Snow, Forest, Silence

Snow, Forest, Silence : The Finnish Tradition of Semiotics

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Thirty high-level essays on various aspects of semiotics by Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian scholars. Finnish semiotics naturally forms part of the European state of the art, while remaining open to developments in the field coming from Russia and the United States. Though a "Finnish School of Semiotics" may not yet exist, Finland at the least boasts a vibrant semiotic tradition with its own history. This anthology consists of 30 essays, most of them written by Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian scholars. The essays reflect a multiplicity of projects, ranging from explicitly national issues to quite "universal" themes such as signs of media, cinema, music, writing, actoriality, gastronomy, mental illness, language, habitus, distinction, and more.show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 146.3 x 206 x 25.9mm | 597.18g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253213207
  • 9780253213204
  • 2,057,712

Table of contents

Foreword - Eero Tarasti Generalities : My 'Short Happy Life' in Finno-Ugric Studies - Thomas A. Sebeok Sketch of a Finno-Ugric Semiotic - Vilmos Voigt Metaphysical Contemplations -- Finland and Eastern Thought - Henri Broms Swedish-speaking Finns Between East and West - Henri Broms A Mediator Between Russia and the West V. Sesemann as Philosopher and Semiotician - Thorsten Botz-Bornstein From Philosophy to Culture Ontological Nihilism, or The Meaning of the So-called Finnish Passive Construction - Pauli Pylkko Text and Intelligence - Kristian Bankov Pierce, Rantala, and Theological Semiotics - Heikki Kirjavainen La neige et le silence - Matthieu Guillot Finland Among the Paradigms of National Anthems - Eero Tarasti Invasion as an Object of Semiotics Representing Invasion -- Creating Invasion - Anti Randviir Cultural Arbitrariness and Linguistic Bias - Niilo Kauppi Approaches to Media Semiotics Journalism in Social Context - Maarja Parl Lohmus Ethnofuturism in Udmurtia - Viktor Shibanov Signs in Human Behaviour Ethnic Identity in the Light of an Ancient Myth Psychoanalytic and Semiotic Interpretations of the Finnish Kullervo-Legend - Heikki Majava Signs and Meanings in Education - Tuomo Jamsa Inside Out -- From Verbal Imagery and Inner Voice to Verbal Hallucinations - Hannu Lauerma Arts I: Music Ethnomusicology and Media Reality - Erkki Pekkila Music as Narrative Discourse - Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam Jean Sibelius as an Icon of the Finns and Others An Essay in Post-colonial Analysis - Eero Tarasti Arts II: Theater and Cinema Film and Reality - Ilkka Niiniluoto Actors as Characters, Characters as Actors in Audiovisual Fiction - Henry Bacon The Signs of the Player: A Solution - Kari Salosaari Arts III: Literature and Verbal Signs Problems of Reference in Description - Harri Veivo The Lure of Etymology in the Poetry and Prose of Pentti Saarikoski - Hannu Riikonen Rebellious Words: Avant-garde Literature and Theories of Formalism to Post-structuralism - Sinikka Tuohimaa The Kanteletar as Poetic Text and Discourse in the Semiotics of Culture - Pirjo Kukkonen The Poetic Legacy of the Eighties In the Home of Human Voices and Touches - Immo Pekkarinen Signs Between - Erja Hannula Arts IV: Gastronomy On Culinemes, Gastrophemes, and Other Signs of Cooking;show more

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