- Introduction Issue 6
- Narratological approaches to “A certain Lucas” [“Un tal Lucas”] by Alberto Quero
- Is the Semiosphere Post-Modernist? by George Rossolatos
- The Chimerical Tale of the Feminine by Julia Ponzio
- Cultural Heritage: Traps and Dramatic Choices by Solomon Marcus
- V. Warziati (1952-1995) A Biographical Report by A. Galiev
- The Inoculation of the Chinese against Western Media by James Eric (Jay) Black
- Steps towards a Systemic Semiotics by Mirko Lampis
- An Outline concerning the formal Conditions of Community by Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sørensen, Martin Thellefsen & Nidal Seide
An Outline concerning the formal Conditions of Community by Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sørensen, Martin Thellefsen & Nidal Seide
A community is a social unit of divergent size that shares a common goal, ideal and values. This is a standard definition in most theories of communities. This paper seeks to existing understanding through a semiotic account of community based on Peirce and Eco.
Cultural and Media Studies
The Inoculation of the Chinese against Western Media by James Eric (Jay) Black
Rhetorical studies, especially those outside of the traditional canon of rhetorical theory, can benefit from the work done by empirical researchers who study psychology and persuasion. A cross-pollination of disciplines opens many new lines of inquiry.
Narratological approaches to “A certain Lucas” [“Un tal Lucas”] by Alberto Quero
This paper is an analysis of “A certain Lucas” [“Un tal Lucas”]. Two big dimensions are analyzed. The first one is the narratological elements which articulate the structural unit of the text. The second one consists of the significant practices the author set by creating a text which is centered in a rather fatuous character.
Cultural Heritage: Traps and Dramatic Choices by Solomon Marcus
I find very stimulating the challenge related to the Semiotics of Cultural Heritage. The accent on selection involves a critical attitude towards the increasing amount of works of all kinds, which have to face our reaction as a choice among acceptance and rejection.
Steps towards a Systemic Semiotics by Mirko Lampis
The goal of this paper is to describe a new perspective for semiotic studies. Thanks to the theoretical and interpretative guidelines of that general cognitive paradigm called today systemic (or relational, or complex) thinking, and thanks also to the existence of semiotic theories with a systemic approach, as Lotman’s semiotics of culture, we can try to rework and reorganize the main explanatory notions of contemporary semiotics, and specially the notions of knowledge, meaning, communication, text and culture.
The Chimerical Tale of the Feminine by Julia Ponzio
I will start from the question posed by Tina Chanter in a paper published in 1997: “Has Derrida’s work on the question of sexual difference ever been read?” (Chanter, 1997: 87). The question of sexual difference, in Derrida, is in effect, as I’ll try to show, a question of readability.