New Essays on Umberto Eco by Peter BondanellaNew Essays on Umberto Eco by Peter Bondanella

New Essays on Umberto Eco

EditorPeter Bondanella

Paperback | January 3, 2013

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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.
Title:New Essays on Umberto EcoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052161757X

ISBN - 13:9780521617574


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.