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The Semiotics of Passion

From States of Affairs to States of Feelings

1992
Authors:

Algirdas Julien Greimas and Jacques Fontanille
Translated by Paul Perron and
Foreword by Perron Paul and Paolo Fabbri

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A thought-provoking investigation of the multifaceted complexity of literary object-semiotics and the various representations of emotions.

A thought-provoking investigation of the multifaceted complexity of literary object-semiotics and the various representations of emotions.

A thought-provoking investigation of the multifaceted complexity of literary object-semiotics and the various representations of emotions.

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Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917-1992) was professor of general semantics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His theoretical work on structures of discourse has been seminal for numerous semiotic research projects around the world. The University of Minnesota Press also published his On Meaning: Selected Writings in Semiotic Theory (1982) and The Social Sciences: A Semiotic View (1990). Greimas’s other titles available in English are Semiotics and Language: An Analytical Dictionary (1982); Structural Semantics (1983); Maupassant: The Semiotics of Text (1990) and On Gods and Men (1992). Jacques Fontanille is professor of linguistics and semiotics at the University of Limoges in France, and also cochaired a seminar in general semantics at the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales with Greimas.

Paul Perron is professor of French and chair of the Department of French at the University of Toronto. Frank Collins is professor of French at Victoria College, University of Toronto. They also translated Professor Greimas’s other two books published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Paolo Fabbri is professor of philosophy at the University of Bologna and the College International de Philosophie, in Paris.

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