Summer university program at the University of Tartu: Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture
The aim of the course is to give an intensive introduction to Lotman’s semiotic theory of culture, its theoretical background and context as well as new developments and applications of his theory in current semiotics and cultural sciences. More specific aim is offer deeper understanding of cultural mechanisms and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture – cultural texts as well as cultural processes within semiosphere – that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics. Topics include: semiosphere, textuality, modelling systems, communication and autocommunication, translation, transmediality and history.
Lecturers include: Peeter Torop, Mihhail Lotman, Elin Sütiste, Silvi Salupere, Maarja Ojamaa and others.
Application deadline: May 14, 2017
More information: http://www.ut.ee/en/admissions/juri-lotman-and-semiotics-culture