Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An interdisciplinary approach

Volume 2: Mimesis, semiosis and power

ISBN 9789027242259 (Eur) | EUR 75.00
ISBN 9781556191503 (USA) | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027277855 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
The essays collected in this volume focus on the interrelated themes of mimesis, semiosis and power, each study exploring some facet of the problem of representation and its relation to strategies of power in the use of verbal and visual signs. Topics discussed include mimesis and power in Plato's Ion, rhetoric and erotics in Petrarch's thought; the limits of visual and verbal representation in Renaissance paintings of the Annunciation; binary thought and Peirce's triadic semiotics; the cinematic semiotics of Gilles Deleuze; fascist iconography in the paintings of Anselm Kiefer; oppositional strategies in postmodern fiction; visual and verbal representations of the body in mass culture; and the semiotics of violence in postmodern popular culture.
[Cultura Ludens, 1:2]  1991.  viii, 210 pp.
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Table of Contents
Plato's Ion : Mimesis, Poetry and Power
Mihai Spariosu
Petrarch's Thought
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Stating a Mysterious Figure
Louis Marin
Mimesis, Binary Opposition, and Peirce's Triadic Realism
Terrance King
Word, Image and Sound: The Non-Representational Semiotics of Gilles Deleuze
Ronald Bogue
Portrait of the Artist as Hero: Anselm Kiefer and the Modernist Semiotics of Fascism
Linda M. Brooks
Postmodernism Beyond Self-Reflection: Radical Mimesis in Recent Fiction
Marcel Cornis-Pope
Mixed Signals in the Body Languages of Sexual, Commercial, and Extraterrestrial Discourse
Joel Black
Popular Culture/Popular Violence: Postmodernism and the Malling of Semiotics
Jerry Herron
List of Contributors
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Gebauer, Gunter & Christoph Wulf
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1997. Educating savages. Quarterly Journal of Speech 83:2  pp. 152 ff. Crossref logo

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