Aesthetics and Poetics in Contemporary Hungarian Folkloric Studies

Territories in Question: Routes in Territories
By Vilmos Voigt


The article presents the state of aesthetical and poetical research on Hungarian folkloristics in the sixties. It reviews past history, underlines the viewpoints borrowed from neighbouring sciences and treats of the end of this period or of its possible continuation. In those years a general survey of Hungarian folklore aesthetics was realised and many researchers began to take an interest in poetics. But this impetus was broken. If we want to carry on autonomous aesthetical and poetical research on Hungarian folklore we shall have to resume this research by taking into account the current knowledge about the theory of art, musicology and the new data on aesthetics, poetics and semiotics.


  • folklore
  • folk poetry
  • aesthetics
  • poetics
  • semiotics
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