The Discursive ain’t Stupid, or Footnotes on Footnotes on a ’Joke’ Cover Image

A diszkurzív nem hülye, avagy lábjegyzetek a Lábjegyzetek egy „vicchez”-hez
The Discursive ain’t Stupid, or Footnotes on Footnotes on a ’Joke’

Author(s): Katalin Baráth
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Replika Alapítvány
Keywords: discursive; psychology; discourse; drama

Summary/Abstract: B: I will repeat this, so that you don’t forget it: in order to regain the virtue of referentiality we always have to venture into fields outside of the text, into fields of conventions, institutions, communicational acts, social needs etc. (All of which are nice little discursive fields.) It seems that the following statement born in relation to autobiography is true of historical writing as well, that it is just as much a mode of reading as a type of writing, a historically changing contractual phenomenon. On the other hand the discursive approach, the examination of the communicational role at least lends suffi cient referentiality for its own self-esteem. A: (shrugs shoulder) After all why would I want more than for the reader to find history writing truthful for her/himself based on her/his own expectations, and for her/him to accept my representations as historical memory? When should history writing be truthful, if not at the time it is being read? When it fulfils its purpose?

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 54-55
  • Page Range: 209-217
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian