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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Philosophy and Literature class notes - 1st Oct. 2011

Class notes for October 1, 2011 (Saturday)

Chapter 6, The Aesthetics of Semiotics:  Greimas, Eco, Barthes, was read and discussed in class. There was a discussion on the semiotic concepts of Greimas and Eco.  The chapter helped us to understand the ‘aesthetic heterogeneity of semiotics’ and how Greimas develops a semiotic theory of the content plane.  Greimas’s structural semiotics was discussed with the example of Oedipus Rex. The monosemic and polysemic nature of texts were demonstrated through the structural relations in Oedipus Rex.   Concepts of semantic isotopies, classemes, and sememes were discussed. The nuances of academic writing were also discussed in class. The stress was on maintaining a uniformity of style while writing.


Pinto, Anil. Literature and Philosophy. Christ University. 1 Oct. 2011. Lecture.
Zima, Peter. The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory. New Jersey: The Athlone Press, 1999. Print.
Bijoy Philip V.G (1134101)

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