Sémantique structurale et poétique du sensDenis Bertrand
Greimas talks about his choice of the French language in relation to Flaubert’s “writing of steel.” Similarly, the conceptual and analytical edifice of Structural Semantics gives a materiality to the form of content that can also be called “of steel”. We will question this material sensitivity which commands the scientific reconstruction of semantism, and we will consider it as a poetic. In fact, this approach sets free the interpretive potentialities of the text from their enclaves of essence, making them strictly descriptive while assuming their inevitable role of ellipsis and imperfection. On this basis and within the framework of Structural Semantics, we will examine the passage, from analytic construction to literary expression and, in particular, to “L’imaginaire de Bernanos” studied by Tahsin Yücel.