Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Bibliography
Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Postmodernity
Entries providing an overview of key theorists and their work. The book is broken up into nine sections — Early Structuralism; Structuralism; Structural History; Post—Structuralist Thought; Semiotics; Second Generation Feminism; Post—Marxism; Modernity; and Postmodernity — each including major theorists in the area with a bibliography of their key works and suggested further reading.
B 804 .L32 2008
Reference 2nd Ed. Reference; 1994
Continental Philosophy in the 20th Century
See, in particular, Chapter 11 (French structuralism and after: de Saussure, Lévi—Strauss, Barthes, Lacan, Foucault) and Chapter 12 (French feminist philosophy: de Beauvoir, Kristeva, Irigaray, Le Doeuff, Cixous). Each chapter contains a select bibliography of each thinker’s work, as well as a list of other works and criticism.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Currently the largest English—language encyclopedic work on philosophy. Broader in scope than the Encyclopedia of Philosophy (see above) in that it more comprehensively covers areas of philosophy not previously considered as part of the Anglo—American academic mainstream (e.g., feminism, Asian philosophy, Islamic philosophy). Entries (nearly 2000) include concepts, themes, and thinkers within various philosophical traditions. All articles signed and contain bibliographies. Vol. 10 provides an index for access.
The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
Extensive entries on major figures and ideas/issues in language and linguistics. Bibliographies for further reading accompany entries.
P 29 .E48 1994
Dictionary of Media and Communications. Definitions and explanations with some examples of how the terms are used and background history on the origins and development of related concepts, including photographs, line drawings and diagrams.
P87.5 .D359 2009 Reference
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications
A quick reference guide containing definitions of key terms in semiotics and media and communication studies and short entries on major figures and ideas in these fields. Contains an index and an extensive bibliography.
P 87.5 .D36 2000
International Encyclopedia of Communications
Contains signed articles on a broad spectrum of people and theories in communications. The volumes are well—indexed, and a topical guide pulls together often disparate entries for those looking for multiple entries on a topic. Short bibliographies accompany each entry.
P 87.5 .I5 1989
Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies Dictionary of terms and concepts, thoroughly updated to take account of recent far-reaching changes in media policy.
P87.5 .W3 2006 Reference
Glossary of Semiotics
P99 .C569 1993 Reference
Encyclopedia of Semiotics
P 99 .E64 1998
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics
Detailed entries on topics and theorists in semiotics. Vols. 1 and 2 contain entries, vol. 3 contains bibliographies of books, book chapters, and articles written by various authors. Note the 1986 publishing date when consulting the bibliographies.
P 99 .E65 1986
Semiotics and Language: An Analytical Dictionary
This book is an attempt to propose “a systematic presentation, in the form of concise and up—to—date reflections, of all aspect of language in its very broadest sense, as semiotic system(s) and/or processes” (from the preface). To this end, it tries to synthesize work in semiotics by exploring the meaning(s) and uses of terminology and theories throughout the history of this area by incorporating a system of taxonomy and cross—references.
P 99 .G6813 1982
Handbook of Semiotics
Broken into eight sections, this handbook includes introductions to many areas within semiotics (e.g. Nonverbal Communication; Text Semiotics) and key concepts within those areas. The book makes heavy use of other sources, thereby providing an extensive bibliography for further reading. Both a subject and a name index are included.
P 99 .N6513 1990
P 99 .S387 2003
Language Origins: A Bibliography
This bibliography only covers work up to 1972. See part 2, pages 881—882 for a list of articles in semiotics.
Z 7004 .O75H46 1975
Bibliography of Semiotics, 1975—1985
Provides a listing of books and articles from 693 periodicals published in, or related to the field of, semiotics. An extensive subject/name index provides access to the listings.
Z 7004 .S43E76 1986
French Structuralism : A Multidisciplinary Bibliography : with a checklist of sources for Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Lucien Goldmann, Jacques Lacan, and an update of works on Claude Lévi—Strauss
Z 7128 .S7M54
Understanding Body Movement: An Annotated Bibliography
Z 7204 .C59D38 1982
Body Movement and Nonverbal Communication: An Annotated Bibliography, 1971—1981
Z 7204 .M66D38
Introductory & General Works
Semiotics: The Basics
P 99 .C466
Classical Readings in Semiotics: For Introductory Courses
P 99 .C548 2003
Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject
P 99 .C7
Messages and Meanings: An Introduction to Semiotics
P 99 .D36 2004
Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics
P 99 .D375 1999
Basics of Semiotics
P 99 .D398 2005
The Sign in Theory and Practice: An Introductory Reader in Semiotics
P 99 .I68 1999
P 99 .O5 1985
P 99.4 .S62H6 1988
In Search of Semiotics
P 99 .S65 1986
Interpreting Advertisements: A Semiotic Guide
HF5822 .D35 2010 Stacks
Works By or About a Particular Semiotician
To search for works by a particular author (e.g. Saussure), browse by author in the catalogue under that author’s name.
For example, for works by Saussure, browse by author using Saussure Ferdinand de.
To search for works about a particular author (e.g. Barthes), browse by subject in the catalogue under that author’s name.
For example, for works about Barthes, browse by subject using Barthes Roland.
You can limit your search to items in the E.J. Pratt Library by selecting Victoria University E.J. Pratt Library. in the library box.
Structuralism and Poststructuralism
To find other works on structuralism and poststructuralism, browse by subject in the catalogue under structuralism or poststructuralism.
The Archaeology of Knowledge; and, The Discourse on Language
AZ 101 .F6813 1972a
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences
AZ 101 .F6913 1970
Structuralism: A Reader
B 841 .4 S77 1970
B 2430 .D484D5813 1982
Écrits: A Selection
BF 173 L14213 1977
Baudrillard and Signs: Signification Ablaze
P 85 .B36G46 1994
P 105 .D5313 1998
From the New Criticism to Deconstruction: The Reception of Structuralism and Post—structuralism
PN 98 .S7B47 1988
Writing and Difference
PN 176 .D4713 1978
To find other works in cultural semiotics, try a keyword search by subject using culture and semiotics or culture semiotic models
AC 25 B3 1970
The Fashion System
GT 521 .B313 1983
An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture
HM 101 .S834 1995
Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction and Handbook
P 99 .D23 1999
Universe of the Mind: A Semiotic Theory of Culture
P 99 .L68 1990
Language and Literature
To find other works in semiotics and language and literature, browse by subject in the catalogue using semiotics and literature.
Also try keyword searching in subject using semiotics and literature. Other headings to consider are structuralism (literary analysis),
criticism, and deconstruction. These search terms can be combined using and.
P 99 .B313 1974a
The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction
P 99 .C967 2002
Semiotics Unbounded: Interpretive Routes through the Open network of Signs
P 99.P478 2005
Literary Theory: An Introduction
PN 45 .E23 1996
Semiotics and Interpretation
PN 98 .S46S3
Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics, and the Study of Literature
PN 98 .S7C8 1975
Working with Structuralism: Essays and Reviews on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature
PR 653 .L59
To find other works in communication theory and semiotics of visual media, browse by subject in the catalogue using the following: Communication; Mass media; Visual communication; Signs and symbols; and Symbolism. These search terms can be combined using and.
Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols
BH 301 .S8G6
Language, Image, Media
P 90 .L36
To find other works on mass communication, browse by subject in the catalogue under Mass media and Mass media semiotics
Understanding Media Semiotics
P 96 .S43D35 2002
Semiotics of the Media : State of the Art, Projects, and Perspectives
P 96 .S43S46 1997
Decoding Advertisements: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising
HF 5821 .W54 1984
Language, Image, Media
P 90 .L36
To find other periodicals on semiotics, browse by subject in the catalogue under Semiotics periodicals.
Many periodicals in semiotics are available electronically —
see the Periodicals List at Sites of Significance for Semiotics
American Journal of Semiotics
The Semiotic Review of Books: A Refereed Publication of the Toronto Semiotic Circle
Select World Wide Web Resources
compiled by: Adam Taves, Gabbi Zaldin | updated: October 2011