New Essays on Umberto Eco

Overview

There is a wealth of critical commentary on Umberto Eco in scholarly books and articles; this 2009 collection provides thought-provoking insights into topics that have attracted a great deal of attention in the past without repeating many of the arguments found in earlier publications on Eco. Representing the most active scholars writing on Eco from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the international panel of authors provides sophisticated engagement with Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic ...

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Overview

There is a wealth of critical commentary on Umberto Eco in scholarly books and articles; this 2009 collection provides thought-provoking insights into topics that have attracted a great deal of attention in the past without repeating many of the arguments found in earlier publications on Eco. Representing the most active scholars writing on Eco from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the international panel of authors provides sophisticated engagement with Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines (semiotics, popular culture, linguistics, aesthetics, philosophy, medieval studies) as well as his literary production of five important novels. From the impact of the detective genre on Eco's literary work to his place as a major medievalist, New Essays on Umberto Eco covers a variety of subjects of interest not only to a wide audience interested in Eco's fiction, but also to the serious student delving into Eco's more esoteric writings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521617574
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Italian at Indiana University. He has written or edited many books on Italian literature and film, including The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel (co-edited with Andrea Ciccarelli, Cambridge, 2003) and Umberto Eco and the Open Text (Cambridge, 1997).

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Table of Contents

Editor's introduction; 1. Eco and popular culture Norma Bouchard; 2. Umberto Eco's semiotic theory Manuela Gieri and Cinzia Bianchi; 3. Eco's scientific imagination Guy Raffa; 4. From the rose to the flame: Eco's theory and fiction between the Middle Ages and Postmodernity Cristina Farronato; 5. Umberto Eco's Middle Ages, and the historical novel Theresa Coletti; 6. Umberto Eco and the tradition of the detective story Peter Bondanella; 7. Eco's late semiotic thought: 'The Subject is in the Adverbs' Patrizia Violi; 8. Double coding memorabilia in The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana Rocco Capozzi; 9. Eco and Joyce Michael Caesar; 10. Eco on film Torunn Haaland.

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