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Screen Cultures and Selves (Lecture 2)


How we make meaning? How do we understand who we are? How do we identify with the world/images/films/TV/computer games/books?

  • Meaning → Semiotics → Signs (we know red means stop and green means go)
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Class Notes

Performance Analysis: Denotation & Connotation

Denotation: what is there

Connotation: what it might mean

1) Exercise: Steps coming to to the space, there is a burning white circular candle in the middle of the empty dark stage. 263 more words

Theatre/Film Theory, Philosophy & History

Exercise 2 Join the Navy

The poster calling for  men to join the navy by Richard Babcock shows a young man in sailor uniform astride a torpedo in the sea, the waves either side indicating some speed. 611 more words


purpose of words

Let us not be satisfied with description of someone’s unique experience because this has to be experienced personally in order to understand it absolutely. A picture can be absolute if it expresses someone’s uniqueness. 132 more words

Life In Faith And Faith In Life

Denotation and Connotation

If you want to discuss the meaning of a word, it helps to know the difference between denotation and connotation. These two terms are easy to confuse because they describe related concepts. 176 more words


Research point: Semiotics

I studied semiotics (and structuralism, and post-structuralism) last year as part of Context & Narrative. I won’t reproduce the whole post here but will summarise my basic understanding, augmented by what I have learned since. 424 more words

Research & Reflection

Exercise: Martin Shields' footballers


Part 1

Analyse Martin Shields’ photograph of two young footballers. What are the denotations and connotations of this image? You can write your answer in descriptive prose or make a bullet list if you find this easier. 392 more words