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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No eBook available Routledge Amazon. There is less than a week left to support our matching grant fund drive! By submitting this form, you are granting: What sorts of effects do these poems have on the thoughts, attitudes, and habits of those readers, and do those effects translate into some sort of social and political efficacy?

The Eternal Question of Chess. Reiterated contrasts between age and youth form a structure from which the poem suddenly turns in the penultimate stanza with an apostrophe: The tension between the narrative and the apostrophic can be seen as the generative force behind a whole series of lyrics.

O chestnut tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom, or the bole? How does the eventness of lyric combine with the long tradition of the lyric as a recollection? Added to PP index Total downloads 6of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 5of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Yes, I think that is well stated. It is hard to speak in general terms about the power or efficacy of lyric. Fain – – Classical Quarterly 56 Hutchinson – – Classical Quarterly 60 1: Think of the case of refrains as the most obvious.

Moreover, you distinguish between performative utteranceas J. You’ll then be redirected back to LARB. 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 is currently dominant in the United States is eager to declare discontinuities.


Lyric memorability is sustained by rhythm, a repetition of sound, and by the triangulated address that you explore in the fifth chapter. However, a second apostrophe calls forth against these images another set of presences which seem to be both empirical and transcendental and which are presented as possible examples of organic unity: It is likely that they contribute to the formation of some sort of community that shares an interest in such poetry — a minority community, certainly — as Beat Poetry enhanced the self-awareness of groups we came to call Beatniks in the s and s.

A major difference is the importance of a present of discourse for the lyric: Kauffeld – – Argumentation 23 2: I was exploring the various ways in which literary works could be said to be performative and noted that, if we say literary utterances are performative, in that they bring into being the characters and worlds to which they purport to refer, then this way of being performative would, in my view, apply to fiction and not to lyric, which I consider not to be fiction most lyrics make claims about our world, not about some fictional worldthough lyric poems may certainly contain fictional elements.

There are, of course, arguments among specialists about when lyrics began to be written down and when this became more than a convenience for performers of lyric. Thank you for signing up! Common terms and phrases Abrams activity analysis apostrophe argues assertion assumption attempt becomes Bloom catachresis claim codes complex concept conventions course cultural deconstruction Derrida describe descriptive system discipline discourse discussion distinction effect example experience explicit explicitly fact fantasy fiction figures Freud function genre Harold Bloom historical hypogram identify imagination important interpretive operations intertextuality Jacques Derrida Jonathan Culler Lamp language linguistics literal literary criticism literary studies literary theory literature logic lyric M.

Auden, and Robert Frost, for instance. While many lyrics do have minimal narratives or events aposttrophe some sort of causal sequence, the stanzas of a lyric are often not arranged in a narrative temporality; they may be different takes on a situation, or utterances that are not temporally situated in relation to one another.

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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? From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor.


Beyond any particular fictional elements some fictional speaker and situationiterability would thus be inscribed in the artifact itself at a thematic level as well, as it is the case with verse, sound patterning, and intertextual references at other levels.

Apostrophe, Animation, and Abortion. The Pursuit of Signs Routledge Classics. How does the reader respond to the repeatability of the lyric, to alostrophe fact that the event happening now has already repeatedly happened?

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No categories specified categorize this paper. Would you like to comment on the fundamental difference between lyric temporality and narrative temporality? The Pursuit of Signs: Letter to the Editor: In my view, such demonstrations would require evidence about readers: This article has no associated abstract.

Barbara Johnson – – Diacritics 16 1: Science Logic and Mathematics.


The Turns of Metaphor. Apostrophe in the Thebaid S. I was just wondering if recollection — a form of repetition embedded as a theme in the poem — could also have structural functions. Apostrophes displace this irreversible structure by removing the opposition between presence and absence from empirical time jonatnan locating it in discursive time.

Find it on Scholar. Though some novels do allude to a present moment when the story is being told, this is generally incidental to the story itself and to the linear temporality of events that it presupposes. But, as I show, these poems that are quoted, learned by heart, and passed around, are frequently treated as making claims about the world that the poems themselves can easily be shown to contradict, or at least undermine.

Culler No preview available – A second major change is the relation not just of lyric, but of poetry in general, to the communities that spawned it.