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The companion to Juri Lotman, a semiotic theory of culture, edited by Marek Tamm and Peeter Torop

"Juri Lotman (1922-1993), the Jewish-Russian-Estonian historian, literary scholar and semiotician, was one of the most original and important cultural theorists of the 20th century, as well as a co-founder of the well-known Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics. This is the first authoritative volume in any language to explore the main facets of Lotman's work and discuss his main ideas in the context of contemporary scholarship. Boasting an interdisciplinary cast of contributing academics from across mainland Europe, as well as the USA, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Brazil, The Companion to Juri Lotman is the definitive text about Lotman's intellectual legacy. The book is structured into three main sections - Context, Concepts and Dialogue - which simultaneously provide ease of navigation and intriguing prisms through which to view his various scholarly contributions. Saussure, Bakhtin, Language, Memory, Space, Cultural History, New Historicism, Literary Studies and Political Theory are just some of the thinkers, themes and approaches examined in relation to Lotman, while the introduction and thematic Lotman bibliography that frame the main essays provide valuable background knowledge and useful information for further research. The book foregrounds how Lotman's insights have been especially influential in conceptualizing meaning making practices in culture and society, and how they, in turn, have inspired the work of a diverse group of scholars. The Companion to Juri Lotman shines a light on a hugely significant and all-too often neglected figure in 20th-century intellectual history"
Table Of Contents
Lotman's life and work / Tatyana Kuzovkina -- Lotman and Saussure / Ekaterina Velmezova -- Lotman and Russian Formalism / Mihhail Trunin -- Lotman and Jakobson / Igor Pilshchikov and Elin Sütiste -- Lotman and Bakhtin / Caryl Emerson -- Lotman and the Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics / Merit Rickberg and Silvi Salupere -- Lotman in transnational context / Igor Pilshchikov -- Language / Suren Zolyan -- Text / Aleksei Semenenko -- Culture / Mihhail Lotman -- Communication / Winfried Nöth -- Modelling / Katre Pärn -- Narration / Wolf Schmid -- Space / Anti Randviir -- Symbol / Ilya Kalinin -- Image / Nikolay Poselyagin -- Memory / Renate Lachmann -- History / Taras Boyko -- Biography / Jan Levchenko -- Power / Pietro Restaneo -- Explosion / Laura Gherlone -- Semiosphere / Peeter Torop -- Lotman and French Theory / Sergey Zenkin -- Lotman and deconstructionism / Daniele Monticelli -- Lotman and cultural history / Marek Tamm -- Lotman and literary studies / Katalin Kroó -- Lotman and new historicism / Andreas Schönle -- Lotman and cultural studies / John Hartley -- Lotman and popular culture studies / Eva Kimminich -- Lotman and media studies / Indrek Ibrus and Maarja Ojamaa -- Lotman and social media studies / Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel -- Lotman and memory studies / Nutsa Batiashvili / James V. Wertsch and Tinatin Inauri -- Lotman and political theory / Andrey Makarychev and Alexandra Yatsyk -- Lotman and life sciences / Kalevi Kull and Timo Maran -- Lotman and cognitive neurosciences / Edna Andrews
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (553 pages)
Form Of Item

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