This paper offers a critical insight into the present moment of Croatian literary and cultural theory by combining an overview of the main actors and interests with a problem-specific approach to the underlying tension or quarrel that is defining and shaping the field of Theory in the Croatian context. The paper depicts a cross-generational debate on the fictionality and reification of/by Theory. Deconstructive operations and the broad historicizing of Theory itself are used along with the specificities of the Eastern gaze: “othering,” interstitiality and the traces of previous conjunctures that strongly influence the Croatian theoretical scene.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Sveuciliste u Rijeci Filozofski fakultet, Omladinska 14, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Publication date: 2010-12-01