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RIFFATERRE’S UNDERSTANDING OF POETRY

Author(s): Kornelije Kvas
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: Michael Riffaterre; Poetry; French literature;

Summary/Abstract: The work of Michael Riffaterre has been crucial in the growth and change of literary studies. Professor Riffaterre, born and educated in France, came to the USA after World War II, and completed a Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University (1957). Before long, he became an essential gobetween: the key interlocutor between European formalism and American New Criticism, and the main proponent of French structuralism in the USA. His Essais de stylistique structurale (1971), challenging Jakobsonian poetics and Spitzerian stylistics, as well as literary history and New Criticism, cleared the way for reader-oriented theories. Riffaterre’s Semiotics of Poetry (1978) and its companion volume La Production du texte (1979) soon established firmly, including many concepts such as matrix, hypogram, descriptive system, expansion and conversion, syllepsis, to name but a few. With “La syllepse intertextuelle” (1979), intertextuality was introduced at the centre of literary interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 54/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 187-204
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian