Semiotics

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Semiotics is the study of meaning-making, the theory of signs and symbols.

Writers, theorists[edit]

Selected literature[edit]

  • Umberto Eco, Opera aperta, 1962. (Italian)
    • The Open Work, trans. Anna Cancogni, Harvard University Press, 1989.
  • Michel Pêcheux, Les vérités de la Palice, Paris: Maspéro, 1975. (French)
  • Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction, Cornell University Press, 1981; repr., Routledge, 2003.
Anthologies
  • Anna Maria Lorusso (eds.), Semiotica, Milan: Raffaello Cortina, 2005, PDF. (Italian)
Handbooks, Introductions
  • Terence Hawkes, Structuralism and Semiotics, London and New York: Routledge, 1977; 2nd ed., 2003, PDF.
  • Kaja Silverman, The Subject of Semiotics, Oxford University Press, 1983, PDF, ARG.
  • Winfried Nöth, Handbook of Semiotics, Indiana University Press, 1995, PDF.
  • Graham Allen, Intertextuality, London and New York: Routledge, 2000, IA, ARG.
  • Daniel Chandler, Semiotics: The Basics, London and New York: Routledge, 2001; 2nd ed., 2007, PDF.


Humanities

Fields and theories: Classics, Art history, History of architecture, Anthropology, Semiotics, Philosophy of technology, Marxist aesthetics, Design research, Humanities computing, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Mediology, Media archaeology, Cyberfeminism, Cultural techniques, Neuroaesthetics, Posthumanities, Sensory ethnography, Media ecology, Digital humanities, Software studies, Modern periodical studies, Accelerationism.
Concepts: Faktura, Ostranenie, Biomechanics, Commons, Postmedia, Evil media.
Related theories: Systems theory, Information theory, Cybernetics.
Writers.