Culler. Professor of English Cornell Liniversih). Routledge London,. & Kegan. Paul. Melbourne. and Henley. 7 Apostrophe ~. which can be given point and. Semiotics texts – Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Culler also deconstructs the apostrophe—no, not the punctuation mark, but a poetic. On “apostrophe”. And some really good thinking about the use of apostrophe at the key turn(s) in this poem from Jonathan Culler’s “Apostrophe” (Diacritics

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Jonathan Culler Cornell University. Moreover, you distinguish between performative utteranceas J. Second, given that there is a history of the Western lyric, I have been inclined to stress continuities, in part because the historicist-contextualist criticism that spostrophe currently dominant in the United States is eager to declare discontinuities.

I find the suggestion that concludes the fifth chapter of your book, in which you discuss apostropheextremely intriguing and fruitful: I might stress, though, as I say in Theory of the Lyricthat I appostrophe not have firm views on how regularly or successfully 20th- and 21st-century poets should be said to have escaped the lyric tradition.

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The Lyric in Theory: A Conversation with Jonathan Culler – Los Angeles Review of Books

We have long said that a major theme of poetry is the act of the poetic imagination, and triangulated address gives such claims a structural basis. This problematic issue, of course, brings us back to epideixisthe statement of truths about this world and the affirmation of particular values.

No categories specified categorize this paper. One case that I do not explicitly study in Theory of the Lyric is love poetry, which through the ages has certainly functioned by enabling readers to imagine themselves as participants in the community of lovers.


For me there are two important points. Of course, what matters is that the piece of memory is being reactivated in the present: O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?

I wonder if it could instead be relevant, in slightly different terms, for the epideictic function that you notice in the lyric. Could it, in this way, escape its presupposed and often criticized monologism? This article has no associated abstract. On the other hand, I do think that it would be wrong to assume that the claims of lyric poems must always be treated as relative to the experience of apoztrophe individual. It is hard to speak in general terms about the power or efficacy of lyric.

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Reiterated contrasts between age and youth form a structure from which the poem suddenly turns in the penultimate stanza with an apostrophe: The Turns of Metaphor. O chestnut tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom, or the bole? From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor. In this repetition, which in turn could help make iteration viable for the reader, certain recurrent and shareable habits of mind seem to emerge.

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RoutledgeNov 29, – Literary Criticism – pages. Though some novels do allude to a present moment cullerr the story is being told, this is generally incidental to the story itself and to the linear temporality of events that it presupposes.

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Apostrophe in Jonathhan Rejoinder. DUlbw Semiotics as a Theory of Reading. In my view, such demonstrations would require evidence about readers: I think it is important to resist both these models, and prefer the notion of lyric as epideictic discourse; but, as you say, very often the assertions of lyrics are based on the preferences of an individual, even when presented as general truths.


This poetry was resistant both in its deviation from the norms of poetic discourse — both in form and diction often obscene — and in jonthan themes of revolt and resistance.

Dancing through semiotics, reader-response I was just wondering if recollection — a form of repetition embedded as a theme in the poem — could also have structural functions.

The transcendental presences evoked here, the images which are objects of strong feelings that generate them, make the transient projects of human life seem paltry indeed.

In the internal temporalities of the poem, it seems to enact what the text is meant to be: Such poetry can promote a feeling of solidarity with what is presented as a timeless experience: However, a second apostrophe calls forth against these images another set of presences which seem to be both empirical jonathhan transcendental and which are presented as possible examples of organic unity:.