Accountability, anticipation, autocommunication, censorship, drawing, droodle, ground, innovation, landscape, library, literary history, metatext, minimal model, mytheme, normalization, ostension, self-description. These are the concepts treated in this collection of articles, opening a window into the developing trends within semiotics. Concepts for Semiotics presents a number of research possibilities with such disparate topics as literature, education and biosemiotics, centered on the theoretical principles of the Tartu school of semiotics. The aim of this publication, organized by Kalevi Kull and Mihhail Lotman, is to present the evergrowing research perspectives of those engaged directly with semiotics as graduate students in Estonia.
To define such a dynamic school of thought as Tartu semiotics is to capture an instant in time and forge a link in the long chain of communication between past and future.