Contemporary Slovene Short Prose

Contemporary Slovene Short Prose

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Pavlič Darja, izr. prof. dr. Žbogar Alenka

Content

- Short prose terminological issues.
- Quantitative and qualitative criteria for the study of short stories
- Features of traditional short prose genres: romantic theory of the novella, correction of falcon theory, generic essence of the traditional short story
- Characteristics of modern short prose genres: typological research of (modern) short story: anecdotal and epiphanic, realistic and fantastic, elliptical and metaphoric, narrative and impressionistic, short and long, large and small
- Historical overview of (Slovenian and global) short stories
- Two developmental directions of Slovenian short stories since 1980 and postmodern paradigm "of past literary orientation" (realistic, existential, modernist)
- Typology of stories (metafictional, lyrical, with folk and fairy-tale motifs, fantastic, historic, topics of depleted interpersonal relationships (in urban areas))
- Postmodernism and the young Slovenian prose: Representatives and the characteristics of their writing (metafictionists, subjective realism, pure fiction, minimalists)
- Trivial elements in Slovenian post-modern short prose
- Elements of literature of exhausted existence in contemporary Slovenian Short Fiction