IASS-AIS Collegium members, June 2017

Myrdene Anderson

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Semiotics,
Purdue University, Indiana, USA
myanders@purdue.edu

Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou

Professor Emeritus, School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
boklund@enl.auth.gr

Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou (b. 1948) received her doctorate in Comparative Literature in 1976 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1981 she joined the faculty of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, where she taught medieval literature and literary theory until her retirement in 2015; she is now Professor Emeritus. Her research interests include medieval literature and semiotics, particularly narrative theory and textual analysis; she has also published work on popular culture, an interest that stems from the frequent presence of medieval motifs in fantasy literature, science fiction, film and television. Her publications include a monograph, I Have a Yong Suster: Popular Song and the Middle English Lyric (Four Courts Press, 2002), and papers on literary theory, popular culture and medieval literature published in Greek, European and American journals and collective volumes. She frequently collaborates with her husband; they have co-authored Meaning and Geography: The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece (Mouton de Gruyter, 1992) and together with Mark Gottdiener co-edited the anthology Semiotics (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, 2003). Their latest publication is Theory of Semiotics: The Tradition of Ferdinand de Saussure (in Greek, 2016).

Paolo Fabbri

Director, Centro Internazionale di Scienze Semiotiche “U. Eco”.
International Center for Semiotic Sciences “U. Eco”,
University of Urbino, Italy.
p_fabbri@alice.it

Jacques Fontanille

Professor Emeritus & founder of Centre de Recherches Sémiotiques,
Université de Limoges, France
Holder of the Chair of Semiotics, Institut Universitaire de France
jacques.fontanille@unilim.fr

Dinda L. Gorlée

Dr., Research Associate, Wittgenstein Archives
University of Bergen, Norway
gorlee@xs4all.nl

Jean-Marie Klinkenberg

Professor Emeritus, University of Liège, Belgium
Member of the Académie Royale de Belgique
jmklinkenberg@ulg.ac.be

Kalevi Kull

Professor in Biosemiotics, Department of Semiotics
University of Tartu, Estonia
kalevi.kull@ut.ee

Alexandros Lagopoulos

Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Corresponding Member, Academy of Athens
phaidon@arch.auth.gr

Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos (b. 1939) is Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens and Honorary Doctor of Urban Planning and Semiotics of the New Bulgarian University of Sofia. He has a postgraduate diploma in Urban Planning from the Centre de Recherche d’Urbanisme in Paris, where he also studied Urban Geography at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He holds a doctorate in Urban Planning and a post-doctoral academic title (Habilitation) in Urban and Regional Planning from the National Technical University of Athens, as well as a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Sorbonne. He has served as vice president of the IASS-AIS and is honorary president of the Hellenic Semiotic Society and the Association Internationale de la Sémiotique de l’Espace. His research interests include urban and regional planning theory, the epistemology and political economy of space, social semiotics, the anthropology of space and the semiotic spatial models of precapitalist and contemporary societies. Major publications include Structural Urbanism: The Settlement as System (in Greek, 1973); The City and the Sign: An Introduction to Urban Semiotics (ed. with M. Gottdiener, Columbia University Press, 1986); Urbanisme et sémiotique dans les sociétés pré-industrielles (Anthropos, 1995); Heaven on Earth: Rites of Sacralisation of the Traditional Greek Settlement and Their Origin (in Greek, 2003); A History of the Greek City (ed., in Greek, 2004; English trans Archaeopress, 2009); and The Symbolism of Space in Ancient Greece (in Greek, 2012). He often collaborates with his wife, Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou; they have co-authored Meaning and Geography: The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece (Mouton de Gruyter, 1992) and together with Mark Gottdiener co-edited the anthology Semiotics (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, 2003). Their latest publication is Theory of Semiotics: The Tradition of Ferdinand de Saussure (in Greek, 2016).

Lucia Santaella

Professor, Post-graduate program in Communication and Semiotics
Director, Post-graduate program in Technologies of Intelligence and
Digital Design
Director, International Center of Peirce Studies (CIEP)
São Paulo Catholic University, Brazil
lbraga@pucsp.br

Göran Sonesson

Professor of Semiotics & Director of Centre for Cognitive Semiotics
Division of Cognitive Semiotics, Centre for Language and Literature
Lund University, Sweden
goran.sonesson@semiotik.lu.se

Peeter Torop

Professor of Cultural Semiotics
Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
University of Tartu, Estonia
peeter.torop@ut.ee

Henry Yiheng Zhao

Professor of Semiotics and Narratology
Director, Institute of Semiotics & Media Studies (ISMS)
College of Literature & Journalism,
Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
zhaoyiheng2011@163.com