Ideology, Defencelessness and Power Control in the Transylvanian Literary and Cultural Policy of the Last Decades

Regarding the characteristics of literary discourse and cultural policy of the Post-World War II years, it can be clearly stated that the newly established communist power in Romania, already in the second half of the 1940s, gained control over all manifestations of community life, and it regulated all aspects of culture and arts, banned, abolished or restructured all forums having some independence; it completely revised the literary and artistic canon, and, at the same time, sought to develop a new ideological/political space that would serve its own interests only. This paper aims to present the ideological/political and aesthetic/poetic tendencies determining Transylvanian Hungarian literature and cultural policy from the mid-’40s until the present day.