Media, Information and Technoculture 2200F/G Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Michel Foucault, Ferdinand De Saussure, Psychoanalysis

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Ferdinand de saussure (he has one book under his name and it wasn"t written by him, it was compiled by his students) Myth uses pre-existing signs as the signifiers for a second order of signification. A specific history of a sign has to be stripped/emptied out in order for myth to do its work and let it mean something else. did(cid:374)"t(cid:895). Triangle: sign, signifier/signified, signified/signification: signified = concept, mental image, ig(cid:374)ifier = the (cid:449)ord, the a(cid:272)ousti(cid:272) i(cid:373)age, the (cid:862)sou(cid:374)d patter(cid:374)(cid:863, sign = the whole thing pretty much (merely names the relationship between the signified and the signifier) The holy trinity: god is the sign, holy spirit is the signified, jesus is the signifier. Co(cid:374)(cid:272)epts/sig(cid:374)ifiers (cid:894)(cid:862)(cid:374)a(cid:373)e(cid:863), (cid:862)sou(cid:374)d patter(cid:374)s(cid:863)(cid:895) do not pre-exist the system of language: you (cid:272)a(cid:374)"t assu(cid:373)e that (cid:455)our (cid:272)o(cid:374)(cid:272)ept of (cid:862)tree(cid:863) is the sa(cid:373)e as so(cid:373)eo(cid:374)e else"s (cid:272)o(cid:374)(cid:272)ept of (cid:862)tree(cid:863)

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