Eleonora Caramelli

Literary Diegesis, Fiction and Philosophical Discourse in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. A Case Study

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Keywords: Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, Literature, Interior Monologue, Fiction

The article explores the relationship between literature and philosophy through a single case study, namely the famous section of the Phenomenology of the Spirit where the figure of Antigone is the protagonist. More precisely, the contribution aims at investigating the unprecedented effects that occur when philosophy gives voice to a literary figure. Trying to show how a real internal monologue is produced, whose statute is analysed with the tools of Käte Hamburger’s, Dorrit Cohn’s and Gérard Genette’s narratology, the paper focuses on the way the fictionalisation, taking into account the structural difference between literary diegesis and philosophical discursiveness, gives Antigone back her freedom – freedom thanks to which philosophy can know itself in literature as in its other

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