Prologue: Disco(urse) Inferno
In the middle of the journey of your academic career, you come to yourself within a dark wood where the center of structuralist thought has been lost.
Upon reaching the foot of the wooded hill, you see four shades in the shape of undergraduates. These are Bri, Emma, Scott, and Zachariah.
You cry out, “Have pity on me, be thou signifiers or things signified!”
“We are signs without origin,” the shades reply, “clearly you are most trouble and in need of our help.”
You ask the shades, "Four shades, how did I come to this wood? Can you help me find my wa...