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The Resource Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel : a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk, Paul Perron

Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel : a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk, Paul Perron

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Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel : a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk
Title
Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel
Title remainder
a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk
Statement of responsibility
Paul Perron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The most popular novel in Quebec since the Second World War, Yves Theriault's Agaguk was published just before the Quiet Revolution, a period of major political and cultural transformation that radically altered Quebec society at the beginning of the 1960s. In this original socio-semiotic reading of the novel in translation, inspired by A.J. Greimas and the Paris School of Semiotics, Paul Perron examines the Inuit setting and characters of Agaguk as metaphors for Quebec society. Semiotics and the Modern Quebec Novel is one of the few semiotic analyses to deal with an entire novel, and illustrates the heuristic value of this complex methodology with respect to long prose texts in English
  • Perron distinguishes the operation of multiple signs in Agaguk and establishes a narrative grammar, based on an actional and cognitive semiotic theory, that can be applied to a text as complex as a novel. For this purpose he redefines the concept of the sign and introduces a semiotics of passions that conditions the characters' actions. All of this takes place within the context of a semiotics of the subject, where the value systems that motivate the collective must be overcome, negated, and even eradicated by the individual subject before a new moral and sexual identity can come into being, independent of the traditional body politic. Perron's Greimassian analysis of Agaguk functions as both a demonstration of the workings of that text and an example of socio-semiotic analysis, while situating literary semiotics within the larger framework of linguistic theory and literary studies
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MT4IT
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Perron, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto studies in semiotics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greimas, Algirdas Julien
  • Thériault, Yves
  • Greimas, Algirdas Julien
  • Greimas, Algirdas Julien
  • Semiotics and literature
  • Sémiotique et littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Semiotics and literature
Label
Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel : a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk, Paul Perron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Semiotics of the Novel -- 3. Agaguk: A Synopsis -- 4. Segmentation -- 5. The Canonic Relation -- 6. Actantial Topology -- 7. System of Modalities -- 8. Actantial Transformations -- 9. System of Modalities and Sequential Order -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
ocn288146540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683884
Lccn
97130160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2k079j
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)288146540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Semiotics and the modern Quebec novel : a Greimassian analysis of Thériault's Agaguk, Paul Perron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Semiotics of the Novel -- 3. Agaguk: A Synopsis -- 4. Segmentation -- 5. The Canonic Relation -- 6. Actantial Topology -- 7. System of Modalities -- 8. Actantial Transformations -- 9. System of Modalities and Sequential Order -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
ocn288146540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683884
Lccn
97130160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2k079j
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)288146540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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