Tel Quel Group

Tel Quel Group

the group of French academics who edited the avant-garde literary journal Tel Quel which was influential in the development of STRUCTURALISM and SEMIOTICS in the 1960s (amongst them were Roland BARTHES and Julia KRISTEVA).
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As for the results, they are disappointing, registering as heavily indebted and at times transparent to a range of prior and contemporaneous references: Mark Rothko, Reinhardt again, Jules Olitski, and, above all, James Bishop, a remarkable painter whose work constituted a central reference for the Tel Quel group and provides the nearest precedent for Devade's pouring method.
Commitment or the Crisis of Language" picks up where "For A Realist Literature" leaves off, taking aim at an even wider range of targets, including Philippe Sollers's Tel Quel group and its mentors, Jean Paulhan and Roland Barthes.
At the crossroads of the Tel Quel group and Nouveau Roman, Ricardou devoted many of his theoretical essays to mise en abyme, self-representation, descriptive technique, and narrative time.
Given the importance of Ducasse's work for the Tel Quel group in the 70s, it is poetic justice that, today, Ducasse's ideas about poetry appear more in line with what could be described as the poetics of the Oulipo, a movement which, historically, has ties with the literary journal Change that was Tel Quel's preeminent intellectual challenger in the 70s and 80s.
And then there is no accounting for the roles of the Russian formalists, the New Criticism, and the Tel Quel group and Philippe Sollers in their modifications of the focus on the crucial role of the attitude toward the text in the evolution of hermeneutic theory.
Birch notes affinities with and differences from writers of the nouveau roman, the Tel Quel group, and Helene Cixous, and in the context of English fiction points out that she is more radically innovative than John Fowles, and shows some similarities to Ann Quin and Alan Burns.
Intricately connected with surrealism, founder of the influential journal Critique, author of still-unsettling pornographic tales like Histoire de l'oeil, Bataille became in the seventies, when his collected works were published in twelve volumes, a cultlike figure for the Tel Quel group.
He analyzes the cultural and historical elements that helped shape contemporary French fiction since World War II, and clearly defines the esthetic aims of the nouveaux romanciers and of the Tel Quel group.