The Concepts of Sign, Writting and Language in the Twentieth-Century French Philosophy and Theory of Literature

Course Information
TitleΟι έννοιες του σημείου, της γραφής και της γλώσσας στη γαλλική φιλοσοφία και θεωρία της λογοτεχνίιας του εικοστού αιώνα / The Concepts of Sign, Writting and Language in the Twentieth-Century French Philosophy and Theory of Literature
CodeΦΣΜ 133
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Athanasakis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600018288

Programme of Study: PPS Philosophy

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
History of PhilosophyElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10
Systematic PhilosophyMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600149607
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify, understand and interpret the structuralist elements, positions and concepts of philosophical or literary theory and use them in the critical analysis of philosophical and literary works.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines in detail how, during the 20th century, a "structuralist" philosophy and a "structuralist" theory of literature were formed in France, based on the concepts of sign, writing and language. It is a philosophy and a literary theory that, using the positions of F. de Saussure's linguistics in a completely original way, refuses to recognize any primacy in the subject and consciousness (whether it is the Cartesian and the Cantian subject of knowledge or the author as a "creator" of the literary work).
Keywords
Structuralism, sign, writing, language, French philosophy of the 20th century
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Communication via the Internet / Posting digital educational material in the E-Learning of the course.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1757
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments351.4
Total25010
Student Assessment
Description
Preparation of a research paper - Oral presentation of the results of the research work in the course - Final written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Ι. ΚΕΙΜΕΝΑ ΑΝΑΦΟΡΑΣ Barthes R., L’empire des signes, Genève, Skira, 1970, 1993; Paris, Seuil, 2002, 2014. ― Le degré zéro de l’écriture, suivi de Nouveaux essais critiques, Paris, Seuil, 1953, 1972. ― L’aventure sémiologique, Paris, Seuil, 1985. Derrida J., L’écriture et la différence, Paris, Seuil, 1967. ― De la grammatologie, Paris, Minuit, 1967. Saussure F. de, Cours de linguistique générale, publié par Charles Bailly et Albert Séchehaye avec la collaboration de Albert Riedlinger, éd. critique préparée par Tullio de Mauro, postface de Louis-Jean Calvet, Paris, Payot & Rivages, 1995 (1ère éd., 1916). ― Écrits de linguistique générale, éd. par Simon Bouquet, Rudolf Engler et Antoinette Weil, Paris, Gallimard, 2002. ― Science du langage. De la double essence du langage et autres documents du ms. BGE Arch. de Saussure 372. Edition critique partielle mais raisonnée et augmentée des Écrits de linguistique générale, édité par R. Amacker, Genève, Droz, 2011 (coll. « Publications du Centre Ferdinand de Saussure », 7). ― Recueil des publications scientifiques, réimpression de l’édition de Genève, 1922, Genève, Slatkine Reprints, 2011. ΙI. ΔΙΑΘΕΣΙΜΕΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΕΙΣ Barthes R., Η επικράτεια των σημείων, μτφρ. Κ. Παπαϊακώβου, Αθήνα, Κέδρος - Ράππα, 1980, 4η έκδ., 2001. ― Ο βαθμός μηδέν της γραφής. Νέα κριτικά δοκίμια, μτφρ. Κ. Παπαϊακώβου, Αθήνα, Κέδρος - Ράππα, 1987. ― Στοιχεία σημειολογίας, μτφρ. Χ. Μαγουλάς, Αθήνα, Επέκεινα, 2013. Derrida J., Περί γραμματολογίας, μτφρ. Κ. Παπαγιώργης, Αθήνα, Γνώση, 1990. ― Η γραφή και η διαφορά, μτφρ. Κ. Παπαγιώργης, Αθήνα, Καστανιώτης, 2003. Saussure F. de, Μαθήματα γενικής γλωσσολογίας, μτφρ. Φ. Δ. Αποστολόπουλος, Αθήνα, Παπαζήσης, 1979. ΙΙΙ. ΜΕΛΕΤΕΣ Angermuller J., Le champ de la théorie. Essor et déclin du structuralisme en France, Paris, Hermann, 2013. Arrivé M., Saussure retrouvé, Paris, Garnier, 2016. Berman A., From the new criticism to deconstruction: the reception of structuralism and post-structuralism, Urbana, University or Illinois Press, 1988. Bouquet S., Introduction à la lecture de Saussure, Paris, Payot, 1997. Broekman J. M., Structuralism. Moscow – Prague – Paris, Dordrecht, Reidel, 1974. Bronckart J.-P., Bulea E., Bota C. (éd.), Le Projet de Ferdinand de Saussure, Genève-Paris, Droz, 2010. Dekens O., Le structuralisme, Paris, Armand Colin, 2015. Dosse F., Histoire du structuralisme, Paris, La Découverte, 2012, 2 vol. 1. Le champ du signe, 1945-1966. 2. Le chant du cygne, 1967 à nos jours. Ducrot O., Todorov T., Sperber D., Safouan M., Wahl F., Qu’est-ce que le structuralisme?, Paris, Seuil, 1973 (coll. «Points Essais»), 5 vol. 1. Le Structuralisme en linguistique. 2. Poétique. 3. Le Structuralisme en anthropologie. 4. Le Structuralisme en psychanalyse. 5. Philosophie. Gadet F., Saussure: une science de la langue, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1987; 3e éd., 1996. Goldschmit M., Jacques Derrida, une introduction, Paris, Agora, 2014. Ingram D. (ed.), Critical Theory to Structuralism. Philosophy, Politics and the Human Sciences, Oxon, New York, Routledge, 2014. Kearney R., Modern movements in European philosophy: Phenomenology, Critical theory, Structuralism, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1986, 2nd ed., 1994. Kurzweil E., The Age of Structuralism: Lévi-Strauss to Foucault, New York, Columbia University Press, 1980. Lavers A., Roland Barthes: Structuralism and After, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1982. Macherey P., De Canguilhem à Foucault. La force des normes, Paris, La Fabrique, 2009. Maniglier P., La vie énigmatique des signes. Saussure et la naissance du structuralisme, Paris, Scheer, 2006. Milner J.-C., Le pas philosophique de Roland Barthes, Paris, Verdier, 2003. Pettit P., The concept of structuralism: a critical analysis, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 1975. Πρελορέντζος Γ., Φιλοσοφία και Λογοτεχνία στη Γαλλία. 1930-1960, Αθήνα, Παπαζήσης, 2016. Ramond C. (dir.), Derrida: la déconstruction, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2008. Sabot P., Φιλοσοφία και λογοτεχνία. Προσεγγίσεις και διακυβεύματα ενός ζητήματος, μτφρ. Γ. Πρελορέντζος, Αθήνα, Gutenberg, 2017. Sturrock J. (ed.), Structuralism and Since. From Lévi-Strauss to Derrida, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 1981. Zenkine S., Cinq lectures de Roland Barthes, Paris, Garnier, 2017.
Last Update
13-04-2020