The development of modern hermeneutics from Gadamer to Derrida
The SPbU Representative Office in Spain invites you to the online lecture "The development of modern hermeneutics from Gadamer to Derrida". The lecture will be given by Nina Shcherbak, candidate of philology.
The science of textual interpretation has come a long way. Authors and interpreters in different periods had very different ways of explaining the meaning of a text. Whereas the structuralists favoured linguistic laws, seeking a general pattern that would apply to all textual analysis, the philosophy of poststructuralism explored above all the infinite possibilities of the sign and the word in repeating and realising mutually exclusive meanings.
In our lecture on the 30th of November we will also have a look at the psychoanalytical view of the nature of text, since the attempt to read the subconscious mind and reveal its secret codes is another way of studying the written text and understanding its explicit and hidden meanings.
Nina Shcherbak, Associate Professor in the Department of English Philology and Cultural Linguistics at St Petersburg University, Master of Arts (the United Kingdom), a writer and screenwriter. She is also a scriptwriter for science television shows, author of fifteen monographs, and books on linguistics, literature, language philosophy, and English literature.
The lecture will be held as part of the events to mark the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg University, the oldest university in Russia.
The meeting will be held online in Russian with simultaneous interpreting into Spanish.