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Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 3)

In the third and final installment of a three-part blog series on semiotics, Marcel Danesi, author of The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice, Second Edition looks at how semiotics is applied today.

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

As a vehicle for outstanding creativity, the typewriter has been taken for granted and was, until now, a blind spot in the history of writing practices. The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices provides a cultural history of the typewriter and explores “celebrity writers,” including Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, and Erle Stanley Gardner. In this post, author Martyn Lyons shares what a day in the life of a researcher looks like as he discusses some of the meticulous archival research that went into his book.

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 2)

In the second installment of a three-part blog series on semiotics, Marcel Danesi, author of The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice, Second Edition explores the question, “what is meaning?” A word with many connotations, he investigates how meaning is created and how it is communicated.

Semiotics: The Study of Meaning (Part 1)

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring a new three-part blog series called “Semiotics: The Study of Meaning” from Marcel Danesi, author of The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice, Second Edition. Since the initial publication of the first edition back in 2007, the world has changed dramatically with the advent of online culture, new technologies, and new ways of making signs and symbols. In this series, Danesi will explore what semiotics is all about, why it is so important for gaining insights into our elusive and mysterious human nature, and how semiotics is applied today.

Isolation Reading for the Week of May 11

Every Monday we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Breanna Muir, our Product Marketing Specialist, has chosen The Hotel as her staff pick.