Lakatos, Jeanne I. Books

Dr. Jeanne I. Lakatos teaches Literature, Creative Process, Composition and Women’s Studies at Western Connecticut State University. She has written extensively on sociolinguistic variables in narratives and has coined the term, the semiotic theory of iconic realism, connecting artistic expression to human consciousness and cultural awareness. She received her Ph.D. from the national Center for Franco-Irish Studies at the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.

Innovations in Rhetoric in the Writing of Sydney Owenson (lady Morgan, 1781-1859): Creating a New Type of Anglo-Irish Narration to Describe the Events of a Revolutionary Time
2015 0-7734-3535-2
An illuminating study of Irish literature from a women’s perspective demonstrating the creative fervor of rebellion against imperialism that extended from the Enlightenment era into the Romantic nineteenth century. This insightful study of human rights and Owenson’s literary response to political changes in Ireland reveals how the author used pragmatic rhetorical devices to positively influence her readers.


Theory of Iconic Realism: Understanding the Arts Through Cultural Context
2009 0-7734-4870-5
Artists in literature, fine art and music affect their audiences’ awareness of possibilities in cultural change through their use of iconic realism by representing concepts in need of transformation. The study of iconic realism offers an exploration of semiotic theory and iconic structures within the arts.