as a part of the literary scheme), rather than on the relationship between the author and his work. I select, therefore, ‘genre' as a basic term for my theoretical discussion, rather than such received notions as 'mode' or 'impulse'. Genre, as I see it, serves as a foundation for reader - oriented criticism, and is related primarily to understanding and interpretation; Whereas mode and impulse - both new concepts - usually refer to trans-generic notions of authorial vision and creativity.