Wednesday 16 November 2011 — Latest update Thursday 26 December 2019The Emergence of the Modern European Novel in Spain 1599-1605
by Edmond Cros

* The melting pot in which the novel as a form is forged, and in which the earlier models are progressively deconstructed, is a complex space traversed by the tensions that habitually accompany every major historical process. Its emergence does coincide with a certain phase of expansion of the bourgeoisie, but the novel as a genre, from its very origins, presents itself as a conflict-ridden space and as a vector of subversive values. As a social practice it arises from the coming into relation of a certain number of social facts and from a series of constraints that give it its socio-historical coordinates, incorporating what is profoundly at stake in the history of a specific society.

Saturday 17 January 2009 — Latest update Thursday 5 March 2009Textual Functions III - Genotext and Phenotexts
by Edmond Cros

This survey studies how the “already said” (Intertextuality, Preconstructed, preconstrained…) is working linked with the interdiscurse, the ideological and discursive formations the transformational codes, using two terms from Julia Kristeva (Genotext and Fenotext) but with a different meaning related with the Human Geography ( genotype and fenotype). Edmond Cros ilstrates this functioning in “Citizen Kane”, “La Muerte de Artemio Cruz” (Carlos Fuentes, 1962) and “Guzmán de Alfarache” (Mateo Alemán 1599- 1604).

Saturday 17 January 2009 — Latest update Wednesday 4 February 2009Textual Functions II — Textual Processes of Transformation and Codes of Mediation (Continuation)
by Edmond Cros

The process of transformation of the observable reality setts off not only an already elaborated linguistic material but also new intermediary structures that somehow are capable of displacing signs and homogenizing them within an identical code, named “Transformational Code” by Edmond Cros. This article ilustrates such process with the analysis of the first sequence of “Citizen Kane” (Welles, 1941), “La vida del buscón” (F. de Quevedo, 1626) and, more briefly, “La Región más transparente” (Carlos Fuentes, 1958), the Litin’s film “Viva el Presidente” (from Alejo Carpentier’s "El Recurso del método“1975) a Velazquez’s painting,”La Túnica".

Saturday 17 January 2009 — Latest update Wednesday 4 February 2009Textual Functions I
by Edmond Cros

This article presents some theorical notions from M.Bakhtin and L. Godmann necessary for understanding how is working the process of semiotic transformation that links the textual structures with the social structures.

Sunday 3 December 2006Bibliography
by Edmond Cros

Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, (Coll. Theory and History of Literature, vol. 53 )1988] “Foundations for a Sociocriticism. Methodological Presuppositions ans Their Applications to La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes” [Translated by (...)