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Umberto Eco's alternative : the politics of culture and the ambiguities of interpretation

Author: Norma Bouchard; Veronica Pravadelli
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1998.
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"This anthology examines Eco's work within the context of the current debate surrounding the interpretation and production of cultural messages."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Umberto Eco's alternative.
New York : P. Lang, ©1998
(OCoLC)607158075
Online version:
Umberto Eco's alternative.
New York : P. Lang, ©1998
(OCoLC)629747195
Named Person: Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Bouchard; Veronica Pravadelli
ISBN: 0820437891 9780820437897
OCLC Number: 36672069
Description: vii, 317 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Norma Bouchard and Veronica Pravadelli --
I. Semiotics, Philosophy of Language, and Theory of Interpretation --
1. Individual and Communal Encyclopedias / Patrizia Violi --
2. Search for the Perfect Sign: Eco, Vico, and the Destiny of Rhetoric in European Culture / Davide Del Bello --
3. Hermeneutic Aspects of Eco's Later Works / Peter Carravetta --
4. Limitations of Openness: Foucault's Pendulum and Kabbalah / Helen Bennett --
5. Desperately Seeking Satan: Witchcraft and Censorship in The Name of the Rose / Walter Stephens --
II. Writing (Post)Modern Fictions: The Ambivalent Status of Knowledge --
6. Libraries, Encyclopedias, and Rhizomes: Popularizing Culture in Eco's Superfictions / Rocco Capozzi --
7. Eco's (Post)modernist Fictions / Remo Ceserani --
8. Eco's Echoes: Ironizing the (Post)Modern / Linda Hutcheon --
9. P.S. "I Love You": Umberto Eco and The Romance of the Reader / Diane Elam --
III. Popular Culture: Ideology, Consumption, Resistance --
10. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: From Structuralism to Semiotics / Peter Bondanella --
11. Between Shelves and Columns: Scattered Fragments of a Semiotic Discourse / Maurizio Rebaudengo --
12. Eco's Fifth Column: The Critic of Culture Within the Precincts of the Popular / Christine Ann Evans --
13. Cinema and the Question of Reception / Francesco Casetti and Barbara Grespi --
Afterword: How and Why I Write / Umberto Eco.
Responsibility: edited by Norma Bouchard & Veronica Pravadelli.

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"This anthology examines Eco's work within the context of the current debate surrounding the interpretation and production of cultural messages."--BOOK JACKET.

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