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The Semiotics of Metaphor and Metonymy: Umberto Eco

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Umberto Eco's semiotic approach to the distinction between linguistic activity and extralinguistic reality. Semiotics is divided into two parts: the theory of codes and the ... More


Introduction

Michael Lapidge

in The Anglo-Saxon Library

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the definition of a library. It describes the conception of a vast and labyrinthine library containing all existing books in Umberto Eco's ... More


Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic ... More


The Pop Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the nascent collaboration between aesthetics and contemporary art by focusing on the critical reception of the emergence of American Pop art in the early 1960s by four ... More


Across the Pond: Eco, Apel, Habermas

David Boersema

in Pragmatism and Reference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026604
eISBN:
9780262268882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026604.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The philosophical thinking of Umberto Eco, Karl-Otto Apel, and Jürgen Habermas, are presented in this chapter. It explores Eco's thoughts regarding the concept of “unlimited semiosis” and his stance ... More


Art and the Transcendent; or, Christian Platonic and Anti-Platonic Art

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies ways in which selected medieval thinkers, even those who do not subscribe to later normative theories of aesthetics, reflect on beauty, or what is sometimes called the ... More


Umberto Eco: Chaosmos: The Return of the Middle Ages

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to Umberto Eco, one can speak of the Dark Ages in the sense that the population of Europe fell by twenty million. The only ... More


Gatekeepers of (Non-)Knowledge: Aleksei Balabanov’s Morphine (2008)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Balabanov’s Morphine is concerned with cultural memory conceived as a continuum; not as identity but rather subjectivity in construction. The concepts relates to Badiou’s study of subjectivity. It ... More


Film Connotation and the Signified Subject

Hunter Vaughan

in Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161336
eISBN:
9780231530828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161336.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes how cinema organizes sets of relations that produce and reflect “orders of meaning” in ways that might coincide with philosophical activity. It turns to the notions of Umberto ... More


Are Translations Interpretations? Gadamer, Lowell, and Some Contemporary Poem‐Translations

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Every translation is an interpretation’ is a cliché of modern criticism: I take it as the first of my metaphors of translation. Its meaning is uncertain because ‘interpretation’ is itself such a ... More


Introduction: Medieval and medievalist practice

Thomas A. Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg

in Affective medievalism: Love, abjection and discontent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126863
eISBN:
9781526142009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126863.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Scholars of the medieval past are often drawn to a kernel of historical truth that might guarantee the truth of their inquiries, but medievalist scholarly and cultural practice reveals the ... More


Open Texts and Layers of Meaning

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies Umberto Eco's idea of an open text to a series of late antique poems. The figural poetry of Optatianus Porphyrius, the allegorical Psychomachia of Prudentius, and the sixteen ... More


The ‘Zooniverse’ and other (furnished) comic worlds

Leon Hunt

in Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

According to Umberto Eco, the cult text must provide a ‘completely furnished world so that its fans can quote characters and episodes as if they were aspects of the fan’s sectarian world.’ While Eco ... More


Reading Rites: Sacraments and the Community of Signs

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the Augustinian idea of sacraments as “sacred signs” or “visible words,” by focussing on questions of efficacy and meaning. It discusses the idea of the sacrament as cause, as ... More


“You Will Never Awaken Because the Story You Were In No Longer Exists”: Coover, Postmodernism, and the End of An Era

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the post-modern interpretation of fairy tales with a special focus on Robert Coover’s numerous books on this subject. In Coover’s works, Sleeping Beauty is the most recurrent ... More


The Open BoxAchille Castiglioni and the Architecture of Television

Sylvia Lavin

in The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190218430
eISBN:
9780190218461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218430.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the exhibition design and architecture that Achille Castiglioni completed in the 1950s and 1960s for the Italian television network RAI. The author demonstrates how these ... More


Literature Machines: StructurElism versus StructurAlism

Dennis Duncan

in The Oulipo and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198831631
eISBN:
9780191876769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831631.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the group’s Second Manifesto, François Le Lionnais writes that ‘structurAlist’ (his own capitalization) is ‘a term that many of us consider with circumspection’. Therefore, as a way of describing ... More


Models

Felicity Colman

in Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on two core areas of modeling theories that have emerged from film theory: the semiotic and the material. Semiotic modeling in film theory can be used as a political tool that ... More


Anti-Lincoln: Gore Vidal’s Lincoln (1988)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the unconventional TV miniseries Gore Vidal’s Lincoln (1988). Again calling upon Umberto Eco’s concept of the “absolute fake,” the analysis demonstrates that Vidal’s Lincoln ... More


Introduction: From the Presence to the Sing

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction situates the idea of seductive theology in the history of apophasis and of the intersections of theology with semiotics. Through a sketch of relevant semiotic theory in late ancient, ... More


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