Download Beyond Superstructuralism by Richard Harland PDF

By Richard Harland

Relocating on from his prior publication, Superstructuralism , Richard Harland argues that the point of interest on unmarried phrases within the structuralist idea of language is its key weak point and that the subsequent increase past post-structuralism is determined by exchanging word-based with syntagm-based theories. In a lucid approach he develops a brand new syntagmatic idea which indicates that the influence of mixing phrases grammatically can rework the very nature of which means. The broad breadth of insurance within the ebook covers either post-Chomskyan' linguistics and Derrida, and units up an competition to analytic and speech-act perspectives of language. through providing a scientific critique and counter-proposal, Harland demanding situations the very beginning of contemporary literary and language dependent idea.

Show description

Read or Download Beyond Superstructuralism PDF

Best literary theory books

Perversion and the Social Relation

The masochist, the voyeur, the sadist, the sodomite, the fetishist, the pedophile, and the necrophiliac all reveal hidden yet crucial components of the social relation. Arguing that the idea that of perversion, often stigmatized, ought really to be understood as an important degree within the improvement of all non-psychotic topics, the essays in Perversion and the Social Relation ponder the usefulness of the class of the perverse for exploring how social family are shaped, maintained, and remodeled.

Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the Subject of Literature (Transitions)

Jean-Michel Rabat? deals a scientific family tree of Lacan's idea of literature, reconstructing an unique doctrine established upon Freudian insights and revitalized via shut readings of authors as assorted as Poe, Gide, Shakespeare, Plato, Claudel, Sophocles, Sade, Genet, Duras, and Joyce. now not easily an essay approximately Lacan's affects or type, this publication indicates how the emergence of phrases just like the "letter" and the "symptom" do not have been attainable with out cutting edge readings of literary texts.

Defying Gravity: Jean Paulhan's Interventions in Twentieth-Century French Intellectual History

Defying Gravity is a massive reassessment of the paintings of Jean Paulhan in the context of his personal instances, in addition to within the gentle of up to date debates in literary thought. most sensible recognized for his long-serving editorship of the influential Parisian literary assessment, l. a. Nouvelle Revue Francaise, Paulhan is now generally stated as probably the most significant but least understood figures of twentieth-century French highbrow and literary background.

The Invention of Monolingualism

The discovery of Monolingualism harnesses literary experiences, utilized linguisitics, translation reports, and cultural stories to supply a groundbreaking research of monolingualism. After in short describing what "monolingual” potential in scholarship and public discourse, and the pejorative results this universal use can have on non-elite and cosmopolitan populations alike, David Gramling units out to find a brand new notion of monolingualism.

Additional resources for Beyond Superstructuralism

Sample text

In fact, he relies very heavily upon the power of the syntagm to propel us beyond past meanings. 8 Of course, he would like us to believe that the paradoxes of his philosophy are achieved within single words, by punning and ambiguity and neologism. ’9 However, this is mere wishful thinking. No reader would ever grasp the meanings that Derrida gives to différance if the word were presented just by itself. It works as he wants it to work only after its meanings have been explained by words in combination, by the whole sentences of an ‘interpretative context’.

Hit (Usu. with part specified; caught him on the nose) 4. (Of fire or combustible) ignite, be ignited… 7. Intercept motion of (…at cricket,—ball, prevent its touching ground off bat… 8. Check suddenly (—one’s breath…) 9. Receive, incur, be infected with, (cold, a cold, fever…) Such senses are related in various directions, by various forms of similarity, and with various degrees of proximity. ). As for sense 4, catching fire is like an involuntary ‘infection’ by fire: in this respect, we may recognize a similarity to sense 9.

It seems that a preposition may have both formal and ‘contentual’ functions, to different degrees in different cases. Consider the case of sentence (a). As a grammatical particle, the ‘by’ here serves to give us syntactic instructions, controlling the way in which two other words intersect. There is no content in the combination apart from the meanings of ‘the hunter’ and ‘[was] shot’; but the ‘by’ tells us how to bring the hunter and the shooting together. ’ The ‘by’ in sentence (b) is evidently not a grammatical particle; nonetheless, the by means of relation seems to bear some sort of a resemblance to the by the agency of relation—and certainly more of a resemblance than it bears to the by the side of relation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 35 votes

admin