The rules of poetic discourse are not the rules of the language in which the poem is written. Poetry is a land ruled by a different law, even though it is not an independent state. This paper enquires the links between connotation in Hjelmslev’s sense and della Volpe’s poetics, which is based on Hjelmslev’s theory of language (glossematics). What we may call glossematic poetics presents strong analogies with the chapters XXI and XXII of Aristotle’s Poetics, whose interpretations given during Italian Renaissance were studied by della Volpe. The role of paraphrasis in the analysis of poetry is a common feature to Aristotle and della Volpe and their methodologies are shown to be consistent with glossematics. Furthermore, Aristotle’s account of metaphor is the most important to Eco’s own one. The insights of these authors can help us to understand the nature of poetry and its cognitive relevance, namely the competence with reading and understanding poetry can bring to a deeper awareness of our own conceptual schemes and to overcome them. Providing a population with such a competence is a way of enhancing its cognitive skills which seems less puzzling from a bioethical point of view than the employment of pharmacological enhancement.

La lingua fuori luogo e la sua accessibilità, ovvero: del luogo poetico Out of Place Language and its Accessibility, namely the poetic Place

valerio marconi
2017

Abstract

The rules of poetic discourse are not the rules of the language in which the poem is written. Poetry is a land ruled by a different law, even though it is not an independent state. This paper enquires the links between connotation in Hjelmslev’s sense and della Volpe’s poetics, which is based on Hjelmslev’s theory of language (glossematics). What we may call glossematic poetics presents strong analogies with the chapters XXI and XXII of Aristotle’s Poetics, whose interpretations given during Italian Renaissance were studied by della Volpe. The role of paraphrasis in the analysis of poetry is a common feature to Aristotle and della Volpe and their methodologies are shown to be consistent with glossematics. Furthermore, Aristotle’s account of metaphor is the most important to Eco’s own one. The insights of these authors can help us to understand the nature of poetry and its cognitive relevance, namely the competence with reading and understanding poetry can bring to a deeper awareness of our own conceptual schemes and to overcome them. Providing a population with such a competence is a way of enhancing its cognitive skills which seems less puzzling from a bioethical point of view than the employment of pharmacological enhancement.
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