Date of Award

1-1-2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Religious and Theological Studies

First Advisor

Jere Surber

Second Advisor

Frederique Chevillot

Keywords

Cultural studies, Kristeva, Lacan, Martin Luther King, Revolution, Signifiance

Abstract

This dissertation applies Julia Kristeva's theory of revolution in the practice of 'signifiance' to religious discourse. In particular, it argues that the salient features of 'signifiance' are present and active in religious speech as well as poetic language, the subject of Kristeva's doctoral thesis 'Revolution in Poetic Language.' 'Signifiance' describes the process in which meaning is produced in linguistic utterance, and its intentional practice is subversive not only in terms of language but culture in general.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Timothy Inman

File size

195 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Theology, Religion, Linguistics

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