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The Resource Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, Cristina Farronato

Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, Cristina Farronato

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Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity
Title
Eco's chaosmos
Title remainder
from the Middle Ages to postmodernity
Statement of responsibility
Cristina Farronato
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While Umberto Eco's intellectual itinerary was marked by his early studies of post-Crocean aesthetics and his concentration on linguistics, information theory, structuralism, semiotics, cognitive science, and media studies, what distinguishes his critical and fictional writing is the tension between a typically medieval search for a code and a hermeneutic representative of deconstructive tendencies. This tension between cosmos and chaos, order and disorder, is reflected in the word chaosmos." "In this assessment of the philosophical basis of Eco's critical and fictional writing, Cristina Farronato explores the other distinctive aspect of Eco's thought - the struggle for a composition of opposites, the outcome deriving from his ability to elicit similar contrasts from the past and replay them in modern terms. Focusing principally on how Eco's scholarly background influenced his study of semiotics, Farronato analyses The Name of the Rose in relation to William of Ockhman's epistemology, C.S. Peirce's work on abduction, and Wittgenstein's theory of language. She also discusses Foucault's Pendulum as an explicit comment on the modern debate on interpretation through a direct reference to early modern hermetic thought, correlates The Island of the Day Before as a postmodern mixture of science and superstition, and reviews Baudolino as a historical/fantastic novel that again situates the Middle Ages in a postmodern context. Demonstrating Eco's use of semiotic theory, Eco's Chaosmos shows how critical models of the past map contemporary literature and culture."--Jacket
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CaOONL
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Farronato, Cristina
Dewey number
853/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4865.C6
LC item number
Z645 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Eco, Umberto
  • Eco, Umberto
  • Eco, Umberto
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Letterkunde
  • Italiaans
  • Filosofische aspecten
Label
Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, Cristina Farronato
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From cosmos to chaosmos: Eco and Joyce -- Semiotics as a solution: from a theory of aesthetics to the study of culture -- The aesthetics of reception and the reflection on the reader: from the labyrinth to the Southern Seas -- Intertextuality: the Middle Ages, postmodernity, and the use of citation -- A theory of medieval laughter: the comic, humour, and wit -- The whodunit and Eco's postmodern fiction -- Baudolino and the language of monsters -- Conclusion
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244768129
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780802085863
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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22573/ctt59qq5
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768129
Label
Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, Cristina Farronato
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From cosmos to chaosmos: Eco and Joyce -- Semiotics as a solution: from a theory of aesthetics to the study of culture -- The aesthetics of reception and the reflection on the reader: from the labyrinth to the Southern Seas -- Intertextuality: the Middle Ages, postmodernity, and the use of citation -- A theory of medieval laughter: the comic, humour, and wit -- The whodunit and Eco's postmodern fiction -- Baudolino and the language of monsters -- Conclusion
Control code
244768129
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802085863
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59qq5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768129

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