Vyprávět svět – o nepostradatelnosti mimésis ve fantastické literatuře na příkladu Vyprávění Ursuly K. Le Guinové

Title in English Telling the World – On the Indispensability of Mimesis in Fantastic Literature on the Example of The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Bohemica litteraria
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web http://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/138277
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/BL2018-1-14
Keywords The Telling; Ursula K. Le Guin; mimesis; fantastic literature; embodiment
Description The Telling, a novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin takes place on an alien planet in a distant future and creates a sophisticated fantastic fictional world. Nevertheless, mimetism is essential for its comprehension. A study inspired by Promimetic talk by Milan Suchomel analyzes levels of mimesis in the novel, starting from a surface level of explicit references through historical allusions, inspiration by philosophical and religious systems to deeper levels, embodied by the metaphorical interconnection of the body and the world, and the vital role of the telling for being in the world and understanding the world. In the reflection of experiencing the story and the fictional world through the body experience and the emotions evoked from memory during reading, the study builds on the current findings of cognitive sciences.