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International Handbook of Semiotics

  • Peter Pericles Trifonas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Semiotics

  3. Language, Literature and Semiotics

  4. Media, Communications, and Semiotics

About this book


This book provides an extensive overview and analysis of current work on semiotics that is being pursued globally in the areas of literature, the visual arts, cultural studies, media, the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Semiotics—also known as structuralism—is one of the major theoretical movements of the 20th century and its influence as a way to conduct analyses of cultural products and human practices has been immense.

This is a comprehensive volume that brings together many otherwise fragmented academic disciplines and currents, uniting them in the framework of semiotics. Addressing a longstanding need, it provides a global perspective on recent and ongoing semiotic research across a broad range of disciplines.

The handbook is intended for all researchers interested in applying semiotics as a critical lens for inquiry across diverse disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Pericles Trifonas
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of TorontoTorontoCanada

About the editors

Peter Pericles Trifonas is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. His areas of interest include ethics, philosophy of education, cultural studies, literacy, and technology. Among his books are the following: Revolutionary Pedagogies: Cultural Politics, Instituting Education, and the Discourse of Theory, The Ethics of Writing: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Pedagogy, Ethics, Institutions and The Right to Philosophy (with Jacques Derrida), Roland Barthes and the Empire of Signs, Umberto Eco & Football, Pedagogies of Difference, Deconstructing the Machine (with Jacques Derrida), International Handbook of Semiotics, CounterTexts: Reading Culture.

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