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"Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Christian Metz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Christian Metz is best known for applying Saussurean theories of semiology to film analysis. In the 1970s, he used Sigmund Freud's psychology and Jacques Lacan's mirror theory to explain the ... More


Agamben and Derrida Read Saussure

Kevin Attell

in Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The first chapter of the book focuses on the concluding section of Agamben's 1977 book Stanzas, where he launches his first sustained critique of deconstruction with an interpretation of Saussure ... More


Foreign Languages and Mother Tongues: From Exoticism to Cannibalism in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories

Elisabeth Lamy-Vialle

in Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400381
eISBN:
9781474416054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the way Katherine Mansfield uses the French language in her short-stories, and specifically in the stories set in France. Mansfield does not only use the French language as a ... More


Ending Up/Taking Back (with Two Postscripts on Paul de Man's Historical Materialism)

Andrzej Warminski

in Material Inscriptions: Rhetorical Reading in Practice and Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681228
eISBN:
9780748693771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads the asymmetrical chiasmus between the ‘rhetorization of grammar’ and the ‘grammatization of rhetoric’ that structures the argument of de Man's ‘Semiology and Rhetoric’. It ... More


Conclusion

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the semiological and epistemological status of Helmholtz’s curve recordings. It argues that these curves did not provide precision measurements of time but instead illustrated ... More


A Philosopher in the Laboratory

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

After having completed some sociological and anthropological field work in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Latour went to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. Between 1975 and ... More


Of Actants, Forces, and Things

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims at clarifying some fundamental concepts of Bruno Latour’s philosophical sociology. It shows that the concept of “actor,” or “actant,” was derived from the semiology of Algirdas ... More


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