Saussure And Beyond: Renewing Semiotic Foundations

Course Description In this course I argue that a renovated Saussurean theory of the dynamics of signs in social life is possible. I re-examine many of the key concepts in Saussure’s theory and call into question the standard readings of Saussure. In so doing, I attempt to show that in Saussure’s social-semiological theory, language and […]