The proceedings of the 1988 annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America include 77 contributions by scholars from diverse disciplines. Sections: I. Semiotic Modeling; II. Psychological Perspectives on Semiotic Models; III. Semiotic Interpretation of Musical Models; IV. Computer Science Models; V. Sessions of the Charles S. Peirce Society; VI. Expansions of Peircean Semiotics; VII. Semiotic Directions in Philosophy; VIII. Semiotics and Religion; IX. Semiotics of Deception; X. Literary Semiotics: Critical Theory; XI. Literary Semiotics: Discourse Analysis; XII. Elias Canetti: Tradition and Transformation; XIII. Semiotics of Poetic Discourse; XIV. Semiotics and Gender Awareness; XV. Camillo and the Illusion of Collective Memory; XVI. Semiotics of Film, Television, Theater; XVII. Semiotics of Art; XVIII. Semiotics and Postmodern Culture; XIX. Semiotic Accounts of Linguistic Concepts; XX. 'Proxemiotics'; XXI. Semiotic Historiography. Co-published with the Semiotic Society of America.