Human internal organs as a possible and textual world

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Release:

2019, Vol. 5. №2

Title: 
Human internal organs as a possible and textual world


For citation: Belozerova N. N. 2018. “Human internal organs as a possible and textual world”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 5, no 2, pp. 20-34. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2019-5-2-20-34

About the author:

Natalia N. Belozerova, Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sci (Phil.), Professor, Department of the English Language, University of Tyumen; eLibrary AuthorID, natnicbel@gmail.com

Abstract:

Ever since Shakespeare had sent a fat king to go a progress through the guts of a lean beggar [31] human internal organs started to serve as a textual locus in fiction and non-fiction, or a subject in a possible world. Their presentation varies depending upon the purpose, the form and the style of writing, semiotic modalities of their exposition, as well as the epistemological development of knowledge. These varieties come under the umbrella property known as “the possibility of the impossible” [12]. In such possible world a cat can walk in the brain as if it were his apartments [3], or together with children travel through the whole system of human internal organs [9], or a concerto could be designed for neurons and synapses [22]. In scientific articles, a textual world takes the form of topographic maps and models, including semantic distribution [11]. With this in the mind, we state the purpose for this paper to classify the types of textual “chronotops” (in a Bakhtinian sense [2]) that characterize fictional and nonfictional loci of human internal organs. We also aim at stating the type of dependences that provide narrative shapes to a possible world inside a human body. For the analyses we attract among others M. Bakhtin’s theories of the “carnival poetics” and “Chronotop” [2], and Yu. Lotman’s theories of “semiotic textualization” [18] and “semantic intersection” [19].

We state as our hypotheses that a blend of epistemological knowledge, personal involvement of the authors into any sort of scientific experiment and an educational goal determine the type of the deixis or “chronotop”, the major semiotic modality being “SAVOIR”-TO KNOW (in the Greimasian sense).

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