2004
Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X

Abstract

In Netherlandic Studies, the so-called institutional approach of literature and close-reading of (literary) texts generally are considered to belong to different paradigms. This article explores the way the analysis of texts can be used in institutional-oriented research. After a brief survey of the institutional framework, mainly based on the work of Gisèle Sapiro and the outcomes of the research program ‘The Impact of Conceptions of Literature in the Literary Field’, in which developments on the bookmarket are considered to be elementary for the study of literary history, guidelines are formulated for the applicability of textual analysis to the study of institutions and literary history. To this end, a distinction is made between analysis of non-literary texts (essays, criticism, manifests and the like) and analysis of literary texts, while issues like the acquirement of symbolic capital and (self-)positioning (posture) including all kinds of discursive and esthetical options made by the author are put forward as possible points of relevance to a student of literary history.

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