Dasilva, Fabio B. Books

Dr. Dasilva is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida.

How Does Language Communicate Through Drama: Television, Film, and Theater as Distinct Discourse Types
2008 0-7734-5156-0
This book examines three common types of dramatic communication as cultural objects in light of its historical, social, and cultural context. After considering the critique of the classic foundations of Western aesthetic theory and the collapse of the grand narrative, the book explores the contributions of linguistics, hermeneutics, Theodor Adorno, and the School of Frankfurt to the study of Aesthetics. The work not only demonstrates the relevance of these theories in the analysis of cultural products, but also the significance of linking art to its social and historical reality.