(Dis)Counting Languages

Between Hugó Meltzl and Liviu Rebreanu

In: Journal of World Literature

Abstract

The essay analyzes the interglottism at work in Liviu Rebreanu’s novel Ion (1920) against the polyglottism theorized and performed editorially by the first Comparative Literature journal (ACLU), which it positions against the background of post-1867 Austro-Hungarian imperial policies for the use of languages.

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