Structuralism Essay Examples

Structuralistic Criticism and Gerard Genette

Gerard Genette writes at the outset in his essay ‘Structuralism and Literary Criticism’ that methods developed for the study of one discipline could be satisfactorily applied to the study of other discipline as well. This is what he calls “intellectual bricolage ’, borrowing a term from Claude Levi-Strauss. This is precisely so, so far as… View Article

Peter Skrynecki Belonging Paper

For Peter Skrznecki it is like being part of two cultures but at the same time not able to belong and connect to either one. In Migrant Hostel Peter reflects the unpleasant memories, he remembers at 4 years old, when he and his parents emigrated to Australia from Poland. He uses language techniques such as… View Article

Approaches of New Criticism

A literary movement that started in the late 1920s and 1930s and originated in reaction to traditional criticism that new critics saw as largely concerned with matters extraneous to the text, e.g., with the biography or psychology of the author or the work’s relationship to literary history. New Criticism proposed that a work of literary… View Article

Postcolonial Criticism

A type of cultural criticism, postcolonial criticism usually involves the analysis of literary texts produced in countries and cultures that have come under the control of European colonial powers at some point in their history. Alternatively, it can refer to the analysis of texts written about colonized places by writers hailing from the colonizing culture…. View Article

Formalism and New Criticism

“Formalism” is, as the name implies, an interpretive approach that emphasizes literary form and the study of literary devices within the text. The work of the Formalists had a general impact on later developments in “Structuralism” and other theories of narrative. “Formalism,” like “Structuralism,” sought to place the study of literature on a scientific basis… View Article

Comparison Post-Colonialism and Post-Structuralism

The aim of this essay is to compare and contrast post-colonialism and post-structuralism as theories of international politics, by providing an explanation of the basic principles of each theory and an analysis of the similarities and differences. The first part of this essay will explain the basic principles of post-colonialism and post-structuralism as theories of… View Article

Interactionism vs. Structuralism

In the book that Mary Zournazi (1998) wrote entitled ‘Foreign Dialogues: Memories, Translations, Conversations’, Ien Ang—one of the professors of Cultural Studies at the University of Western Sydney—talked about how being Chinese in a land dominated by people who are ‘not’ Chinese meant to her. Cultural identity for her is something that is difficult to… View Article

Studymode Hillton s Transformation

1) Contrast Hillton’s earlier corporate culture with the emerging set of cultural values. Hillton’s earlier corporate culture and its artifacts: Hillton’s earlier corporate culture was one of entitlement and comfort Employees were promoted fairly quickly. Promotions are determined by seniority (not performance). Guarantee of employment (the city of Hilton Had never laid off employees) Lack… View Article

What is anthropology and why we should study it?

There are lots of areas of study out there but the one field that intrigues peoples and civilizations is the actual study of themselves and how they interact with other human cultures. I don’t think that I would have enrolled for this class if it hadn’t been for the minor requirement in my business major…. View Article

Cultural Anthropology

“The word anthropology is derived from the Greek words anthropo, meaning “human beings” or “humankind,” and logia, translated as “knowledge of” or “the study of.”1 Likewise, it is a study which comprises four subfields: the physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology and cultural anthropology or ethnology, which constitutes a broad approach to the study of humanity.2… View Article