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author: Daniele Salerno (Università di Bologna (IT))

For a Semiotic of Events. Analysis of the “Ustica” case

language: italian

publication date: March 2018

abstract: From a semiotic perspective on the study of cultural memory, this article deals theoretically and methodologically with the category of event, with a case study on the so-called “strage di Ustica (Ustica massacre, a plane crash that happened in Italy in June 27, 1980). In the first part of the article, I will describe how interpretative and generative semiotics dealt with the notion of “event”. In particular, I will look at how in the 1960s and 1970s Eco and Greimas tackled the topic in their writings but without elaborating it further. Hence, I will elaborate a hypothesis on how to think events semiotically and how to analyze them, as historical, public or media events. In the second part, the article will develop a semiotic analysis of the Ustica event, looking at how it was narrated in the news (in particular on newspapers) during the 1980s, based on a corpus of 766 articles from La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera and La Stampa.

keywords: ustica, giornalismo, evento, memoria, semiotica interpretativa, journalism, event, memory, interpretative semiotics

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DOI: 10.12977/ocula2018-2

citation information: Daniele Salerno, Per una semiotica degli eventi. Analisi del caso ''Ustica'', "Ocula", vol.19, March 2018. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2018-2



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