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Redefining Literary Semiotics free pdf This volume brings together cutting-edge essays on literary semiotics by well-known scholars in the field. In these clear, accessible essays, a broad range of central topics and approaches to literature are addressed to the most inclusive audience of literary scholars, such as approaches from a semiotic-pragmaticist perspective or that of Roman Ingarden's phenomenology, Greimassian structural analysis, subjectivity and performativity, indexicality, exemplification analysis, intermediality as well as literary representation within the large framework of modernity, technology and philosophy. Indeed, the volume marks a shift. For it reveals how literary semiotics at present has moved toward methodological pluralism. The sharp lines of division, especially between the two most dominant approaches, those of C.S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure, have dissolved and a manifest synergy has emerged from the deepening appreciating that the focal concern of literary scholarship is irreducibly heterogeneous. This heterogeneity necessitates a variety of approaches. The significance of literary texts is neither entirely identifiable with authorial intention nor susceptible to empirical verification. Even so, the possibility of shared meaning and mutual understanding, whether or not acknowledged, animates the work of literary scholars. Approaches and theories in which communication and representation are explained, rather than explained away, deserve a fuller hearing than they have received in the recent past. The contributors to this volume highlight the communicative functions of literary texts and, more controversially, the representational possibilities secured by literary production.

About Harri Veivo

Harri Veivo is adjunct professor at the Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki. He has published widely on literary semiotics, urban literature and contemporary French literature. His latest articles include "New Literary Semiotics" (Semiotica, 2007), "Barthes's positive theory of the author" (Sign Systems Studies, 2008) and "Authors on the Outskirts: Writing Projects and (Sub)Urban Space in Contemporary French Literature" (Knowledge, Technology, and Policy, 2008). He has edited the special issue "Semiotics of Roland Barthes" of Sign Systems Studies (2008) and co-edited the first Finnish introductory work to avantgarde and expiremental literature (2007). Christina Ljungberg is adjunct professor for English and American Literature at the University of Zurich. She is the author of To Fit, to Join, and to Make (Frankfurt and Bern: Lang, 1999), and of Creative Dynamics: Performative Strategies in Narrative (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, forthcoming) as well as the editor of The Crisis of Representation (special issue of Semiotica 2003, with Winfried Noth) and of Insistent Images (with Elzbieta Tabakowska and Olga Fischer, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2007). She has published widely on literary, visual and cognitive semiotics. Jorgen Dines Johansen (born 1943). Studies at Copenhagen University in general and comparative literature. Received the gold medal for a prize essay on Postwar Theories of the Novelle 1969 (published 1970) and the same year Thank to the Danes Scholarship Fund. Graduated as Magister artium (Ph.D.) from Department of Literature, Copenhagen University 1970 with a dissertion on the problem of literary interpretation. Books in English: Dialogic Semiosis 1993. Signs in Use (with Svend Erik Larsen) 2002, Literary Discourse. A Semiotic-Pragmatic Approach to Literature 2002. 1999 he received the Prix mouton d'or for the article "A diagrammatic modelling of semiosis".

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Author : Harri Veivo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2009
ISBN : 1443804991
EAN : 9781443804998
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Number of Pages : 255 pages
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Language : English
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