Chapter 2. Structuralism

  1. Thomas A. Schmitz

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch2

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

How to Cite

Schmitz, T. A. (2007) Structuralism, in Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153751

Online ISBN: 9780470692295

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Keywords:

  • structuralism;
  • formalists;
  • literary critics;
  • unified structuralism;
  • ferdinand de saussure

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Founder of Structuralism:Ferdinand de Saussure

  • Saussure's Definition of the Linguistic Sign

  • The Meaning of Differences

  • Structuralism and Subject

  • Structural Anthropology

  • Is Structuralist Interpretation Possible?

  • Structuralist Definitions of Literary Genres

  • Further Reading