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The literary text as a discourse of sociality. French Sociocritics

Author: Popa Oxana
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.01.08 - Literature Theory
Scientific adviser: Aliona Grati
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Institution: Institute of Philology


The thesis was presented on the 14 September, 2018
Approved by NCAA on the 25 January, 2019


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CZU 821.133.1.0. (043.2)

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sociocritical, intrinsic, extrinsic, sociogram, ideology, social, social field, doxa, social speech, sociolect, society


Field of study: Theory of literature

The aim of the paper is to present sociocritics, a new perspective of analyzing the literary text, by exposing its main concepts and notions, directions, representatives, as well as illustrating the effective applicability of its analysis tools on a concrete text.

The research objectives are summarized as follows:

The scientific novelty and the original innovationconsists in the realization, for the first time in the space of Romanian research, of a synthesis of the main contributions that led to the configuration of sociocritics. The emphasis and analysis of the theoretical works of some French researchers, which laid the foundations for the new discipline. Sociocritical has conjugated the types of extrinsic and intrinsic approach of the literary text, which has allowed a complex analysis of the literary text within a subject from sociological studies. The premise of sociocritics is that the form of literary work is social information. Thus literarity, the aesthetic aspect of the literary work becomes the object of central study in sociological approaches.

The scientific problem solved lies in the creation of an overall view of sociocritics, which will contribute to the renewal of the perception of literature and will facilitate the emergence of new studies in the Romanian space, leaning on the discourse of the socialism of literary canonical works. The work renews contact with the researches simce the last decades in the Francophone space.

The theoretical and applicative importance of the thesisconsists in proposing a set of working tools on literature that will allow critique and literary history to capture social discourses in forms of literary expression. The study may become a landmark for theoreticians concerned with the sociological direction or, in general, with the new research directions of the literary text. The approach offers some practical views and ways of analyzing and interpreting the literary work from a sociocritical perspective, bent on literature facts.

Implementation of scientific results. The results of the thesis were applied within the project: Operational Concepts and Literary Text Analysis Tools. The basic ideas of this study were reflected in six articles appearing in the periodical profile editions in Republic of Moldova and eight communications at national and international conferences