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SEMIOTICS 2019–Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America

New Frontiers in Semiotics

Editors: Geoffrey Ross Owens, Donna E. West


1. Geoffrey Ross Owens, Donna E. West

Preface: New Frontiers in Semiotics

pages v–ix, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201916


I. Reaching across Borders

2. André De Tienne

Prolegomenon to Horosemiotics: Semiotic Ramifications of a Peircean Borderline Distinction

pages 1–14, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201915


3. Kermit Snelson

Why Things Have Outlines: Steps to a Logic of Borders

pages 15–29, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201914


4. Griselda Zárate, Victoria Reynoso

A Semiotic Interpretation of Death in the Film Macario (1960)

pages 31–42, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201913


II. Venues of Logic

5. Michal Karľa

Thinking of the Unthinkable as Thought

pages 43–53, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201912


6. Martin Macháček

Ascertaining the Certainty of Uncertainty

pages 55–65, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201911


7. Christopher S. Morrissey

Subversions of Exclusions: A Commentary on Esther

pages 67–78, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201910


III. Watching and Listening between the Lines

8. Dalibor Lošťák

An Inquiry Towards a Semiotic Conception of The Aesthetic

pages 79–86, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20199


9. Iris Smith Fischer

Peirce and Curry on the Making of Natural Gesture in Performance

pages 87–100, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20198


10. Edwin K. C. Li

Integrationism and Music Theory’s Resistance

pages 101–114, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20197


11. Sally Ann Ness

Truths Spoken in Gesture: Cross-Racial Interpretant Formations in Choral Music Conducting

pages 115–128, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20196


IV. Extending Consciousnesses

12. Donna E. West

Auditory Hallucinations as Children’s Internal Discourse: The Intersection between Peirce’s Endoporeusis and Double Consciousness

pages 129–145, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20195


13. Karolína Šedivcová

Conceiving the Inconceivability of Conceivability

pages 147–160, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20194


14. Valdenildo dos Santos

Ephemerality of Life, Nostalgia, Identity, and Alterity in “Retrato” by Cecília Meireles

pages 161–174, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20193


15. Myrdene Anderson

Narratology’s Growing Pains: An Ode to the Alloanimal Turn and Post-Humanism Too

pages 175–192, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20192


16. Index of Proper Names

pages 193–197, 2019, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20191



SEMIOTICS 2018–Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America

Resilience in an Age of Relation

Editors: Geoffrey Ross Owens, Elvira K. Katić


1. Elvira K. Katic, Geoffrey Ross Owens

Preface: Resilience in an Age of Relation

pages v–xi, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201818


2. Brooke Williams Deely

John Deely on the “Age of Relation”: A Historical Note

pages xiii–xviii, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201819


I. Resilience, Ethics, and Semiosis

3. Andre De Tienne

Peirce on the Power of Ideas: A Semioethical Argument with Metaphysical Ramifications

pages 1–13, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20181


4. Kermit Snelson

Resilience and Semiosis: Same Subject?

pages 15–30, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20182


5. Kyle Davidson, Jennifer Blair

Semiotic Analysis of the Raised Fist Emoji As a Sign of Resilience

pages 31–45, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20183


6. ‘Yemi Mahmud

A Semiotic Analysis of Female Space and Power in the Igogo Festival of Owo-Yoruba People, Nigeria

pages 47–60, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20184


II. The ‘Native Ethnographer’: Semiosis of Self and Other

7. Myrdene Anderson, Valerie Miller

Some Indelible Narratives Behind Growing Up Scandinavian-American

pages 61–77, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20185


8. David E. Pfeifer

Signs, Signs Everywhere, and Only Signs: William James on Pure Experience

pages 79–86, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20186


9. Richard Currie Smith

The Semiotic Age or the Age of Relation: John Deely’s Sustainability Legacy

pages 87–99, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20187


10. Marisol Cárdenas

Metaphorical Ethnography: Women’s Voices “Stitched” in a Ritual Aesthetic of Childhood

pages 101–114, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20188


III. The Sensual, Experiential, and Notational Semiosis of Music

11. Susan Rasmussen

Music as a Symbol of Cultural Resilience, Resistance, and Change: Reconstructions of Gendered Meanings in Revival of the Anzad, A One-Stringed Bowed Lute, in Tuareg Society

pages 115–129, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20189


12. David Lidov

Notation in Music

pages 131–144, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201810


13. Desirée Scarambone

The Sensual Semiotics of Christ’s Body: La Passione de Simone

pages 145–155, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201811


14. Tristan McKay

Graphic Notations as Creative Resilience in Redman’s Book (2006)

pages 157–171, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201812


IV. Completing The Triad: Degeneracy and Genuineness in Semiosis

15. Vincent Colapietro

Qualitative Immediacy and Mediating Qualities: Reflections on Firstness as More Than a Category

pages 173–186, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201813


16. Joseph C. Harry

A Curious Case of Semiotic Déjà Vu: The Hypoiconic Diagram and Symbolic Reminiscence

pages 187–199, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201814


17. Donna E. West

Narrative as Diagram for Problem-solving: Confluence between Peirce’s and Vygotskii’s Semiotic

pages 201–219, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201815


18. Karolína Šedivcová

Aristotle’s Theory of Sign from the Perspective of De Anima

pages 221–232, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201816


19. Martin Macháček

A Peircean Interpretation of Probability in Quantum Mechanics

pages 233–241, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201817


20. Index of Proper Names

pages 243–250, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201820



SEMIOTICS 2017–Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America

The Play of Musement

Editors: Jamin Pelkey, Geoffrey Ross Owens


1. Jamin Pelkey, Geoffrey Ross Owens

Preface: The Play of Musement

pages v–viii, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20172


I. Bridging the Natural and Human Sciences

2. William B. Gomes

How Can “The Play of Signs and The Signs of Play” Become an Attractive Model for Dealing with Eidetic and Empirical Research?

pages 1–19, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20173


3. Zdziław Wasik

Epistemology as a Semio-Mathetic Interplay of Human Organisms with Their Alterable Worlds

pages 21–33, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20174


4. Geoffrey Ross Owens

Metaphor or Metonym? The Relationship between Biological and Cultural Evolution and the Mystery of Semiosis

pages 35–48, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20175


II. Speaking and Doing

5. Donna E. West

Early Enactments as Submissions Toward Self-Control: Peirce’s Ten-Fold Division of Signs

pages 49–63, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20171


6. Myrdene Anderson, Katja Pettinen

Performativities: Doing Things with and without Words

pages 65–82, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20176


7. Gila Safran Naveh

Parables as Praxis and Semiosis

pages 83–93, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20177


III Play of Musement

8. Román Esqueda

Design Thinking as Play of Musement

pages 95–104, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20178


9. Griselda Zárate, Sahad Rivera

Of Toys, Cultural Heritage and Globalization: The Collective Narrative Identity of Traditional Mexican Toys

pages 105–114, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem20179


10. Cassandra M. Collier

Drag Queens in Play: The Drag Queen as Sign in Contemporary Culture

pages 115–125, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201710


IV. Media, Actuality, and Reality

11. Elliot Gaines

Semiotic Distinctions: Reality, Actuality, and Ideology in the Media

pages 127–136, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201711


12. Kyle Davidson

Hatsune Miku and the Crowd Sourced Pop Idol

pages 137–144, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201712


13. Jayakrishnan Narayanan

The Pure, the Divine and the Sublime: The Semiotics of Visuals in Indian Classical Music Videos

pages 145–155, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201713


14. Valdenildo dos Santos

Surprise as the Trigger for Despair and Esteem in The Force of Blood by Cervantes

pages 157–174, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201714


15. Index of Proper Names

pages 175–179, 2017, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201715



SEMIOTICS 2016–Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America

Archeology of Concepts

ISBN 978-1-63435-0235-8

Editor: Jamin Pelkey


1. Farouk Y. Seif

Foreword in Loving Memory of John Deely (1942–2017)

pages v–vii, 2016


2. Jamin Pelkey

Preface: Archaeology of Concepts

pages ix–xiv, 2016


I. Archaeology of Peircean Concepts

3. David Pfeifer

Charles Peirce, Josiah Royce’s Semiotic Move, and Communities of Interpretation

pages 1–11, 2016


4. Donna E. West

The Abductive Character of Peirce’s Virtual Habit

pages 13–22, 2016


5. Michal Karl’a

Peirce’s 1865 ‘Proofs’ of Symbolization

pages 23–36, 2016


6. Martin Švantner

Metaphors, Signs, and Parasites: Nietzsche, Peirce, and Two Radical Interpretations of Aristotelian Protosemiotics

pages 37–47, 2016


II. Conceptual Reconstruction in Psychosocial Contexts

7. Winfried Kudszus

Transpositions of Hunger: Nietzsche and Microscience

pages 49–62, 2016


8. Peter Heinze

Teleology and the Objective Unconscious

pages 63–71, 2016


9. Katja Pettinen, Myrdene Anderson

Before, Below, Behind, Beyond: Seeking Consciousnesses

pages 73–86, 2016


III. Conceptual Reconstruction in Multimodal Contexts

10. Elliot Gaines

Understanding Truthiness: A Priori and Multiple Categories of Signs in Media

pages 87–97, 2016


11. Hesham Suleiman Alyousef

A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Textual Cohesion in Tertiary Marketing Texts Written by International Undergraduate Students

pages 99–122, 2016


12. Gila Safran Naveh

“A Black Hole Burrowed within Us”: Semiotics at Work in Làszló Nemes’s Holocaust Film, Son of Saul

pages 123–134, 2016


IV. Archaeology of Cross-Cultural Concepts

13. Geoffrey R. Owens

The Ever-Moving Signposts of Indigenousness

pages 135–147, 2016


14. Timothy Michaels

The Signs in Nature: Toward an Emersonian Semiotic Theory

pages 149–158, 2016


15. Ricardo Nogueira de Castro Monteiro

The Construction and Deconstruction of Passion: A Semiotic Approach to the Analysis of the Representations of Love from Infatuation to Rupture in Medieval Muslim Spain

pages 159–179, 2016


16. Index of Proper Names

pages 181–184, 2016




Virtual Identities

ISBN 978-1-63435-024-2

Editors: Jamin Pelkey, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews


1. Jamin Pelkey, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Preface: Virtual Identities

pages v–vi, 2015


I. Music and Virtual Agency

2. Robert S. Hatten

An Introduction to Virtual Agency in Music

pages 1–9, 2015


3. Clay Downham

Virtual Incarnation in Schumann’s Carnaval: A Case Study of Tropologically Emergent Avatars and Romantic Irony

pages 11–24, 2015


4. Bradley Emerson

Virtual Object and Reminiscing Agent in Medtner’s Sonata-Reminiscenza, Op.38, No.1

pages 25–34, 2015


5. Taylor Aitken Greer

Tarantella in Arcadia: Charles Griffes’s Scherzo as a Hybrid Pastoral

pages 35–43, 2015


II. Virtual Social Relations

6. Geoffrey R. Owens

Working One’s Life Away: Precarity, Personhood, and the Dissolution of Identity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

pages 45–53, 2015


7. Stephen Horrocks

Pumping and Passing: Mediating Diabetes Treatment and Health Identity through New Media

pages 55–63, 2015


8. Isabel Jungk

The Normative Nature of Love

pages 65–80, 2015


9. Elżbieta Magdalena Wąsik

The Communicational Autonomy of the Human Self in Intercorporeal and Intertextual Relationships from the Perspective of Semio- and Technoethics

pages 81–88, 2015


III. Real Virtuality

10. Winfried Kudszus

Semiosic Oscillations: Ernst Chladni’s Sound Figures in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Metaphorology

pages 89–98, 2015


11. Elliot I. Gaines

Reflections on the Semiotics of Relationships and Love in the Movie “Her”

pages 99–106, 2015


12. Jessica Rohr

The Medicine Wheel Sensory Healing Ceremony: Generating Culture through Healing

pages 107–120, 2015


13. David Pfeifer

Peirce on Evolution, Semiosis, and God: An Example of Semiotic Continuity

pages 121–131, 2015


IV. Affect and Identity

14. Devika Chawla, Myrdene Anderson

Acknowledging Affect in Ethnography

pages 133–141, 2015


15. Anca Gâţă

Brand Love in the Digital Era: Affective Bonding through the Company Blog

pages 143–153, 2015


16. Phyllis Passariello

Cosmic Sensorium: Evolutionary Love, Agapasm, and the Community of Souls

pages 155–162, 2015


17. Zdzisław Wąsik

The Semiotic Phenomenology of Affective Relationships in the Life-World of Human Organisms

pages 163–170, 2015


V. Deception and Identity

18. Frank Nuessel

Deception and its Manifestations

pages 171–183, 2015


19. Gila Safran Naveh

Fantasies of Identity, Love, and Self-Knowledge in the Age of the Web and Virtual Reality

pages 185–194, 2015


20. Matthew Hughes

The Power of Perception: Authentic Inauthenticity of Christian Pilgrimage Sites in the Galilee

pages 195–203, 2015


V. Deception and Identity

21. Donna E. West

Toward the Final Interpretant in Children’s Pretense Scenarios

pages 205–213, 2015


VI. Identity of Biosemiotic Agents

22. Jeffrey V. Peterson

Deception in Alloanimal Behavior

pages 215–222, 2015


23. John Tredinnick-Rowe

In Search of Thure von Uexküll: Psychosomatician? Biosemiotician? or Clinical Educator?

pages 223–235, 2015


24. Lauren Matz

Reading Tea and Coffee in Arnold Bennett’s The Old Wives’ Tale (1908)

pages 237–243, 2015


25. Richard Currie Smith

Virtual Nature and the Sustainability of Life on Earth as We Know It

pages 245–260, 2015



26. John N. Deely

Does Semiosis Presuppose Life?

pages 261–263, 2015


27. Index of Proper Names

pages 265–269, 2015




The Semiotics of Paradox

ISBN 978-1-897493-58-8

Editor: Jamin Pelkey


1. Preface: Signs of Paradox

pages v–viii, 2014


I. Paradox in Practical Theory

2. Michael Shapiro

Paradox: Theme and Semiotic Variations

pages 1–28, 2014


3. Raffaele DeBenedictis

Semiotic Insights of the Absolute Paradox in the Divine Comedy

pages 29–46, 2014


4. Winfried Kudszus

Postparadoxical Semiotics in Ludwig Wittgenstein’s On Certainty

pages 47–54, 2014


5. Brooke Williams Deely

Teresa of Avila as Paradox of “Perfection” across the Centuries: Classic Case for Redefining the Human Being as Semiotic Animal

pages 55–91, 2014


II. Paradox in Theoretical Practice

6. Marcel Danesi

The Paradox of Leadership

pages 93–105, 2014


7. Iris Smith Fischer

Paradoxes of Reason and Inquiry in the Aesthetics of Francois Delsarte

pages 107–118, 2014


8. John Tredinnick-Rowe

The Paradox of Giving: Insights into the Gift Economy

pages 119–134, 2014


9. Farouk Seif

Paradoxes and Perseverance: Designing through Antinomies of Life

pages 135–160, 2014


III. Paradoxes of Human Knowing

10. Susan Petrilli

The Paradox of “Misunderstanding as the Condition of Understanding”

pages 161–189, 2014


11. Benoît Mauchamp

Becoming a Stranger at Home: A Semiotics of Domestic Ethnography

pages 191–201, 2014


12. Nita Moghaddam

Reconciling Paradoxes: Towards a Practical Semiotic Model Relevant to the Real and Imaginary in Dramatic Texts

pages 203–212, 2014


13. Ormund Smythe

Signifying Nothing?: The Paradoxical Passage from Tragedy to Eudaimonia

pages 213–226, 2014


14. Brian Clayton

Walker Percy, Semiotics, and the Pardox of the Self

pages 227–236, 2014


IV. Paradoxes of New Technology

15. Sandra Petroni

Perceiving a Fragmented Unity: Antinomic Relations in Digitality

pages 237–245, 2014


16. Caryn Wiley-Rapoport

The Paradox of Photo Sharing: A Semiotic Approach

pages 247–258, 2014


17. Yun-Csang Ghimn, Rob Shields

Nanotechnology in Edmonton: An Actantial Diagram or, Paradoxes of Innovation

pages 259–268, 2014


V. Paradoxes of Social Construction

18. Mary Eberhardinger

Singapore Slogans: The Demand to be Taken Seriously

pages 269–276, 2014


19. Lorraine Affourtit

Paradoxes of Trace and Erasure: Reading Derrida Through Kentridge

pages 277–292, 2014


20. Dario Martinelli

The Paradox of (non)Oppositions: King Kong and the Question of Anthrozoomorphic Hybrids in Cinema

pages 293–307, 2014


V. Paradoxes of Social Construction

21. Ahmed S. M. Mohammed

Paradoxes of Existence: A Semiotic Reading of the Language of Race and Color in Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park

pages 309–320, 2014


22. Sean O’Callaghan

Semiotic Promiscuity and the Paradox of Apocalypse: Pre-millennial Tension i n the Christian Apocalyptic Movement

pages 321–328, 2014


23. Augusto Ponzio, Susan Petrilli

A Paradoxical but Real Question for Communication Today: Signs Make Difference or Difference Makes Signs?

pages 329–335, 2014


VI. Socio-Cultural Semiosis

24. Frank Nuessel

Magical Illusion

pages 337–348, 2014


25. Natalia Knoblock

Of Cats, Whales, and Political Crises

pages 349–360, 2014


26. Aleksandra Kasztalska

“Slavic Blood” and “Flow”: Language and Nationalism in Polish Hip Hop

pages 361–371, 2014


27. Elliot Gaines

Habits, Assumptions, and Semiotic Categories in Media Literacy

pages 373–378, 2014


28. David Kergel

Exclusion Ethics: Towards an “Episteme-Critical” Approach

pages 379–387, 2014


VII. Cognitive Semiosis

29. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Atypical Brains and Metaphors

pages 389–401, 2014


30. Katja Pettinen, Myrdene Anderson

Decanting Some Sense from and about the Senses

pages 403–412, 2014


31. Barry Stampfl

Trauma-Driven Abductions and the Semiotic Self

pages 413–423, 2014


32. Peter Heinze

How is it All Symbolized?: Thoughts on PTSD and Semiotics

pages 425–430, 2014


33. Donna E. West

Germinating Abductions through Auditory Representations: A Peircean Developmental Approach

pages 431–440, 2014


VIII. Visual Semiosis

34. Phyllis Passariello, Camille Baylis

Re-membering and Memorializing the Visual: Photography, War Tourism and the Evolving Collective Self in Jersey, Channel Islands

pages 441–450, 2014


35. Elize Bisanz

Charles S. Peirce’s Hypoicon and the Similarity-Paradoxon in Modern Art

pages 451–461, 2014


36. Dora Ivonne Alvarez Tamayo

A Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Argument in Peirce and Perelman & Olbrechts-Tyteca as the Basis for the Design of Persuasive Visual Discourse

pages 463–472, 2014


37. Amy Wu

Hillary’s Heels: Examining Gender and Power through Semiotics

pages 473–490, 2014


IX. Musical Semiosis

38. Vincent M. Colapietro

“Saying,” Sounding, and Voicing: Peircean Musings on Musical Understanding

pages 491–499, 2014


39. Ian W. Gerg

Observing and Gazing Gestures in Music

pages 501–510, 2014


40. Oana Andreica

When Space Meets Time or The Paradox of Costin Miereanu’s Musical Labyrinth

pages 511–520, 2014


X. Musical Semiosis

41. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Recovering Voice in Ethnography

pages 521–529, 2014


X. Textual Semiosis

42. Christopher S. Morrissey

Aquinas on Polysemy and The Elusive Covenant Revisited: A Structural-Semiotic Reading of the Biblical Genesis and Aronofsky’s Noah

pages 531–538, 2014


43. Sergei Proskurin

Early Biblical Semiotics in Britain

pages 539–542, 2014


44. Bryan Lueck

Communication and Communicability: The Problem of Dignity in Agamben’s Remnants of Auschwitz

pages 543–553, 2014


45. Bill Carrasco

From the Sign to the Passage: A Saussurean Perspective

pages 555–574, 2014


XI. Cenoscopic Semiosis

46. David Pfeifer

Charles Peirce, Signs and Meaning

pages 575–583, 2014


47. Jamin Pelkey

Peircean Evolutionay Linguistics: A Prospectus

pages 585–597, 2014


48. Priscila Borges

A System of 21 Classes of Signs?

pages 599–610, 2014


49. Søren Brier

Can Cybersemiotics Solve the Paradox of Transdisciplinary Knowing?

pages 611–641, 2014


50. John Deely

Semiosis and Human Understanding

pages 643–682, 2014


51. Index of Names

pages 683–694, 2014




Why Semiotics?

ISBN-13 978-1-897493-53-3

Editor: Jamin Pelkey


1. Jamin Pelkey

Preface: Why Semiotics?

pages xi–xiv, 2013


I. Since Feeling Is First: Attention

2. Vincent Colapietro

Qualities, Qualisigns, and the Shifting Boundary Between Immediacy and Mediation: Musings on the Sound of Jazz

pages 1–13, 2013


3. Barry Stampfl

Exposaphobia” in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: A Semiotic Reflection

pages 15–25, 2013


4. Nabil Salem

The Semiotic Strategies of International Advertisements in India and the Arab World

pages 27–39, 2013


5. Mary Libertin

James Joyce’s review of Humanism: Philosophical Essays, a Collection of Essays on Pragmatism by Ferdinand C. S. Schiller

pages 41–55, 2013


II. The Syntax of Things: Order

6. Geoffrey Ross Owens

Recovering the Logic in Semiotics in Reflexive Anthropology

pages 57–66, 2013


7. Sergei G. Proskurin

Semiotics and the ABC Principle

pages 67–80, 2013


8. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Destabilizing Collaborative Comfort Zones

pages 81–92, 2013


9. Nina Corazzo

Squirrels as Sign in Sandy Skoglund’s “Gathering Paradise”, 1991

pages 93–105, 2013


III. While Spring Is in The World: Growth

10. David E. Pfeifer

The Primacy of Procreative Action in Peirce’s Semiosis

pages 107–116, 2013


11. Donna E. West

From Habit to Habituescence: Peirce’s Continuum of Ideas

pages 117–126, 2013


12. Ashley Freund

I Can Has Voice? A Semiotic Study of Internet Memes and Their Reflection of Culture

pages 127–139, 2013


13. Peter Heinze

Shame as an Escape from Freedom

pages 141–149, 2013


IV. A Better Fate Than Wisdom? Illusion

14. Frank Nuessel

Lying – A Semiotic Perspective

pages 151–162, 2013


15. Ela Tekkaya Poursani

Semiotics of the Known and Unknown

pages 163–174, 2013


16. Lisa M. Anderson

What Kind of Legacy? Between Cultural Assimilation and Race Consciousness

pages 175–184, 2013


17. David Kergel

On Facebook and Google identities

pages 185–194, 2013


18. Farouk Y. Seif

The Eternal Masquerade: Change, Conflict, and Continuity

pages 195–215, 2013


V. The Best Gesture of My Brain: Perspective

19. Myrdene Anderson, Katja Pettinen

Perception: Seeing is Believing?

pages 217–224, 2013


20. Elliot Gaines

Limiting Perspectives

pages 225–230, 2013


21. Gila Safran Naveh

A Sign of Our Times: From “Reading” to “Seeing” and “Feeling” the Holocaust

pages 231–245, 2013


22. Donna E. West

Hungering for Haecceity: The Influence of Secondness in Visual Schemas

pages 247–255, 2013


VI. We Are For Each Other: Society

23. Elvira K. Katić

Flesh and Blood and Flesh and Blood

pages 257–271, 2013


24. Adam A. Ferguson

The Rhetoric of AIDS and the Semiosis of Rage

pages 273–280, 2013


VII. No Parenthesis: Relation

25. Priscila Borges

The Classes of Signs as a Tool for Semiotic Inquiry

pages 281–291, 2013


26. Christopher S. Morrissey

Semiotics and Causal Analysis: Objective Specificative Causality in the Middle of Mcluhan’s Tetrad

pages 293–302, 2013


27. Jamin Pelkey

Iconic Legisigns and the Embodied X

pages 303–316, 2013


28. John N. Deely

Objective Reality and the Physical World: Relation as Key to Understanding Semiosis

pages 317–379, 2013


29. Index of Names

pages 381–389, 2013




Semiotics and the New Media

ISBN 978-1-897497-61-6

Editors: Karen Haworth, Leonard G. Sbrocchi, Andrea Johnson


I. Semiotics and New Media

1. Elliot Gaines

New Media Codes and Assumptions

pages 1–5, 2012


2. William J. Carrasco

Semiotic Practice and Internet Freedom Discourse

pages 7–31, 2012


3. Carly Dybka

A Dedication to the Banal: E-relevant Web Text Sites and Their Role in User-generated Culture

pages 33–41, 2012


4. Katie Seaborn

Towards a Semiotics of Visual Texture in Touch-Based Interaction

pages 43–52, 2012


5. Farouk Y. Seif

Semiotic Paradox of the New Media: Experiencing Visceral Reality in a Transmodem World

pages 53–68, 2012


II. Perspectives On Habit

6. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Habits of Homes Abroad

pages 69–75, 2012


7. Jamin Pelkey

Nonlinear Process in Peirce: “The End Second, the Middle Third”

pages 77–85, 2012


8. Donna E. West

Habit as Non-addiction: Mediation of Mental Signs

pages 87–96, 2012


9. Katja Pettinen

Distributed Addiction: On the Affective Dimensions of Empiricism

pages 97–103, 2012


10. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Antagonistic Habits of Researching and Reporting: The Insult of Formulaic Ethnography

pages 105–110, 2012


III. Extensions of Lebenswelt

11. Christopher S. Morrissey

Hesiod and Historiogenesis: Eric Voegelin’s Discovery of a Millennial Constant

pages 111–118, 2012


12. Yukihide Endo

A Semiotic Morphology, Anime Body Disproportion, and Storytelling

pages 119–123, 2012


13. Sergei Proskurin

To the Question of a Topical Network of Language and Culture

pages 125–132, 2012


14. Charls Pearson

A Possible Unification of Semiotics and Semiologie

pages 133–138, 2012


IV. Empirical Semiotics

15. Charls Pearson

The Principle of Paradigm Inversion

pages 139–158, 2012


16. Barry Stampfl

Theorizing Canine PTSD

pages 159–168, 2012


17. Donna E. West

The Primacy of Index in Abductive Reasoning: The Case of Inference in Ontogeny

pages 169–179, 2012


V. The Body and Meaning

18. Elvira K. Katić

Working the Waistcoat: Teacher Threads on a Semiotic Runway

pages 181–191, 2012


19. Nita Mostafa Moghaddam

Socio-Semiotics: A New Horizon in Communicating With Artistic Texts/Play Texts

pages 193–199, 2012


20. Stacy Costa

Body Language in Forensic Semiotic Analysis

pages 201–209, 2012


VI. Reader/Writer Relations

21. Baranna Baker

The Ideal Reader and the Ideal Writer: The Semiotics of Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

pages 211–218, 2012


22. Genna Gazelka

Acts of Unveiling: Another Semiotic of Sublimation

pages 219–226, 2012


23. Gila Safran Naveh

A Semiotic of Retrospection: The Holocaust and Strategies of Desire in Thane Rosenbaum’s Elijah Visible and Second Hand Smoke

pages 227–236, 2012


24. Frank Nuessel

The Academic Novel—A Semiotic Perspective

pages 237–246, 2012


25. Monique Tshofen

The Perfect Crime: Investigations into the Politics of Media., Meaning, and Murder in Hubert Aquin’s Neige Noire

pages 247–254, 2012


VII. Sémiotique Culturelle

26. Rawya Tousson

Analyse du signe folklorique, étude sur la robe traditionnelle des régions rurales en Egypte

pages 255–262, 2012


27. Najat El guebli

L’absence du verbal: Vers une interprétation sémiologique large

pages 263–274, 2012


28. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Le Plaisir du Texte: Comment décoder sans dévoiler

pages 275–283, 2012


29. Index of Proper Names

pages 285–288, 2012




The Semiotics of Worldviews

ISBN 978-1-897493-36-6

Editors: Karen Haworth, Jason Hogue, Leonard G. Sbrocchi



1. John Deely

What is Semiotics

pages xi–xlv, 2011


I. Presidential Address

2. Frank Nuessel

Marcel Danesi and Semiotics

pages 1–21, 2011


II. Philosophical Bases of Worldviews

3. Chad Hansen

World-Views in the History of Ideas

pages 23–29, 2011


4. Richard L. Lanigan

The Two Senses of a Phenomenology of the Weltanschuung: An Essay in Honor of Émile Benveniste

pages 30–36, 2011


5. Bryan Lueck

The Ethical Sense of “World” in the Era of Global Communication

pages 37–43, 2011


6. Deana Neubauer

From a Mechanistic to a Natural Interpretation of the World

pages 44–50, 2011


7. Irene Portis-Winner

The Dynamics of World View

pages 51–54, 2011


8. Mark Reybrouck

Music Cognition as a Window to the World: An Experiential and Epistemological Approach

pages 55–62, 2011


9. Tomas J. Lopez

Hermeneutics, Semiotics and Anthropology: Some Reflections on their Shared Histories

pages 63–71, 2011


III. Worldviews in Cultural Discourse

10. Gila Safran Naveh

From Performance to New Perception and Empowerment: Jewish Salons

pages 72–81, 2011


11. Farouk Y. Seif

From the Absolute to Metamorphoses: Egypt at the Epicenter of Transmodernity

pages 82–104, 2011


12. William P. O’Brien

Sign Process and the Sacramental Worldview of Roman Catholicism

pages 105–112, 2011


13. Brooke Williams Deely

Teresa of Avila as Sign of a Postmodern Worldview: The Semiotic Animal

pages 113–121, 2011


14. Adam Ferguson

Signifying the Digital Queer: Identity Within and Beyond Pragmaticism

pages 122–128, 2011


15. Elliot Gaines

Cultural Memory and the Semiotic Appeal of Media

pages 129–134, 2011


16. Judy Kay King

Ticket to Ride the Ancient Celestial Railroad: Natural Law, Worldview Knowledge, “Evolutionary Love”, and Ockham’s Razor

pages 135–152, 2011


IV. Media Discourse

17. Cameron Kunzelman

Pain Can Go Both Ways: The Politics of Comic Book Violence

pages 153–164, 2011


18. Yun Xia

Semiotics of Imagery: Cultural Narratives of Mobile Phone Communication

pages 165–176, 2011


19. David Kergel

Reading Signs – Towards a Semiotical Method in Media-philosophical Orientated Epistemology

pages 177–188, 2011


V. Cultural Discourse

20. Terry L. West

Symbols of Wicca as Semiotic Intrapersonal Communication

pages 189–194, 2011


21. Didier Tsala Effa

The Semiotics of Exogenous: A Study of Shopping Centers in Libreville

pages 195–207, 2011


22. Jonathan Grant Griffin

Foundations of Rhetoric within the Semiotics of Life

pages 208–215, 2011


23. Rolf-Dieter Hepp

Precarity and Employment: Social Fragility, Precarity and the Increase of Atypical Work and Living Conditions – Their Relation, Mutual Influence and Impact on Social Structure in Europe

pages 216–225, 2011


VI. Semiotic Methods

24. Charls Pearson

Some Design Principles for Creating Semiotics Experiments

pages 226–231, 2011


25. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Reverberating Voices: The Indulgences of Metaloguing

pages 232–239, 2011


26. Donna E. West

The Semiosis of the Degenerate Index

pages 240–246, 2011


27. Donna E. West

Measuring Indexical Competence: An Experimental Paradigm

pages 247–253, 2011


28. Zdziław Wasik

Epistemological Outlook on Sign Conceptions for the Aims of General Semiotics

pages 254–269, 2011


29. Dora Ivonne Alvarez Tamayo

The Semiotic Marketing Applied to Design of Integrated Graphic Communication Systems. A Methodological Model for Interdisciplinary Work

pages 270–280, 2011


30. J. Raymond Zimmer

Three-tiered Nested-sign Diagram of Giorgio Agamben’s Book on Homo Sacer

pages 281–287, 2011


31. Nanta Novello Paglianti

Ethnographic Photography – Between Text, Experience and Practice

pages 288–301, 2011


VII. Semiotics In The Arts

32. Maria Giulia Dondero

Diagrammatic Experiement in Mathematics and in Works of Art

pages 302–312, 2011


33. William P. Dougherty

Signs in Song: An Analysis of a Schubert Lied

pages 313–320, 2011


34. Kelsey Cummings

Heroism and Marginalization within Norrington’s Blade and Wiseman’s Underworld

pages 321–328, 2011


35. Navjotika Kumar

Eco-Memorial: Richard Misrach’s ‘Bravo 20’ National Park

pages 329–337, 2011


36. Thomas F. Broden

Peirce, Semiosis, and Time: Examples from Visual Art

pages 338–349, 2011


VIII. Fact and Fiction: A Structural Analysis of Harry Potter

37. Margaret Williamson Huber

Analogical Classification in the Wizarding World

pages 350–363, 2011


38. Christina Estep

Dueling Triangles: Power and Authority Struggles within the Wizarding World

pages 364–372, 2011


39. Molly Ellis

Legitimate Exchange: Legitimacy through Reciprocity in Harry Potter

pages 373–386, 2011


40. Elijah Samuel St. Dennis

Harry Potter and the Making of Myth: A Look at the Harry Potter Franchise as Myth and its Meaning

pages 387–393, 2011


IX. Semiotics of The Grotesque

41. Stephanie Walsh Matthews

On Being Grost-Out

pages 394–402, 2011


42. Elvira K. Katic, Lea Griffin

Contortions of the Authentic: The Grotesque Simulacra of Tourist Voodoo in New Orleans

pages 403–410, 2011


43. Phyllis Passariello

The Semiotics of Hoarding: The Grotesque and Nostalgia Gone Viral

pages 411–418, 2011


44. Robert S. Hatten

Interpreting the Grotesque in Music

pages 419–426, 2011


X. Semiotics of Contemplation

45. Baranna Baker

Sign, Symbol and Analogy: The Interior Castle and the Semiotics of Contemplation

pages 427–435, 2011


46. Genna Gazelka

Cutting, Writing, Sex: A Semiotic of Sublimation

pages 436–441, 2011


47. Gloria C. Bibby

La Quinceañera: Performative and Symbolic Representation

pages 442–448, 2011


48. Author Index

pages 449–454, 2011




The Semiotics of Space

ISBN 978-1-897493-30-4

Editors: Leonard G. Sbrocchi, Karen Haworth, Jason Hogue


1. Scott K. Simpkins (1958-2010)

pages ii–ii, 2010


2. Karen Haworth

Editor’s Preface

pages ix–ix, 2010


I. Plenary Lectures

3. Ivo A. Ibri

Peircean Seeds for a Philosophy of Art

pages 1–16, 2010


4. Marcel Danesi

What Do or Should Semioticians Study?

pages 17–30, 2010


5. Carl Hausman

Metaphor: Review and Reflections

pages 31–42, 2010


6. W. John Coletta

Semiotics in the Age of Symbology: Reading Dan Brown Through Eco and Peirce

pages 43–62, 2010


II. Semiotic Space

7. Eleonora Diamanti

The City as Cultural Space

pages 63–71, 2010


8. Navjotika Kumar

Repetition and Remembrance: The Re-Photographic Survey Project

pages 72–83, 2010


9. Cindy Malcolm

Is There Space for Beauty? A Twenty-First Century Summary of a “Forbidden” Concept

pages 84–88, 2010


10. Sister Paula Jean Miller

Space, Land, Place: Signs of Witness

pages 89–97, 2010


III. On Peirce

11. Eliseo Fernández

Peircean Habits and the Life of Symbols

pages 98–109, 2010


12. Peter K. Storkerson

Semiotics and Contextualized Knowledge: Toward a Unified Approach to Practical and Formal Reasoning

pages 110–120, 2010


13. Barry Stampfl

Is There Such a Thing as a Trauma Driven Abduction? Hookway’s Example of the Anxious Mother Reconsidered

pages 121–129, 2010


IV. Philosophy

14. Sara Eimer

The Signs of Non-Propositional Knowledge in Hegel’s Dialectic

pages 130–136, 2010


15. William Behun

Socrates’ Graveyard: The Image of Statuary in Plato’s Phaedrus

pages 137–143, 2010


V. Semiotics of Developmental Psychology

16. Shihong Du

The Sign System of Human Pretending

pages 144–152, 2010


17. Donna E. West

Indexical Reference to Absent Objects: Extensions of the Peircean Notion of Index

pages 153–165, 2010


VI. Communication

18. Lorraine Bryers

Romance Online: Emotive Communication in Virtual Worlds

pages 166–174, 2010


19. Bryan Lueck

The Space of Cosmopolitan Communication

pages 175–181, 2010


VII. Cultural Signs

20. Sara Maida-Nicol

The High and Low Distinction in Linguistics Applied to Dialect Conservation

pages 182–189, 2010


21. Henrik Uggla

The Semiotics of Luxury Partner Brands

pages 190–196, 2010


22. Prisca Augustyn

Reframing the backyard: Exploring the Space between Nature and Culture

pages 197–204, 2010


23. Elliot Gaines

Semiotics and Critical Thinking

pages 205–210, 2010


VIII. Semiotics of Translation

24. Brett Bogart

“Down on Neapolitan”: A Case of Iconicity in Language Ideology

pages 211–220, 2010


25. Myrdene Anderson, Dinda L. Gorlee

Duologue in the Familiar and the Strange: Translatability, Translating, Translation

pages 221–232, 2010


26. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Stories at the Memory-Imagination Interface

pages 233–241, 2010


IX. Semiotics in The Arts

27. Frank Nuessel

Titles: A Semiotic Analysis

pages 242–252, 2010


28. Christy Keele

Topics and Expressive Meaning in the Music of Chopin

pages 253–260, 2010


29. Andrew Burt

From Rock n’ Roll to Emo-Core and Beyond: The Genesis and Direction s of the Critical Genre Terms in Popular Music

pages 261–270, 2010


30. Nina Corazzo

Cracking the Codes: the Portrait of Louise de Keroualle by Pierre Mignard, 1682

pages 271–280, 2010


31. Carol Salus

Picasso and Signs of His Christianity

pages 281–290, 2010


X. Semiotics of Body Inscription

32. Terry Prewitt

Body Inscription and Poetic Portraits: An Initmate Exegesis of Unruly Words

pages 291–303, 2010


33. Karen Haworth

Inside and Outside The Creative Act

pages 304–312, 2010


34. Elvira K. Katić

The Mirrored Madonna: Text and Symbol in Body Writing Artworks

pages 313–324, 2010


35. Robert S. Hatten

Interrogating a Complex Artistic Trope: The Inscription Art of Terry Prewitt

pages 325–334, 2010


36. Steven Skaggs

Writing On

pages 335–342, 2010


37. Index of Proper Names

pages 343–348, 2010




The Semiotics of Time

ISBN 978-1-897493-19-9

Editors: Leonard G. Sbrocchi, Karen Haworth, Jason Hogue


I. Semiotics of Time

1. Eliseo Fernández

Life, Temporality and Semiosis: The Place of Biosemiotics within General Semiotics

pages 1–11, 2009


2. Ana Margarida Abrantes

Temporal Minds, Timeless Tales. Experiencing Time in Theatre

pages 12–21, 2009


3. Nataliya Semchynska-Uhl

Facing Time: The Direction of Time Flow

pages 22–31, 2009


4. Brooke Williams Deely

Thomas Sebeok and John Deely on Time

pages 32–42, 2009


5. Per Aage Brandt

Signs and Time in the Perspective of a Cognitive Semiotics

pages 43–48, 2009


6. Karen Haworth

Time Genesis

pages 49–57, 2009


7. Judy Kay King

Evolution Backward in Time: Crystals, Polyhedra and Observer-Participancy in the Cosmological Models of Peirce, Ancient Egypt and Early China

pages 58–76, 2009


8. Jp McMahon

“Time Gentlemen, Please!” Art History and the Semiotics of Time

pages 77–87, 2009


9. Maria Giulia Dondero

The Scientific Representation of Temporal Stratification

pages 88–98, 2009


10. Pierluigi Basso Fossali

Construction and Manipulation of Time in Photography: Denis Roche and his intimate diary conjugated in the first person plural

pages 99–116, 2009


11. Rolf-Dieter Hepp

Time Pressure: The Life of Actors i n Modern Times

pages 117–123, 2009


II. Semiotics of The Arts

12. Carol Salus

Picasso and The Procuress: The Artist’s Interpretation of La Celestina

pages 124–131, 2009


13. Astrid Guillaume

“Medieval” Time(s): Last Judgements

pages 132–146, 2009


14. Yukihidde Endo

Gender Signification in Japan’s Kabuki-Influenced Popular Theatre: Semiotic Dynamics of Stage-Audience Interaction

pages 147–152, 2009


15. Ian Wyatt Gerg

Seriously Funny, or Beethoven as Humorist

pages 153–161, 2009


16. Robert S. Hatten

Musical Agency as Implied by Gesture and Emotion: Its Consequences for Listeners’ Experiencing of Musical Emotion

pages 162–169, 2009


17. Setareh Kiumarsi

What is Semiotics and How Is it Illustrated in Architectural Spaces?

pages 170–192, 2009


18. Isabel Marcos

Transoceanic Lisbon: For a Chorematic Semiotics

pages 193–209, 2009


19. Veronica Lawlor

Semeiotic New York City: a Video Experiment in Abduction

pages 210–217, 2009


III. Semiotics of Literature

20. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Time as Cultural Identifier

pages 218–224, 2009


21. Irene Portis-Winner

Envisioning the Play of Imagination and Memory in Identities: Two semi-autographical novels. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco and Snow by Orhan Pamuk

pages 225–230, 2009


22. David FitzSimmons

Semiotics of Narrative Order: Visualizing Layers of Time in William Faulkner’s Fiction

pages 231–242, 2009


23. Rosemary Huisman

Telling Time: the Temporalities of Thomas Pynchon’s Postmodern Narrative

pages 243–252, 2009


24. Paolo Desogus

The Episteme of the Name of the Rose: Umberto Eco’s Encyclopedia and Michel Foucault’s Episteme

pages 253–261, 2009


25. Amir Biglari

Temporality and Aspectuality in Victor Hugo’s Les Contemplations

pages 262–266, 2009


26. Scott Simpkins

Morphology of the Mashup: On Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

pages 267–279, 2009


IV. Semiotics of Christianity

27. Sister Paula Jean Miller

Person-in-Time: an Eschatological Sign

pages 280–294, 2009


28. Christopher S. Morrissey

Did the Latin Age Really Begin with Augustine?

pages 295–302, 2009


29. John Amoratis

AV and LGLH Patterns

pages 303–310, 2009


30. Thomas A. Idinopulos

Icons and Incense: Semiotics of Eastern Christian Liturgy and Worship

pages 311–320, 2009


V. On Peirce

31. David Pfeifer

Peirce’s Semiosis and the Three Grades of Clearness

pages 321–329, 2009


32. Jonathan Beever

On the Scope of Valuation in Peirce’s Teleology

pages 330–337, 2009


33. Terry J. Prewitt

The Peircean Sign-Field and Dynamics of Semiosis

pages 338–353, 2009


34. A.J. Kreider

Icons and Semiotic Implicature

pages 354–359, 2009


35. Barry Stampfl

Does Uncontrollable Belief Block the Way of Inquiry? The Case of the Trauma-Driven Abduction

pages 360–366, 2009


36. Charls Pearson

A Translation Between Combinatory Logic and the Alethic Material Propositional Logic

pages 367–372, 2009


37. Donna E. West

Figurative Deictic Use: A Semiotic Analysis

pages 373–384, 2009


VI. On Greimas

38. Nataliya Semchynska-Uhl

Time through the Prism of the Semiotic Square

pages 385–393, 2009


39. Terry J. Prewitt

Shimmering Time: Greimas and the Poetic of Lived Experience

pages 394–398, 2009


VII. Semiotics of Language

40. Jes Vang

Hearpointing—A Foray into the Semantics of Some Material Aspects of Language

pages 399–406, 2009


41. Frank Nuessel

Proverbial Language as Applied Metaphor

pages 407–415, 2009


VIII. Philosophy

42. Bryan Lueck

Meaning and Dignity in the Work of Jean-Luc Nancy

pages 416–423, 2009


43. Joe Balay

Nietzsche’s Semiotics

pages 424–435, 2009


44. J. Raymond Zimmer

A Comedy of Eras: Tiered Nested-Sign Diagrams of Cenoscopic and Ideoscopic Ways of Thought from Deely’s Descartes and Poinsot

pages 436–444, 2009


45. Elliot Gaines

The Efficacy of Equality in Media Representation of Science

pages 445–451, 2009


IX. Semiotics of Education

46. Prisca Augustyn

Semiotic Approaches and Ecology Models of Language Learning

pages 452–462, 2009


47. Kevin Cummings, John Rief

Seductive Appeals: Eroticism and Sexual Harassment in Academic Debate

pages 463–472, 2009


48. Katja Pettinen

The Grammar of the Feet: Notion of Skill i n Taijutsu Practice

pages 473–479, 2009


X. Cultural Semiotics

49. Ana Margarida Abrantes

Cognition and Culture: a Semiotic Perspective

pages 480–486, 2009


50. Sabine Kergel

Full Time—Empty Time: The Sense of Time in the Labour Society

pages 487–493, 2009


51. Ellen Osterhaus

Conceptual Blending, Metaphor, and Daily Consumption Rituals: Examining “What goes without saying” in Hygiene Product Packaging

pages 494–500, 2009


52. Kevin Cummings, Frank Macke

The Sign of the “Monster”: Agamben, Bataille, and the Implication of Human Communication

pages 501–512, 2009


53. Wendy M. Morgan

Gender On Wheels: Cars as Symbols of American Masculinity

pages 513–520, 2009


54. James Eric (Jay) Black

Amoozin’ but Confoozin’: Comic Strips as a Voice of Dissent i n the 1950s

pages 521–537, 2009


55. Steven Takacs

Some Semiotic Considerations Concerning Fetuses as People

pages 538–546, 2009


56. Tyler J. Thornton

Recognizing Semiotic Connections between Geopolitics, Landscapes, and Communication

pages 547–560, 2009


57. Sugata Bhattacharya

How Trash Figures in Sustainability in Culture and Biology

pages 561–568, 2009


58. Richard Currie Smith

Semioepistemology: Fostering Sustainable Environmental Restoration Efforts

pages 569–575, 2009


59. Vernard Foley

Drumming Rates and Altered States: Paleomigration, Trance Induction, and Neurology

pages 576–589, 2009


XI. Personal History

60. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

(Re-)Inventing, (Re-) Cycling, (Re-)Inforcing Memories in (Auto)Biography

pages 590–597, 2009


61. W. Marc Porter

Work Time: A Phenomenological Critique of Precarity

pages 598–607, 2009


62. Susan Naomi Nordstrom

Learning to Live with Grandmother Naomie’s Ghost: Longing for an Impossible Presence with Objects

pages 608–614, 2009


63. Index of Proper Names

pages 615–622, 2009




Specialization, Semiosis, Semiotics

ISBN 978-1-897493-14-4

Editors: John Deely, Leonard G. Sbrocchi


Toward A State of The Semiotic Art in 2008 North America

1. Thomas F. Broden

Toward a State of the Semiotics Art in 2008 North America

pages xv–xxxvii, 2008


2. Robert Ivany

Opening Remarks

pages xli–xlii, 2008


3. John Hittinger

Welcome to the Semiotic Society of America

pages xliii–xlv, 2008


4. Dominic Aquila

Words of Appreciation

pages xlvi–xlvii, 2008


5. Mary Catherine Sommers

Comment on the Origin and Scope of Semiotics

pages xlviii–xlviii, 2008


Words, Thoughts, Things: Aristotle’s Triangle and The Triadic Sign

6. John Deely

Prologue to Semiotics 2008

pages li–xc, 2008


I. Looking Forward by Looking Back: Introduction

7. Augusto Ponzio

Semiotics after Sebeok

pages 3–22, 2008


II. Semiotics of The Sacred

8. Kathleen M. Haney

Images of the Unseen

pages 23–33, 2008


9. Brooke Williams Deely

Teresa of Avila: Time for a Semiosis Beyond Feminism

pages 34–47, 2008


10. Matthew Moore

Newman and Peirce on Practical Religious Certainty

pages 48–56, 2008


11. David E. Pfeifer

Peirce on Semiosis, the Quasi-Mind, and God

pages 57–65, 2008


12. Stephen Sparks

Theosemiotics: The Study of the Action of Divine Signs

pages 66–77, 2008


III. Historical Perspectives on Semiotic Development

13. Antoaneta Dontcheva, Georgi Kapriev

The Illuminated Initial as the Sign of the World

pages 78–86, 2008


14. Zhang Jie, Yan Zhijun

Reception and Transformation of Former Soviet Union’s Cultural Semiotics in China

pages 87–92, 2008


15. Shea Zellweger, Carlos E. Vasco, Adalira Sáenz-Ludlow

García de la Madrid: Ideas and signs in the Iberian grey zone (1650-1850) that follows the Black Hole (1350-1650)

pages 93–111, 2008


16. Ferdi Memelli

Derrida’s Concept of Sign

pages 112–119, 2008


IV. Symbols and History: Three Historical Examples On The Use of Symbols To Interpret Reality

17. Joseph McFadden

Crossing the Line: Daniel O’Connell and the Repeal Campaign of 1843

pages 120–129, 2008


18. Lisa M. Mundey

Citizen-soldiers or Warriors: Language for a Democracy

pages 130–139, 2008


19. Lee Williames

Irish Nationalism in 1905: The Use of Symbols to Interpret Reality and a Course of Action for Change

pages 140–146, 2008


V. Anthropological Semiotics

20. Myrdene Anderson

Forensic Senses in Ecosemiotics

pages 147–155, 2008


21. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Recycling Nonlinear Evolutionary Living Into Linear Developmental Lives

pages 156–162, 2008


22. Elize Bisanz

The Logic of Interdisciplinarity Semiotics as the Science of Mind and Body

pages 163–171, 2008


23. Joseph Dellinger

A Brief Peircean Pragmatic Look into Geertz’s Cockfight

pages 172–178, 2008


24. Judy Kay King

The Order of the Harmonious Whole: Peirce’s Guess, Peregrinus’ Magnet, and Pharaoh’s Path

pages 179–190, 2008


25. Phyllis Passariello

Bodyprints: The Ecosemiotic Processes of Corpse Control

pages 191–196, 2008


VI. Adventures in Physiosemiosis

26. W. John Coletta

Where “Circular... Patterns” of Self-Organizing Stones Meet Cell Walls and Fairy Circles

pages 197–202, 2008


27. Jonathan Michael Newsome


pages 203–207, 2008


VII. Biosemiotics

28. Prisca Augustyn

Translating Uexküll’s Umweltlehre as Biosemiotics

pages 208–215, 2008


29. Edward J. Baenziger

Orchid Intentionality: A Semiotic Development

pages 216–222, 2008


30. Jennie Wojtaszek, Fanny Rivera, Camelia Maier

Sign-Mediated Communication Between Sunflowers and Honeybees

pages 223–229, 2008


VIII. Semiotics of Culture

31. Jay Black

Just Spectacles

pages 230–244, 2008


32. Elliot Gaines

Media Criticism as Applied Semiotics

pages 245–251, 2008


33. Frank Nuessel

Pop(ular) Culture and Language—A Semiotic Analysis

pages 252–261, 2008


34. Nataliya Semchynska-Uhl

Indexicality in Practical Magic of Ukrainian Bewitching Rituals

pages 262–268, 2008


35. Tyler J. Thornton

Using Hermeneutics to Understand How and Why People Give Meaning to Visual Communication Artifacts

pages 269–277, 2008


36. Irene Portis-Winner

Facing Emergence: Past Traces and New Directions in American Anthropology

pages 278–286, 2008


37. Elena Yakovleva

A Semiotic Intercultural Approach To The @ Sign

pages 287–296, 2008


IX. Biosemiotics and Culture

38. Peter Harries-Jones

Biosemiotics in the Case of Global Climate Change

pages 297–305, 2008


39. Deana Neubauer

The Biosemiotic Imagination: A Response to the Effects of Enlightened “Reason” in Welby and Newman

pages 306–311, 2008


40. Jessica Stachyra

Biosemiotics: A Synthesis of the Studies of Life and of Signs

pages 312–318, 2008


X. “Lifeworld Communicology”

41. Deborah Bauer

A Communicology of “The Empty Nest Syndrome”

pages 319–325, 2008


42. Rolf-Dieter Hepp

Understanding and Misunderstanding: Reflections about a Methodological Background in Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory of Relational Thinking

pages 326–336, 2008


43. Rita Sabine Kergel

Socio-semiotic Aspects of Social Insecurity in Europe

pages 337–346, 2008


XI. Semiotics and The Identity of Self

44. Fernando Andacht, Mariela Michel

The Predictable and Accidental Journey of the Self as Semiosis

pages 347–362, 2008


45. Veronika Azarova

Taboos in Communication—The Changing Identities Process

pages 363–368, 2008


46. Terry Hall

Signs and Reversals of Identity: Sophocles’ Œdipus Tyrannus

pages 369–381, 2008


47. Nathan Houser

Peirce as a Sign to Himself

pages 382–390, 2008


48. Paula Jean Miller, FSE

Three-cornered Relations: Liberation from Monadic Existence

pages 391–402, 2008


49. Gila Safran Naveh

Writing and Healing: Women’s Narratives about Their Experience in the Holocaust

pages 403–411, 2008


50. Susan Petrilli

About the “Semiotic Self”

pages 412–427, 2008


51. Scott Simpkins

Self-Elevation Through Humiliation in Specialized Stigma Narration

pages 428–436, 2008


52. Barry Stampfl

Abductive Inference as a Resource for Trauma Theory, and Vice Versa

pages 437–445, 2008


XII. Cyber-Semiotics

53. Yukihide Endo

Cyborg Communication: Technological and Social Impacts of Cyborgization on Semiosis

pages 446–451, 2008


54. Charls Pearson

The Use of Synesthesia Experiments to Demonstrate a Double Application of Pearson’s Principle of Paradigm Inversionwith a Balanced Set of Goals

pages 452–462, 2008


XIII. Semiotics and Education

55. Lisa Palafox, Scott Cunningham

Phaneroscopy, Semeiosis, and the Educational Endeavor

pages 463–475, 2008


56. John Deely

Semiotics and Academe: At the Heart of the Problem of Knowledge

pages 476–493, 2008


57. Kalevi Kull

The importance of Semiotics to University: Semiosis Makes the World Locally Plural

pages 494–514, 2008


58. Michael E. Martinez

Semiotic Theory and Human Intelligence

pages 515–534, 2008


XIV. Semiotics and Marketing

59. Henrik Uggla

The Semiotic Side of Co-Branding: A Structural Analysis of Jamie Oliver Professional Series by Tefal

pages 535–543, 2008


60. Manuel Libenson

The Interplay Between the Role of the Mass Media and the Social Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices: An In-Depth Semiotic Analysis of the Discursive Stereotypes Arising from Enunciative Constructs

pages 544–556, 2008


XV. Semiotic Developments in Philosophy as Cenoscopic Science

61. Marc Champagne

Some Semiotic Constraints on Metarepresentational Accounts of Consciousness

pages 557–564, 2008


62. J. Raymond Zimmer

Sign Diagrams of Animal and Human Cognition using Scholastic and Nested-Sign Approaches

pages 565–572, 2008


XVI. Continental Philosophy and Semiotics

63. Thomas F. Broden

The Phenomenological Turn in Recent Paris Semiotics

pages 573–583, 2008


64. Anne Hénault

Semiotics, Semiology, and Phenomenology

pages 584–588, 2008


65. Joseph Morton

The Semiotic Basis of Heidegger’s Dasein

pages 589–596, 2008


66. Melanie Shepherd

From Abbreviation to Affirmation: Nietzsche’s Style and the Transformation of Origin

pages 597–606, 2008


67. Robert E. Wood

Hegel’s semiotics: Situating Creative Imagination and the Signs (Encyclopaedia Philosophy of Spirit § 456-460)

pages 607–616, 2008


XVII. Assimilating Thomistic Thought to Semiotics

68. Stephen Chamberlain

Semantics or Semiotics as the Foundation for Thomist Realism?

pages 617–626, 2008


69. Piotr Jaroszynski

Sign: Between Metaphysics and Ontology

pages 627–639, 2008


70. Matthew Moore

The Foundations for a Thomist Semiotic

pages 640–650, 2008


71. Peter Redpath

Sign as a Kind of Opposition

pages 651–660, 2008


XVIII. Some Peircean Developments in Semiotics Today

72. Karen A. Haworth

Perceiving Peirce: or Why I Believe Becoming a Peircean is Necessary

pages 661–667, 2008


73. Bonnie Nancy Seitzer

The Implications of Peirce’s Marriage of Semiotics and Pragmatism

pages 668–682, 2008


74. Winfried Nöth

Are Signs the Instruments?

pages 683–694, 2008


75. Gary Shank

Turning Over New Liefs

pages 695–699, 2008


76. Linda L. Spier

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Method for Transforming Belief Systems Consistent with Peirce’s Logical Theory of Triadic Relations and the Growth of Mind

pages 700–707, 2008


XIX. Assimilating Ethics to The Perspective of Semiotics

77. Jonathan Beever

Not Nanoethic, but Nanosemiotics

pages 708–715, 2008


78. John Deely

Why the Semiotic Animal Needs to Develop a Semioethics

pages 716–729, 2008


79. Steven Jensen

Exterior Actions as Signs of Intention

pages 730–734, 2008


XX. Semiotics of Translation and of Form

80. Bin Xin

Intertextuality from a Critical Perspective

pages 735–744, 2008


81. Pavlo Sodomora

Synonyms and Identity of Denotation: a Problem in the Semiotics of Translation

pages 745–750, 2008


82. Alisa Zhila

Basic Semiotic Concepts Explication in Species of Structures for Their Further Formal Systematization with Advantages of Extensional Approach

pages 751–771, 2008


XXI. Movies, Music, Meaning

83. Juan Chattah

Conceptual Integration and Film Music Analysis

pages 772–783, 2008


84. Vincent Colapietro

Psychoanalysis and Jazz: Familiar Bedfellows in a Strange Setting

pages 784–796, 2008


85. Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick

Virtuality and Virtuality. L’après-Midi de Monsieur Andesmas, by Marguerite Duras, Author, Michelle Porte, Film Director, and Dominique Le Rigoleur, Director of Photography

pages 797–805, 2008


86. Mark Reybrouck

An Experiential Approach To Musical Semantics: Deixis, Denotation and Cognitive Maps

pages 806–818, 2008


87. Antonio Savorelli

Suggestions for a Semiotic Theory of Prescriptions

pages 819–824, 2008


88. Matthew Shaftel

Performing Ives’s Musical Borrowings: A Semiotic Model for the Interpretation of Art Song

pages 825–837, 2008


XXII. Semiotics in Literature, Theater, and Art

89. Júnia de Castro Magalhães Alves, Maria José Motta Viana

Quando o peixe salta: under the order of chaos

pages 838–848, 2008


90. Sara Cannizzaro

“The Line of Beauty”: on Natural Forms and Abduction

pages 849–857, 2008


91. Paul Cobley

Time, Feeling and Abduction: Towards a New Theory of Narrative

pages 858–868, 2008


92. Isabel Marcos

Toward Strategic Semiotics for Town-Planning

pages 869–882, 2008


93. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

Social Critical Semiotics: A Brief Look into Social Criticism of Literary Text and Semiotics Essential Role

pages 883–891, 2008


94. Sulagna Mishra

Body-politic and the City as Postcolonial Spatial Practice: Paris Contested in Houellebecq’s Plateforme and Beyala’s Amours sauvages

pages 892–903, 2008


95. Terry J. Prewitt

Poetics and Peirce: The Semiosis of Spiraling Meaning

pages 904–910, 2008


96. Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Aging and Visual Discourse: The Work of Cynthia Hellyer Heinz

pages 911–916, 2008


97. Alexandra Teresa Yancey

‘Riverrun’ Running Through ‘The Stream of Life’: The Metamorphic Development of Water as an Infinite Semiosis in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

pages 917–924, 2008


98. Jesper Hoffmeyer

“Biology Is Immature Biosemiotics”: Epilogue to Semiotics 2008

pages 927–942, 2008


99. Index of Names

pages 943–961, 2008




ISBN 978-1-897493-11-3

Editors: Terry J. Prewitt, Wendy Morgan


1. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Exploring the Semiosic Tensions Between Autobiography, Biography, Ethnography, and Autoethnography

pages 1–9, 2007


2. Jonathan Beever

Baudrillard, Simulated Ecology, and Recovering Remainders of the Real: The As is Through the As if

pages 10–19, 2007


3. Brett Bogart

When Naples’ Mayor Waxed Positive about Guapperia: The Hazards of “Cultural Intimacy”

pages 20–31, 2007


4. Josephine Carubia

Sign Processes of Journeying and Destination

pages 32–46, 2007


5. Javier Clavere

The Paradigm Shift Theory, the Sacred Sign and Worship Systems

pages 47–56, 2007


6. Vincent Colapietro

Theorizing Musical Performance, Performing Semiotic Theory: Reflections on Jazz

pages 57–64, 2007


7. Karen A. Haworth

The Bubble Analogy: Thoughts on Cognitive Transformations in the Evolution of Human Language

pages 65–74, 2007


8. John Henning

Abduction in the Practice of Teaching: the Intersection of Tacit and Explicit Knowing

pages 75–86, 2007


9. James Jacobs

Theological Sources for Augustine’s Theory of Signs

pages 87–100, 2007


10. Judy Kay King

Self-portrait in the Pharaoh’s Mirror: A Reflection of Ancient Egyptian Knowledge in Teilhard de Chardin’s Evolutionary Biophysics

pages 101–115, 2007


11. Frank Nuessel

Language Games: A Semiotic Analysis

pages 116–128, 2007


12. Sean Day, Charls Pearson

An Experimental Program to Use Synesthesia to Investigate Semantic Structure of the Sign

pages 129–141, 2007


13. Reid Perkins-Buzo

Real Film: Realist Film Theory, Semiotics and the Documentary Film

pages 142–158, 2007


14. Katherine Romack

Women Preaching in a Not So Plain Style

pages 159–169, 2007


15. Matthew Shaftel

Form, Sign, and Signing: Integrating Sign Systems in an Interdisciplinary Approach to Opera

pages 170–183, 2007


16. Scott Simpkins

The Writing Cure?: The Semiotics of the Trauma Narrative in British Romantic Literature

pages 184–192, 2007


17. J. Raymond Zimmer

Category-Based Diagrams of Jungian Archetypal Psychology

pages 193–204, 2007


18. Author Index

pages 205–209, 2007




ISBN 978-1-897493-11-3

Editors: Terry J. Prewitt, Benjamin Smith


1. Preface

pages v–v, 2006


I. Four Ages of Philosophy and Peircean Foundations

2. Nathan Houser


pages 3–12, 2006


3. J. Raymond Zimmer

A Category-Based Diagram of the Scholastic Doctrine of Four Causes

pages 18–25, 2006


4. Joshua Ziemkowski

Peirce on Semiotics as Normative Science

pages 26–36, 2006


5. Daniel Brunson

Peircean Semiotics and the Need for Metaphysics

pages 37–46, 2006


6. Mats Bergman

Productive Signs: Improving the Prospects of Peirce’s Rhetoric

pages 47–58, 2006


II. Semiotics Proper

7. Priscila Farias, João Queiroz

Hypoicons in the Context of Peirce’s Extended Theory of Signs

pages 61–72, 2006


8. Masato Ishida

Peirce and the Indeterminacy of Models in the Languages of Mathematics

pages 73–85, 2006


9. Charls Pearson

On the Relation between Relations: Arity versus Adicity, or Further Towards the Understanding of Peirce’s Fundamental Theorem of Semiotics

pages 86–94, 2006


10. Terry J. Prewitt

The Topology of Discourse Theory: Unfolding the Sign

pages 95–100, 2006


11. David Agler

The Role of Replication in the Growth of Symbols

pages 101–112, 2006


12. Floyd Merrell, Priscila Farias, João Queiroz

Meaning, Icons and Abduction

pages 113–120, 2006


III. Semiotics of Culture

13. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Collaborative Excavations of the Semiotic Self in Biography, Autobiography, Autoethnography, Ethnography

pages 123–133, 2006


14. Jennifer M. Lee

Significant Matter: Material and Meaning in Medieval Lead Pilgrims’ Signs

pages 134–141, 2006


15. Nataliya Semchynska-Uhl

Color Symbolism in Ukrainian Political Discourse of the Beginning of the 21st Century

pages 142–151, 2006


16. Nell Haynes

Masculinity and Bodily Control: The Social Construction of Pain

pages 152–159, 2006


17. Matthew S. Coon

Hair Metal, Berdache, and Gender Messaging

pages 160–166, 2006


18. Rosie Presti

A Semiotic Analysis of a Creepy House

pages 167–175, 2006


19. Katrina Triezenberg

Knives, Forks, and Spoons: A Diachronie Survey of Eating Utensils in Great Britain and America

pages 176–188, 2006


20. Nina Corazzo

Carl Beam, The North American Iceberg

pages 189–201, 2006


21. Jennifer Cramer, John M. Spartz

A Sign of the Times: A Glimpse at Semiotics in the Academy

pages 202–217, 2006


IV. Semiotics and Consciousness

22. Sean Day

Duke Ellington versus the Functionalists: Regarding the “Hard Problem” of Consciousness

pages 221–234, 2006


23. Troy A. Crayton

Semeiotic and the Human Mind: “A Guess at the Riddle” of the Bridge between the Conscious and the Unconscious

pages 235–244, 2006


24. Keith Dickson

Myths and Things

pages 245–253, 2006


V. Semiotics of The Media

25. Kuang-chung Chen

Cinema of Poetry, Chinese Style: Toward a Semiotics of Chinese Cinema

pages 257–270, 2006


26. Myung Choi, Ik Suk Kim

The Monster Out: The Lure of Horror Movies

pages 271–278, 2006


27. Elliot Gaines

Media Literacy and the Future of Semiotics: Toward a Semiotic Taxonomy

pages 279–286, 2006


28. Scott Simpkins

The Semiotics of the Volume as Bibliographical Code

pages 287–294, 2006


VI. Semiotics of Literature

29. Nataliya Semchynska-Uhl

Semiotic Aspects of Stanislaw Semchynsky’s Biography of Petro Mohyla

pages 297–308, 2006


30. Mahmoud Gewaily

Cross-Cultural Persuasion in Literary Translation: The Efficacy of Repetition in the English Translation of Nawal El Saadawi’s Imra’a ‘Ind Nuqtat al-Sifr

pages 309–321, 2006


31. Norman David Marin Calderón

A Comic Herstory: Textual Self-Identity in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles

pages 322–329, 2006


32. Tatjana Babic Williams

Disabling the Normative Because “She Can Afford To”: The of Claire Zachanassian

pages 330–338, 2006


33. Jonathan Hope

Making Sense of Meaning: Goethe’s Faust

pages 339–344, 2006


34. Nathaniel A. Rivers

We are a Cyborg: Extensions of the Cybernetic into the Semiotic

pages 345–355, 2006


35. Jenny Diamond

Gender Ideology and Okonkwo’s Feminization in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

pages 356–361, 2006


VII. Contributions to Linguistics and Lexicography

36. Yin Ling Cheung

Lexical-Entry Driven Approaches and Predicated-Based Approaches to Unaccusative / Unergative Alternation

pages 365–376, 2006


37. Kathryn Hansen

From Phoneme to Articulation via the Semiotic Sign

pages 377–384, 2006


38. Ana Jovanovic

Transformations of Meaning for Bicultural Bilinguals

pages 385–397, 2006


39. Ebru Şahin-Ekici, Cengiz Yener

Color Naming in Turkish Society

pages 398–411, 2006


40. Appendix: Abbreviations in Peirce Citations

pages 413–413, 2006


41. Author Index

pages 415–423, 2006



SEMIOTICS 2004/2005


I. Signs of Self

1. Myrdene Anderson, Devika Chawla

Autobiography Meets Biography: Semiotic Expansions and Contractions

pages 3–17, 2004/2005


II. Signscapes

2. Kevin Cummings

Abject Communities: Gorgons, Golems, and Werewolves Dwelling in Grey Zones

pages 21–33, 2004/2005


3. Rebecca Dalvesco

Norwegian Architecture: Landscape as Metaphor

pages 34–46, 2004/2005


III. Popular Culture

4. William V. Faux, II

Qwerty, Wingdings, Question Marks, and Smileys: Rethinking Transcription Symbols

pages 49–58, 2004/2005


5. Elliot Gaines

The Narrative Semiotics of The Daily Show

pages 59–67, 2004/2005


IV. Philosophy

6. Jason Barrett-Fox

Normativity, Unity, and the Semiotics of Esthetic Experience in Peirce and Dewey

pages 71–77, 2004/2005


7. Karen A. Haworth

Cognitive Style and Zoosemiotics

pages 78–87, 2004/2005


8. Nathan Houser

Too Many Signs

pages 88–97, 2004/2005


9. Stacy Monahan

“The Look” in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness: The Possession, Objectification, and Gender of “The Other”

pages 98–106, 2004/2005


10. Benjamin Smith

Situating Merleau-Ponty in Postmodemity: Semiosis and the Chiasm

pages 107–114, 2004/2005


V. Literary Analysis

11. Mary Lowe-Evans

Frankenstein’s Creature: Soul Survivor

pages 117–129, 2004/2005


12. Gila Safran Naveh

The Politics of Representation and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Film and Fiction

pages 130–146, 2004/2005


13. Sibel Sayili

Flux—Loss of Meaning or the Very Beginning?

pages 147–157, 2004/2005


14. Reginald Shepherd

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Coat: Nuances of a Theme by Stevens

pages 158–175, 2004/2005


VI. Religious Criticism

15. Tomas Lopez

Women in Early Christianity

pages 179–193, 2004/2005


16. Terry J. Prewitt

Some Examples of Structuralist Method

pages 194–208, 2004/2005


VII. Semiotics and Cultural Criticism

17. Robert Philen

‘This is All Your Fault’ / ‘She Still Has Hope’: Catastrophe and Comprehending the Incomprehensible

pages 211–217, 2004/2005


18. Frank Nuessel

Collecting: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 218–232, 2004/2005


19. J. Raymond Zimmer

The Soul of the Political Machine: An NSD Exploration of Louis Althusser’s ‘Ideology and State’

pages 233–241, 2004/2005


20. John Deely

From Semiotics to Semioethics

pages 242–261, 2004/2005


VIII. Presidential Address

21. C.W. Spinks

Our Darkling Glasses, Or My Sign Can Beat Up Your Sign

pages 265–276, 2004/2005


22. Index

pages 277–281, 2004/2005




Semiotics and National Identity

ISBN 1-894508-64-5

Editor: Rodney Williamson


1. Acknowledgments

pages x–x, 2003



2. Rodney Williamson

Semiotics and National Identity

pages xi–xii, 2003


I. Address By Former SSA President

3. Vincent Colapietro

Portrait of an Historicist

pages 3–12, 2003


II. Thomas A. Sebeok Fellowship Lecture

4. Kalevi Kull

Semiotics Is a Theory of Life

pages 15–31, 2003


III. Semiotics and National Identity

5. Augusto Ponzio

National Identity and War. A Semiotic Look at the Helsinki Final Act and USA Security Strategy

pages 35–56, 2003


6. Susan Petrilli

Signs and Difference: National Identity and War in a Semiotic Key

pages 57–76, 2003


7. Bob Hodge

Three Dimensional Semiotics in a Globalizing World

pages 77–92, 2003


8. Elliot Gaines

Semiotics of Identity and the Shifting World Paradigm

pages 93–100, 2003


9. Ramón Alvarado

Voices of Alterity: The Other Among Us. Towards a Plural National Identity in Mexico

pages 101–108, 2003


IV. Semiotics: Philosophy and Thought

10. John Deely

The Semiotic Animal

pages 111–126, 2003


11. Eugen Baer

The (Re)Turning of Consciousness in Emmanuel Levinas

pages 127–136, 2003


12. Charls Pearson

Semiotic Analysis of Empirical Convergence and Ampliative Reasoning

pages 137–156, 2003


13. J. Raymond Zimmer

A Nested-Sign Diagram Analysis of Antonio Damasio’s Looking for Spinoza

pages 157–167, 2003


14. Marcel Danesi

Fibonacci’s Rabbit Puzzle and Discovery in Mathematics: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 168–184, 2003


15. William Pencak

Harold Innis, Roberta Kevelson, and the Bias of Legal Communications

pages 185–192, 2003


16. Paul Egan

An Oxymoric Homology — Homosexuality and Cultural Homologie

pages 193–199, 2003


17. Lindsay Kochen

The Importance of “Deblurring” the Boundary Between Semiotics and Postmodernism

pages 200–208, 2003


18. Ryan Maydan

The Semiotics of Chance

pages 209–216, 2003


V. Semiotics and Religion

19. Brooke Williams Deely

Jacques Maritain’s Reflections on “America”: Sign of a New Christendom

pages 219–233, 2003


20. Markus Ekkehard Locker

Revelation’s New Jerusalem: A Sign-Model of Christian Identity

pages 234–242, 2003


21. Connie Youngblood

As the Head Bows to the Heart: St. Teresa and Dr. Carl Jung

pages 243–251, 2003


VI. Semiotics and The Visual Arts

22. Nina Corazzo

Cultural Dummies and Barbara Kruger

pages 255–265, 2003


23. Rebecca Dalvesco

Architecture and Flight: Air Canada’s Pavilion at Expo 67

pages 266–275, 2003


24. Laurie Stewart

The Photographic Sign: Representation and the Nature of the Image

pages 276–287, 2003


25. Nhu-Hoa Nguyen

Le processus d’interpretation dans les bandes dessinées selon les classes de signes peircéennes

pages 288–304, 2003


VII. Semiotics of Language, Culture and Communication

26. Roland Posner

Basic Tasks of Cultural Semiotics

pages 307–353, 2003


27. Frank Nuessel

Language as/and Identity

pages 354–366, 2003


28. Frank J. Macke

A Semiotic Phenomenology of “Contact”: The Phatic Function of Body and Flesh in Jakobson’s Model of Communication

pages 367–381, 2003


29. C.W. Spinks

Trickster’s Cultural Dance

pages 382–395, 2003


30. Hong Wang

Power, Money, and Woman — A Semiotic Explication of Anti-Corruption Campaign in the People’s Republic of China

pages 396–417, 2003


VIII. Semiotics and Literature

31. Richard L. Lanigan

Fabulous Political Semiotic: The Case of George Orwell’s Animal Farm

pages 421–435, 2003


32. Marie Wise

Language and Self in Clarice Lispector’s The Apple in the Dark

pages 436–442, 2003


33. Éric Prince

Signes, identite et egalite: I’exemple de No de Robert Lepage

pages 443–459, 2003


IX. Semiotics and Media

34. Mike D. Ledgerwood

Digitality and the Matrix: Images, Pictures and Films

pages 463–487, 2003


35. Candice MacDonald

Rhythm and Scene in the Mexican Telenovela

pages 488–504, 2003


36. Allison Resnick

Hyper-Recruitment in the United States and Colombia: The Discursive Action and Design of Military Websites

pages 505–516, 2003


37. Karla Andrea Zúñiga Cortés

Constructing Nationality Through Supranationality in Fashion Magazines

pages 517–532, 2003


38. Rodney Williamson

Images of Power in the Electronic Press: A Multimodal Analysis

pages 533–550, 2003




ISBN 1-894508-54-8

Editors: John Deely, Terry J. Prewitt


I. Semiotics of Culture

1. Myrdene Anderson

Scratching a Fifty-Year Itch: Reflecting on Two High School Reunions

pages 3–14, 2002


2. Rebecca Dalvesco

Architecture Without Walls: The Creation of Eden

pages 15–20, 2002


3. Ann Kibbey

Social Surveillance in Ladybird, Ladybird

pages 21–34, 2002


4. William Pencak

Race, Class, and the Supreme Court: San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)

pages 35–48, 2002


II. Semiotic Analysis

5. Eleanor Donnelly

The Human Brain and the Use of Verbal Reports to Access Cognitive Models of Reality

pages 51–59, 2002


6. Frank Nuessel

Errors in Medical Prescriptions: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 60–75, 2002


7. Hong Wang

Discoursive Manifestation of Social Sexual Relations

pages 76–89, 2002


III. Stigmatized Self-Identification

8. Robert Philen

Identity and Non-Identity among Men who have Sex with Men

pages 93–109, 2002


9. Terry J. Prewitt

Phallocentric Identity and the Vampiric Father

pages 110–115, 2002


IV. Literary Subversions of Subjectivity

10. Mary Lowe-Evans

As the Jewel Turns: “The Speckled Band” and the Empirical Crown Sherlock Holmes and the Politics of Empire

pages 119–131, 2002


11. Gila Safran Naveh

Textual Mediation in S.Y. Agnon, or a Semiethics of Witnessing

pages 132–144, 2002


12. Helen Richards

Advice to a “Girl”: An Examination of Women’s Roles in Jamaica Kincaid’s Story

pages 145–150, 2002


V. Semiotics of Theology and Religion

13. Charls Pearson

Introduction to the SIG/STAR-SIG/ES Joint Symposium

pages 153–154, 2002


14. Eugen Baer

To Make Oneself into a Sign: Witnessing to the Trace of the Infinite. Some Thoughts on the Work of Emmanuel Levinas

pages 155–163, 2002


15. Robert S. Corrington

Unfolding/Enfolding the Categorial

pages 164–170, 2002


16. Charls Pearson

The Role of God in Scientific Reasoning

pages 171–196, 2002


VI. Realism within Semiotics

17. Ted Baenziger

Musing On Liturgy

pages 199–206, 2002


18. Max Bonilla

Hermeneutics of the Bible Belt: Struggles in Interpretation

pages 207–225, 2002


19. Randall Smith

Thomas Aquinas’ Semiotics of the Old Testament Law in Terms of Natural Law

pages 226–240, 2002


VII. Philosophy and the Doctrine of Signs

20. John Deely

Ne Suffit Jamais un Corps pour Faire un Signe

pages 243–248, 2002


21. Elliot Gaines

Peirce and the Necessary Ambiguity of Communication

pages 249–258, 2002


22. Paul Cobley

Semiotics, Closure and Technologies of Narrative Communication

pages 259–287, 2002


23. J. Raymond Zimmer

Content, Situation and Overall Context: Re-contextualizing Peirce’s Immediate, Dynamical and Final Interpretants

pages 288–299, 2002


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

24. Joe Martin

In Bounds or Out of Bounds? The Academic Possibilities of John Deely’s Four Ages of Understanding

pages 303–313, 2002


25. Index

pages 315–318, 2002


26. Supporting Subscribers

pages 319–321, 2002




ISBN 1-894508-41-6


I. Semiotics and Contemplation

1. Eugen Baer

Semiotics of the Infinite

pages 3–13, 2001


2. Brooke Williams Deely

The Anthroposemiosis of Contemplation: Beyond Patriarchy and Feminism

pages 14–29, 2001


3. Sr. Anne Francis Le

Orthodoxy and The Cloud of Unknowing

pages 30–39, 2001


4. Mary Catherine Sommers

Imaging the Contemplative Life in Thomas Aquinas

pages 40–53, 2001


II. Narrative Semiotics

5. Júnia de Castro Magalhães Alves

A Brief Semiotic Study of the Descriptive Act in José Saramago’s A caverna (The cave): Cipriano Algor, the Blackberry Tree and the Dog Achado

pages 57–66, 2001


6. Ted Baenziger

Semiotics, Theatre, and Liturgy

pages 67–81, 2001


7. Heidi Bostic

Gender and the Subject of Narrative Semiotics

pages 82–91, 2001


8. Olivia Stewart

Nomina Nuda Tenemus: The Semiotic Function of Adso of Melk in Eco’s The Name of the Rose

pages 92–99, 2001


III. Semiotics of The Trickster

9. Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez

The Marginal Centrality of the Trickster Voice: Shifting Ethnographic Significations in Son of Old Man Hat: A Navaho Autobiography

pages 103–115, 2001


10. Sean Day

One’s Own Brain as Trickster–Part II: It’s For Your Own Good

pages 116–125, 2001


11. Leora Kornfeld

The Trickster’s Way: Transcending the Rational and Reconstituting Media Discourse

pages 126–133, 2001


IV. Semiosis in The City

12. Josephine Carubia

Urban De-Sign: Passenger Information Symbols and the Ordinary Practitioners of Urban Life

pages 137–147, 2001


13. Vincent Colapietro

Walking About A City: Urban Movement as Performative Utterance

pages 148–159, 2001


14. Rebecca Dalvesco

Meaning and Power: Air-conditioned Dome New York City

pages 160–170, 2001


15. Vivian Darroch-Lozowski

Wandering and Speaking the City

pages 171–178, 2001


16. Benjamin Hufbauer

A Capital of Signs: George Washington’s Patronage of the Federal City

pages 179–192, 2001


17. Christina Ljungberg

City Maps: The Cartosemiotic Connection

pages 193–205, 2001


18. Anna Makolkin

Semiotic Ambiance and Ambiguity in the Post-Modem City

pages 206–220, 2001


V. Semiotics of Music, Art, and Film

19. Victoria Adamenko

George Crumb and the Mythic “Wholeness”: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 223–234, 2001


20. Nina Corazzo

Helen Frankenthaler’s Madame Butterfly

pages 235–248, 2001


21. Cristina Farronato

Modern Disharmonies: The Paradigmatic Function of Landscape and Urban Architecture in Antonioni’s Professione: Reporter

pages 249–257, 2001


22. Ann Kibbey

C. S. Pierce and D. W. Griffith: Parallel Action, Prejudice, and Indexical Meaning

pages 258–266, 2001


23. William Pencak

Gay-Coded X-Men

pages 267–272, 2001


VI. Semiotic Theory

24. John Henning

Seeing Things the Same Way: What Constitutes Shared Knowledge

pages 275–291, 2001


25. Guido Ipsen

Hybridity at the Root of Semiosis

pages 292–310, 2001


26. Frank Nuessel

Translation: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 311–324, 2001


27. Charls Pearson

Summary of Advantages of Recently Sugggested Changes to the Universal Sign Structure Theory

pages 325–339, 2001


28. Steven Edward Peña

On Belief Limitations in the Normative and Natural Sciences

pages 340–356, 2001


29. Beth Raps

Thinking Here and Now: Peirce’s Abduction, Phronesis and Epistemic Community

pages 357–370, 2001


30. Peter Schulz

“Know How” and “Know That”: A Semiotic Approach to the Phenomenon of Knowledge

pages 371–382, 2001


VII. Social Semiotics

31. Isaac E. Catt

Unsuspected Realms of the Stranger in Semiotics, Semiosis, and Communication

pages 385–399, 2001


32. Elliot Gaines

Media Images and the Semiotics of September 11th, 2001

pages 400–410, 2001


33. Sanna Iitti

Ritual Chant, Preservation and Change: Aspects of Tibetan Culture in Exile

pages 411–419, 2001


34. Randall Smith

The Semiotic Function of the Epigraph in Aquinas’ Biblical Prologues and Sermons: A Mixing of Memory and Desire

pages 420–438, 2001


35. J. Raymond Zimmer

Semiotic Diagrams of Pascal Boyer’s The Naturalness of Religious Ideas

pages 439–453, 2001


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

36. Lauren Larson

The Anomalous Ascent: Contemplation as a New Semiotic

pages 457–471, 2001


Thomas A. Sebok Memorial Essay

37. John Deely

The Quasi-Error of the External World

pages 477–509, 2001




Sebeok’s Century”

ISBN 1-894508-25-4

Editors: John Deely, Scott Simpkins


Dedication and Memorial Notice

1. Ralph Austin Powell, O.P., Ph.L., Ph.D. (1914-2001)

pages vii–ix, 2000


Editor’s Preface

2. John Deely

Sebeok’s Century”

pages xvii–xxxiv, 2000


I . Conference Theme Essay

3. Frank Nuessel

Thomas A. Sebeok: A Review of his Contributions to Semiotics

pages 3–17, 2000


II. Signs of Culture

4. Myrdene Anderson

Packaging Time, Spilling Space: The Contagion of Clutter

pages 21–29, 2000


5. Eleanor Donnelly

What is an Interview Transcript?

pages 30–39, 2000


6. Gayle Lasater

La Mala Vida: The Practical and Ideological Containment of Women

pages 40–48, 2000


7. Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Spinning Visual Merpretants: Tales of Sheela-na Gig and Cycladic Figures

pages 49–61, 2000


8. Nancy Stockall, Dena L. Stickels

The Stream of Semiosis: Marking Signs of Ability in Dis/Ability

pages 62–76, 2000


III. Literary Semiotics

9. Heidi Bostic

Formalism Meets Feminism: The Semiotics of Passions as a Tool for Literary Analysis

pages 79–93, 2000


10. Thomas F. Broden

Narrative Theory and the Interaction of Bodies: A Reading of Duras’s Blue Eyes Black Hair

pages 94–107, 2000


11. Vincent Colapietro

Woolf on Words: Signification, Signature, and Recontextualization

pages 108–116, 2000


IV. Photography, Music, and Art

12. Tracy Brandenburg

Rap and the Semiotically Real

pages 119–129, 2000


13. Nina Corazzo

The Freaky Female Body: Mary Ellen Mark’s Photograph of Shavanaas Begum, the Indian Circus Strongwoman, 1989

pages 130–141, 2000


14. Elzbieta T. Kazmierczak

Shortcuts to Meaning, or Diagrams and Making Sense Out of Image-text De-signs

pages 142–159, 2000


15. Geoffrey Sykes

Freedom as Photographic Synechism

pages 160–169, 2000


16. Yoshiko (Miko) Yamamoto

When Japanese Address Deities: The Art of Ema Offering

pages 170–179, 2000


V. Semiotics of Cinema

17. Alain J.-J. Cohen

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining: Semiotics of the Labyrinth

pages 183–196, 2000


18. Cair W. Crawford

Meditations on the Divine Mother: Stanley Kubrick’s Quest for Perfection Through Artificial Intelligence

pages 197–206, 2000


19. Rebecca Dalvesco

Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus: A Semiotic and Psychoanalytic Interpretation

pages 207–214, 2000


VI. Educational Semiotics

20. Elisabetta Ferrando

The Relevance of Peircean Theory of Abduction to the Development of Students’ Conceptions of Proof (With Particular Attention to Proof in Calculus)

pages 217–232, 2000


21. Elliot Gaines

A Semiotic Video Project: Teaching Semiotics Through Brent’s Narrative Biography of Peirce

pages 233–248, 2000


22. John Henning

Just the Right Word: A Semiotic Explanation of Development in Essay Writing

pages 249–261, 2000


23. Kuk Lee

Curriculum Theorizing From a Semiotic Perspective

pages 262–269, 2000


24. Julie Rea

PTSD: A Situated Look at the Semiotic Process and Role of Individual Umwelts in Human Existence/Function

pages 270–279, 2000


25. Kathy L. Schuh

Unlimited Semiosis: Analysis Tool for a Writing Activity

pages 280–295, 2000


VII. Politics and Architecture

26. Jean Gardner

Signs of the Times: Space and Time in Times Square

pages 299–312, 2000


27. Adrian S. Gimate-Welsh, María Rayo Sankey García

Referential Semiosis in the Shaping of Political Discourse in the Mexican Presidential Election ofthe Year 2000

pages 313–321, 2000


28. William Pencak

Containing the Contagion of Communism: How Metaphor Creates Reality

pages 322–327, 2000


29. Christina Olson Spiesel

H.U.A.C. Pictures Communism or How I Became a Jew

pages 328–339, 2000


30. C.W. Spinks

Silk Purses, Sows’ Ears, and Other Dangerous Things: Corporate Metaphors in Higher Education

pages 340–354, 2000


VIII. Science, Economics, and Semiotics

31. Sungchul Ji

Isomorphism Between Cell and Human Languages: Micro- and Macrosemiotics

pages 357–374, 2000

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32. P.S. Levinthal

The Septagon: Mapping Astronomy and Alchemy on a Familiar Framework

pages 375–385, 2000


33. Ana Marostica

Econometric Inference and The Old Problem of Induction

pages 386–409, 2000


IX. Signs of Theology

34. Charls Pearson

Mysticism, Prayer, and Revelation: Do They Reveal a New Sign Component?

pages 413–424, 2000


35. Paul Ryan

The Blessed Trinity and the Practice of Threeing

pages 425–439, 2000


36. J. Raymond Zimmer

Evolutionary Psychology and the Semiotics of Miracles

pages 440–452, 2000


X. “A Last Word”

37. Ralph Austin Powell, Benedict Ashley

“That a State Establishment of Any Religion Claiming Divine Revelation Is Contrary to Natural Law”: The Semiotics of Separation of Church and State

pages 455–469, 2000


38. Index

pages 471–474, 2000


39. Supporting Subscribers

pages 475–477, 2000




1999, ISBN 978-0820452265

Editors: John Deely, Scott Simpkins, C.W. Spinks


Memorial Notice

1. Anthony Francis Russell: 26 November 1922–1999 April 12

pages vii–x, 1999


A.F. Russell Memorial Essay

2. Anthony F. Russell

In Response to G. E. Moore: A Semiotic Perspective on R. G. Collingwood’s Concrete Universal

pages 3–18, 1999


I. Semiotics of Architecture and Design

3. Rebecca Dalvesco

The “La Femme” Automobile as a Fetish Object: A Semiosic and Psychoanalytic Inquiry

pages 21–36, 1999


4. Jean Gardner

Semiotic Matrix for Sustainable Architecture

pages 37–55, 1999


5. Billie J. Jones

Semiotics: A Window to the Rhetoricity of Museum Texts

pages 56–67, 1999


II. Gender, Cognition, and The Body

6. Donald J. Cunningham

Cultural Historical Activity Theory From a Semiotic Standpoint

pages 71–77, 1999


7. Colette S. Jung

Revelatory Perceptions: A Phenomenological Interpretation of the Recognition of the Lived-Body as Finite

pages 78–93, 1999


8. Richard L. Lanigan

Applied Creativity in PR and R&D: Peirce on Synechsim, Fuller on Synergetics, Görden on Synectics, and Alinksy on Socialism

pages 94–106, 1999


9. Geoffrey Sykes

“In Our Bodies...”: Corporeality and Peircean Semiotics

pages 107–124, 1999


III. History and Textuality

10. John Deely

The Reach of Textuality

pages 127–139, 1999


11. John Henning

The Evolution of Sign: What a Study on Text Processing Suggests

pages 140–158, 1999


12. William Pencak

The Adams-Jefferson Friendship: Semiotic Inquiry into the Survival of the American Republic

pages 159–165, 1999


IV. Semiotics and Law

13. Denis J. Brion

The Endless Universe of Law

pages 169–184, 1999


14. Frank Nuessel

Linguistics, Language, and the Law

pages 185–196, 1999


15. W.T. Scott

Legal Fictions

pages 197–211, 1999


V. Social Semiotics

16. Kuk Lee

Semiotic Analysis of Conference-Going Events

pages 215–228, 1999


17. Charls Pearson

The Semiotics of Charles S. Peirce’s Theology

pages 229–242, 1999


18. A.J. Pollard, Delfryn Thomas

CyberPower and CyberSolidarity: Establishing Social Cohesion in Electronic Speech Communities

pages 243–261, 1999


19. Donald J. Cunningham, Julie Rea

Semiotics as an Imaginary Guide to the Making of the Moral Self

pages 262–271, 1999


20. Howard A. Smith


pages 272–281, 1999


21. François Victor Tochon

A Semiotic Theory of Supervision: Cooperative Communication as Support in Second-Language Education

pages 282–299, 1999


VI. Semiotics of Art, Music, and Film

22. Mark J. Butler

Music as Action: Techno and the Perception of Agency

pages 303–314, 1999


23. Alain J.-J. Cohen

Woody Allen’s Zelig: A Simulation Documentary

pages 315–331, 1999


24. Nina Corazzo

Saint Sebastian: Vulnerable Virility?

pages 332–343, 1999


25. Rebecca Cordes

Using the Pastoral Toward a Feminist Read of Le Nozze di Figaro

pages 344–359, 1999


26. Elzbieta T. Kazmierczak

Portrait of a Woman, or Diagrammatic Modeling in Art

pages 360–373, 1999


VII. Semiotics and Philosophy

27. Vincent Colapietro

To the Signs Themselves

pages 377–388, 1999


28. Brooke Williams Deely

Feminism, Postmodernism, and Mystical Contemplation

pages 389–401, 1999


29. Charls Pearson

A Third Level of Semantic Structure Solves Many Outstanding Problems of Semiotics: The Functions of Cognesion

pages 402–418, 1999


30. André De Tienne

Phenomenon Vs. Sign, Appearance Vs. Representation

pages 419–431, 1999


VIII. Semiotics of Culture

31. Myrdene Anderson

Y2K, a Self-Disorganizing Trickster

pages 435–443, 1999


32. Elliot Gaines

Imaging the Other: An American Interpreting Signs of India

pages 444–453, 1999


33. Benjamin Hebblethwaite

The Geo-Socio-Linguistics of Haitian Creole: The Diaspora

pages 454–473, 1999


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

34. Inna Semetsky

The Adventures of a Postmodern Fool, or the Semiotics of Learning

pages 477–495, 1999


35. Index

pages 497–500, 1999


36. Supporting Subscribers

pages 501–503, 1999




ISBN 0-8204-4594-0

Editors: John Deely, C.W. Spinks


1. Preface

pages viii–ix, 1998


2. William Pencak

A Rememberance for Roberta Kevelson

pages x–xiii, 1998


I. Semiotics, Artifact, & Artifice

3. Rebecca Dalvesco

Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Artifacts and Texts as Precursors of the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Semiosic Inquiry

pages 3–12, 1998


4. Christian B. Keller

More Than Child’s Play: War Toys in The Modern World

pages 13–21, 1998


5. W. Porter McRoberts, Robert C. Sears

Black Latex Tool of Transcendence, Artifact of Auscultation: Meditations on the Iconography of the Stethoscope

pages 22–30, 1998


6. Charls Pearson, Claire McElveen Pearson

The Religious Communication of Stained glass Windows: Implications for Theology and Semiotic Theory

pages 31–37, 1998


7. Inna Semetsky

Tarot Semiotics as Cartography of Events

pages 38–51, 1998


II. Semiotics & The Arts

8. Jackson G. Barry

Improv and Index: A Semiotics of Improvisations in Acting

pages 55–60, 1998


9. Vincent Colapietro

Symbols and the Evolution of Mind: Susanne Langer’s Final Bequest to Semiotics

pages 61–70, 1998


10. Cristina Farronato

The Theory of Abduction and The Name of the Rose

pages 71–81, 1998


11. Elzbieta T. Kazmierczak

In a Vicious Circle of Codependency: the Artist as Trickster

pages 82–94, 1998


III. Semiotics, Signs, & Science

12. Vic Cifarelli

Abduction, Generalization, and Abstraction in Mathematical Problem Solving

pages 97–113, 1998


13. Ana Marostica

Semiotic Trees and Classifications for Inductive Learning Systems

pages 114–127, 1998


14. Frank Nuessel

The Computational Model of Linguistic Theory

pages 128–139, 1998


15. Charls Pearson

The Theory of Operational Semiotics

pages 140–155, 1998


16. Adalira Sáenz Ludlow

Symbolic Activity in Mathematics Classrooms: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 156–170, 1998


17. Yanjie Zhao

An Investigation into Contemporary Mathematical Language

pages 171–188, 1998


IV. Semiotics & Information

18. John Deely

Physiosemiosis and Semiotics

pages 191–197, 1998


19. A.J. Pollard, Adam Vile

Power Structures On The Internet: Patterns of Social Control in Newsgroups

pages 198–212, 1998


20. Sid Sondergard

When Lines Get Crossed: Cyberphobia, Cyberphilia and Technoerotica in Tetsuo: The Iron Man

pages 213–222, 1998


V. Semiotics & Law

21. Denis J. Brion

The Louise Woodward Jury and the Genesis of Truth

pages 225–239, 1998


22. Martha B. Scott

Abduction and Passion in Judicial Decision-Making

pages 240–254, 1998


VI. Semiotics & Post-Colonialism

23. Nina Corazzo

Signs of Sin and Nineteenth Century Constructions of Masculinity: Francois-Edouard Cibot’s The Fallen Angels (Les Anges Dechus), 1833

pages 257–270, 1998


24. Angela M. Leonard

The Instability and Invention of Racial Categories in the Haverhill Gazette (MA), 1824-1827

pages 271–282, 1998


25. Phyllis Passariello

Heaven’s Doorbell: Contemporary Miracles in The Americas

pages 283–289, 1998


26. Ramona Ralston

Signs of Science and the Sublime in Bartram’s Travels: Subverting the Colonialist Agenda

pages 290–298, 1998


27. Scott Simpkins

White Semiotics: Austen’s The Watsons and the Performance of Caucasianality

pages 299–305, 1998


28. Gila Safran-Naveh

The City as Text and Textuality in Calvino’s “Cities and Signs”

pages 306–317, 1998


VII. Semiotics, Self, & Other

29. Eleanor Donnelly, LuAnne Lilly

The Self Intact and the Self Afflicted: A Case Study

pages 321–335, 1998


30. Charls Pearson, Henry M. Lee

A Semiotic Comparison of the Postmodern Theology of Charles Peirce, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Paul Tillich

pages 336–352, 1998


31. William Pencak

Women and Their Bodies in Herodotus’ Histories

pages 353–358, 1998


32. Index

pages 359–363, 1998


33. Supporting Subscribers

pages 364–366, 1998




ISBN 0-8204-4406-5

Editors: John Deely, C.W. Spinks


1. Preface

pages ix–ix, 1997


I. Creativity

2. Vincent Colapietro

Susanne Langer on Artistic Creativity and Creations

pages 3–12, 1997


3. William P. Dougherty

“A Local Habitation...”: Creativity, Semeiotic, and Music Composition

pages 13–20, 1997


4. Lamont Lindstrom

A Genealogy of Creativity

pages 21–31, 1997


5. Frank Nuessel

Creativity in Later Life: a Semiotic Perspective

pages 32–39, 1997


6. Mark Saatjian

Creativity Is Nothing New

pages 40–48, 1997


7. Jason T. Stell

Reclaiming Beethoven’s Buried Creative Intentions: The Bagatelles Op. 119 Nos. 1-6

pages 49–59, 1997


II. Reclaiming Bricolage

8. Nina Corazzo

The Created Self: Women and Monocles in Otto Dix’s The Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926

pages 63–73, 1997


9. Rebecca Dalvesco

Charles S. Peirce’s Semiosis As A Tool For Architects and Industrial Designers

pages 74–86, 1997


10. Silvia Dapiá, Guillermo Gregorio

Throwing Sound Into Sounds: Opening Systems By The Use of Chance

pages 87–94, 1997


11. Nancy S. Haas

Overcoming the Barriers of Entropy to Joy

pages 95–104, 1997


12. Phyllis Passariello

Re-visiting Chiapas, Finding TVLand: Nostalgia as Tool and Toy

pages 105–117, 1997


13. Adalira Saénz-Ludlow

Iconic Means in Children’s Understanding of the Division Algorithm

pages 118–130, 1997


14. Gila Safran-Naveh

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Creative Minds on “Happy” Drugs in Modern Culture

pages 131–138, 1997


15. Sid Sondergard

Erotic Creation and Creative Eroticism

pages 139–150, 1997


16. Christina Olson Spiesel

Here’s Looking at You

pages 151–163, 1997


III. Semiotics & History

17. Ric Northrup Caric

John Fitch and the Invention of the Steamboat: A Case Study in Cultural Failure

pages 167–180, 1997


18. Angela M. Leonard

Exploratory Notes on the ‘Wonders’ of Jazz: Take One

pages 181–191, 1997


IV. Semiotics & Scientific Codes

19. Denis J. Brion

The Semiosis of Ownership

pages 195–205, 1997


20. Edward K. Brown II

The Poetics of Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

pages 206–214, 1997


21. Maureen Connolly

Bodily Expressivity as a Semiotic Modality

pages 215–222, 1997


22. Tom Craig

Liminal Bodies, Medical Codes

pages 223–234, 1997


23. Walling R. Cyre

Evolution in Computer Engineering Notations

pages 235–242, 1997


24. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

Is Cultural Studies Not Semiotics?: Politics and the Institutionalization of Cultural Studies

pages 243–256, 1997


25. Yanjie Zhao

What is Mathematical Notation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

pages 257–273, 1997


V. Semiotics, Language, & Metaphor

26. Elliot Gaines

The Semiotics of Artificial Mythology and “The Far Side”

pages 277–287, 1997


27. James C. Lundy

Ecosemiotics and the Creation of Metaphor

pages 288–299, 1997


28. John W. Oller, Jr.

The Theory of Abstraction

pages 300–314, 1997


29. John L. Rausch

The Evolution of Emotion: A Semiotic Interplay of Personal and Social Development

pages 315–324, 1997


30. Peter H. Salus

A Rebours

pages 325–332, 1997


31. Mattie Scott

A Functional Examination of Hate Speech

pages 333–345, 1997


VI. Semiotics & Gender

32. Ramona Ralston

Negotiating Romantic Contradictions: Creating Space for the Female Spectator in The Piano

pages 349–360, 1997


33. Jeanine Semon

“Redressing” Femininity: Breastplates for the Soul

pages 361–374, 1997


34. Scott Simpkins

The Agon for the Male Signifier: Austen’s Lady Susan

pages 375–386, 1997



35. John Deely

How Is the Universe Perfused with Signs?

pages 389–394, 1997


36. Index

pages 395–399, 1997


37. Supporting Subscribers

pages 401–402, 1997




ISBN 978-0-82-044045-3

Editors: John Deely, C.W. Spinks


1. Preface

pages ix–ix, 1996


I. Gender & Semiotics

2. Maureen Connolly, Tom Craig

Medicalization of the Body, Feminization of Disease, Developing Regimes of Silence

pages 3–12, 1996

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3. William Pencak

Emily Dickinson: Post-colonial Feminist, Post-Modern Semiotician

pages 13–25, 1996


4. Mattie Scott

Sexual Harassment: A Semiotic Perspective

pages 26–37, 1996


5. Thomas W. Sheehan

Femininity’s Fugue: the Understanding of Woman in Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice

pages 38–42, 1996


6. Katherine Stephenson

Mapping Matters: Corporeal Feminism’s Materialization of Sexed Subjectivity

pages 43–49, 1996


II. Gendered Mythspace

7. Josephine Carubia

Gender and Geometry in Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse

pages 53–61, 1996


8. Ellen McCracken

Residual Signification in Re-accented Texts: Macarena, Madonna, and La Conquistadora

pages 62–68, 1996


9. Almira Ousmanova

Gender Representation in Soviet Cinema: Fragmented Vision or Fragmented Image?

pages 69–81, 1996


10. Gila Safran-Naveh

Tamar’s Restoration of the “Self”

pages 82–90, 1996


11. Anthony J. Tamburri

Ethnicity and Sexuality in Tom DeCerchio’s Nunzio’s Second Cousin

pages 91–102, 1996


III. Gardens & The Semiotics of Space

12. Myrdene Anderson

Down the Garden Path and Up the Labyrinth

pages 105–110, 1996


13. Ulrich Baer

Landscape and Memory in the Work of Paul Celan: “to learn the language of the place”

pages 111–123, 1996


14. Charles Baraw

The Skin of a Thing

pages 124–131, 1996


15. Nina Corazzo

The Garden Enclosed (hortus conclusus) and its Vegetation as Sign

pages 132–143, 1996


16. Lance Duerfahrd

Beckett’s Circulation: Molloy’s Dereliction

pages 144–150, 1996


17. Nancy S. Haas

Cultivating Relatedness and the Semiotic Self

pages 151–159, 1996


18. Kyra Marie Landzelius

Back to the Garden: The Primordial Hunger Strike

pages 160–167, 1996


19. Linda McDonald

Cultivating the Garden: Growth and Change in Teachers’ Practices

pages 168–175, 1996


IV. Subjectives & Semiotics

20. Vincent Colapietro

Peircean Reflections on Gendered Subjects

pages 179–188, 1996


21. Silvia Dapiá

Relaiming the Subject: Mauthner’s and Peirce’s Responses to the Cartesian Self

pages 189–198, 1996


22. Thomas F. N. Puckett

The Advent of Aristotle in the Soul of St. Thomas Aquinas: Rhetorica or Scientia?

pages 199–205, 1996


23. John K. Sheriff

Literary Art/Artistic Women: Linking Subjectivity to Social Significance

pages 206–216, 1996


V. Semiotics & Culture

24. Denis J. Brion

Naming and Forgetting

pages 219–228, 1996


25. John Deely

The Four Ages of Understanding between Ancient Physics and Postmodern Semiotics

pages 229–239, 1996


26. James Geiger

Re-valuing Value: Looking for Right in a World Gone Wrong

pages 240–248, 1996


27. Richard L. Lanigan

A Semiotic Perspective in China from a “Big-Nose”

pages 249–255, 1996


28. Mary C. Miles

From Elf to Pelf: Santa ClausinAmerica

pages 256–266, 1996


VI. Semiotics & Narrative

29. Jason M. Kelly

Turner’s Golden Vision: Alchemy in the Works of J.M.W. Turner

pages 269–279, 1996


30. Scott Simpkins

“Role Stress” and Conflicted Masculinities in Byron’s The Corsair

pages 280–289, 1996


31. Karen M. Sheriff

Metonymical Re-membering and Signifyin(g) in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

pages 290–300, 1996


32. Samantha Ward

“Welcome Home, Brother”: Simulacra in Filmic Representations o f Vietnam Veterans

pages 301–307, 1996


33. Lauro Zavala

A Semiotics of Film and Literary Fiction: Classic, Modern, and Postmodern

pages 308–312, 1996


VII. Theoretical Semiotics

34. Charls Pearson

Peirce’s Theorem: or the Characteristic Theorem of Semiotics

pages 315–323, 1996


35. Index

pages 325–328, 1996


36. Supporting Subscribers

pages 331–332, 1996




ISBN 978-0-61-417854-8

Editors: John Deely, C.W. Spinks


1. Preface

pages xiii–xiii, 1995


I. Postcoloniality

2. Mao Chen

Nature and Myth in Yellow Earth: The Semiotics of a Recent Chinese Film

pages 3–10, 1995


3. Ellen Healy

In and Out of Time: French Cultural Politics Since World War II

pages 11–21, 1995


4. Lidan Lin

Power and Limits: History in J. M. Coetzee’s Foe

pages 22–30, 1995


5. William D. Melaney

Semiotic Mythologies: Jean Rhys and the Postcolonial Novel

pages 31–40, 1995


6. Willis Salomon

Deconstruction, Postcoloniality, and Objective Interests

pages 41–48, 1995


II. Semiotics in Mexico

7. Ramón Alvarado

Dialogic Interpretation of Social Worlds: Forms of Time and Utopian Dimensions in Bakhtin’s Thought

pages 51–59, 1995


8. Mauricio Beuchot

The Semiotic or Theory of Sign in Thomas de Mercado

pages 60–70, 1995


9. John Deely

Ferdinand de Saussure and Semiotics

pages 71–83, 1995


10. Roberto Flores

A Semiotics of Identity: The Letters of Sub-Commander Marcos to the Press

pages 84–93, 1995


11. Adrian S. Gimate-Welsh

Rhetorical Thought in the 19th Century: Its Manifestation in Mexico

pages 94–102, 1995


12. Lauro Zavala

A Model for Intertextual Analysis

pages 103–108, 1995


III. Semiotics and The Public Sphere

13. Eric V. Chandler

The Public Sphere and Eighteenth-Century Anxieties about Cultural Production in England

pages 111–119, 1995


14. K.J. Peters

The Captivating Question

pages 120–126, 1995


15. Thomas W. Sheehan

The Public Sphere in Ulysses: The Colonial Fiction

pages 127–134, 1995


IV. Semiotics, Historiography and Law

16. Denis J. Brion

The Semiotics of Constitutional Meaning

pages 137–145, 1995


17. Vincent Colapietro

W. M. Urban: An American Cassirer?

pages 146–159, 1995


18. Jeffrey Coombs

Was Bartolomé de Las Casas Post-Colonial?

pages 160–166, 1995


19. Angela M. Leonard

Subverting Tradition: Ebenezer Elliott’s Corn Law Rhymes

pages 167–176, 1995


V. Semiotics and Art

20. Jackson G. Barry

Robert Lowell: the Poet as Sign

pages 179–187, 1995


21. Alan C. Harris

Just a Caricature of a Year...: A Semiotic Analysis and Retrospective of American Political Cartoons in 1994

pages 188–197, 1995


22. Elizabeth Kazmierczak

Introduction to Semiography, or Approaching the Visual Language

pages 198–207, 1995


23. Alpana Sharma Knippling

Inside Out, Outside In: Cultural Politics in the Films of Pratibha Parmar

pages 208–213, 1995


24. Robin Miskolcze

Notes on the Whale

pages 214–221, 1995


25. Steven Skaggs


pages 222–230, 1995


VI. Coleridge and Peirce

26. Robert S. Dupree

Coleridge, Peirce, and Nominalism

pages 233–241, 1995


27. Scott Simpkins

Coleridge’s “Conversation Poems” as Speech Genre

pages 242–249, 1995


28. C.W. Spinks

Peirce’s Lake and Coleridge’s River: Water and Metaphors of the Mind

pages 250–259, 1995


VII. Liminality and Longing

29. Donald J. Cunningham

Timeless Ideas

pages 263–269, 1995


30. Sean Day

Synaesthesia and the Borders of the Senses

pages 270–278, 1995


31. Nancy S. Haas

Communicative Signs of Belonging

pages 279–285, 1995


32. Phyllis Passariello

“Never, Without Her Gladiator”: Christina Rossetti, Mary Magdalen, and the Disguises of Desire

pages 286–290, 1995


33. John L. Rausch

Constructing Lives: Emotionally Disturbed Children’s Longing for Normality

pages 291–302, 1995


VIII. Body and Mind

34. Eugen Baer

Ideas as Firsts

pages 305–312, 1995


35. Ulrich Baer

Photography and History in Baudelaire

pages 313–320, 1995


36. Nina Corazzo

Dismembering the Female Body: The Breast of Saint Agatha

pages 321–331, 1995


37. Silvia Dapiá

Body and Mind: on the Fuzzy Relation Between Meaning and Word in Fritz Mauthner’s Critique of Language

pages 332–342, 1995


38. Bryan D. Dietrich

Bodies at Rest,inMotion: Gynocritical Cosmography and the Semiosis of the Sublime in Postmodern American Poetry

pages 343–353, 1995


39. Richard L. Lanigan

Embodiment: Signs of Life in the Self

pages 354–364, 1995


40. Floyd Merrell

From Semiotic Triangle to Tripod

pages 365–377, 1995


41. Christina Olson Spiesel

Reading Leonardo

pages 378–386, 1995


42. Walburga von Raffler Engel

The Semiotics of Post-Colonialism in Regard to the Words Referring to the Unborn Child

pages 387–397, 1995


IX. Errata

43. William Pencak

Charles S. Peirce: The Later Years and the Philosophy of History

pages 401–406, 1995


44. Semiotic Society of America Style Sheet, Brief Version

pages 407–412, 1995


45. Index

pages 413–417, 1995


46. Supporting Subscribers

pages 418–419, 1995




ISBN 978-0-82-042876-5

Editors: John Deely, C.W. Spinks


I. Signs & Process

1. Edward G. Armstrong

From Symbol to Simulacrum

pages 3–9, 1994


2. Richard Carp

The Production of Signs/the Significance of Production

pages 10–23, 1994


3. Vincent Colapietro

Opposing Mediation and Mediating Opposition: the Interplay of Secondness and Thirdness

pages 24–33, 1994


4. John Deely

Why Investigate the Common Sources for the Semiotic of Charles Peirce and John Poinsot?

pages 34–50, 1994


5. Angela Moorjani

Peirce and Psychopragmatics: Semiosis and Performativity

pages 51–63, 1994


6. Peter Ochs

Difference With Respect (To)

pages 64–75, 1994


II. Signs & Literature

7. Susan Brill

The Signification of Silence, or Moving Semiotics Beyond Circumscription

pages 79–86, 1994


8. Bryan D. Dietrich

The Semiotic Monster: Frankenstein and the Evolution of Sign

pages 87–98, 1994


9. Robert S. Dupree

Coleridge and Peirce: Two Parallel Lives; Two Semioticians?

pages 99–106, 1994


10. Scott Simpkins

The Semiotics of Discredit Modalities in Romantic Literature

pages 107–117, 1994


11. Thomas R. Smith

Roland Barthes Vu Par Roland Barthes: Image and Word in Barthes’ Autobiography

pages 118–134, 1994


III. Signs & Science

12. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

Charles S. Peirce and the Rhetoric of Science

pages 137–150, 1994


13. Eleanor Donnelly, Eileen Klonowski

Modeling the Breast Cancer Illness Experience

pages 151–161, 1994


14. Benjamin E. Mayer

Metaphysics: Permanently to be Exceeded, Permanently to Endure

pages 162–180, 1994


15. Floyd Merrell

How/Why is Complexity Simple and Simplicity Complex?

pages 181–197, 1994


16. John L. Rausch, Rhonda L. Van Meter

Perception, Cognition, and Behavior of Children With Serious Emotional Disturbances

pages 198–209, 1994


17. Timothy Richardson

The Divinity in Hindsight: A Structural Evaluation of Early Hebrew Culture and the Origin Myth

pages 210–222, 1994


IV. Signs & Time

18. Myrdene Anderson

Cominginand Out of Scale and Synch, or, Is It Fractals All the Way Down-Up-Through-and-Around?

pages 225–231, 1994


19. Sean Day

I Remember Her Name Was Cool Blue: Synaesthetic Metaphors, Evolution, and Memory

pages 232–242, 1994


20. Natalie Isser

The Red Specter and the Coup D’etat of 1851

pages 243–249, 1994


21. Angela M. Leonard

Semiotic Analysis of the Anti-corn Law Newstextsinthe Sheffield Independent (1825-55)

pages 250–260, 1994


22. Linda McDonald, Linda J. Rogers

Time Bytes: The Self in Construction

pages 261–274, 1994


23. Phyllis Passariello

Limen and Limes: The Cocktail Party, Liminality, and Deep Time

pages 275–286, 1994


V. Signs & Gender

24. Ulrich Baer

Paul Celan, Ethics, and the Figure of the Feminine

pages 289–300, 1994


25. Michael Cohen

Women as Signs in Mystery Stories

pages 301–306, 1994


26. Nina Corazzo

The Collapse of Time: Baubo’s Obscene Display and Rene Magritte’s Painting Le Viol, 1934

pages 307–316, 1994


27. James Smalls

Separating the Men from the Men: (Re)defining Masculinityinand Out of the Artist’s Studio

pages 317–334, 1994


28. Tramble T. Turner

Staging Signs of Gender

pages 335–344, 1994


VI. Signs, Art & Culture

29. Bruno Bosteels

From Text to Diagram: Towards a Semiotics of Cultural Cartography

pages 347–359, 1994


30. Alan C. Harris

“Absolut”-ely a Semiome: Visual and Linguistic Manipulation in Print Advertising

pages 360–369, 1994


31. Elizabeth Kazmierczak

Philosophy and Aesthetic Preferences: Symmetry Versus Asymmetry

pages 370–380, 1994


32. Mikle D. Ledgerwood

The Visual and the Auditory: Poetry and the Digital World

pages 381–391, 1994


33. Marie-Laure Ryan

Immersion Versus Interactivity: Virtual Reality and Literary Theory

pages 392–401, 1994


34. Iris Smith

Performance & Performativity: Theatre Semiotics as Cultural Study

pages 402–411, 1994


35. James Anthony Whitson

“Open your heart”: Levels of Phenomenological and Semiotic Reflexivity in Popular Mass Culture

pages 412–422, 1994


VII. Signs, Self & Others

36. Alpana Sharma Knippling

Subnationalism: “Home,” and the Function of New U.S. Media Markets

pages 425–430, 1994


37. Frederick Moten

Tragedy Elegy Improvisation: (voices of Baraka II

pages 431–449, 1994


38. Gila Safran Naveh

A Semiotic Reading of Narratives by Former Piteshti Political Prisoners and Therapists: ‘Re-educating’ and Other Codes

pages 450–462, 1994


39. J. Agustín Pastén B.

Building the Perfect Cocoon: Toward an Understanding of Octavio Paz’s Concept of Image

pages 463–470, 1994


40. Aparajita Sagar

“Dr Freud for Visitor”: Afro-Caribbean Writers and the Question of Diaspora

pages 471–480, 1994


41. Thomas W. Sheehan

Ulysses and Suture

pages 481–487, 1994


42. Index of Names

pages 488–494, 1994


43. Supporting Subscribers

pages 495–495, 1994




ISBN 978-0820430478

Editors: John Deely, Robert S. Corrington


1. Robert S. Corrington


pages v–v, 1993


I. Cognition and Semiosis

2. Bryan D. Dietrich, Alice Stewart

“Archetype, Instinct, and the Tree of Human Dream: Toward a Unification of Current Reader-Response and Evolutionary Brain Theories”

pages 3–16, 1993


3. Júlio Jéha

“Objective Worlds, Modeling Systems, and Interpretants”

pages 17–22, 1993


4. Du-Won Lee

“ A Communicological Analysis of Discourse Development: Metaphoric Justification and Metonymie Excuse”

pages 23–32, 1993


II. Aporiai in The Theory of Knowledge

5. John Deely

“The Primum Cognitum and Our Knowledge of Essences”

pages 35–49, 1993


6. Vincent Guagliardo

“Being and Anthroposemiotics

pages 50–56, 1993


7. R. J. Henle

“The Three Languages of David Hume”

pages 57–61, 1993


8. James Maroosis

“Peirce and the Manifestation of Self-Transcendence”

pages 62–73, 1993


III. Semiotics of Virtual Reality

9. Susan Brill

“When Worlds Collide: Nausea in Virtual and Mythopoeic Worlds”

pages 77–89, 1993


10. Michael Roberts

“Politics of Internet”

pages 90–98, 1993


11. Geoffrey F. Rubinstein

“Mythologizing Cable: Nostalgia with an Attitude on Nick at Nite

pages 99–108, 1993


12. C.W. Spinks

“Myth, Semiosis, and Virtual Reality: or Something Virtual Comes This Way”

pages 109–120, 1993


IV. The Semiotics of Stark Reality

13. Bryan D. Dietrich

“The Age of Baum: Toward a Semiosic Understanding of Child’s-Tale-Turned-New-Nuclear-Parable”

pages 123–132, 1993


14. Gila Safran-Naveh

“Don’t Torture Yourself, That is My Job: Women and Violence in the Movie The Addams Family

pages 133–141, 1993


V. Semiotics of Culture

15. Mary Ann Fabbro

“Older Women in America: An Insider’s View”

pages 145–159, 1993


16. Robison (Rob) B. James

“Irony and Comedy in Empiricists’ Efforts to Understand Paul Tillich’s Theory of Religious Symbolism”

pages 160–168, 1993


17. Peter S. Kirkpatrick

“Semiotics and Gestures in French Political Discourse”

pages 169–185, 1993


18. William Pencak

“A Semiotic White House History Written in Stone”

pages 186–192, 1993


19. Marcela Perlwitz

“Cooperation as a Division of Labor: Implications for Mathematics Education”

pages 193–203, 1993


20. Geoffrey F. Rubinstein

“War as Symbolic Structure in Japan-US Relations”

pages 204–220, 1993


VI. Cult(Ure) and Commun(Ication) in “Star Trek”

21. Richard L. Lanigan

“Star Trek: The Child and the Semiotic Phenomenology of Choosing a Family”

pages 223–230, 1993


22. Thomas F. N. Puckett

“Abreaction, Aporia, and Malaise in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lacan’s Theory of Discourse”

pages 231–238, 1993


VII. Figuring Out Time: Semiosis and Temporality

23. Ulrich Baer

“Twice: Photographic Time, Hysterical Time”

pages 241–248, 1993


24. Alpana Sharma Knippling

“On Empire, Time, History; or. What Does the Post- in Postcolonial signify?”

pages 249–254, 1993


25. Jim Knippling

“Public Redemption Rituals in the Age of Information”

pages 255–260, 1993


26. Albert Liu

“HG Well’s Life/Time”

pages 261–267, 1993


27. Frederick Moten

“Stanza, Record, Frame: Temporality, Technics and Artifact in Shakespeare/Baraka/Eisenstein”

pages 268–278, 1993


VIII. The Semiology of Moral Expressions: Modal Selves

28. Phyllis Passariello

“Baring Tales: Lies and Lore in the Creation of Ethnic Identity”

pages 281–287, 1993


29. Diane R. Pawlowski

“Liturgies for Oppressed Peoples”

pages 288–294, 1993


30. Scott Simpkins

“Decoders and/as Encoders in the Construction of the Self”

pages 295–301, 1993


31. Emily W. Salus

“Ambiguous Sexuality on Stage: Prince and Michael Jackson”

pages 302–312, 1993


32. Robert M. Strozier

“Kant’s Dehistoricization of the Subject”

pages 313–323, 1993


IX. Semiotic Mythscapes

33. José Sanjinés

“Enchantment and Distance in the Age of Metafiction: The Problem of Duplicity in Art”

pages 327–336, 1993


34. Scott Simpkins

“Aeolian Compositions: The Semiotics of the Unwritten Text”

pages 337–343, 1993


X. Semiotics of Art and Poetry

35. Jackson G. Barry

“Semiotics and Aesthetics as Theories of Art”

pages 347–354, 1993


36. Thomas F. Broden

“Paris Semiotics on Signs and Sonnets”

pages 355–365, 1993


37. William Stern

“On Exhibition: Thomas Eakins and the Nude”

pages 366–369, 1993


XI. Literary Semiotics: Chaucer, Carlyle, Joyce

38. Susannah Mary Chewning

wommenfolwen alle the favour of Fortune: A Semiotic Reading of Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale”

pages 373–380, 1993


39. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

“The Clothing of Truth: Reflections on Carlyle’s Theory of the Symbol”

pages 381–390, 1993


40. William D. Melaney

inSearch of James Joyce’s lllysses: Between Hermeneutics and Semiotics”

pages 391–399, 1993


XII. Semiotics of Language

41. Richard Carp

“Reversing the Metaphor: Text as Material Culture”

pages 403–412, 1993


42. Cathy Schwartz

Ecocrisis: A Direct Result of Mendacious Language”

pages 413–419, 1993


XIII. Magic of Sinks in Sins and Signs

43. Myrdene Anderson

“Signs of the Fleisch: Fat-Phatic and Emphatic”

pages 423–431, 1993


44. B. Rachana Appachu

“Five Thousand Years of Indian Humor”

pages 432–444, 1993


45. Nina Corazzo

“The Social Reconstruction of Sexual Difference: The Representation of Woman as the Deadly Sin Gluttony”

pages 445–464, 1993


46. Kyra Marie Kaiser

“Sin and Sinning: A Biocultural Model for a Postmodern World”

pages 465–477, 1993


47. Pamela DeLong, Linda Tillman

“Coming Clean in Public”

pages 478–486, 1993


48. David Hovde

“From Sin to Sanctity: The Atlatl, the Sacred Pipe, and the Origin of the Bow; The Symbolic Interaction of Some Native American Technologies”

pages 487–496, 1993


49. Floyd Merrell

“The Knowledge Sin(drome)”

pages 497–506, 1993


50. Myrdene Anderson, Phyllis Passariello

“Wrinkled Realities-The Taboo of Becoming Less Young”

pages 507–515, 1993


51. Diane R. Pawlowski

“Idol or Idle Sins of Worship: Maleness and the Mass”

pages 516–522, 1993


52. Lydia Rose

“The Devil is a Fag: AIDS, Origin Stories, and Ideology”

pages 523–529, 1993


XIV. Peircean Philosophy and Semiotics

53. Mark Bandas

“Evolutionary Naturalism, Theism, and Semiosis”

pages 533–539, 1993


54. Eric David Fox

“C. S. Peirce and the Semiotic Function of Memory”

pages 540–545, 1993


55. Kathleen Hull

“Body-Thinking: Gender Issues in Peirce’s Theory of Reasoning”

pages 546–563, 1993


56. Terrance King

“Pragmatism and Poststructuralism”

pages 564–571, 1993


57. William Pencak

“Charles S. Peirce: The Later Years and the Philosophy of History”

pages 572–576, 1993


XV. Peirce Biography

58. Joseph Brent

“Charles Peirce and the Perplexities of Philosophical Biography”

pages 579–582, 1993


59. Vincent Colapietro

“Philosophical Biography: Preliminary Reflections on a Distinctive Form of Historical Inquiry”

pages 583–589, 1993


60. Robert S. Corrington

“Peirce’s Abjection of the Maternal”

pages 590–594, 1993


61. Nathan Houser

“The Case of the Peirce Biography”

pages 595–598, 1993


62. William Pencak

“A Semiotic White House—History Written in Stone”

pages 599–605, 1993


63. Index

pages 607–612, 1993




ISBN 0-8191-9246-5

Editor: John Deely


I. Semiotics, Aesthetics, and Qualities of Consciousness

1. Jackson G. Barry

Semiotics and Aesthetics as Theories of Art

pages 3–11, 1992


2. Norma Procopiow

The New Pragmatics: The Politics of Consciousness

pages 12–16, 1992


3. Beverly Seaton

Extra-Coding in Nineteenth-Century Flower Personification

pages 17–24, 1992


II. School of Paris: Theory of Emotions

4. Thomas F. Broden

Paris School Passions: Theory and Practice

pages 27–33, 1992


5. Therese Budniakiewicz

The Zero Degree of the Vital: A Review of A. J. Greimas and J. Fontanille, La Semiotique des Passions

pages 34–39, 1992


6. Gila Safran-Naveh

Semiotic and Psychological Considerations of the “Passion” Shame

pages 40–45, 1992


III. Gender Consciousness

7. Katherine Stephenson

The Mind-Body Interface in Marie Cardinal’s Les Mots Pour Le Dire

pages 49–57, 1992


8. Brooke Williams

Boundaries of Feminist Consciousness

pages 58–65, 1992


IV. Creativity and Critical Theory

9. Gary Shank, Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Resolving Artistic and Scientific Consciousness via Abduction

pages 69–73, 1992


10. Ladelle McWhorter

The Significance of Bataille’s Silence: Transgression in the Absence of the Sacred

pages 74–80, 1992


V. Peirce and Theology

11. Mark Bandas

Panentheizing Epistemology: Peirce, Semiosis, and Religious Experience

pages 83–90, 1992


12. Robert S. Corrington

Peirce’s Abjected Unconsciousness: A Psychoanalytic Profile

pages 91–103, 1992


13. Michael L. Raposa

Theology as Theosemiotic

pages 104–111, 1992


VI. Semiotics and Clinical Communications

14. Eleanor Donnelly

Remodeling the Semiotic Self: An Example of Therapeutic Persuasion

pages 115–122, 1992


15. Gila Safran-Naveh, Martin Gossman

Understanding an Interview with a Manic Patient: Choices of Delusional Objects and Their Linguistic Expression

pages 123–131, 1992


VII. Art Historical Semiotics and Visual Semiotics

16. Dundea Krebs

Picasso’s Guernica: a Feinbild of the German Armed Forces?

pages 135–142, 1992


17. Emily W. Salus

Madonna, the Lingerie Look, and Postmodernism

pages 143–148, 1992


VIII. Semiotics of Consciousness

18. John Deely

From Glassy Essence to Bottomless Lake: Reflections on the Problem of Saying “What Consciousness Is”

pages 151–158, 1992


19. David Lidov

Sign Theory and Consciousness

pages 159–165, 1992


20. David D. Olds

The Physicality of the Sign

pages 166–173, 1992


IX. Conservation, Dissipation, and The Five Other Lively Sins

21. Myrdene Anderson

Sins, Capital and Lowercase

pages 177–182, 1992


22. Paul Bouissac

Why Do Memes Die?

pages 183–191, 1992


23. Virgil L. Lokke

Vision and the Rhetoric of Clarity

pages 192–205, 1992


24. Mary Ann O’Donnell, Stacy J. Rhoads

Falling through the (W)holes—Adventures in Oral History: Remembering Trash, Recycling Experience

pages 206–212, 1992


25. Phyllis Passariello

The Treadmill of Human Consciousness: The Novelty/Boredom Continuum

pages 213–219, 1992


X. Politics and Moral Judgment

26. Ralph Austin Powell

Voters’ Peircean Free Non-Existence

pages 223–228, 1992


27. Michael Roberts

The Cognitive Growth of Moral Judgment as Interpretation: A Semiotic View

pages 229–234, 1992


XI. Semiotics, Mathematics, and Logic

28. Susan Brill

The Hegemonic Vertex. Geometric Consequences for the Semiotic Triangle

pages 237–251, 1992


29. W. John Coletta

Peirce’s “Existential Graphs” and the Pictorial Logic of Evolution: Towards a Biology of Mathematics

pages 252–259, 1992


30. John K. Sheriff

A Preface to Charles Peirce’s Guess at the Riddle

pages 260–266, 1992


31. C.W. Spinks

On the Edges of Significance: Semiotics and Infinity

pages 267–275, 1992


XII. Beyond Narrative

32. Bryan D. Dietrich

The Ghost of the Corpus Callosum: Doppelgänger as Bicameral Brain Function in Poe’s “William Wilson”

pages 279–287, 1992


33. Sid Sondergard

The Unconscious Structured Like a Comic Book: (Re)constructive Psychology and Matt Howarth’s Bugtown Mythos

pages 288–299, 1992


34. Terry Prewitt

Unholy Anorexia: Blood Myth and the Signs of the Flesh

pages 300–319, 1992


35. Index

pages 320–325, 1992


36. Supporting Subscribers

pages 326–327, 1992




ISBN 0-8191-8870-0

Editor: John Deely


I. Language, Geometry, and Logic

1. John Deely

The Verb “To Be” and the Copula

pages 3–19, 1991


2. Nathan Houser

Competing Icons

pages 20–26, 1991


3. Terry Prewitt

Geometry and the Hidden Algorithm of Discourse

pages 27–34, 1991


4. Shea Zellweger

Cognitive Frames, Cognitive Overload, and Mind-Held Diagrams in Logic

pages 35–45, 1991


II. Semiotic Relevance of The Liberal Arts

5. Benedict Ashley

Astronomy as a Liberal Arts

pages 49–60, 1991


6. Richard L. Lanigan

Thomas D’Aquin and the Semiotic Phenomenology of Discourse at the Université de Paris

pages 61–70, 1991


7. David Lidov

Rethinking the Fine Arts from a Semiotic Perspective

pages 71–75, 1991


III. Semiotics of Art and Poetry

8. Lajos Elkan

Michaux’s Mouvements

pages 79–85, 1991


9. Tracey D. Hagan

Drawn by Desire: A Study of the Female Image in Modern Art History

pages 86–94, 1991


10. Masako Hiraga

Iconic Meanings of Visual Repetition in Poetry

pages 95–105, 1991


IV. Semiotics and Critical Theory

11. Thomas F. Broden

Greimas, Peirce and French Theory

pages 109–115, 1991


12. Jianming Gong

Is the Meaning of a Work Exhaustible?

pages 116–121, 1991


13. R. Lane Kauffmann

Toward Critical Semiotics

pages 122–128, 1991


14. Mikle D. Ledgerwood

The Semiosis of the Superman

pages 129–134, 1991


15. Scott Simpkins

The Outer Limits: Eco’s Prescriptivist Semiotics

pages 135–139, 1991


16. Katherine Stephenson

Reinscriptions of the Female Body by Contemporary French Women Writers

pages 140–144, 1991


V. Semiotic Analysis of Theater and Literature

17. Jean Alter

Cleaning Up Signs in Theatre and Elsewhere

pages 147–151, 1991


18. Erika Freiberger

The Forbidden Mirror: Manipulating the Self in a Totalitarian Society

pages 152–157, 1991


19. John E. Miller

Fact and Interpretation in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little Town” Novels

pages 158–164, 1991


20. Monica Rector

Semantic and Semiotic Interpretation of Ponge’s “The Oyster”

pages 165–168, 1991


VI. Semiotic Analysis of Theater and Literature

21. Dali Tan

Post-colonial Discourse and The Handmaid’s Tale

pages 169–175, 1991


VII. Learning and Media Studies

22. Sandra E. Moriarty

A Comparison of Reader Response with Informed Author/Viewer Analysis

pages 179–194, 1991


23. Norma Procopiow

Are We Doing Semiotics Yet?

pages 195–200, 1991


VIII. Media Wars

24. Susan Derwin

Calorie Wars: Media, masochism and the Female Body

pages 203–208, 1991


25. Wolf Kittler

Declarations of War

pages 209–212, 1991


26. Akira Mizuta Lippit

Photosynthetic Being and Its Flor/essence

pages 213–220, 1991


27. Laurence A. Rickels

PoMo Diplomacy: Vampirism, Espionage, and the Genealogy of Psychological Warfare

pages 221–230, 1991


28. Elisabeth Weber


pages 231–236, 1991


IX. The Sign and Its Others

29. Sigrid Berka

Eating Novalis

pages 239–248, 1991


30. Thomas W. Kniesche

Dynamic Duels: Sign versus mark in Kleist

pages 249–255, 1991


X. Articulating Voices

31. Myrdene Anderson

Between the Sheets (Part I): Bibliographic Voice Incorporating Scale, Grain, Noise

pages 259–263, 1991


32. Angela Della Volpe

Cohesiveness in Aphasia

pages 264–271, 1991


33. Michael R. Molino

Tradition(s) and the Individual Talents: Voices From Within (the poetry of Auden and Yeats)

pages 272–279, 1991


34. Phyllis Passariello

Informed Impressions: Cumulative Ethnography and the Anthropologist as Tourist

pages 280–284, 1991


35. Skiƒ Peterson

Articulating Vision(s): The Life Signs of April Ford

pages 285–294, 1991


XI. Empirical Semiotics

36. Charls Pearson

An Application of the Universal Sign Structure Theory To Understanding the Modes of Reasoning

pages 297–311, 1991


37. Ralph A. Powell

Mechanist Justice Limits U.S. Politics

pages 312–322, 1991


XII. Peirce

38. Mark Bandas

Nature Musing

pages 325–331, 1991


39. Robert S. Corrington

Peirce’s Melancholy

pages 332–340, 1991


40. Edward S. Petry. Jr.

From Uncritical to Critical Realism: Peircean Semeiotics and the Critique of Reasoning

pages 341–348, 1991


XIII. Developments of Peirce’s Semiotic

41. W. John Coletta

The Signing Action of Nature: The Metaindex, Evolutionary Epistemology, and the Ecological and Evolutionary Origins of Metaphor

pages 351–354, 1991


42. Júlio Jéha

Reference to Nonexistent Beings

pages 355–361, 1991


43. James Jakób Liszka

Speculative Rhetoric and Universal Pragmatics

pages 362–369, 1991


44. William Pencak

Peirce-suing Plato: The Republic as a Semiotic Society

pages 370–374, 1991


45. John K. Sheriff

The Experience of a Literary Text from a Peircean Perspective

pages 375–381, 1991




ISBN 0-8191-8868-9

Editors: Karen A. Haworth, Terry Prewitt, John Deely






1. Foreword

pages v–vi, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199015


2. Jeff Bernard

Symbolic Representation. Semiotic Considerations on Holistic Interview Techniques in Sociology

pages 1–11, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199012


3. Lisa Block de Behar

Symbols as Pass-words Between Spaces and Species

pages 12–29, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199011


4. Pia Brinzeu

When the Signs of Punctuation Turn into Poetic Symbols

pages 30–34, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199041


5. Werner Burzlaƒƒ

The History of Film as a Search for Symbols

pages 35–45, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199071


6. José Luis Caivano

Symbolicity in Elementary Visual Signs

pages 46–55, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199058


7. Michel Costantini

Comment naissent et vivent les symboles: épisème, blason, macaron et autres logotypes

pages 56–64, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199059


8. V. Csányi

Ethology and the Rise of the Conceptual Thoughts

pages 65–70, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199060


9. Donald J. Cunningham

A Semiotic Critique of Cognitive Science

pages 71–76, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199061


10. John Deely

Logic within Semiotics

pages 77–86, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199054


11. Svoboda Dimitrova

The Possibilities of Semiotics in the History of the Theatre

pages 87–91, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199056


12. Erika Herczeg

A Theory of Laughter versus Historical Materialism: the Question of the Historical in Lukacs and Baxtin

pages 92–102, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199055


13. Jørgen Dines Johansen

From Iconicity to Symbolicity: Differentiality and Arbitrarity in Representational Systems

pages 103–111, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199057


14. Friedrich Lachmayer

Loss of Reality by Supra-Symbolization

pages 112–114, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199072


15. Solomon Marcus

Symbols in a Multidimensional Space

pages 115–126, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199050


16. Ivan Mladenov

The Metaphor under Totalitarianism

pages 127–133, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199073


17. Mariana Neṭ

A Few Remarks on the Socio-cultural Symbol

pages 134–139, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199052


18. John Pier

Freudian Symbolization Devices and Their Relevance to Intertextuality

pages 140–147, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199053


19. Maria N. Popova

The Political Symbolism of the Communist Party and of the Opposition Coalition in Bulgaria

pages 148–156, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199051


20. Andreas Pribersky

Symbols of the Process of Political Transformation in “Eastern Europe”

pages 157–162, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199066


21. Horst Ruthroƒ

Towards an Intersemiotic Definition of Meaning

pages 163–170, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199049


22. Gary Shank

The Shift from Symbol to Symbolicity and the Art of Stalking the Psyche

pages 171–176, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199047


23. Malina J. Stefanova

Symbols, Equivalence, Hierarchy

pages 177–187, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19901


24. Miklós Szabolcsi

Semiotics Hie et Nunc

pages 188–190, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199048


25. Vilmos Voigt

Lessons in Ape Paintings

pages 191–201, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199043


26. Vilmos Voigt

Catalogue of Böbe’s Paintings

pages 201–207, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199063


27. Vilmos Voigt

Figures, including two Böbe paintings

pages 208–209, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199045


28. W.C. Watt

Secrets of the Letter-order

pages 210–222, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199046


29. Gloria Withalm

Television and Political Signs and Language. The Presentation of the Labor Movement after World War I in Austrian Documentaries

pages 223–231, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199044


30. Yu Jian-Zhang

Iconic Symbolicity of Chinese Characters

pages 232–239, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199042


Address To The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, October 1, 1990

31. Thomas A. Sebeok

The Sign Science and the Life Science

pages 243–252, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19901


32. Index

pages 253–259, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199067




33. Preface to the Combined Volumes

pages v–v, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19909


I. Crossing Disciplines: Music, Psychology, Communication, Sociology, History

34. William P. Dougherty

On Musical Semiotics: The Role of Directional References in Musical Signification

pages 3–10, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19906


35. Timothy J. Gannon

From Sensation to Sign: Reflections on the Foundations and Future of Psychology

pages 11–21, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199068


36. Alan C. Harris

Sell! Buy! Semiolinguistic Manipulation in Print Advertising

pages 22–27, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19902


37. E. Mark Kramer

The Origin of Television as Civilizational Expression

pages 28–37, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19905


38. Gary Shank

Psychology and the Semiotic Horizon

pages 38–43, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199013


39. Brooke Williams

Re-Posing the Objectivity Question

pages 44–54, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19903


II. Semiotics and Education

40. Jackson G. Barry

Shakespeare, Semiotics, and the Classroom

pages 57–63, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199029


41. Donald J. Cunningham, Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Semiotic Teaching Methods

pages 64–69, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199032


42. Norma Procopiow

Semiotics, Graffiti, and the Acculturation of Writing Courses

pages 70–75, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199033


III. Semiotics of Theater

43. Serena Anderlini

The ‘Second Book’ of the Poetics and the Male ‘Tragic Hero’, A Deconstruction of the Male Homoerotic Complicity of Occidental Drama

pages 79–89, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19908


44. Denise Chuk

Brecht, Audience, and Didatic Theatre

pages 90–96, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199031


45. Catherine A. Wiley

Theorizing the Feminine on Stage, or Filling (in) the Margins

pages 97–103, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199074


IV. Literary Semiotics

46. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

The Intertextualization of Theory in Foucault’s Pendulum

pages 107–114, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199065


47. Masako Hiraga

Iconicity in Poetry: How Poetic Form Embodies Meaning

pages 115–126, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199010


48. Gila Safran-Naveh

We, Zamyatin’s Scientific Configuration of an Anti-Utopia

pages 127–132, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199036


49. Sid Sondergard

“This foot hath got a Mouth and lippes”: Richard Crashaw’s Bodies and the Poetics of Visceral Piety

pages 133–142, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199040


50. Machiko Takayama

Derrida’s Model of Post Card and Joseph Smith’s Writing of The Book of Abraham: An Applied Grammatology of Mormon Rebus

pages 143–155, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19907


51. Roxana Verona

Romancing the Reader: Overlapping Audiences in Madame de Staël’s Corinne

pages 156–164, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199034


V. Hermeneutics

52. R. Lane Kauffmann

For Interpretation: Reframing Cortázar’s “Blow-Up”

pages 167–175, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199038


53. Mikle D. Ledgerwood

The Interpretant: The Reader’s Response

pages 176–180, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19904


54. Terry J. Prewitt

Style, Structure, Unity: Critical Gleanings of Genesis 22-23

pages 181–187, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199035


55. Steven C. Scheer

Unstable Signs: Text/Culture/Context

pages 188–194, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem19901


56. George Scheper

Re-Reading the “Conquest of Mexico”

pages 195–210, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199070


VI. Semiotic Historiography

57. Douglas Howland

At the Crossroads of Victorian Ideology and Japanese Westernization

pages 213–223, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199037


58. Shea Zellweger

John James Van Nostrand and Sematology: Another Neglected Figure in American Semiotics

pages 224–240, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199039


VII. Relativity and Logic

59. Susan Brill

Interdisciplinary Implications: How Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Informs Literary Theory

pages 243–249, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199030


60. Scott Simpkins

The Center Cannot Hold: Semiotics and the Anxiety-Joy of Relativism

pages 250–255, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199026


61. Donald J. Cunningham, Richard D. Stewart

Semiosic Relativity: Indian and Western Approaches to Language

pages 256–264, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199064


VIII. Cross-Dressing in Pre- and Post-Border Germany

62. Sigrid Berka

Maids in Germany: Genet and Strauss

pages 267–274, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199075


63. Karin Cope

Topografetish or Freud’s »Gewachsener Fels«: Metapsychological Synthesis and the Ends of Analysis

pages 275–282, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199025


64. Thomas W. Kniesche

And the Split Goes

pages 283–287, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199027


65. Jeffrey S. Librett

The Chorus of Crossing (Walls Made of Voices)

pages 288–293, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199028


66. Robert Tobin

Two Medicinalizations of Androgyny in Wilhelm Meisters Lehr jahre

pages 294–301, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199024


IX. Crucifiction

67. Wolf Kittler

Watt’s for Supper?

pages 305–310, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199017


68. Akira Mizuta Lippit

Crossroads to Nowhere (Utopian Scents)

pages 311–318, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199023


69. Laurence A. Rickels

Vegetarians Eat Meat: On Splatter and Slasher Movies

pages 319–326, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199069


X. Semiotics of Trash

70. Myrdene Anderson

Touching Yesterday Tomorrow: Meows, Eyesores, and Lots in Life

pages 329–334, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199019


71. Angela Della Volpe

What is in a Word?

pages 335–341, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199022


XI. Semiotics and Philosophy

72. Robert S. Corrington

Peirce and the Semiosis of the Holy

pages 345–353, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199021


73. Ralph Austin Powell

Dicent Signs as Signs of Mechanist Causality in a Totally Intelligible Cosmos

pages 354–361, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199018


74. Gerhard Richter

Projecting Culture: the Institutional Text

pages 362–369, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199020


XII. Anthropology and Semiosis

75. Eleanor Donnelly, Dorothy J. Irvin

Depression: Diagnosis and Experience

pages 373–382, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199016


76. Susan Rasmussen

Toward a Poetics of Aging

pages 383–391, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199076


77. Michelle Steward, Terry Stocker

Referents in Olmec Art

pages 392–405, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199062


78. Index

pages 407–419, 1990, DOI: 10.5840/cpsem199014




ISBN 0-8191-7840-3


I. Semiotic and Peirce

1. Edward G. Armstrong

The Postself as Interpretant

pages 3–9, 1989


2. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

The Semiotics of Indexical Experience

pages 10–15, 1989


3. Terrance King

The Conflict between Peirce’s Pragmatism and his Triadic Notion of the Sign

pages 16–22, 1989


4. Floyd Merrell

Superphaneroscopy or Hypersemiosis?

pages 23–35, 1989


II. Narrative

5. Jackson G. Barry

Narrative, Cognition, and Corrections: A Case in Applied Semiotics

pages 39–44, 1989


6. Thomas C. Daddesio

William of Baskerville or The Myth of the Master of Signs

pages 45–50, 1989


7. James Jakób Liszka

The Function of Ambivalence in Elementary Narratives

pages 51–56, 1989


III. Literary Semiotics

8. Thomas F. Broden

Paris Semiotics Past and Future

pages 59–67, 1989


9. Sarah E. Gustafson

Reading Signs: Voices in Areopagitica

pages 68–76, 1989


10. Scott Simpkins

Narrative Deception: The Case of Poe and Gilman

pages 77–83, 1989


11. Sid Sondergard

‘Kill, and dissect me, Love’: Donne’s Violence and Necroscopy as Structural Discourse

pages 84–93, 1989


12. Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio

Jose Donoso’s Graphic Intertext

pages 94–100, 1989


IV. Nursing and Semiotics

13. Eleanor Donnelly

Explanatory Narratives in Psychiatry and the Interpretation of Interaction in a Team Meeting

pages 103–108, 1989


14. Melinda M. Swenson

The Meaning of Home to Elderly Women: An Approach to Analyzing Meaning

pages 109–114, 1989


V. Semiotic Foundations

15. Richard L. Lanigan

Le Même et L’Autre: Michel Foucault’s Semiotic Quadrilateral of the Phenomenology of Discourse

pages 117–123, 1989


16. Skiƒ Peterson

Number and Sign in the Context of Memory: Pythagoras, Plato, and Peirce

pages 124–129, 1989


17. Ralph Austin Powell

The First Amendment Become Causal Sign of Freely Avoiding Injustice over Abortion

pages 130–137, 1989


18. Anthony F. Russell

The Aesthetic Component in the Logic of Discovery and Detection

pages 138–144, 1989


VI. Deconstructive Interpretations of Semiosis

19. Scott Simpkins

Infinite Regress--or Progress: Perspectives on Endless Referentiality

pages 147–154, 1989


20. Richard A. R. Watson

The Semiomorphic Dilemma: A Dialectic ‘Collideorscape’ between Signs and Asignic Fields

pages 155–165, 1989


VII. Visual Semiotics & Semiotics of Music

21. Randy Bardonner

‘He-e-e-e-re’s Petruchio’: Moonlighting Does Shakespeare

pages 169–174, 1989


22. José Luis Caivano

Coincidences in the Syntactics of Diverse Systems of Signs Used in Architecture, Visual Arts, and Music

pages 175–184, 1989


23. Paul G. Johnsen

Gregorian Chant as Musical Puzzles

pages 185–192, 1989


24. Lev Manovich

Describing the Structure of a Visual Image

pages 193–200, 1989


25. Deborah L. Smith-Shank

I Don’t Know Art, but I Know What I Like: The Semiotic Solution

pages 201–205, 1989


26. Patricia Zupan

Giotto’s Jouissance: The Ecstatic Magdalene, Lower Basilica of Assisi

pages 206–215, 1989


VIII. Fantasy, Myth, and Reality

27. Tatiana Andreadou

Reflection of Contemporary Myths and Heroes in Architectural History

pages 219–223, 1989


28. Gary L. Harmon

The Talking Serpent, Medusa, Santa Claus, Vampires, and Others: Semiotic Readings of Beings and Creatures among Humans

pages 224–236, 1989


29. Jay A. Knaack

Semiotics of Adolescent Fantasy: Neurophysiology, Transformation and Deception in the Comic Strip ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

pages 237–246, 1989


30. Peter H. Salus

The V. S. Marine Corps as National Myth

pages 247–251, 1989


31. Terry J. Prewitt

Describing the Semiosis of Altered States: The Problem of Shamanic Journeys in Ethnography

pages 252–255, 1989


IX. Empirical Semiotics

32. Charls Pearson

Implications for Semiotic Theory: Mathematical Structure of the Type-Token Applications

pages 259–263, 1989


33. Gary Shank

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research: A Semiotic Non-Problem

pages 264–270, 1989


34. Charls Pearson

Some Quantitative Issues in Semiotic Methodology: The Principle of Subtle Relations

pages 271–273, 1989


X. Semiotics of History and Culture

35. Paul Johnsen

Patterns in History

pages 277–288, 1989


36. William Pencak

Ernesto Cardinal: Radical Priest as Semiotician

pages 289–295, 1989


XI. Semiotic Foundations for Education

37. Donald J. Cunningham

Semiotic Teaching Methods

pages 299–304, 1989


38. Joan Middendorƒ

Semiotics and Naturalistic Inquiry

pages 305–313, 1989


39. Karen L. Sanchez

The Potential Contribution of Semiotics to Multicultural Education

pages 314–319, 1989


XII. Semiotics and Mind

40. Donald J. Cunningham

Is Cognitive Science Possible

pages 323–327, 1989


41. Rui-hong Guo

Money Cannot Buy Time: A Semiotic Study of Some Basic Metaphors of Time in Chinese

pages 328–336, 1989


XIII. Religion and Religious Text

42. Robert S. Corrington

Transcendence and the Loss of the Semiotic Self

pages 339–345, 1989


43. Sarah E. Gustafson

A Semiotic Inquiry: Exegeses by More, Tyndale, and Hooker

pages 346–354, 1989


44. Gregory W. Lanier

The Worde Signifieth: Doctrinal Interpretation and the Sacred Text

pages 355–363, 1989


XIV. Applied Semiotics of Culture

45. Stephen Earnest, Cliff Goodwin

A Semiotic Study of a Performance Appraisal Interview as Perceived by People of Various Nationalities

pages 367–372, 1989


46. Robert T. Swank

Images of Personal Computing and Networking in Advertising: The Suburban Jungle

pages 373–379, 1989


47. Robert T. Swank

Visual Aids: The Signs of Disease in a Public Health Media Campaign

pages 380–385, 1989


XV. Semiotic Historiography

48. Thomas A. Sebeok

Ernst Cassirer, Jacques Maritain, and Susanne Langer

pages 389–397, 1989


XVI. General Reference Citations and Index

49. References

pages 401–431, 1989


50. Index

pages 433–441, 1989




1988, ISBN 0-8191-7478-5


I. Semiotic Modeling

1. Myrdene Anderson

Knowledge Dynamics: Evolution and Development in Semiotic Environments

pages 3–13, 1988


2. Stanley N. Salthe

Modeling Self -Organization

pages 14–23, 1988


II. Psychological Perspectives on Semiotic Models

3. Donald J. Cunningham

Abduction and Affordance: J. J. Gibson and Theories of Semiosis

pages 27–33, 1988


4. James C. Lundy

She Understood Him: “All Too Well”

pages 34–37, 1988


5. Donna E. West

Form and Use Differences in the Acquisition of Speech Participant Signifiers: Evidence from Blind Children

pages 38–49, 1988


III. Semiotic Interpretation of Musical Models

6. William DeFotis

The “Music” in Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse

pages 53–56, 1988


7. William P. Dougherty

Reading Beethoven’s Readings: Toward a Semiotics of Song

pages 57–65, 1988


8. Gayle A. Henrotte

Hjelmslev’s Glossematics and Music: The Sign May Be an Illusion

pages 66–73, 1988


IV. Computer Science Models

9. Walter J. Savitch

Semen, Demonic Possession, and the Common Cold

pages 77–82, 1988


10. Robert T. Swank

Metaphor, Myth, and Computer Language

pages 83–89, 1988


V. Sessions of the Charles S. Peirce Society

11. André De Tienne

Peirce’s Early Semiotic Analysis of Representation

pages 93–102, 1988


12. Nathan Houser

Peirce’s Pre- Phenomenological Categories

pages 103–108, 1988


13. Sandra B. Rosenthal

The Ultimate Logical Interpretant and the Dynamical Object

pages 109–115, 1988


14. David Savan

Peirce and the Trivium

pages 116–123, 1988


15. Thomas L. Short

Why We Prefer Peirce to Saussure

pages 124–130, 1988


VI. Expansions of Peircean Semiotics

16. John Deely

Semiosis: The Subject Matter of Semiotic Inquiry

pages 133–142, 1988


17. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

A Semiotic Classification of Proper Names

pages 143–149, 1988


18. Terrance King

The Relation between Peirce’s Realism and His Idea of the Sign

pages 150–155, 1988


19. James Jakób Liszka

Peirce, Saussure, and the Concept of Transvaluation

pages 156–162, 1988


VII. Semiotic Directions in Philosophy

20. Vincent Colapietro

Recovering the Agent after Decentering the Subject

pages 165–172, 1988


21. David Lidov

Locke’s Formula and the Scope of Semiotics

pages 173–179, 1988


22. Ralph A. Powell

Epistemology’s Minimal Cause as Basis of Science

pages 180–188, 1988


23. Thomas A. Sebeok

The Notion ‘Semiotic Self’ Revisited

pages 189–195, 1988


24. Scott Simpkins

The Fear of the Arbitrary Sign

pages 196–200, 1988


VIII. Semiotics and Religion

25. Robert S. Corrington

Faith and the Signs of Expectation

pages 203–209, 1988


26. Judith Porges Hollander

Playing Cards with the Witch: Tarot Reading and Psychotherapy

pages 210–214, 1988


27. Felicia E. Kruse

The Interior Castle as Mystical Sign

pages 215–222, 1988


IX. Semiotics of Deception

28. Tullio Maranhão

Longing for Presence in the Semiotic of Deception

pages 225–231, 1988


29. Floyd Merrell

The Sign of Deceit

pages 232–240, 1988


30. Terry J. Prewitt

The Exposed Exotic Dancer: A Semiotic of Deception in Porno-Active Ritual

pages 241–247, 1988


31. Machiko Takayama

April Fool and Halloween: A Semiotic Analysis of the Lie

pages 248–253, 1988


32. Inge Crosman Wimmers

Figures of Deception in A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu

pages 254–260, 1988


X. Literary Semiotics: Critical Theory

33. Jackson G. Barry

Defining a Narrative Signifier

pages 263–267, 1988


34. Vittoria Borsò

The Literature of Silence: A Concern of Semiotics?

pages 268–276, 1988


35. David K. Danow

Dialogue and Monologue

pages 277–282, 1988


36. Erika Freiberger

Poetics of Illusion: Gogol’s Fantastic Stories

pages 283–290, 1988


37. Michèle M. Magill

Intertextual and Intratextual Analysis: The Holy Grail in Julien Gracq’s Work

pages 291–297, 1988


38. Steven C. Scheer

The Illusion of Reading: Deconstructive versus Semiotic Theories

pages 298–302, 1988


39. Anthony J. Tamburri

Aida Palazzeschi’sriflessi’: Retrospective Reading and Reverse Intertextuality

pages 303–310, 1988


40. Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio

Saint-Loup and the White Rabbit: Intertextual Fiction and Reality

pages 311–315, 1988


XI. Literary Semiotics: Discourse Analysis

41. Thomas C. Daddesio

The Role of the Paratext in The Name of the Rose

pages 319–323, 1988


42. R. Lane Kauffmann

Rotpeter’s Revenge: Kafka’s “Report to an Academy” as Critique of Anthropecentrism

pages 324–330, 1988


43. Mary Libertin

Deely’s Semiotic as Doctrina and Joyce’s “Process of Mind” in Ulysses

pages 331–335, 1988


44. Norma Procopiow

The Semiotics of Narrative: Narrative, Prisoners, and Social Meaning

pages 336–340, 1988


XII. Elias Canetti: Tradition and Transformation

45. David Darby

A Fiction of Detection: The Police Enquiry in Elias Canetti’s Auto-da-Fe

pages 343–349, 1988


46. Kristie A. Foell

Absence as Presence: Sigmund Freud in the Works of Elias Canetti

pages 350–355, 1988


47. Steven J. Rosen

Canettian and Freudian Approaches to Swift

pages 356–363, 1988


XIII. Semiotics of Poetic Discourse

48. Beverly Seaton

The Pragmatical Dimension of Reserve in John Keble’s The Christian Year

pages 367–373, 1988


49. Scott Simpkins

Negative Capabilities: Shifting Signs in Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”

pages 374–379, 1988


50. Sid Sondergard

“Pain is perfect misery”: Reading the Miltonic Discourse of Violence

pages 380–387, 1988


XIV. Semiotics and Gender Awareness

51. Thomas F. Broden

Gallic Semiotic Subjects and Feminism: Greimas, Duras, et AI.

pages 391–396, 1988


52. Martha M. Houle

The Play of Illusion in a Map of Love: La Carte de Tendre (1654)

pages 397–403, 1988


53. Linda Kintz

Permeable Boundaries, Femininity, and Violence

pages 404–411, 1988


54. Katherine S. Stephenson

Luce Irigary: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Representation of Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in Language Use

pages 412–417, 1988


XV. Camillo and The Illusion of Collective Memory

55. Curt Dilger

Theater and Architecture: A Parallel Experience

pages 421–428, 1988


56. Homa Fardjadi

Camillo’s Theatre and the Automaton

pages 429–435, 1988


57. Donald Kunze

Delirious History and Optical Mnemonics in Vico and Camillo

pages 436–446, 1988


58. David Leatherbarrow

Architecture and the Illusion of Perfect Memory

pages 447–452, 1988


XVI. Semiotics of Film, Television, Theater

59. Ian C. Henderson

Max Headroom: Televisual Invention and Edison Carter

pages 455–459, 1988


60. Richard J. Leskosky

The Illusion of Reality and the Reality of Illusion in Animated Film

pages 460–465, 1988


XVII. Semiotics of Film, Television, Theater

61. Milan Palec

Scenography: The Semiotics of Violence

pages 466–470, 1988


62. Mary Ann Frese Witt

Murder as Sign and Cycle in Les Negres

pages 471–476, 1988


XVIII. Semiotics of Art

63. Lev Manovich

Perceptual Semiotics: Functions of Repetitions in an Image

pages 479–486, 1988


64. Deborah L. Smith-Shank

Art History versus Art Mythology: The Semiotic Tension

pages 487–492, 1988


XIX. Semiotics and Postmodern Culture

65. Jay A. Knaack

Garbage Pail Kids: Recognition and Adaptation

pages 495–500, 1988


66. Richard L. Lanigan

Popular Political Signs: Jesse Jackson’s Presidential Candidacy as Depicted in Editorial Cartoons

pages 501–506, 1988


67. Thomas E. Lewis

Semiotics in the Streets: Hyperrealism and the State

pages 507–515, 1988


68. William Pencak

Stamping Out History: National Identity on Postage Stamps

pages 516–520, 1988


XX. Semiotic Accounts of Linguistic Concepts

69. Alexander F. Caskey

‘Language as Work and Trade’ as Metaphor

pages 523–527, 1988


70. Joseph DeChicchis

The Semiotics of Mayan Imperatives

pages 528–535, 1988


71. Michiko Hamada

Speaking as Signs of Embodiment: Japanese Terms for Self -Reference and Address

pages 536–543, 1988


72. Alicia Sakaguchi

International Planned Languages: An Essay on their Definition and Limitation

pages 544–550, 1988


XXI. Proxemiotics

73. Rui-hong Guo

Jokes, Transgression, and Laughter

pages 553–558, 1988


74. Richard A. R. Watson

The “Classical” Proxemiotics of the Encounter

pages 559–569, 1988


XXII. Semiotic Historiography

75. Stephan Bleier

Horkheimer, Adorno, Foucault: The Term “Subject” in the Enlightenment

pages 573–577, 1988


76. Julio Pinto

The Question of the Subject in Semiosis: Peirce and Lacan

pages 578–582, 1988


77. Anthony F. Russell

The Semiotic of Maurice Blondel’s Logic of Action

pages 583–587, 1988




ISBN 0-8191-7163-8

Editor: John Deely


1. A Maxim for Semiotics

pages iii–vi, 1987


I. Issues at the Foundation of Semiotics

2. John Deely

The Problem of Interpreting the Term “First” in the Expression “First Philosophy”

pages 3–14, 1987


3. Thomas A. Sebeok

Language: How Primary a Modeling System?

pages 15–27, 1987


II. On Semiotic Modeling

4. Myrdene Anderson

Thinking through Tinkering, Tinkering through Thought

pages 31–41, 1987


5. Floyd Merrell

Semiosis as a Basis for Modeling

pages 42–51, 1987


6. Rachel B. Ramadhyani

Modeling of Temporal and Spatial Paradigms: in Musical Notation

pages 52–62, 1987


III. The Semiotics of Architectural Drawings

7. Jennifer Bloomer

“Wicked Architect”, “Unsafe Building”: Taupology of Piranesi’s Collegio

pages 65–70, 1987


8. Marco Frascari

Drawings as Demonstration

pages 71–76, 1987


IV. Developments in Empirical Semiotics

9. Thomas C. Daddesio

Functional Autonomy and the Arbitrariness of Symbols

pages 79–88, 1987


10. Joseph DeChicchis

Homonymy Criteria as Oppositions of Content

pages 89–94, 1987


11. Eleanor Donnelly, Linda Langley Moneyham

Interpreting Premenstrual Syndrom: A Clinical Encounter

pages 95–104, 1987


12. Terrance King

Text and Object: Distinguishing Them as Interpretations

pages 105–114, 1987


13. Gary E. Raney

Linguistic Development and the Semiotic Stream of Awareness

pages 115–122, 1987


14. Gary Shank

Three into Two Will Go: The Juxtapositional Method of Empirical Research in Semiotics

pages 123–127, 1987


15. Donna E. West

The Critical Function of Tactile Index in Blind Children’s Use of Deictics

pages 128–141, 1987


V. Semiotics of Discourse

16. Jean-Claude Choul

Discourse as Self-Regulating: Semiotic Operators

pages 145–156, 1987


17. Linda Kintz

On Learning Deconstruction: Postmodernist Pedagogy

pages 157–164, 1987


18. Gila Safran-Naveh

Semiotic Considerations of An Imperial Message: Truth and Chronotopicity in Kafka’s Parable

pages 165–175, 1987


19. Walter J. Savitch

The Mathematics of Open Text and Infinite Language

pages 176–182, 1987


20. Terry Stocker, Daryll James

Semiotic Analysis of Prehistoric Texts

pages 183–192, 1987


VI. Medieval Textuality: After the Colon

21. Robert F. Denton

Medieval Textuality: A New Ethics of Reading?

pages 195–200, 1987


22. Maris G. Fiondella

Medieval Textuality: A Psycholinguistic Function the Towneley Passion Plays

pages 201–210, 1987


23. William Nelles

Medieval Textuality: Two Structures of Embedding in Chaucer’s Poetry

pages 211–218, 1987


24. George Wingerter

Medieval Textuality: Textus as Testis

pages 219–225, 1987


VII. Semiotics of Literature

25. David K. Danow

Text and Subtext

pages 229–236, 1987


26. Philippe Desan

Objects as Reified Signs: A Semiotic Reading of Madame Bovary

pages 237–245, 1987


27. Michèle M. Magill

A Show-and-Tell Story: The Purple Hat by Eudora Welty

pages 246–256, 1987


28. Katherine Stephenson

Luce Irigaray’sL’Ordre Sexuel du Discours”: A Comparative English Study on Sexual Differentiation in Language Use

pages 257–266, 1987


VIII. Semiotics of Film

29. Jay H. Boylan

Symbols and Icons in “On the Waterfront”

pages 269–273, 1987


30. Marcel Cornis-Pop

Emplotting Difference: Textual Translations of the Amadeus Theme

pages 274–286, 1987


31. William Pencak

Napoleonic Semiosis: “Napoleon vu par Abel Gance

pages 287–296, 1987


32. Scott Simpkins

The Economy of the Gesture: Artaud and Barthes

pages 297–306, 1987


33. Richard A. R. Watson

The Daemonic Experimenter: “Conditioning God-Games” in Rat Experiments, Movies, Greek Tragedy, and Phylogenesis

pages 307–318, 1987


IX. Estrangement: The Discourse of Twentieth-Century Theater

34. Sarah Bryant-Bertail

Rêves de Franz Kafka: A Mise en Scène Remembered

pages 321–333, 1987


35. Iris Smith

Reframing Theatrical “Distance”

pages 334–341, 1987


X. New Directions in Music Semiotics

36. Gayle A. Henrotte

Discourse and Music: Icon, Index, or Symbol?

pages 345–352, 1987


37. David Lidov

Mimesis in Music

pages 353–361, 1987


38. William Pencak

Of What is Music a Sign: Toscanini, Furtwangler, and Walter on Musical Interpretation and the Philosophy of History

pages 362–374, 1987


39. Charles Suhor

Jazz as Sign System: Syntactics, Pragmatics, Semantics

pages 375–380, 1987


XI. Semioticizing Logic and Philosophy

40. Robert S. Corrington

Semiosis and the Phenomenon of Worldhood

pages 383–393, 1987


41. Stanley M. Harrison

Walker Percy’s Unspeakable Self

pages 394–403, 1987


42. Nathan Houser

The Significance of Logic as Semiotic

pages 404–413, 1987


43. Ralph A. Powell

Democracy’s Causal Signs of Primitive Justice

pages 414–422, 1987


44. Shea Zellweger

Iconicity, Models, and the Geometry of Logic

pages 423–433, 1987


XII. Variations on The Theme of Semiotic Analysis

45. Cliff Goodwin

The Communication of Managerial Values to New Employees During an Orientation Program: The Identification and Interpretation of Signs

pages 437–445, 1987


46. Judith Porges Hollander

The Ambiguous Sign: The Sexual Relationships of a Bisexual Woman

pages 446–453, 1987


47. Jay A. Knaack

Clowns, Mythical Symbolism and Ritual Anxieties

pages 454–463, 1987


XIII. Semiotic Historiography

48. Anthony F. Russell

The Semiotic of Causality and Participation: A New Perspective on the Cajetan-Fabro-Montagnes Controversy over the Analogy of Being

pages 467–472, 1987


49. Scott Simpkins

Naming Names: Plato’s Cratylus and the Ground of the Sign

pages 473–478, 1987


50. Brooke Williams

Historiography as a Current Event

pages 479–486, 1987


51. Index

pages 487–496, 1987


52. Supporting Subscribers

pages 497–497, 1987




ISBN 0-8191-6672-3

Editors: Jonathan Evans, John Deely


1. “Vinculum Communitatis”: Editors’ Preface

pages iii–iv, 1986


I. Semiotic Perspectives on Ancient and Medieval Texts

2. Laurel J. Brinton

Iconic Word Order Patterns in Chaucerian Prose

pages 3–14, 1986


3. William Nelles

The Narrating of Chaucer’s Merchant Tale

pages 15–22, 1986


4. Carole E. Newlands

Two Paintings in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe

pages 23–32, 1986


5. John D. Niles

Symbolic Language in the Ballads

pages 33–42, 1986


6. George Wingerter

Approaching Medieval Narrative through the Contemporary Novel

pages 43–52, 1986


II. Semiotic Perspectives on 18th and 19th Century Literature

7. Wendy Greenberg

Indices to Money in Marguerite Duras’s The Sea World and The Lover

pages 55–60, 1986


8. Scott Simpkins

George Sand and the Role of Semiotic Cues

pages 61–67, 1986


9. Richard A. R. Watson

Nameless Deeds and Black Veils: An ‘Antinomian’ Theory of Fame and Its Underlying Disnominations

pages 68–79, 1986


10. Cheryl Ann Weissman

Narrative Lurches and the Nature of Knowing: Coincidence and Perception in Jane Austen’s Sanditon

pages 80–86, 1986


III. Semiotic Perspectives on Contemporary Literature

11. Bertrand Gervais

The Conventions of Despair or the Effects of Confusion (On the Gentle Reader)

pages 89–98, 1986


12. Michele M. Magill

Woman’s Time and Man’s Space: Story-Making and Story-Telling in Circe by Eudora Welty

pages 99–107, 1986


13. Katherine Stephenson

Camus’ ‘Le Renègat’: The Interior Monologue as Psycho-Babble

pages 108–114, 1986


14. Lois Parkinson Zamora

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: The Search of Historical Truth in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

pages 115–122, 1986


IV. Semiotic Developments of Literary Theory

15. Marcel Cornis-Pop

“A Matter of Telling Stories”: Plots and Counter-Plots in Recent Literary Interpretation

pages 125–139, 1986


16. David K. Danow

Jan Mukařovský’s Concept of the Work of Art as Sign

pages 140–148, 1986


17. Robert de Beaugrande

Programmability versus Creativity: Artificial Intelligence and Literary Theory

pages 149–160, 1986


18. Esperanza Gurza

The Creation of Oral-Formulaic Narrative in Modern Mexico: A Field Experience

pages 161–168, 1986


V. Semiotic Considerations in The Performing and Visual Arts

19. Silvia Simone Anspach

Verbal-Pictoric Translation in Steinberg’s Labyrinth: Uniqueness, Freedom, and Coercion

pages 170–178, 1986


20. Chantal Cinquin

The Archeology of the Sign

pages 179–190, 1986


21. Barbara L. Ginsburg

On Semiotics Artefacts: The Representational Nature of a Sign and Its Function within Relational Systems

pages 191–204, 1986


22. Charls Pearson

The Semiotics of Partnering in Ballroom Dancing

pages 205–214, 1986


VI. Semiotic Developments in Linguistics

23. Julian Boyd

Subjunctive-Equivalent “Should” and Interpretation

pages 217–223, 1986


24. JoAnn Cannon

Semiotics and Philosophy of Language a Discussion of Eco’s Recent Work

pages 224–230, 1986


25. Joseph DeChicchis

The Lexicostatistical Measurement of Indexicality in Speech

pages 231–236, 1986


26. Svend Erik Larsen

Persons and Pronouns: Linguistics, Semiotics, and Beyond

pages 237–243, 1986


VII. Semiotic Developments in Philosophy

27. Kent Biel

Semiotics, Creativity, and the Subject: Ricoeur and Foucault

pages 247–258, 1986


28. William C. Charron

Contractarian Ethics: Its Syntactics, Semantics, and Pragmatics

pages 259–269, 1986


29. Terrance King

Peirce’s Principle of Continuity and the Difference between Normative and Cognitive Knowledge

pages 270–276, 1986


30. Felicia E. Kruse

Saving the Sign

pages 277–284, 1986


31. Jeffrey S. Librett

Wunderzeichen: From Signs of Wonder to Characters as “Wonders” in Kant

pages 285–295, 1986


32. Ralph Powell

From Semiotic of Scientific Mechanism to Semiotic of Teleology in Nature

pages 296–305, 1986


33. Gila Safran-Naveh

Ideological Aesthetics and Meta-Modalization: Semiotics of Descartes’ Passions of the Soul

pages 306–317, 1986


VIII. Theory in and of Semiotics

34. Myrdene Anderson

On a Motivated Semiotic

pages 321–327, 1986


35. Vittoria Borso-Borgarello

Metaphor and Myth in Contemporary Theory: Evidence from the Contemporary Novel

pages 328–339, 1986


36. Jean-Claude Choul

The Arbitrariness of Iconicity

pages 340–349, 1986


37. Vincent Colapietro

The Relevance of Peirce’s Semiotic to Psychology

pages 350–361, 1986


38. Thomas C. Daddesio

Semiotics: A Hybrid Discipline?

pages 362–369, 1986


39. Martha M. Houle

Play at Work in Semiotic Theory

pages 370–375, 1986


40. Gilles Thérien

The Other in the Field: A Semiotic Approach to the Phenomenon of “Drifting”

pages 376–384, 1986


IX. Semiotic Historiography: Problems and Persons in the Development of Semiotics

41. Hanna Buczynska-Garewicz

Ingarden on Meaning and Interpretation

pages 387–397, 1986


42. Robert S. Corrington

C. G. Jung and the Archetypal Foundations of Semiosis

pages 398–405, 1986


43. John Deely

John Locke’s Place in the History of Semiotic Inquiry

pages 406–418, 1986


44. John P. Doyle

John Peter Olivi on Right, Dominion, and Voluntary Signs

pages 419–429, 1986


45. Desmond FitzGerald

The Semiotic of John Poinsot

pages 430–433, 1986


46. Floyd Merrell

Peirce, and Bohm’s Quantum Universe

pages 434–442, 1986


47. William Pencak

Carl Becker and the Semiotics of History

pages 443–451, 1986


48. Index

pages 455–461, 1986




ISBN 0-8191-5690-6

Editor: John Deely


1. John Deely

A Style Sheet for Semiotics: Editor’s Foreword

pages iii–v, 1985


I. Semiotic Approaches to Issues in Philosophy

2. Patrick Barker

“Frege and Peirce: Indexicality and the Philosophy of Language”

pages 3–14, 1985


3. Vincent Colapietro

“Peirce and Eco on Signs and Selves”

pages 15–23, 1985


4. James Liszka

“The Process of Transvaluation in Myth”

pages 24–36, 1985


5. Floyd Merrell

“When Is True Real?, or Please Ignore This Title”

pages 37–44, 1985


6. Ralph Austin Powell

“The Evidential Priority of Unindividuated Realities: The Philosophy of Science of Willard Van Orman Quine”

pages 45–55, 1985


7. Gary E. Raney

“Cognitive Semiotics: The Science of Semiology”

pages 56–63, 1985


8. Carl G. Vaught

“Signs, Categories, and the Problem of Analogy”

pages 64–82, 1985


II. Theater and Film Semiotics

9. Jean Alter

“Meaning and Theater: Reassigning Performance Signs”

pages 85–96, 1985


10. Robert N. Anderson

“The Theatrical Code of Oswald de Andrade’s O Rei Da Vela”

pages 97–106, 1985


11. Jackson G. Barry

“The Action as Unit in the Semiotic Analysis of Drama”

pages 107–115, 1985


12. Micheal C. Pounds, Peter H. Salus

“Form and Structure in Dead of Night”

pages 116–125, 1985


13. Iris Smith

“Tension and Surprise in Brecht’s Galileo or, Gesture Is Not Enough”

pages 126–136, 1985


III. Semiotics of Perception and The Visual

14. Freddie Rokem

“The Death of the Apple, or Contradictions between Visual and Verbal Elements in the Same Aesthetic Frame: The Case of Negation”

pages 139–148, 1985


15. Cynthia C. Rostankowski

“Preliminary Remarks on a Semiotic Account of Verbal and Visual Metaphor”

pages 149–165, 1985


16. Richard A. R. Watson

“Upside-Down Perception and the ‘Sense’ of Right-Side-Up: a Problem in Projective Semiotics”

pages 166–180, 1985


IV. Empirical Semiotics and Popular Culture

17. Donald J. Cunningham

“Empirical Semiotics--Oxymoron or Essential for Semiotics?”

pages 183–188, 1985


18. Alexandre Kimenyi

“The Semiotics of the American Bumper Sticker”

pages 189–194, 1985


19. James Michels

“Roland Barthes on the Cosmo Cover Girl”

pages 195–202, 1985


20. Beverly Seaton

“Blue Roses and Other Horticultural Illusions: An Essay in Descriptive Semiotics”

pages 203–215, 1985


V. History of Semiotic: Schools and Neglected Figures

21. Myrdene Anderson

“Gaston Bachelard: Transcending Materialism and Idealism”

pages 219–225, 1985


22. Erika Freiberger

“The Austrian Contribution to Modern Semiotics: The Prague, Graz, and Vienna Schools”

pages 226–237, 1985


23. Robert S. Corrington

“Josiah Royce and the Sign Community”

pages 238–247, 1985


24. Felicia E. Kruse

“The Phylogenesis of Signs in Nature according to John Dewey”

pages 248–258, 1985


25. Janine Langan

“Semiotics à la Hegel: Mallarmé on Language as a Dialectical Instrument”

pages 259–270, 1985


VI. Semiotic Perspectives in Literature

26. Andrew Bush

“The Sign of the 3/4, Borges’ Case of False Abduction”

pages 273–285, 1985


27. Marcel Cornis-Pop

“Inside a Stratified Whale: Melville’s Textual Semiotics and the Postmodern Novel”

pages 286–301, 1985


28. Ramiro Fernandez-Fernandez

“An Application of Greimas’ Narrative Grammar to the Fall-Redemption”

pages 302–316, 1985


29. Wendy Greenberg

“Indices to Money in Balzac’s Pere Goriot

pages 317–325, 1985


30. Michèle M. Magill

“Hidden Discourse and Self-Destructive Narrative in ‘The Whistle’ by