Language as Matter

Amanda Holmes
Art Sciences and Art Education, Philosophy
2023S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04377

Description

 

This course will investigate the materiality of language from the complementary perspectives of structuralism and psychoanalysis. Drawing from major texts by Sigmund Freud, Roman Jakobson, Claude Lévi Strauss, Jacques Lacan, and Frederic Jameson we will trace the predominant intellectual themes within the mid-20th century concern with formalizing and analyzing the structure of language. We will pose basic questions about the structure of meaning in language, the materiality of language, and the structure of the unconscious.

 

 

Tentative Reading Schedule

07 March 2023 Freud’s “The Antithetical Meaning of Primal Words”

14 March 2023 Ferdinand de Saussure’s “Linguistic Value” in The Routledge Cultural Theory Reader

21 March 2023 “The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious” in Écrits

28 March 2023 “The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious” in Écrits

25 April 2023 Chapter VI. In Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams in SE IV

09 May 2023: Roman Jakobson’s “Two Aspects of Language…”

16 May 2023: Roman Jakobson’s “Two Aspects of Language…”

23 May 2023: Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” and Introduction to  J. Lacan’s “Seminar on the Purloined Letter” in Lacan’s Écrits

30 May 2023: J. Lacan’s “Seminar on the Purloined Letter” in Lacan’s Écrits

06 June 2023: J. Lacan’s “Seminar on the Purloined Letter” in Lacan’s Écrits

20 June 2023: J. Lacan’s “Seminar on the Purloined Letter” in Lacan’s Écrits

27 June 2023 : Workshopping Final Paper Topics

 

Examination Modalities

Term Paper (10 pages)

Key Words

psychoanalysis, structuralism, language, lacan, freud

Dates

07 March 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
14 March 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
21 March 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
28 March 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
25 April 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
09 May 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
16 May 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
23 May 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
30 May 2023, 17:00–18:00 Seminar Room 22
06 June 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
20 June 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22
27 June 2023, 17:00–19:00 Seminar Room 22

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2023, 00:01 to 31 March 2023, 23:59
Via online registration

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