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Subé Fountain with gold statue of Winged Victory, built in 1907, Reims, France.


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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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Recently, 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
November 2017 @ Georgetown University:
Harmony of the Spheres and the Semiotic Theory of Iconic Realism in Sydney Owenson's Epistolary Tale, The Wild Irish Girl

Dates pending: I will present the theory of iconic realism at universities and art institutes which have purchased my book.

19 March, 2009

The Daily Show and Iconic Realism

Yes, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is another example of iconic realism. As he juxtaposes the very serious business of news reporting with humor, Mr. Stewart elucidates his audience of the sobering message that society needs to pay attention to the variation of truth, broadcast on the major networks. The subject matter discussed on The Daily Show over the past few years and the increasing numbers of viewers illustrate the paradigm of news media and audience reception of current events.


  1. Hello TFE! How you be? Have a cup o Guinness bubble tea on me! It's a special brew for brave knights.

    Well, I'm a bit under the weather today, been sneezing (aahhh-choooo!), watery eyes, cough, chills/fever....the works!

    The music is a-comin' rest assured! Give me another day or 2. Just sip on that tea, while you wait. :-)

    Thanks for asking!

  2. Mammy, Mammy, quick, help,I'm hearing the voices again! ;)
    Heartiest congratulations on the splendid addition to yer blog.Can't believe those instructos worked.

  3. Yep, those 'instructos' were superb! Thank you, kindly, oh knight of the blog table! Now, if only I could figure out how to turn The Daily Show into a hologram. ;-)