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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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15 September, 2009

Goethe's _Dr. Faust: The Tragedy_ and Iconic Realism (Click onto this title to see and hear "Faust"-Murnau 1926, The Dark)

In his play, Faust: The Tragedy (Faust. Der Tragödie), Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe provides an illustration of iconic realism in that he places an iconic character, Mephistopheles, representing the complexities of evil/negation in the presence of the realistic, emotionally charged character, Dr. Faust, who struggles with his own perception of a quality human experience. The disguised Mephistopheles makes a deal with Faust, and cultural lessons unfold. In the end, through the interactions of the feminine character, Gretchen, Mephistopheles and Faust, Goethe elucidates his audience of redeeming cultural virtues of honesty, integrity, and perseverance.

14 September, 2009

Monday Poetry Respite

by Jeanne I. Lakatos

Yearning for serenity
an unsettled mind
drifts gracefully
flowing in paralysis
a paradox offering
spiritual coalescence
sweet malady
sweeter melody
sweetest memory
core surge caresses
in divine rhythm
echoes from arched bones
guard this heart
in solemn surrender to stillness
filling silence with rapture

(As per TFE's Monday poetry assignment, I wrote this poem upon listening to "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis," composed by Ralph Vaughan-Williams)