Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 47, Number 1, March 2014
pp. 69-89 | 10.1353/mos.2014.0006
Semiotician A.J. Greimas introduced the semiotic square to consider semiotic relationships (and constraints) between binary terms. Literary, art, and music critics have seized upon the procedure to analyze actants, narrative structures, and discursive paradigms. This essay argues that current literature ignores the visual aspects of the square.