The Teaching of Good Taste As a State Interest II: The Conclusion of Early Prague University Aesthetics in its Central European Contexts, 1805–1848, is the second in a two-book study of the aesthetics taught at Prague University from the establishment of the first chair of esthetics (1763) up to the revolutionary year of 1848. The topic had previously received some attention from literary historians working on German- and Czech-language literature in Bohemia, both of which took direction and inspiration from these professors and their instruction. Tomáš Hlobil aims to reexamine the conclusions of that work and integrate it into the larger history of aesthetics. That larger history has mostly ignored such areas, he argues, because of its tendency to focus teleologically on the development of great aesthetic ideas (and so mostly looks at Kant and his followers in this period) and because most of the sources for university instruction...
Výuka dobrého vkusu jako státní zájem II: Závěr rané pražské univerzitní estetiky ve středoevropských souvislostech 1805–1848
david l. cooper is a specialist in Czech and Russian literatures. His research is in the areas of classicism and romanticism, translation history and translation studies, history of criticism, nationalism in literature, and forgery and mystification. His monograph Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-century Russia and Bohemia (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010) examined the emergence of the new paradigm of “national literature” and the role of literary intellectuals in developing new conceptions of national identity. His current book project, under the working title of The Czech Forged Manuscripts: Poetics, Faith, and Scholarship, examines this notorious case of literary forgery for what it can contribute to ongoing scholarly reevaluations of forgery in literature and history.
David L. Cooper; Výuka dobrého vkusu jako státní zájem II: Závěr rané pražské univerzitní estetiky ve středoevropských souvislostech 1805–1848. Comparative Literature Studies 15 May 2018; 55 (2): 446–449. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/complitstudies.55.2.0446
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