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Apply what u read with your hypertext! (class-notes)
26 Noviembre 2008, 0:46 am
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Post-structuralism and Deconstruction (synonimous)- it is a reaction of structuralism and works against seeing language as stable, as a closed system (language as self-contained).

-The western ideal- the word (logo) into the centre of our beens=logocentrism: at the begginning  was the word, nothing existed before the word.

Deconstruction- (as Derridas meant) decentring the text, interpreting the text from different points of view. What we are going to change is the way of looking at the reality, where the logo, the word, is not necessarly the center. We want to expand our knowledge, and we look at the text from different points of view/perspectives. You can read the narrative as you like.

Decentring: multiple perspectives. All texts are correct or incorrect, depending on who’s  reading them.

The author does not create the text- the text is created by reading it.

Anything goes- every opinion is valid. One person’s opinion is as valid as the author or anyoneelse’s opinion. With deconstructition there’s people who may know more about the text than the author himself. Deconstructing the novel= getting yourself in a position that you can read the text from many different points of view.

We are stablishing the difference between one word and another

Dialog with the text!


This ideas where from today’s metodos class. Deconstruction and Post-strcuturalism have a lot to do with the Second Paper, as we are going to have that dialog with the text, analysing it, and giving our opinion about the structura, the text, the logos- no closed system: as we’ll have to give hypothesis about the text, seing it from different points of view, text is not goint to be stable at all.

And none of our analyses will be objective.

don’t panic! – some clues for the second paper
25 Noviembre 2008, 23:55 pm
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These are some notes from Narrativa’s class which may help me someway with my Second Paper. In fact, I’m starting to have an idea of how I’m going to do it.


Dialog with the text: inhabiting the text and creating opinions from different perspectives. We become co-authors of the text by readingn it- We have to look at the text using our knowledge, our traditions. With this we can be able to discover a new topography of those words we are reading.
Electronic writing is a drifferent kind of writing, and we have to re-learn how to read.

Clues for the Second Paper:

-What are the elements the author uses for you to know where to click?
– What has the author added to the traditional writing method?
– What are the rules the author is using? Do we understand them?
* You have to go by the rules the author stablish. You can decide the path you wanna follow, but that can be a mess.
– Is that hypertext a narrative space where you feel confortable to participate and keep reading?
– We have to create hypothesis about the rules the author is using, and we can have several hypothesis.
– Is the author using a linear way? non-linear?How do we read the hypertext?
– How’s the linking of the text?
* We have to find the rules the author has stablished to read the text, and so we’ll be able to understand the text.
– Produce an inventory to know what the reading is about: with it you will develop an idea of what’s the text about, and you have to decide how you want to read (interpretate) the text.
– Re-writing the hypertext with your own words
– The more info you manage the more info you’ll have for your interpretation.
– Give examples!, you use the hypertext to prove your point of view, your interpretation.
-What are the elements the author is using?

OMG, I have so much work to do!