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Liminal Semiotics : Boundary Phenomena in Romanticism.

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Subject: Romanticism.
Semiotics and literature.
German literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
German literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
English literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
American literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
American literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9783050064536
  • ISBN: 3050064536
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (356 pages).
  • Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013.

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Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments; Introduction; n Romanticisms -- n 1; Postmodernist Romanticism or Romantic Postmodernism?; Delimiting; 1. Boundaries; Three Romantic examples; Dyadic approaches; Towards triadic models: Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, and Peirce; 2. Magic Words? The Semiotics of Romanticism; Searching for magic signs; Inspiration from the enemy: Locke, Condillac, Herder; Natural wonders or wild language games; Romantic tensions today: between signification and subjectification; 3. Semiotic Boundaries; Expressions of semiotic a-limitation; Moby-Dick: signs on men and whales.
Uncanny ekphrasis: pictures of whales and demonsTransgressive intertexts; Schizonarration: Ishmael and the boundaries of narration; The retreat of the signified: embedded narratives; Whose world is this? From story to discourse and back; Summary and Ishmael's rhizomatic book; 4. Theory Plateau on Semiotic A-limitation; Single signs: Eichendorff's "Mondnacht"; Intertextuality; Ekphrasis as intermedial phenomenon; Narrative I: possible worlds; Narrative II: the discourse level; 5. Subject Boundaries; Becoming-sign: the effects of liminal semiotics on the subject.
The transgressive subject in Poe: lost in the crowd and afraid of the mergeThe transcendent subject: becoming-woman, becoming-plant, becoming-poet; The dissolved but unified subject: becoming-Jerusalem; Between Poe, Novalis, and Blake; 6. Theory Plateau on Subject A-limitation; What is a subject? An introduction through Walt Whitman; The subject as part of larger systems: myth and nature in "Mondnacht"; Creating the self in Idealism; The Romantic subject and its becomings; Becoming-sign and becoming-posthuman; 7. Spatial Boundaries; From sign to subject to space: Jerusalem's journey.
Changing spaces: the Taugenichts on the thresholdApproaching limits: Charlotte Smith's visions of the sea; Multiplicity as the final frontier: Walt Whitman's American landscape; 8. Theory Plateau on Spatial A-limitation; Binary boundaries and the limit; Transgression and heterotopia; Rhizomes; The smooth and the striated; 9. In Place of a Conclusion; Fragmented and convulsive: Whitman, Deleuze, and the limit; Following Whitman into Modernism; House of Leaves as an example of Postmodernist a-limitation; Bibliography.
Summary: Grenzen, ihre Überschreitung, ihre Auflösung und ihre Wiederherstellung sind ein bisher nicht systematisch erforschtes Schlüsselkonzept für das Verständnis romantischer Literatur. Diese semiotisch-komparatistische Grundsatzstudie analysiert über drei Kulturräume hinweg vergleichend eine Vielfalt heterogener literarischer Entgrenzungsphänomene in der Romantik und entwickelt auf der Basis der romantischen Zeichentheorie ein Modell für die Analyse transepochaler Entgrenzungsphänomene. Dabei geht sie über bekannte Konzepte des paradoxen Subjekts hinaus, indem Entgrenzung als Interdependenz von Sub.
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