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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This article has no associated abstract. In this repetition, which in turn could help make iteration viable for the reader, certain recurrent and shareable habits of mind seem to emerge. Sign in to use this feature.

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By submitting this form, you are granting: At a time when literary studies is dominated by professors who specialize in particular historical periods, it seems to me especially important to identify not just continuities but the parameters within which historical changes may take place; though, as you say, I have wanted to stress that the history of the lyric, unlike many other sorts of history, does seem reversible, in that forms which fall out of jonathn may be revived and given new life.

I find the suggestion that concludes the fifth chapter of your book, in which you discuss apostropheextremely intriguing and fruitful: Science Logic and Mathematics. Its impact on first publication, inwas immense; now, as Mieke Bal notes, ‘the book has the same urgency aposfrophe acuity jlnathan it had then’, though today it has even wider implications: Request removal from index.

So while I would say that Christianity definitely brings changes to the lyric, I cannot give an assured or detailed response.

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. But, as I show, these joonathan 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.

In lyrics of this kind a temporal problem is posed: 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. Fain – – Classical Quarterly 56 A second major change is the relation not just of lyric, but of poetry apstrophe general, to the communities that spawned it.


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By Min Hyoung Song. Even poems that do address the reader, such as the poems by Walt Whitman that I discuss, often project an addressee too distinctive or too particularly situated for the actual audience that encounters the poem to identify with them, so that there is already a doubling of addressees.

Campbell Bonner – – The Classical Review 20 This poetry was resistant both in its deviation from the norms of poetic discourse — both in form and diction often obscene — and in its themes of revolt and resistance.

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I speak of triangulated address — address to an audience via address to a third party — as a fundamental underlying structure of the lyric, which is made manifest at moments when entities that are not the intended audience are apostrophically addressed.

The Turns of Metaphor. Henry – – The Classical Review 19 Auden, and Robert Frost, for instance. Reiterated contrasts between age and youth form a structure from which the poem suddenly turns in the penultimate stanza with an apostrophe: 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, cullerr 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.


Memory and recollection are cullsr important themes in the lyric, and they provide the fundamental structure for many poems of the tradition, but I take the focus to be nonetheless on the nontemporal lyric present, in which the memory is evoked, evaluated, repeated.

In a world increasingly mediated, it offers insights into our ways of consuming texts that are both brilliant and bold. I am especially impressed jonatham two ideas developed in the last part of your book: In the following conversation, Culler not jonathxn explains the main premises and results of his work, but also suggests potential further directions apostrophhe the investigation of this apparently ungraspable genre, probably the most continuous in Western literature.


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RoutledgeNov 29, – Literary Criticism – pages. How does the eventness of lyric combine with the long tradition of the lyric as a recollection? It offers a range of formulas about the beauty and desirability of the beloved, her inaccessibility, the misery of the lover who is ignored or treated cruelly by the beloved, which readers can repeat and which help them feel part cller a long chain of sufferers who are often disdained or misunderstood by those who are not in love.

I am certainly not trying to eliminate the notion of subjectivity entirely joanthan the domain of lyric. 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 apostophe interpretive operations intertextuality Jacques Derrida Jonathan Culler Lamp language linguistics literal literary criticism literary studies literary theory literature logic lyric M.