The Semiotics of Discourse in Dante’s "Commedia</I>
De Benedict_Toc.indd 7 30/11/11 5:43 PM viii wordly wise 3.3 Linguistic Deception in the Convivio 68 3.4 Linguistic Paradox Between Lie and Truth 76 Chapter Four Dante’s Epistola a Can Grande: Allegory, Discourse, and their Semiotic Implications 4.1 Semiotic Parallelism Between the Allegory of the Poets and the Allegory of the Theologians 86 4.2 Figural, Typological, and Allegorical Modes of Signifying 96 4.3 Discourse in Dante’s Allegory 117 Chapter Five The Semiotics of Discourse in the Commedia 5.1 The Semiotics of Discourse in the Commedia and the Role of the Reader 123 5.2 Notion and Instances of Ratio Difficilis /Difficillima in the Commedia 140 5.3 Abduction 147 5.4 The Linguistic Challenge in the Inferno and the Semiotic Subtext 151 5.5 Poetry, The Medium to Transcendental Signification and its Semiotic Process 159 5.6 Paradox and the Semiotic Challenge of Specular Reflections in the Paradiso 187 5.7 The Production of New Ontologies for Ineffable Signification 190 5.8 Signification and Existential Phenomenology in the Paradiso 192 5.9 Transcendental Knowledge and Nominal Essence in the Paradiso 197 5.10 Discourse and the Semiotic Conditions of Actio and Passio 200 5.11 Performativity and Improvisation in Discourse 206 5.12 Metaphoric, Allegoric, and Symbolic Modes as a Path to Transcendental Signification in the Paradiso 209 Chapter Six Conclusions 225 Glossary of Theoretical Terms and Expressions 229 References 239 Index 249 De Benedict_Toc.indd 8 30/11/11 5:43 PM
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