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Semiotics and Poststructuralism (12 points)


Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit will show students how to turn literary structuralist theory into a workable tool of critical analysis. Structuralism and semiotics as critical systems will be traced back to their historic origins, the Russian Formalist school, C S Peirce and F de Saussure. The heritage and/or critique of structuralism in poststructuralism will be examined, with special emphasis on the work of Julie Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari..

Assessment: Class paper/seminar paper (2,500 words): 20% + Essay (4,500 words): 50% + 90 minute end-of-semester test: 30%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: CRT4200

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