Dissemination, différance, and trace in S. T. Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “the Eolian Harp”, “Frost at Midnight”, “This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison”, and “Kubla Khan”

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2020
Akı, Ercan Tugay
For Derrida, a text is something which eludes and escapes not only the reader but also the rules of its own composition. In other words, the meaning of a text is always deferred and thus beyond perception. This is the disruption of writing. Accordingly, the aim of this thesis is to analyse Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “The Eolian Harp”, “Frost at Midnight”, “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison”, and “Kubla Khan” from a Derridean vantage point through the employment of the such non-concepts as dissemination, différance, and trace in order to argue that these Romantic texts are emblematic of the disruption of writing in the Derridean sense. By performing a Derridean reading, the thesis will lay bare the already existing problematisation of the textual relationship between the poetic persona, the text, and meaning as well as of the logocentric assumption of the self-presence of meaning.

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E. T. Akı, “Dissemination, différance, and trace in S. T. Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “the Eolian Harp”, “Frost at Midnight”, “This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison”, and “Kubla Khan”,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. English literature., Middle East Technical University, 2020.