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April 2022  |  in spanish  |   METADATA  |  ➞ PDF
The distance between us by Reyna Grande is a Latin-American Bildungsroman, which focuses on the linguistic issue stemming from the tension between a point of departure – Mexicanity – and the final destination - the interaction with the United States. This feminine memoir explores t |... ⇲

February 2022  |  in italian  |   METADATA  |  ➞ PDF
The article is a semiotic re-reading of chapters XXXI and XXXII of the Betrothed on the plague in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first part I focus on the lexical and semantic aspects of the plague’s description, with comparative references to the Covid, in order to eval |... ⇲

December 2021  |  in italian  |   METADATA  |  ➞ PDF
A new social movement today challenges the commodification of contemporary society and carries out interventions on the ground aimed at eliminating the economic mechanisms of the market system and at creating systems of distribution of goods through the dynamics of “reciprocity”. W |... ⇲

May 2021  |  in italian  |   METADATA  |  ➞ PDF
In this paper we will analyse street art by focusing on the effects of meaning that this form of art produces in its relationship to urban elements and spaces and, conversely, how these enter significantly into artistic representation. In other words, the central theme will be the  |... ⇲

February 2021  |  in italian  |   METADATA  |  ➞ PDF
This essay proposes a review of short literary extracts that exemplify the background and figures of everyday stories in which things – while captured in their ordinary functional capacity – are loaded with multiple layers of meaning beyond use value and exchange value.The concerne |... ⇲

Giovanni Piretti
July 2022  |  in italian  |  ➞ PDF
The purpose of this essay is to reason and think about the theory of enunciation, to understand how it works for cinema according to two different waves applied to the movie Avatar by James Cameron (2009). With a second reading of linguistic subjectivity, we will move from the reas |... ⇲

Alice Venturini
December 2021  |  in italian  |  ➞ PDF
In this essay, inspired by my master’s thesis entitled The semiotic perspective in territory communication: Mediterranean stereotypes in Dolce&Gabbana, we will analize a particular advertising spot of the Italian luxury brand Dolce&Gabbana realized by the Italian director Ma |... ⇲

Fabio Balducci
April 2020  |  in italian  |  ➞ PDF
In this final dissertation, we aim to demonstrate the striking importance of temporality in the development of the narrative structures in the TV series. After an introduction and a first general chapter, we provide an analysis of the temporal mechanisms in two TV series, Lost < |... ⇲

editor Redazione Ocula   |  January 2021
editor Federico Montanari   |  April 2020
Come pensare, oggi, al rapporto fra comunicazione e tema del contagio in termini, per quanto possibile, non ovvi e non schiacciati solo sull'urgenza dell'emergenza da Coronavirus e della s ... ⇲
Luca Marconi
editor Francesco Galofaro   |  September 2019
In occasione della scomparsa di Luca Marconi, ripubblichiamo un saggio scritto insieme a Gino Stefani, è tratto dal volume a cura di Massimo A. Bonfantini e Arturo Martone Specchi del s ... ⇲
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Roma, Dino Audino Editore, 2021, 2 voll.
Volume I. Dagli anni ’50 ai primi anni Duemila, pp. 280, € 28;
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