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SEMIOTICS 2020/2021–Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America

Signs of Ambiguity and Uncertainty

Editor: Farouk Y. Seif


1. Farouk Y. Seif

Editorial Introduction: Signs of Ambiguity and Uncertainty

pages 1–8, 2020/2021,


I. Precarity and Cultural Artifacts

2. Ricardo Nogueira de Castro Monteiro

Precarity versus Artistry: Poverty of Resources and Syncretic Richness in the Construction of Meaning in a Brazilian Epiphany Feast

pages 9–25, 2020/2021,


3. Aurora M. Pinto

Borges, the Semiotic Labyrinth, and the Internet

pages 27–35, 2020/2021,


4. Jose Sanjines

Interplay in Cinema’s Symbolic Process: Metaphor and Metonymy in the Language of Film

pages 37–56, 2020/2021,


5. Gilmar Adolfo Hermes, Jeremiah Dyehouse

A Semiotic Analysis: Journalistic Writing about Brazilian Cinema

pages 57–73, 2020/2021,


II. Precarity and Responses to Social Challenges

6. Dora Ivonne Alvarez Tamayo

The Visual Resource as a Response to the Precarity Related to Lack of Physical Contact During the Pandemic: A Symbolic Solution from Design Intelligence

pages 75–94, 2020/2021,


7. Rosina Martucci

Illness and Precarity in Art and Literature

pages 95–114, 2020/2021,


8. Lauren Matz

Tea and Temperance in Charles Dickens’s Hard Times

pages 115–126, 2020/2021,


III. Ambiguity of Communication and Representations of Reality

9. Anand Raja

How “Good Days” Resolve Precarity: A Dystopia from India?

pages 127–141, 2020/2021,


10. Kyle Davidson

Travels in Hypervirtuality

pages 143–162, 2020/2021,


11. Jonathan Extract

The World and Its Models: Wayfinders, Cartographic Representation, and the Plural Empiricisms of World Pictures

pages 163–178, 2020/2021,


12. Ammara Farhan

A Multimodal, Socio-Semiotic Analysis of Social Networking Apps on the App Store

pages 179–195, 2020/2021,


IV. Abductive Inquiry, Philosophy, and Semiosis

13. Michael R. Kearney

The Book of Nature, Abductive Inquiry, and Herman Bavinck’s Philosophy of Revelation

pages 197–213, 2020/2021,


14. Jamila Farajova

The Vehicle of the Process of Semiosis

pages 215–231, 2020/2021,


V. Transcending beyond Precarity through Dialogical Relations

15. Barbara Young, Myrdene Anderson

Transcending Interview in the Curious Professions: Expert-Client Relationship in Means-oriented Dialogue

pages 233–245, 2020/2021,


16. Baranna Baker

Being before Breakfast: On the Path of the Sign with John Deely

pages 233–245, 2020/2021,


17. Index of Proper Names

pages 255–263, 2020/2021,



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,


I. Reaching across Borders

2. André De Tienne

Prolegomenon to Horosemiotics: Semiotic Ramifications of a Peircean Borderline Distinction

pages 1–14, 2019,


3. Kermit Snelson

Why Things Have Outlines: Steps to a Logic of Borders

pages 15–29, 2019,


4. Griselda Zárate, Victoria Reynoso

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

pages 31–42, 2019,


II. Venues of Logic

5. Michal Karľa

Thinking of the Unthinkable as Thought

pages 43–53, 2019,


6. Martin Macháček

Ascertaining the Certainty of Uncertainty

pages 55–65, 2019,


7. Christopher S. Morrissey

Subversions of Exclusions: A Commentary on Esther

pages 67–78, 2019,


III. Watching and Listening between the Lines

8. Dalibor Lošťák

An Inquiry Towards a Semiotic Conception of The Aesthetic

pages 79–86, 2019,


9. Iris Smith Fischer

Peirce and Curry on the Making of Natural Gesture in Performance

pages 87–100, 2019,


10. Edwin K. C. Li

Integrationism and Music Theory’s Resistance

pages 101–114, 2019,


11. Sally Ann Ness

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

pages 115–128, 2019,


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,


13. Karolína Šedivcová

Conceiving the Inconceivability of Conceivability

pages 147–160, 2019,


14. Valdenildo dos Santos

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

pages 161–174, 2019,


15. Myrdene Anderson

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

pages 175–192, 2019,


16. Index of Proper Names

pages 193–197, 2019,



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,


2. Brooke Williams Deely

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

pages xiii–xviii, 2018,


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,


4. Kermit Snelson

Resilience and Semiosis: Same Subject?

pages 15–30, 2018,


5. Kyle Davidson, Jennifer Blair

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

pages 31–45, 2018,


6. ‘Yemi Mahmud

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

pages 47–60, 2018,


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,


8. David E. Pfeifer

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

pages 79–86, 2018,


9. Richard Currie Smith

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

pages 87–99, 2018,


10. Marisol Cárdenas

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

pages 101–114, 2018,


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,


12. David Lidov

Notation in Music

pages 131–144, 2018,


13. Desirée Scarambone

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

pages 145–155, 2018,


14. Tristan McKay

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

pages 157–171, 2018,


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,


16. Joseph C. Harry

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

pages 187–199, 2018,


17. Donna E. West

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

pages 201–219, 2018,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

18. Karolína Šedivcová

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

pages 221–232, 2018,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

19. Martin Macháček

A Peircean Interpretation of Probability in Quantum Mechanics

pages 233–241, 2018,


20. Index of Proper Names

pages 243–250, 2018,



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,


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,


3. Zdziław Wasik

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

pages 21–33, 2017,


4. Geoffrey Ross Owens

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

pages 35–48, 2017,


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,


6. Myrdene Anderson, Katja Pettinen

Performativities: Doing Things with and without Words

pages 65–82, 2017,


7. Gila Safran Naveh

Parables as Praxis and Semiosis

pages 83–93, 2017,


III Play of Musement

8. Román Esqueda

Design Thinking as Play of Musement

pages 95–104, 2017,


9. Griselda Zárate, Sahad Rivera

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

pages 105–114, 2017,


10. Cassandra M. Collier

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

pages 115–125, 2017,


IV. Media, Actuality, and Reality

11. Elliot Gaines

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

pages 127–136, 2017,


12. Kyle Davidson

Hatsune Miku and the Crowd Sourced Pop Idol

pages 137–144, 2017,


13. Jayakrishnan Narayanan

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

pages 145–155, 2017,


14. Valdenildo dos Santos

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

pages 157–174, 2017,


15. Index of Proper Names

pages 175–179, 2017,



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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

10. Benjamin A. 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,


Roberta Kevelson Award Essay

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 Langner

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 Remembrance 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,<31


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,


2. Jeff Bernard

Symbolic Representation. Semiotic Considerations on Holistic Interview Techniques in Sociology

pages 1–11, 1990,


3. Lisa Block de Behar

Symbols as Pass-words Between Spaces and Species

pages 12–29, 1990,


4. Pia Brinzeu

When the Signs of Punctuation Turn into Poetic Symbols

pages 30–34, 1990,


5. Werner Burzlaƒƒ

The History of Film as a Search for Symbols

pages 35–45, 1990,


6. José Luis Caivano

Symbolicity in Elementary Visual Signs

pages 46–55, 1990,


7. Michel Costantini

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

pages 56–64, 1990,


8. V. Csányi

Ethology and the Rise of the Conceptual Thoughts

pages 65–70, 1990,


9. Donald J. Cunningham

A Semiotic Critique of Cognitive Science

pages 71–76, 1990,


10. John Deely

Logic within Semiotics

pages 77–86, 1990,


11. Svoboda Dimitrova

The Possibilities of Semiotics in the History of the Theatre

pages 87–91, 1990,


12. Erika Herczeg

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

pages 92–102, 1990,


13. Jørgen Dines Johansen

From Iconicity to Symbolicity: Differentiality and Arbitrarity in Representational Systems

pages 103–111, 1990,


14. Friedrich Lachmayer

Loss of Reality by Supra-Symbolization

pages 112–114, 1990,


15. Solomon Marcus

Symbols in a Multidimensional Space

pages 115–126, 1990,


16. Ivan Mladenov

The Metaphor under Totalitarianism

pages 127–133, 1990,


17. Mariana Neṭ

A Few Remarks on the Socio-cultural Symbol

pages 134–139, 1990,


18. John Pier

Freudian Symbolization Devices and Their Relevance to Intertextuality

pages 140–147, 1990,


19. Maria N. Popova

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

pages 148–156, 1990,


20. Andreas Pribersky

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

pages 157–162, 1990,


21. Horst Ruthroƒ

Towards an Intersemiotic Definition of Meaning

pages 163–170, 1990,


22. Gary Shank

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

pages 171–176, 1990,


23. Malina J. Stefanova

Symbols, Equivalence, Hierarchy

pages 177–187, 1990,


24. Miklós Szabolcsi

Semiotics Hie et Nunc

pages 188–190, 1990,


25. Vilmos Voigt

Lessons in Ape Paintings

pages 191–201, 1990,


26. Vilmos Voigt

Catalogue of Böbe’s Paintings

pages 201–207, 1990,


27. Vilmos Voigt

Figures, including two Böbe paintings

pages 208–209, 1990,


28. W.C. Watt

Secrets of the Letter-order

pages 210–222, 1990,


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,


30. Yu Jian-Zhang

Iconic Symbolicity of Chinese Characters

pages 232–239, 1990,


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,


32. Index

pages 253–259, 1990,




33. Preface to the Combined Volumes

pages v–v, 1990,


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,


35. Timothy J. Gannon

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

pages 11–21, 1990,


36. Alan C. Harris

Sell! Buy! Semiolinguistic Manipulation in Print Advertising

pages 22–27, 1990,


37. E. Mark Kramer

The Origin of Television as Civilizational Expression

pages 28–37, 1990,


38. Gary Shank

Psychology and the Semiotic Horizon

pages 38–43, 1990,


39. Brooke Williams

Re-Posing the Objectivity Question

pages 44–54, 1990,


II. Semiotics and Education

40. Jackson G. Barry

Shakespeare, Semiotics, and the Classroom

pages 57–63, 1990,


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

Semiotic Teaching Methods

pages 64–69, 1990,


42. Norma Procopiow

Semiotics, Graffiti, and the Acculturation of Writing Courses

pages 70–75, 1990,


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,


44. Denise Chuk

Brecht, Audience, and Didatic Theatre

pages 90–96, 1990,


45. Catherine A. Wiley

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

pages 97–103, 1990,


IV. Literary Semiotics

46. Jeffrey R. DiLeo

The Intertextualization of Theory in Foucault’s Pendulum

pages 107–114, 1990,


47. Masako Hiraga

Iconicity in Poetry: How Poetic Form Embodies Meaning

pages 115–126, 1990,


48. Gila Safran-Naveh

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

pages 127–132, 1990,


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,


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,


51. Roxana Verona

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

pages 156–164, 1990,


V. Hermeneutics

52. R. Lane Kauffmann

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

pages 167–175, 1990,


53. Mikle D. Ledgerwood

The Interpretant: The Reader’s Response

pages 176–180, 1990,


54. Terry J. Prewitt

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

pages 181–187, 1990,


55. Steven C. Scheer

Unstable Signs: Text/Culture/Context

pages 188–194, 1990,


56. George Scheper

Re-Reading the “Conquest of Mexico”

pages 195–210, 1990,


VI. Semiotic Historiography

57. Douglas Howland

At the Crossroads of Victorian Ideology and Japanese Westernization

pages 213–223, 1990,


58. Shea Zellweger

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

pages 224–240, 1990,


VII. Relativity and Logic

59. Susan Brill

Interdisciplinary Implications: How Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Informs Literary Theory

pages 243–249, 1990,


60. Scott Simpkins

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

pages 250–255, 1990,


61. Donald J. Cunningham, Richard D. Stewart

Semiosic Relativity: Indian and Western Approaches to Language

pages 256–264, 1990,


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

62. Sigrid Berka

Maids in Germany: Genet and Strauss

pages 267–274, 1990,


63. Karin Cope

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

pages 275–282, 1990,


64. Thomas W. Kniesche

And the Split Goes

pages 283–287, 1990,


65. Jeffrey S. Librett

The Chorus of Crossing (Walls Made of Voices)

pages 288–293, 1990,


66. Robert Tobin

Two Medicinalizations of Androgyny in Wilhelm Meisters Lehr jahre

pages 294–301, 1990,


IX. Crucifiction

67. Wolf Kittler

Watt’s for Supper?

pages 305–310, 1990,


68. Akira Mizuta Lippit

Crossroads to Nowhere (Utopian Scents)

pages 311–318, 1990,


69. Laurence A. Rickels

Vegetarians Eat Meat: On Splatter and Slasher Movies

pages 319–326, 1990,


X. Semiotics of Trash

70. Myrdene Anderson

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

pages 329–334, 1990,


71. Angela Della Volpe

What is in a Word?

pages 335–341, 1990,


XI. Semiotics and Philosophy

72. Robert S. Corrington

Peirce and the Semiosis of the Holy

pages 345–353, 1990,


73. Ralph Austin Powell

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

pages 354–361, 1990,


74. Gerhard Richter

Projecting Culture: the Institutional Text

pages 362–369, 1990,


XII. Anthropology and Semiosis

75. Eleanor Donnelly, Dorothy J. Irvin

Depression: Diagnosis and Experience

pages 373–382, 1990,


76. Susan Rasmussen

Toward a Poetics of Aging

pages 383–391, 1990,


77. Michelle Steward, Terry Stocker

Referents in Olmec Art

pages 392–405, 1990,


78. Index

pages 407–419, 1990,




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