|Raw from Plot 202|
There was also a flash (or two) of recognition as I was re-introduced to Semiotics (which is pretty much all about signs and language) from a slightly different path, I'd met (in an academic sort/study way) some of the protagonists - like Roland Barthes when I'd had a fleeting introduction to Semiotics during my MA studies (Mass Communications at Leicester University) - it had been beguiling then and to an extent ties in with Freud and (I would say) determinism.
The other connection (which in a way I like more) is a convoluted link to Roland Gift the former Fine Young Cannibals frontman who I saw a couple of years back at a 'Kew the Music' concert. Well the Fine Young Cannibals had a short, two album career and the second album was named 'The Raw and The Cooked' which describes one of those triangles beloved of Claude - this one a culinary triangle -great what an education can do for you.
Well we'll be looking more at Structuralism next week (at City Lit)
But so what ? Well we can see some interest in the idea that there is within us some standard items which are identifiable across cultures - perhaps they are put there by a higher being - but in a way so what if they are it leans towards determinism if not?
|The wheel might not have come off but it's hardly fit for purpose|