Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction

Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction

By: Paul Matthew St. Pierre (author)Hardback

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In Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction, Paul Matthew St. Pierre exploits the linguistic discipline of semiotics and the neurobiological discipline of biosemiotics to propose an original and dynamic reading of the first four works of fiction by New Zealand writer Janet Frame (1924--2004): The Lagoon: Stories (1951), Owls Do Cry (1957), Faces in the Water (1961), and The Edge of the Alphabet (1962).

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Paul Matthew St. Pierre is professor of English and director of Explorations in Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.


Chapter 1 Introduction: Writing the Body in the Body of Writing of Janet Frame Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Signs, Signatories, Semiotics in The Lagoon Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Spatialization of Sound-Image Signs in Owls Do Cry Chapter 4 Chapter 3: A Biosemiotics of Facial Displays in Faces in the Water Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Biosemiotic Self as Body in The Edge of the Alphabet Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Frame's Apprenticeship to Journeyman and Master Writer

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611470505
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 222
  • ID: 9781611470505
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 1611470501

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