Sligo Abbey, Ireland

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Current: Danbury, CT, United States
Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you will find the information insightful. ~ Dr. Jeanne Iris
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I have demonstrated or will demonstrate the application of this theory at the following locations:
April, 2016 @ University of Notre Dame:
A 'Daughter of Attila' Speaks: The Semiotic Theory of Iconic Realism in the Cultural Identity of Irish Celts and Magyars
November, 2016 @ Massachusetts Maritime Academy:
"A Terrible Beauty is Born"...The Semiotic Theory of Iconic Realism and William Butler Yeats' poem, Easter 1916
Dates pending: I will present the theory of iconic realism at universities and art institutes which have purchased my book.

19 January, 2009

Iconic Realism and the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

The United States of America will be inaugurating the first Irish/African American president, Barack Obama this Tuesday. The photography that surrounds this event will be filled with examples of iconic realism simply because of this historical event. One example that comes to mind is the pose of President-elect Obama standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial. This photo in itself does not display a figure 'out of place.' What it does illustrate is the presidential image of Mr. Obama, standing in front of the iconic image of Abraham Lincoln. The fact that he is represented in this presidential view is unique for this moment in time. From this photograph, we are made aware of the need for political change in the U.S.A.

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