Abstract Genette In order to understand narratology's contribution to semiotics, it is important to grasp the distinction between its three fundamental entities: The story generally corresponds to a series of events and actions that are told by someone the narratorand represented in some final form, producing a narrative. As a field of study, narratology looks at the internal mechanisms of narrative, the form taken by a narrated story. In the field of narrative discourse, we endeavour to identify the common, near-universal principles of text composition.
Immanence and Transcendence ; Cornell University Press translation, This book sat in a box for several years, in part because I was put off by its mystical title. Thankfully, neither criticism has seriously impacted my engagement with this book so far.
I should qualify my admiration for Genette, though, for he is a structuralist through and through. So his turn to textual ontology—what is a work of literature?
It even cropped up last semester when teaching a course on conceptual writing, too.
Appropriation art and procedural work challenge the traditional ontologies of the work of art. If I transcribe a radio broadcast and publish it as literature, what is the status of the text I created and had reproduced? With that last example in mind, the section of The Work of Art that was most compelling so far explored autographic art that results in multiple products cast sculpture, printmaking, and tapestry-making.
But in the case of appropriation literature, cast sculpture might be a fitting metaphor. The radio broadcast of the Challenger explosion, in this way, is like what shapes the mold for a cast sculpture the resulting text representing an ideal work.
There would be some that might debate the ideality of that production: How is a text literature just because someone says so? But maybe the cast sculpture comparison allows us to reply, how can it be otherwise?
The cast sculpture requires the mold to exist, and the existence of the cast supersedes the mold. I understand that Genette introduces the idea of function to distinguish aesthetic objects from natural ones or from tools.
He must be aware that aesthetics and functionality have commonly been opposed to one another.Gerard Genette and Structuralistic Criticism Gerard Genette writes at the outset in his essay ‘Structuralism and Literary Criticism’ hat methods developed for the study of one discipline could be satisfactorily applied to the study of other discipline as well.
Genette's contribution to the critical stew was the idea of Narratology. Now, this Narratology business is complex stuff, and mapping it out is like drafting the Allies' diagram to invade the beaches of Normandy.
The paper discusses the concept of reception, which is often used in different respects and contexts. To illustrate this theoretical approach, I shall analyze a specific and complex example of the reception of classical drama and myth: Guy Butler’s drama Demea.
Er liebte die Worte, die Literatur und die Unordnung. Generationen von Studenten wurden von ihm inspiriert. Über seine eigene Erzähltheorie machte sich Gérard Genette in späten Jahren lustig.
Gérard Genette (7 June – 11 May ) was a French literary theorist, associated in particular with the structuralist movement and such figures as Roland Barthes and Claude Lévi-Strauss, from whom he adapted the concept of bricolage.
Er liebte die Worte, die Literatur und die Unordnung. Generationen von Studenten wurden von ihm inspiriert. Über seine eigene Erzähltheorie machte sich Gérard Genette in späten Jahren lustig. Risistema la struttura espositiva, logica e/o bibliografica dei contenuti. Nella discussione puoi collaborare con altri utenti alla risistemazione. The paper discusses the concept of reception, which is often used in different respects and contexts. To illustrate this theoretical approach, I shall analyze a specific and complex example of the reception of classical drama and myth: Guy Butler’s drama Demea.
Genette was largely responsible for the reintroduction of a rhetorical vocabulary into literary criticism, for example such terms as trope and metonymy.4/5(55).