In his Storia della bellezza, the Italian semiologist
notices that the artists, poets and writers are the ones who are meant to witness and reveal what is considered beautiful for every age, throughout the centuries.
According to semiologist
and film historian Maurizio Grande, l'arte di arrangiarsi was a clear product of a cultura dell'adattamento ('a culture of adaptation').
Ferdinand de Saussure, with his portrayal of semiosis--the action of signs (as Charles Sanders Peirce called it) as something that is fundamentally conventional, or in other words, arbitrary, contributed to this modern world-view.
But if for Barthes the characters can also be imagined in systems of signs other than the linguistic, such as the statuary and the painting, why must the semiologist
emphasize again the linguistic nature of the fictional character when Sarrasine is gazing at the body of La Zambinella?
The term was invented by music semiologist
, Charles Seeger, and popularized by Philip Tagg (Tagg 1).
The task of the semiologist
in dealing with clothing, commercial objects, pastimes, and all these other social entities, is to make explicit the implicit meanings they seem to bear and to reconstruct the system of connotations on which these meanings are based.
These codes allow a semiologist
to come in contact with the wider ideologies at work (Rose, 2001).
To describe the flaneur as a semiologist
avant la lettre is in no sense [...] to read back into the past preoccupations of the present.
It considers the scholarly efforts of two intellectual women, both of whom resemble Kristeva herself: a medieval Byzantine princess, and a twenty-first-century philosopher, linguist, semiologist
, and journalist.
In literature, pride of place is devoted to Dante Alighieri, the "father of the Italian language" and author of the "Divine" Comedy, but coverage is also given to current authors such as semiologist
and political commentator Umberto Eco, whose novels address significant intellectual concerns, and Matilde Serao, whose works explore feminine psychology, political corruption, and the deplorable living conditions of her native Naples.
Their unashamed aestheticism might make their work seem very conformist to those following Burger's understanding of the avant-garde, but from the semiologist
's perspective their experiment was as important as it was short lived.
(70) Michael in effect begins to turn his pupil into a kind of semiologist
, training him in the art of reading and interpreting God's signs in fallen history and its evil ages, so that in the future Adam will understand the symbolic nature of God's presence and how to trace "the track Divine" (xi.354).
Gino Stefani argues for the appropriateness of applying semiotics to an analysis of the liturgy since the liturgy is an ensemble of symbols performed according to the laws of Christian worship and those that regulate the action and expression of human groups.
There was a story around at the time about a fairly typical presentation by a French semiologist
to a straight-up, no-nonsense American pet food client on innovation in premium food for small dogs.