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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:
November, 2016 @ Massachusetts Maritime Academy:
"A Terrible Beauty is Born"...The Semiotic Theory of Iconic Realism and William Butler Yeats' poem, Easter 1916
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
Dates pending: I will present the theory of iconic realism at universities and art institutes which have purchased my book.

24 March, 2009

Ode to Skunk Cabbage

Below, you will find my favorite spring poem. It has nothing to do with iconic realism. Today is a beautiful, cold, early spring day here, and I just felt like sharing this. Hope you enjoy it!

Ode to Skunk Cabbage
by Jeanne I. Lakatos

Bursting forth from its ruddy milieu
a flower erects from its hooded spathe.
This courageous prophet boldly
faces the frigid air with confidence,
radiating silently, as if to say,
“Come to me, for I offer
nourishment you need now.”
Sweet attraction allures, and she comes:
the beetle, the spider, the queen bee,
warmed by the generosity
of Spring’s first flower.
Odoriferous, proud, protective,
he inspires other fragrant flora
to engender beauty.
Now, Spring has arrived
with the burgeoning
of the exceptional Skunk Cabbage.

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