The Moulding of Subjectivity
A Presentation by Professor Jørgen
Chair of General and Comparative
Literature at Odense University
Friday May 7, 1999 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Anthropology, HSSB 2001A
Co-sponsored by the Center for Evolutionary
the Program in Cognitive Science, the
Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, and the Department
The question addressed in this lecture is: why is it that literature furthers
the articulation of subjectivity? The thesis is that the virtualization
of both the discursive universe and the communicative situation allows
this dimension to take over to an extent impossible in other forms of communication.
The production of literature will also be compared to fantasizing and the
creation of a transitory space.
is a prominent Danish scholar who holds the chair of General and Comparative
Literature at Odense University. His areas of expertise include pragmatics
and semiotics, with critical emphasis on the pertinent writings of Charles
Sanders Peirce, Louis Hjelmslev, Jürgen Habermas, and Umberto Eco.
His guest professorships and residencies include recent visits to Indiana
University, University of Alberta, UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki,
University of Toronto, and University of Oslo. Of his numerous books and
articles, Dialogic Semiosis (Indiana University Press, 1993) is
best-known in the United States.
Personal web page: http://www.ou.dk/hum/dines/
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