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Spinks, C. W. 1942-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 892 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR8711, 016.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by C. W Spinks
A bibliography of modern Irish and Anglo-Irish literature by Frank L Kersnowski( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peirce and triadomania : a walk in the semiotic wilderness by C. W Spinks( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiosis, marginal signs and trickster : a dagger of the mind by C. W Spinks( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As signifying creatures, we fear the false creation 'signifying nothing' because, like Macbeth, we think of them as daggers of the mind that raise questions about the reality of our signs, about signs as tools of creation and power, about the dark terrors (and lighter joys) that exist in human desire, and about the signs and the mind. This text argues that signs are, at base, generative things creating as much as they refer
Trickster and ambivalence : the dance of differentiation( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1997 by Semiotic Society of America( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1994 by Semiotic Society of America( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1995 by Semiotic Society of America( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1999( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peirce and Triadomania a Walk in the Semiotic Wilderness by C. W Spinks( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1998 : [... proceedings of the twenty-third annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, 15-18 October 1998, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada] by Semiotic Society of America( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics 1996 by Semiotic Society of America( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics : [proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics : [proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophecy, Pulp, or Punt Science Fiction, Scenarios, and Values by C. W Spinks( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of science fiction and an analysis of its functions precedes a description of a university level course taught at Trinity University on science fiction, technology, and values. Science fiction writing is briefly traced from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" through the golden age of science fiction in the 1940s and 1950s to its increasing sophistication in the 1970s. From its beginning, science fiction has been concerned with social issues arising from scientific discoveries. The genre seeks to clarify values surrounding issues generated by these discoveries. Its major focuses are wonderment, technology as generator of new ideas and situations, and the relationship of science to technology. Science fiction has thus become the mythos of industrial and post-industrial societies. The purpose of the course is to probe attitudes about the relationship between technology and values. Readings include Toffler's "The Third Wave," essays on technology and values, a short story anthology, and three novels. The PBS 10-part series, "Connections," is also used. An end-of- semester survey revealed that 83 percent of the students agreed that the course had helped them articulate their views on technology and values. (KC)
Semiotics : [proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics : [proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trickster : cultural boundaries and semiosis( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics : [proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DREAMS Reading the Songs of the Self by C. W Spinks( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams can be used to draw students into an authentic expression of their creativity and to give them some validation for what they are as persons. A "dream seminar" in a writing course could have students read and discuss Whitman's "Leaves of Grass"; log, report, and discuss their dreams during the course; and explore other forms of expressive writing. The dreams would serve as a personal and cultural touchstone for the imaginative and the authentic. The public sharing of these private experiences reveals the commonality of those experiences while respecting the authenticity of the individual. There are four functions of the dream seminar: (1) it is a self-governed and self-driven class; (2) it taps creativity directly in two supportive ways, psychological and rhetorical; (3) it yokes together the rhetorical polarity of public versus private writing; and (4) it provides student writing with validation and authenticity. Some possible problems with the dream seminar include avoidence behavior among the students, a tendency on the part of the students to consider the course "silly," and the responsiblity of the teacher to balance the self-growth aspects with academic evaluations. Used properly, a dream seminar can produce a continual laboratory for examination of rhetorical responsibility and personal interaction within the context of creativity and writing that engages in the evaluation of literary culture. (HOD)
 
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Peirce and triadomania : a walk in the semiotic wilderness
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Trickster and ambivalence : the dance of differentiationSemiotics 1997Semiotics 1994Semiotics 1999Semiotics 1998 : [... proceedings of the twenty-third annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, 15-18 October 1998, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
Alternative Names
Spinks, C. W. 1942-

Languages
English (78)