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date: 21 February 2020

Greimas, Algirdas Julien (1917–92) Structuralist, semiologist, 

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Ian Buchanan

whose work influenced figures as diverse as Roland *Barthes and Fredric *Jameson (an avid exponent of Greimas’s semiotic squares). He was part of a great generation of (mainly) French scholars who, in the aftermath of World War II, thought it both possible and desirable to take a more scientific approach to the study of culture in all its forms.... ...

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