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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.

29 September, 2009

'Human Countdown' and Iconic Realism (Click onto this title to see and hear about this event.)

On September 20, 2009, Central Park in New York City was filled with individuals who were interested in making a change in the public's attitude concerning the need for environmental stewardship. These individuals gathered in Central Park to create a living, visual image to highlight the message of this change to occur worldwide. 
An excellent example of iconic realism, this community event demonstrated how a creative vision in the midst of one of the world's largest cities can bring awareness of cultural reform to the attention of the world. 


  1. Jeanne...I LOVED this!! I would never have known about this without your brilliant "stewardship." Marjorie

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Marjorie!