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Joan G. Magretta
Transylvania University (Lexington, KY 40508-1776)

A Semiotically-Based Theory of Film as a Approach to the Work of Lina Wertmuller

To use the approaches derived from modern linguistic theory to examine film as a language which has its own syntax and structure, and to consider how film generates meaning. PI will test out various theoretical proposals in a series of essays focusing on the films of Lina Wertmuller.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978