Overcoming Dyadic Boundaries: Reading Poetic Experience after the Semiotics and Pragmatism of Charles S. Peirce

Open access

Abstract

The aim of this article is to offer a reading of the poetic experience through the scope of the semiotics and pragmatism of Chares S. Peirce. Such a reading through semiotics and pragmatism unveils deeper levels of the process of interpretation involving abduction, an inference through which new meanings implied in the semantic tensions arise. Methodologically, the article begins with Roman Jakobson’s realisation that only a broader semiotical context, which breaches the boundaries of the dyadic components of significant and signified scope of structuralism, enables the access to deeper levels of poetic events. The article’s author then discusses the limitations of the dyadic relations of structuralism and, as a broader processual framework to assess poeticity, sets out to discuss the poetic experience from the perspective of pragmatism and its all-encompassing logic of abduction.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • [1] Levin R. 2010. Der Beitrag des Prager Strukturalismus zur Translationswissenschaft. Linguistik und Semiotik der literarischen Übersetzung. Berlin Frank & Timme Verlag für wissenschaftliche Literatur.

  • [2] Saussure F. de. 2013. Cours de linguistique générale. Zweisprachige Ausgabe französischdeutsch mit Einleitung Anmerkung und Kommentar von Peter Wunderli (Ed.). Tübingen Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH.

  • [3] Da Costa e Silva T. 2018. The logic of design process. Invention and discovery in light of the semiotics of Charles S. Peirce. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

  • [4] Short T. L. 2007. Peirce’s theory of signs. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

  • [5] Nöth W. 2000. Handbook der Semiotik. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler.

  • [6] Eco U. 1987. The influence of Roman Jakobson on the development of semiotics. Classics of Semiotics. New York: Plenum Press 109–128.

  • [7] Jakobson R. 1960. Linguistics and poetics. In Sebeok T. (Ed.) Style in language. Massachusetts/New York/London: Technology Press of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/John Wiley & Sons Inc. 350–377.

  • [8] Cassirer E. 1962. An Essay on man. New Haven CN: Yale University Press.

  • [9] Jakobson R. Pomorska K. 1988 Dialogues. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

  • [10] Waugh Linda R. 1980. The poetic function in the theory of Roman Jakobson. Poetics Today 2(1) 57-82.

  • [11] Da Costa e Silva T. 2016. A Linguagem Poética do Cinema de Animação. Lisbon: Nova Edições Acadêmicas.

  • [12] Hausman C. 1989. Metaphor and art. Interactionism and reference in the verbal and nonverbal arts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • [13] Eco U. 1968. La Struttura Assente. Milano: Bompiani.

  • [14] Ehrat J. 2005. Cinema & semiotic. Peirce and film aesthetics narration and representation. Toronto/Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press.

  • [15] Lotman Y. 1990. Universe of the mind. A semiotic theory of culture. Bloomington and Indianapolis IN: Indiana University Press.

  • [16] Peirce C S. 1897. The logic of relatives. The Monist 7(2) 161–217.

  • [17] Robin R. 1967. Annotated catalogue of the papers of Charles S. Peirce. Amherst MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

  • [18] Robin R. 1971. The Peirce papers: A supplementary catalogue. The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 7(1) 37–57.

  • [19] Peirce C S. 1905. Issues of pragmaticism. The Monist 15(4) 481–499.

  • [20] Zalamea F. 2010. A categorial-theoretic reading of Peirce’s system: Pragmaticism continuity and the existential graphs. In Moore M. (Ed.) New essays on Peirce’s mathematical philosophy. Chicago/La Salle IL: Open Court pp. 203–234.

  • [21] Peirce C S. 1998. The Essential Peirce: Selected Philosophical Writings vol. 2. Houser N. Kloesel CJW. (Eds.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press [References are abbreviated as “EP” followed by volume and page numbers].

Search
Journal information
Metrics
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 43 43 6
PDF Downloads 30 30 10