The Comedy Stylings of Julie Kristeva: The Semiotic and the Symbolic
Setup: In this symbiosis with the supposedly phallic mother, what can the subject do but occupy her place, thus navigating the path from fetishism to autoeroticism?
Punchline: That indeed is the question.
Setup: The precondition for such a heterogeneity that alone posits and removes historical meaning is the thetic phase.
Punchline: We cannot emphasize this enough.
Setup: Although originally a precondition of the symbolic, the semiotic functions within signifying practices as the result of a transgression of the symbolic.
Punchline: Therefore the semiotic that “precedes” symbolization is only a theoretical supposition justified by the need for description
April 28, 2011 | Permalink