Reviews students with excellent translations of important material concerning the 'Norman' kingdom of Sicily. Elizabeth Freeman School of Classics and History University of Tasmania H u i s m a n , Rosemary, The Written Poem: Semiotic Conventions from Old to Modern English, London and N e w York, Cassell, 1998; board; pp. viii, 184; R R P £45; I S B N 0304339997. [Distributed in Australia by Allen and Unwin. Paperbound edition from Continuum Publishing Group, I S B N 0304707341.] 'The visual text-as-object for poetic discourse is not a result of print c 101): this might be understood as the refrain of The Written Poem, Rosemary Huisman's research into written poetic discourse in English is admirably interdisciplinary and brings together a number of specialisms. Most notably, the book works across material from Old English to electronic writing practice, asking h o w the 'seen poem' works as a semiotic. She must bring to bear on this 'panoramic ambition' (p. 2) an interest in historically specific conditions of meaning-making viewed through a number of theoretical frames. A primary debt is acknowledged to M . A . K. Halliday's systemic functional linguistics in order to model 'talking about
Parergon – Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)
Published: Apr 3, 2001
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