GESTO VERBAL Y POÉTICA GESTUAL: LOS PRINCIPIOS DE UNA DACTILÉCTICA
VERBAL GESTURE AND THE POETICS OF GESTURE: PRINCIPLES FOR A DACTILECTIC
Throughout this article a hermeneutic proposal is developed under the name of ‘Dactilectic’. In order to build this concept, a definition for ‘verbal gesture’ is needed and explained. After taking into consideration the variety of interpretative possibilities that gestures in literary texts show, a ‘verbal gestuality’ is proposed as an approach to the nature of the poem from the linguistic apparatus that deictic elements offer, in order to achieve the final theory which considers that the nature of the poem is deictic. The paper opens with the following questioning: what should we understand for ‘verbal gesture’? After giving an answer to this matter, four possible objections are presented. These will allow us to reflect on the interpretative possibilities that ‘verbal gesture’ may have in the poem. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is not the application of a method to a particular text –in its philological sphere‒. On the other hand, the paper will try to create a basis for the development of the aforementioned method, taking into account the theoretical consequences that they may trigger. The two main outstanding consequences or reflections that we have come across are the description of the processes of poetization and interpretation as gestual operations. These processes are defined and conceived in relation to the direction of the poem as well as related to a hermeneutic proposal understood as exchange of directions, under the label of “Dactilectic”.
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