The Semiotic Theory of Pier Paolo Pasolini. An Introduction

  • Mirko Lampis


The aim of this paper is to describe, in a concise, orderly and coherent manner, Pier Paolo Pasolini's semiotic theory. The aim is therefore to research, synthesise and systematise Pasolini's reflections and arguments on semiotics as theory, especially in the texts written between 1965 and 1971 and later collected in Heretical Empiricism. For ease of exposition, these reflections and arguments will be divided into five relevant sections: the grammar of film language, sign image and double articulation, trans-structural sign transformations, cinema as the written language of reality and the semiotics of the reality.

How to Cite
Lampis, M. (2023). The Semiotic Theory of Pier Paolo Pasolini. An Introduction. E|C, (37), 258-273. Retrieved from