Manifestation of Shklovsky’s Defamiliarization and Derredian Différance in the Poetry of Keats and Sipihri

Nasser Maleki, Maryam Navidi


It seems that there is a demonstration of Shklovsky’s defamiliarization in some of Keats’s and Sipihri’s poems; in them they tried to avoid the traditional logics and conventional ways of looking at the world in order to make difference in the locus of their observations. Amazingly, the function of these differences or contrasts can transparently be equated and aligned to what Derrida asserted as différance or to differ and defer. However, these dualistic ways of looking at the world, pave the way for new artistic perceptions which are not revealed promptly, instead, challenge and penetrate the reader’s mind to discover them. Considering such a perspective in mind, this article is to foreground the manifestation of these terms in some of the poems by Keats and Sipihri which does not seem to have received a significant attention by the researchers. The authors of this paper believe that the essence or the motifs in most of the artistic works of these two poets respond to a dualistic notion which is – or might be – an ongoing process in literary criticism.

Key words: Keats; Sipihri; Différance;Defamilirization; Contrast; Dualism


Keats; Sipihri; Différance; Defamilirization; Contrast; Dualism


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