Mimesis as a phenomenon of semiotic communication

  • Timo Maran Dept. of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Tiigi 78, 50410 Tartu


The concept of mimesis is not very often used in the contemporary semiotic dialogue. This article introduces several views on this concept, and on the basis of these, mimesis is comprehended as a phenomenon of communication. By highlighting different semantic dimensions of the concept, mimesis is seen as being composed of phases of communication and as such, it is connected with imitation, representation, iconicity and other semiotic concepts.


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Maran, T. (2003). Mimesis as a phenomenon of semiotic communication. Sign Systems Studies, 31(1), 191-215. https://doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2003.31.1.08