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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown

Écriture:

A structuralist and poststructuralist term for the social institution of writing. On this view, literature is simply a mode of writing, a signifying system of codes and conventions that operates within the larger sphere of écriture. (See also Deconstruction.)


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