Sligo Abbey, Ireland

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A cup o' coffee on a snowy January morning


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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.

20 January, 2009

Inauguration Poem: Revolution

My poem in honor of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama:

by Jeanne I. Lakatos

Historical moments,
meiosis of human spirit,
evolve into prospects
for rebellion to split
open the festering 
wound of ignorance,
bleed with hastening
progress in anticipation
of a conscious awakening.


  1. Revolution is a great title to a wonderful poem. I believe the world wide response to his election/inauguration is in fact a revolution against the policies and practices that have kept us from being leader and partner in a global community. Yesterday was a great moment in time.

  2. Daryle,
    Thanks for this comment. Indeed, it appears that the majority of Americans have finally 'gotten it.' Hopefully, this will be another step forward in the elevation of human consciousness on a global level. We'll see....