Garbo and other Hollywood icons...
Sign=Signifier+Signified, and Saussure's groundbreaking ideas about language...
Synchronic vs. Diachronic and Levi-Straus ("This sentence sucks, but it has a structure like most other sentences I could look at right now." Looking up word histories in the OED is Diachronic)
Narratology: from Frye's mythoi, to even smaller structural units via Greimas and Todorov
Genette has a special place in my heart...see my narrative map of One Hundred Years of Solitude...
Today's Quick Notes
Deconstruction theory--Derrida's erasure of the signified (see Schole's linguistics history table that I refer to often in class)
5. Genette and narratology--analyze the beginning of Gatsby based on Order.
Semiotics and Barthes; Semiotics and Kilbourne as structuralist, feminist, semiotic, cultural theorist who does some levels of deconstruction
3. Deconstruction practice with texts.
Derrida, doing deconstruction, and some definitions...
Deconstructing Binaries: Objective/Subjective
In-Class Activities TODAY:
1. Write-up, share, and discuss.
2. Quiz #8 take home?????????
2. Quiz #9??