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1. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 1 > Issue: 4
Tomas Venclova Soviet Semiotics on Dostoevskij
2. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 17 > Issue: 3
Richard L. Lanigan The Communicology of the Image Alain Robbe-Grillet, Instantanés [Snapshots] (1962 / 1986)
3. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 18 > Issue: 1/4
Boris Gubman The Returns Of History: Russian Nietzscheans After Modernity
4. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 18 > Issue: 1/4
Boris Gubman Jacques Derrida on Philosophy, Language, and Power in the Age of Globalization
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Thomas F. Broden Image, Sign, Identity: Jean-Marie Floch and Visual Semiotics
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Two recently translated monographs by J.-M. Floch provide English-language scholars with a substantial sample of this original and prolific visual semiotician’s work. The articles making up the two volumes present and illustrate the methods and concepts that Floch developed: “figurative semiotics”, “plastic semiotics”, and “visual identities”. Privileging the close description of particular images, Jean-Marie Floch’s work systematically brings to bear a complex and explicit semiotic theory to the exploration of visual images. The books raise crucial questions for research in the visual arts, in marketing, in perception and cognition, and in intercultural communication. This essay describes the main procedures Floch proposes for analyzing visual images, examines his concept of a visual identity, and evaluates the two English editions and translations.
6. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 18 > Issue: 1/4
Igor E. Klyukanov Tasking Textuality: Literary and Cultural Theory, Vol. 5
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Richard Henry Critifiction: Postmodern Essays
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John Corner Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics
9. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 18 > Issue: 1/4
C. W. Spinks Literary Semiotics: A Critical Approach
10. The American Journal of Semiotics: Volume > 28 > Issue: 3/4
John Deely Analytic Philosophy and The Doctrine of Signs: Semiotics or Semantics:  What Difference Does It Make?
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Thomas A. Sebeok (†2001) considered Charles Peirce as “our lodestar” in the contemporary semiotic development, and what he called “the Dominican tradition” (the Thomistic works of Aquinas, Poinsot, and Maritain in particular) as ‘a vein of pure gold’ yet to be mined in the contemporary semiotic development. By contrast, many contemporary authors look to what is called “Analytic philosophy” (as if there were such a thing as “non-analytic philosophy”) for their interpretation both of Peirce and of Sebeok’s “Dominican tradition”. Tzvetan Todorov, however, has pointed out that semiotics as the doctrine of signs in fact compromises the very foundation upon which the ‘founding fathers’ of “Analytic philosophy” relied in their linguistic reduction of philosophical analysis. Using the works of two contemporary authors, one from the Peircean side (Thomas Short) and one claiming to represent Thomistic thought (John O’Callaghan), this review essay explores the distortive consequences for semiotics that result from adopting the standpoint of Analytic philosophy when treating matters of semiosis. Hence the sub-title “Semiotics or Semantics: What Difference Does It Make [for the doctrine of signs]?”