John J. White

List of John Benjamins publications for which John J. White plays a role.


White, John J. 2013 The iconized letter: Russian Cubo-Futurist and French Lettriste experimentsIconic Investigations, Elleström, Lars, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 141–158 | Article
This paper examines forms of iconization in the case of individual letters of the alphabet that use innovative techniques which depart from earlier methods of generating shaped poetry. The iconized letter is shown to function as a sui generis device deployed in individual poems and as the signature… read more
White, John J. 2011 Thematized iconicity and iconic devices in the modern novel: Some modes of interactionSemblance and Signification, Michelucci, Pascal, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 289–312 | Article
The following paper offers case studies of forms of thematized iconicity in the modern realist novel. Taking its cue from Eco and Sebeok’s The Sign of Three (1983), it explores some of the ingenious, yet plausible, ways in which acoustic and visual iconicity have played a substantial role in modern… read more
White, John J. 2010 Iconic and indexical elements in Italian Futurist poetry: F. T. Marinetti’s “words-in-freedom”Signergy, Conradie, C. Jac, Ronél Johl, Marthinus Beukes, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 129–156 | Article
This paper offers close readings of canonical works of Italian Futurist visual poetry, focussing on the fusion, for propaganda purposes, of radical forms of visual and acoustic iconicity with politicized modes of indexicality. A detailed contextual interpretation of a milestone iconic-cum-indexical… read more
White, John J. 2007 Forms of restricted iconicity in modern avant-garde poetryInsistent Images, Tabakowska, Elżbieta, Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer (eds.), pp. 129–154 | Article
This paper explores some of the forms minimal iconicity has taken in European poetry. Covering the period from early modernism to the experiments of the Paris Oulipo group and recent concrete poets, it offers close readings of work by Man Ray, Christian Morgenstern, Ernst Jandl, Jirí Kolár, Harry… read more
White, John J. 2005 Coconut shells and creaking doors: A semiotic approach to the avant-garde radio play’s sound-effectsOutside-In — Inside-Out, Maeder, Costantino, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky (eds.), pp. 151–169 | Article
White, John J. 2003 Perspective in experimental shaped poetry: A semiotic approachFrom Sign to Signing, Müller, Wolfgang G. and Olga Fischer, pp. 105–127 | Article
White, John J. 2001 The semiotics of the Mise-en-AbymeThe Motivated Sign, Fischer, Olga and Max Nänny (eds.), pp. 29–53 | Article