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 Liturgical Theology: The Semiotics of the Preliminary Morning Service

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

God is the central figure in the text of the prayer book, or Siddur; but God also presents a significant semiotic challenge. Indeed, God is a challenge to all linguistic and semiotic systems. How ... More


Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Phillip Cary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine invented expressionist semiotics, the theory that words and other bodily things are external signs that give expression to what lies within the soul. This theory of signs is quite different ... More


Introduction: Expressionist Semiotics and the Powerlessness of the External

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In expressionist semiotics outward signs signify inner things, but never adequately. For in its original form expressionist semiotics was an outgrowth of Augustine's Platonism, in which inner things ... More


 From Scepticism to Platonism: The Concept of Sign in Augustine's Earliest Writings

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A philosophical concept of signs first turns up in Augustine's early writings as part of a Hellenistic epistemological debate reported by Cicero, an advocate of the scepticism of the Academics. The ... More


How Words Became Signs: The Development of Augustine's Expressionist Semiotics

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine's new Platonist theory of signs can be called “expressionist semiotics.” In this theory, lower things can be signs of higher things, and words are external signs expressing what is in the ... More


Conclusion: Religion, Medicine, and Miracles

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Until recently, modern physicians rarely were able to dignify the role of spirituality in health care by making it part of scientific study. Pastoral care may have always been welcome and respected, ... More


FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is an attempt to decode, explain, and account for the way that social meaning in music is perceived. It is concerned throughout with the socially constituted values of musical styles, and ... More


The Symbolism of Costume in Ancient Pantomime

Rosie Wyles

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the symbolism of costume in ancient pantomime dance and the way in which it operates and is manipulated in the performance in order to communicate with the audience. The chapter ... More


CATEGORIZATION, COMPOSITIONAL STRATEGY, AND MUSICAL SYNTAX

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how musical materials are organized within a work — more properly, the problem of musical syntax and, by extension, musical semiotics. Although semioticians are usually quick to ... More


Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Ronald Rodman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music examines how music functioned as a narrative agent during the first 50 years of American television broadcasting. While television has ... More


Narrating the Crosscultural Encounter

Daniel Lefkowitz

in Words and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter seeks to operationalize the theoretical perspective described in Chapter 3 through a discussion of the relationship between theory and methods. The study relies on technical analyses of ... More


Translation, Interpretation, Canon Formation *

Lawrence Venuti

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter construes the term ‘classic’ as a decision regarding the canonicity of a text based on a particular interpretation. A semiotic approach reveals translation to be a second-order sign ... More


Toward an Associative Theory of Television Music

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 1 formulates a semiotic theory of television music based on Charles Peirce's theory as transmitted through John Fiske and his “codes of television” model. Fiske's televisual levels of ... More


“And Now a Word from Our Sponsor”: Musical Structure and Mediation in Early TV Commercials

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines the role of music in early television commercials, drawing upon the semiotic theory of Algirdas Greimas. Using Greimas's “semiotic square,” the relationship of music to image ... More


Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Susan Tiefenbrun

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Violations of international law and human rights laws are the plague of the 20th and 21st centuries. People's inhumanity to people escalates as wars proliferate and respect for human rights and the ... More


Discourses of European identity in British, Italian, and French TV news

Joanna Thornborrow, Louann Haarman, and Alison Duguid

in European Identity: What the Media Say

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

Unlike previous chapters, Chapter 4 examines the language of television news in France, Italy, and Britain. In looking at both visual and verbal data, it shows how news about Europe is ‘framed’ in ... More


Legal semiotics

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Semiotics is the science of signs. As mysterious as the word may seem, semiotics has become a household term among interpreters of art, music, literature, and now, the law. This chapter explores the ... More


A semiotic approach to a legal definition of terrorism

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes a definition of terrorism based on semiotic principles. It uncovers five basic elements of the crime of terrorism that are deeply embedded in each of the many definitions ... More


Burdens of Enlightenment

Nicholas Halmi

in The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This imagined transposition of nature from nature itself to a book is analogous to the experience that Enlightenment aesthetics designated the sublime, in which, precisely by means of a subjective ... More


Narrative Spaces in the Representation and Understanding of Evolution

Camillia Matuk and David Uttal

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Experts familiar with both their content and representational system use cladograms to reason about species’ phylogenies. But for novices, these diagrams rather tend to cue folk narrative beliefs of ... More


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