Theories of the Symbol

Theories of the Symbol

Author: Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801492882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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Focusing on theories of verbal symbolism, Tzvetan Todorov here presents a history of semiotics. From an account of the semiotic doctrines embodied in the works of classical rhetoric to an exploration of representative modern concepts of the symbol found in ethnology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and poetics, Todorov examines the rich tradition of sign theory. In the course of his discussion Todorov treats the works of such writers as Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustine, Condillac, Lessing, Diderot, Goethe, Novalis, the Schlegel brothers, Levy-Bruhl, Freud, Saussure, and Jakobson.
Theories of the Symbol
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Tzvetan Todorov
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Focusing on theories of verbal symbolism, Tzvetan Todorov here presents a history of semiotics. From an account of the semiotic doctrines embodied in the works of classical rhetoric to an exploration of representative modern concepts of the symbol found in ethnology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and poetics, Todorov examines the rich tradition
Schelling's Theory of Symbolic Language
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Daniel Whistler
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This study reconstructs F.W.J. Schelling's philosophy of language based on a detailed reading of §73 of Schelling's lectures on the Philosophy of Art. Daniel Whistler argues that the concept of the symbol present in this lecture course, and elsewhere in Schelling's writings of the period, provides the key for a
The Idea of the Symbol
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: M. Jadwiga Swiatecka
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980-07-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The author examines the meaning and imprecisions of 'symbol' in this interdisciplinary study of nineteenth-century writers.
The Son-Father Relationship and Christological Symbolism in the Gospel of John
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Adesola Joan Akala
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This volume examines Johannine symbolism within the lens of Jesus' relationship with the Father. After demonstrating that the Gospel narrative symbolically portrays Jesus as the Son of God who is relationally inseparable from his Father, the study shows how the Son-Father Relationship (SFR) is at the center of the network
Chinese Theories of Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ming Dong Gu
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

In this innovative work, Ming Dong Gu examines Chinese literature and traditional Chinese criticism to construct a distinctly Chinese theory of fiction and places it within the context of international fiction theory. He argues that because Chinese fiction, or xiaoshuo, was produced in a tradition very different from that of