Universität Wien FIND

120086 AR Interdisc. Course (Gender St): Signifier-Signified-Referent (2008S)

Post/structural approaches in gender, cult. and postcolonial studies

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

anrechenbar als 701 (UniStG Studienplan Diplomstudium) und als freies Wahlfach für UF Englisch, sowie als Vorprüfungsfach K 701 (alter Studienplan).

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 18.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 25.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 01.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 08.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 15.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 22.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 29.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 06.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 13.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 20.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 27.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 03.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 10.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 17.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 24.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is an introduction to structuralist and poststructuralist theories of language with
particular emphasis on the relation signifier-signified-referent. After providing a survey of
structuralism (F. Saussure) we investigate in detail the deconstruction of the unity of the
sign and its radicalization ("floating signifiers") in poststructuralist theories of language (J.Derrida).
Next we consider the impact of post/structuralism on gender-, cultural, and postcolonial studies in
regard to methodology. In contrast to views of language which confuse the signified with the referent,
i.e. rest on a tacit essentialism, our focus will be on the deconstructivist subversion of binary oppositions.
Thus we do not merely reverse the hierarchical values of sex/gender, male/female, culture/nature, West/East, and colonizer/colonized but, by destabilizing both parts, reveal these as historically and culturally contingent constructions.

Requirements: regular attendance, participation in critical discussions, short written papers

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

interactive

Literatur

" Barthes, Roland, "To Write: An Intransitive Verb, in: The Structuralist Controversy (ed.
R. Macksey & E. Donato), 134-145 (reprinted in: Philip Rice & Patricia Waugh, Modern Literary Theory. A Reader. 2nd ed., London, New York: Edward Arnold/Routledge, 1989, 42-53)
" Bhabha, Homi K., The Location of Culture. London, New York: Routledge, 1994
" Cameron, Deborah, "Theoretical Debates in Feminist Linguistics: Questions of Sex and Gender", in: R. Wodak, Gender and Discourse, London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi. SAGE Publications, 21-36
" Culler, Jonathan, The Pursuit of Signs. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981
" Johnson, Barbara, "Thresholds of Difference: Structures of Address in Zora Neale Hurston", in: Critical Inquiry Vol.12, No. 1, "Race", Writing, and Difference, (Autumn, 1985), 278-289
" Derrida, Jacques, "Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourses of the Human Sciences", 1966
" Foucault, Michel, "From the Order of Discourse" (1971)
" Grosz, Elisabeth, "Ontology and Equivocation. Derrida's Politics of Sexual Difference", in: Nancy B. Holland, Feminist Interpretations of Jacques Derrida. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr. 1997, 73-101
" Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia, "Images of Sheherezade (1): representations of the postcolonial female subject", in: Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 12, No.3, 2003
" Saussure, Ferdinand de, Course in General Linguistics (1915), tr. W. Baskin, London: Fontana/Collins, 1974
" Spivak, Gayatri Ch., "Displacement and the Discourse of Woman", in: Nancy B. Holland, Feminist Interpretations of Jacques Derrida. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr. 1997, 43-72
" Sturrock, J. (ed.), Structuralism and Since: From Levi-Strauss To Derrida. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Pr. 1979
" Waniek, E. "Meaning in Gender Theory: Clarifying a Basic Problem from a Linguistic Philosophical Perspective", in: Hypatia vol. 20, no. 2 (Spring 2005)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

501, 701; K 701, K 801

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50