LOND 912 - Semiotic City: Reading the Signs, Learning London
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 Hours
Exploring London using theories of mental maps (in which “place legibility” can be read from perceptions of urbanscapes) and semiotic textual readings (the relationship among actions and objects as signs and systems of signs), we draw on students’ experiences. Students also interview urban residents and tourists. We ask whether mental maps and textual readings are shared or largely idiosyncratic. If shared, we will attempt to identify the cultural schemas that inform them.
Instructor: D. Calkins
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