Cod. SIMP009 - ABSTRACT


Title: DISCOURSE, PASSION, MEMORY

Coordinators / Institutions:
NORMA DISCINI (USP)
ELISABETH HARKOT DE LA TAILLE (USP)

Abstract: Passion as a meaning effect engendered within texts will be discussed based on passages of various genres, which will link to the style of different communication spheres such as the media, literature, legal and religious discourse, among others. In order to do so, we start with the principle that every enunciate implies an enunciation, which takes shape in being enunciated: it becomes a body in which a semantic and syntactic organization is founded on an actorial structure, a structure seen as open to the world, to what “is there” – as signification for the subject that inhabits it. The relationship between the enunciator (implicit author) and the enunciatee (implied reader) shall produce the emergence of a semanticized body, linked to a semanticized space-time revealing the historicity of discourse and the sensitivity of those who express it. Distinct passions, as testimony of this being-in-the world shall come to light, when one compares texts inscribed in various contexts, while memory, conceived as a construction linked to the genre, the sphere and the author’s style, will be presented as a continuum which links past and future in a present that lasts, or as discontinuous, so that it does not assume the position of k-stase, of being out of (something)… but a position connected to a stable world, giving the illusion of completeness. The body’s precariousness is confirmed in the order of the continuum, which allies with one’s sensibility; the illusion of completeness is confirmed as discontinuous, as the limits of present, past and future organizes the world. From that point, different ethics and aesthetics shall emerge.

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