ENTRE TEXTE ET REPRÉSENTATION : UNE VIE EQUIVOQUE DANS « OH LES BEAUX JOURS » DE SAMUEL BECKETT

Regine Bruneau-Suhas

admin 18 Oct 2011

Le thème de la fin du monde et celui du retour à une nouvelle vie prédominent essentiellement dans notre analyse du sujet beckettien dans « Oh les beaux jours ». La scène théâtrale beckettienne, de par l’ensevelissement quasi-total de son personnage Winnie, est traversée par l’image obsédante du déclin de la vie. C’est en « Mort personnifiée » que Winnie se présente en scène. Winnie reste un être humain que l’on peut identifier, même si certains signes créent une certaine illusion fantastique et la rendent foncièrement étrange et étrangère. L’équivoque s’installe donc entre la vie et la mort en scène. L’apparence d’une certaine image de la mort s’inscrit dans le corps de Winnie mais les traits du visage gardent l’expressivité de la vie éprouvée Le demi ensevelissement du corps de Winnie vient nourrir et se nourrir du corps de la terre à un niveau symbolique. La nature devient surnature. Le corps de Winnie puise ses énergies dans le monde des morts. Les détails du quotidien produisent une rupture d’équilibre et violentent directement la stabilité du corps enseveli. Un bruit de fond, la langue de l’indicible, se meut dans le temps et l’espace. L’avancée des divers états d’être de Winnie s’inscrit dans une succession de souffles, de silences, d’accords muets et de mots, dans le vide d’un espace théâtral à habiter. L’événement d’être se vit toujours à l’extrême limite. La vie est donnée et se donne lorsque l’imagination déborde du réel tout en s’y ancrant fermement. La limite et l’illimité s’unissent, s’enlèvent sur l’envers ou le revers du fil du tapis scénique.

VALUES AND VALUING OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE IN JOURNALISTIC DISCOURSE PERTAINING TO THE EUROPEAN UNION (ON THE BASIS OF SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE BRITISH PRESS 2007–2008)

JODŁOWSKA DAGMARA

admin 17 Oct 2011

The focus of this paper will concentrate on the discursive construction of personal identities through the participation of communicating individuals in interpersonal communication. Journalistic discourse, defined in terms of types of texts and text-processing activities embedded into social roles of communication participants and their culture, has been taken as the domain of research. Investigative perspective, namely, axiology, will be presented as a discipline being involved in searching for the essence of values.

Having appealed to the value-related concepts of sign and meaning in general, the axiosemiotic approach will be applied to the objects belonging to the domain of journalistic study. With the focus on the values of individuals and individual valuing processes, individual construction of meaning will be shown as one of the governing factors in the construction of one’s individuality, and therefore, identity. The paper will attempt at revealing what is hidden behind the aspects of individuality with regards to human identity.

Based on the material source from The Spectator, the study will be presented as carried out within a framework of an adopted classificatory model of values. All articles from The Spectator, from the selected 2-year time-span, were carefully examined and those that deal with EU issues were chosen for the research. Thus, the corpus consisting of about 27,150 thousands of words has been gathered. Having detected the textual exponents of values, some of the attempts at distinguishing and naming the specific types of individual values to which the press news appeals will be presented.

VALUES AND VALUING OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE IN JOURNALISTIC DISCOURSE PERTAINING TO THE EUROPEAN UNION (ON THE BASIS OF SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE BRITISH PRESS 2007–2008)

Jodłowska Dagmara

admin 14 Oct 2011

The focus of this paper will concentrate on the discursive construction of personal identities through the participation of communicating individuals in interpersonal communication. Journalistic discourse, defined in terms of types of texts and text-processing activities embedded into social roles of communication participants and their culture, has been taken as the domain of research. Investigative perspective, namely, axiology, will be presented as a discipline being involved in searching for the essence of values.

Having appealed to the value-related concepts of sign and meaning in general, the axiosemiotic approach will be applied to the objects belonging to the domain of journalistic study. With the focus on the values of individuals and individual valuing processes, individual construction of meaning will be shown as one of the governing factors in the construction of one’s individuality, and therefore, identity. The paper will attempt at revealing what is hidden behind the aspects of individuality with regards to human identity.

Based on the material source from The Spectator, the study will be presented as carried out within a framework of an adopted classificatory model of values. All articles from The Spectator, from the selected 2-year time-span, were carefully examined and those that deal with EU issues were chosen for the research. Thus, the corpus consisting of about 27,150 thousands of words has been gathered. Having detected the textual exponents of values, some of the attempts at distinguishing and naming the specific types of individual values to which the press news appeals will be presented.