Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida probably opened the floodgates to literary anarchy in the modern dispensation.With one
'deconstructing' and the other 'killing' the author-thereby opening up modern literary criticism and interpretation to diverse and infinite possibilities.
So that any text can be repeated in an infinite number of possible
contexts for an infinite number of potential but undetermined
While post-structuralism as a theory may sound wonderful,from a practical perspective ,interpretation of text becomes too diverse ,veering completely away from the intentions of the author.
Modern literary theory as a consequence,should therefore seek a more pragmatic approach to interpretation-a movement back from the brink of infinite possibilities towards a greater focus.
Even in a decentred universe one needs to find one's way-one's self.One therefore needs to establish definite parameters.
Temporary Structures[T/S] might therefore have to be established that will assist in directionality,definability and interpretation.
Temporary Structures[T/S] have no relation to Noam Chomsky's deep structure theory.Deep structure and surface structure are the complimentary concepts upon which Chomsky's Transformational Grammar is based.
Whereas Structuralism is built upon a center or a fixed origin,and whereas Poststructuralism postulates a decentred
universe,Temporary Structures are more fluid than Structuralism.In fact,it might be analogous to a glass of water into which a dozen or so pellets/tablets are dissolved.On a continuum,it moves from ''liquid'' to ''less liquid''.It is this state
then of ''less liquid'' that constitutes the conceptualization of Temporary Structures.
Causes enoch john Supports
freedom of thought and expression