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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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23 February, 2017

Mother Teresa and Iconic Realism

Recently, I was reading an article about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. As I read of her selfless acts of love among the diseased and poverty stricken, I realized that her life story is an example of iconic realism. As a Catholic nun, she epitomized the concept of purity in mind and body. Yet, there she was, providing comfort to a population from which many would rather turn away. Through her presence in this challenging setting, she demonstrated the necessity for human compassion. 
One of my favorite quotes from this brilliant woman is as follows: "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”