Assignment 4 – Research – Deconstruction, Semiotics & Poststructuralism

In preparation for Assignment 4 I’ve been trying to further my understanding of the above terms and the processes involved in ‘reading’ a photograph from a critical standpoint. I’ve purchased the book This means this, this means that: A users guide to semiotics, and once I’ve read it, I’ll follow up this post. In the mean time, I’ve come across a few resources that I’ve found useful in explaining Deconstruction and Poststructuralism, and I wanted to put them all in one place for future reference, so here they are (they refer to literary deconstruction, but it applies equally to imagery):

Application of Deconstruction (video):

What is Deconstruction (wikipedia)?

Poststructuralism (video) with explanation of SIGNIFIER , SIGNIFIED and SIGN.

Derrida and photography:


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