INTRODUCTORY MODULE BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Theoretical aspects

 

Difference, recognition, structure, umwelt

 

Hoffmeyer, Jesper 2008.  Biosemiotics: an examination into the signs of life and the life of signs. Scranton, London: University of Scranton Press. (Part 1. The Biosemiotic Approach. 3-68 )

Uexküll, J.v. 1992. A stroll through the worlds of animals and men: A picture book of invisible worlds. Semiotica 89(4): 319-391.

Eco, Umberto 1976. A Theory of semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University (0. Introduction – Toward a logic of culture, pp. 3-31)

 

Sign, signification, semiosis, code

 

Eco, Umberto 1976. A Theory of semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University (2. Theory of codes 48-105)

Morris, C. 1938. Foundations of the Theory of Signs. (ch 2 levels of semiosis)

Peirce, Ch. S. 1931-58 Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce, vols. 1-8, C. Hartshorne, P. Weiss y A. W. Burks (eds). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, CP 2.247-249.

Saussure, Ferdinand de 2007 [1916]. Nature of the Linguistic Sign. In: Course in General Linguistics. Chicago: Open Court, pp. 65–70.

Sebeok, T. 1994. Signs: an introduction to semiotics. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. (3-64)

 

Sign systems, language, code

 

Saussure, Ferdinand de 2007 [1916]. Course in General Linguistics. Chicago: Open Court (101-139)

 Volli, U. Manuale di Semiotica (2.Segno. 16-36) [if translated]

Benveniste, Émile 2003 [1969]. The Semiology of Language. In: Classic Readings in Semiotics. New York: Legas, pp. 115–132.Problems in general linguistics.

Lotman Y. 1977. Primary and secondary communication-modelling systems. In: Lucid, Daniel P. (ed.) 1977. Soviet Semiotics: An Anthology. Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press. (95-98.)

Lotman 1977. The Structure of the Artistic Text. (ch 1, pp 7-31)

 

Text, discourse, narrative, interpretation

 

Lotman 1977. The Structure of the Artistic Text. (ch 3, pp 32-93)

Lotman, J 1988. The Semiotics of Culture and the Concept of a Text. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology. 26-3. (52-58)

Barthes, R. 1986. From work to text. In: Barthes, R. The Rustle of language. New York: Hill and Wang. (56-64)

Kristeva, J. 1986. Word, dialogue, and novel. In: Moi, T. (Ed.), The Kristeva reader. New York: Columbia University Press. (pp. 35-61)

Barthes, R. 1975.  An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative. New Literary History, Vol. 6, No. 2, (237-272)

Johansen, J.D.; Larsen, S.E. 2002. Signs in use. An introduction to semiotics. London, New York: Routledge. (6.Text. 110-149)

Foucault, M. 2001 The archaeology of knowledge.London: Routledge.(part I Introduction; part II. The Discursive Regularities. 3-85)

Eco, U. 1994. The Role of the Reader : Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ( pp. 3-40)

Volli, U. Manuale di semiotica (4. Storie. 71-114) [if translated]

 

Communication, message

 

Jakobson, Roman. Linguistics and poetics. In: Selected Writings III, 18-51

Lotman Y. 1977. Two models of communication. In: Lucid, Daniel P. (ed.) 1977. Soviet Semiotics: An Anthology. Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press. (99-101)

Volli, U. Manuale di semiotica (6. Interpretazione. 125-157) [if translated]

 

Semiosphere, culture, semiotic reality

 

Lotman, Yuri M.2005. On the semiosphere. Sign Systems Studies, 33.1, 205-229

Torop, P. 2005. Semiosphere and/as the research object of semiotics of culture - Sign Systems Studies 33.1, pp. 159-173

Berger, P.L.; Luckmann, T. 1966. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. Anchor Books. (11-61)

 

 

Historical accents:

 

The founding figures in Semiotic theory: Peirce, Saussure, Morris, Uexküll

 

Culler, J 1976. Ferdinand de Saussure. (ch 1, 2 and 4; 7-52; 90-117)

or Mauro, Tullio de 1995. Saussure and linguistics today. Bulzoni.

Misak, C. 2004. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914). In: Misak, C (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press. (1-26)

Pihlström, S. 2004. Peirce’s Place in the Pragmatist Tradition. In: Misak, C (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press. (27-57)

Posner, R. 1987. Charles Morris and the Behavioral Foundations of Semiotics. In: Krampen, M. (ed.) Classics of Semiotics. New York: Plenum. (23-57)

Uexküll, T. v. 1987. The Sign Theory of Jakob von Uexküll. In: Krampen, M. (ed.) Classics of Semiotics. New York: Plenum. (147-179) [reprint: Introduction: The sign theory of Jakob von Uexküll. Semiotica 89-4 (279-315)

Historical semiotic schools

 

-      Prague school (Mukařovský and Jakobson)

 

Dosse, F. 1997. History of Structuralism: The rising sign, 1945-1966. Vol. 1. University of Minnesota Press. (52-58)

Eco, U. 1987. The Influence of Roman Jakobson on the Development of Semiotics. In: Krampen, M. (ed.) Classics of Semiotics. New York: Plenum. (109-127)

Doležel, L. 1994. Prague school structuralism. In: Groden, M; Kreiswirth, M. The John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. The John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, London. (592-595)

Quinn, M.L. 1995. The Semiotic Stage: Prague School Theatre Theory. Peter Lang: New York. (ch1 Prague School structuralism, pp 13-42)

 

-      Copenhagen school (Hjelmslev)

 

Trabant, J. 1987. Louis Hjelmslev: Glossematics as General Semiotics. In: Krampen, M. (ed.) Classics of Semiotics. New York: Plenum. (89-108)

 

-      Structuralism and post-structuralism

 

Hawkes, T. 1977. Structuralism & semiotics. London: Methuen.

or Dosse, F. 1997. History of Structuralism: The rising sign, 1945-1966. Vol. 1. University of Minnesota Press. (e.g. The Saussurean break: 43-51;The mother figure of structuralism: Roland Barthes: 71-77; The call of the tropics: 126-141; Reason Raves: Michel Foucault’s work: 142-157; Mythology’s earth is round: 250-263; 1966 Annum mirabile (II): Foucault sells like hotcakes: 330-342; Get a load of that structure: 173-187; The golden age of formal thinking: 210-222)

 

-      Tartu Moscow school (Lotman)

 

Andrews, E. 2003. Conversations with Lotman: cultural semiotics in language, literature, and cognition. Toronto UP (3-69)

Chernov, I. 1988. Historical survey of Tartu-Moscow semiotic school. In: Broms, Henri, Kaufmann, Rebecca (eds.) Semiotics of Culture. Proceedings of the 25th Symposium of the Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics, Imatra, Finland, 27th-29th July, 1987. Helsinki: Aratra (7-16)

Eco, U. 1990. Introduction. In: Lotman, Y.M. Universe of the Mind. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, Indianapolis. (vii-xiii)

Schefflyzyk, A.  1986. Culture: The Moscow-Tartu School. In: T. A. Sebeok (ed.), Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Berlín/New York/Amsterdam, Mouton de Gruyter, 166-168.

 

-      Paris school (Greimas)

 

Dosse, F. 1997. History of Structuralism: The sign sets, 1967-Present. Volume 2. University of Minnesota Press. (191-214)

Perron, P. J. 1992. A. J. Greimas: An Introduction to His Writings. In: Danesi, M; Santeramo, D. (eds.) Introducing Semiotics: An Anthology of Readings. Canadian Scholars’ Press: Toronto., 1992, pp. 73-93.

 

-      Umberto Eco

 

Deely, J. 1997. Looking back on A Theory of Semiotics. In: Capozzi, R. (ed). Reading Eco: an anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (82-110)

Doležel, L. 1997. The themata of Eco’s semiotics of literature. In: Capozzi, R. (ed). Reading Eco: an anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (111-120)

Petrilli, S. 1997. Towards interpretation semiotics. In: Capozzi, R. (ed). Reading Eco: an anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (121-136)

 

Applications of semiotics

Journal Applied Semiotics / Sémiotique appliquée. http://french.chass.utoronto.ca/as-sa/

 

Aspects of applied semiotics

theories and methods for application

Barthes, R. 1977  Image-Music-Text. New York: Hill and Wang

Barthes, R. 1972. Mythologies. Hill and Wang (ch. Myth today)

Floch, J.M. 2001. Semiotics, marketing and communication, beneath the signs, the strategies. Wiltshire: Palgrave. (Introduction)

Kress, G.; Leeuwen , T. v. 1998. Reading images: the grammar of visual design. London ; New York : Routledge.

Parent, R. Résoudre des conflits de culture : essai de sémiotique culturelle appliquée. [in translation]

 

criticism

Barthes, R. 1972. Mythologies. Hill and Wang (ch. essays)

 

analysis

Ereaut, Gill; Segnit, Nat 2006. Warm Words: How are we telling the climate story and can we tell it better? London: Institute for Public Policy Research. (Available online: http://www.ippr.org/publicationsandreports/publication.asp?id=485 )

Hartley, John. 2004. Television, Nation, and Indigenous Media.Television New Media Vol. 5; No. 1; 7-25.

 

practice and know-how

Floch, J.M. 2001. Semiotics, marketing and communication, beneath the signs, the strategies. Wiltshire: Palgrave.

 

http://www.semiotics.co.uk/

http://www.semioticsolutions.com/

especially: http://www.semioticsolutions.com/published.htm