Aporia

The word “aporia” originally came from Greek which, in philosophy, meant a philosophical puzzle or state of being in puzzle, and a rhetorically useful expression of doubt. In contemporary theoretical parlance, the term has more been associated with deconstructive criticism, especially with Derridean theory of differance, as a reaction to structuralist interpretations of texts, denoting… Read More Aporia

Autotelic Text: A Brief Note

The New Critical notion of the autotelic text as self-contained and independent of the author, genre or historical context, was associated with Arnold’s insistence on objectivity and Eliot’s on impersonality. Such a text that contains meaning within itself is humanist and renders itself to close reading, based on formal devices such as irony, ambiguity, paradox,… Read More Autotelic Text: A Brief Note