Literary Semiotics

Literary Semiotics

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Literary Semiotics brings much needed revitalization to the conservatism of modern semiotic theory. Scott Simpkins' revisionist work scrutinizes the conflicting views on sign theory to identify new areas of development in semiotic thought and practice, particularly in relation to literary theory. Focusing on the idea of semiotics as a qconversationq about sign theory and practice, Simpkins principally looks at the work of Umberto Eco, while giving secondary attention to some of semiotics' most influential commentators: including Deleuze and Guattari, Lyotard, Foucault, Barthes, Kristeva, and Derrida. As an engaged interrogation of the restraints on the practice of semiotics, Literary Semiotics is a provocative study for semioticians, literary theorists, and scholars of cultural studies and a resource for students seeking a probing examination of the theory of signs.A useful instance of belief in controllability can also be found in Jacob Korga#39;s assertion that aquot;Joycea#39;s idiom in Finnegans ... 29 Joycea#39;s use of language aquot; emancipates the word from its traditional service to a focused, localized meaning, andanbsp;...

Title:Literary Semiotics
Author:Scott Simpkins
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2001


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