Vincent Colapietro

List of John Benjamins publications for which Vincent Colapietro plays a role.


Colapietro, Vincent 2011 Image, diagram, and metaphor: Unmined resource and unresolved questionsSemblance and Signification, Michelucci, Pascal, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 157–172 | Article
It is far from implausible that some of C. S. Peirce’s other distinctions might eventually prove to be as heuristically fruitful as the distinction of icon, index, and symbol has proven itself to be. This distinction is based upon the relationship between a sign and its dynamical object, a… read more
Colapietro, Vincent 2010 6. The poetics of experience: Toward a pragmatic understanding of experience, practice, and translationThe Translator as Mediator of Cultures, Tonkin, Humphrey and Maria Esposito Frank (eds.), pp. 107–124 | Article
The author explores what he calls the poetics of experience (the translation of experience into various forms of expression, linguistic and otherwise) against the backdrop of a pragmatist understanding of human practices. Such an understanding of these practices highlights their historical and thus… read more
Colapietro, Vincent 2010 Literary practices and imaginative possibilities: Toward a pragmatic understanding of iconicitySignergy, Conradie, C. Jac, Ronél Johl, Marthinus Beukes, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 23–45 | Article
Adopting a pragmatic approach to iconicity, this paper focuses on literary practices as imaginative undertakings, thus practices bound up with the projection of possibilities. Literary texts need not claim as their raison d’être anything more than the projection and exploration of diverse forms of… read more