Book: Grammar of the Cinematic Image, Rokhsar Vakharia

Flap text of the book My question: does the cinematic image have a grammar? My hypothesis: that which is rejected leaves an indelible mark on what is selected. In exploring what makes the cinematic image ‘irreal’ (critical to both, the question and the hypothesis) an analysis of the film Yuva shows how the image is…

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Lexia n. 13: Semiotics of Protest: the Forms of Dissent

CALL FOR PAPERS  Lexia n. 13: Semiotics of Protest: the Forms of Dissent Lexia n. 13: Semiotica della protesta: le forme del dissenso Lexia n. 13: Sémiotique de la protestation : les formes de la dissension Lexia n. 13: Semiótica de la protesta: las formas del disenso Lexia, the international, peer-reviewed journal of CIRCE, the Center…

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27th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEMIOTIC AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES

27th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEMIOTIC AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES   to be held in Imatra, Finland, June 8-12, 2012 We are pleased to announce the research seminars and International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies.   The seminars will be organized by the International Semiotics Institute (ISI) at Imatra and open to any semiotician interested…

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10th Congress of the International Association of Visual Semiotics AISV-IAVS 2012

10th Congress of the International Association of Visual Semiotics AISV-IAVS 2012 http://www.aisv2012.org/  Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8, September 2012 venue: Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires Figueroa Alcorta Av. 2263 Buenos Aires, Argentina Theme of the congress: Contemporary dilemmas of visuality Call for papers: http://www.aisv2012.org/docs/aisv2012-eng-call.pdf 300 to 500 words in English, Spanish or French Theme of…

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Call for Papers – 11th World Congress of Semiotics

The 11th World Congress of Semiotics Call for Papers ▬▬ Global Semiotics: Bridging Different Civilizations ▬▬ Time: October 5 – 9, 2012 Location: Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China July 11, 2011 The Preparatory Committee of “The 11th World Congress of Semiotics” Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China (The official website: www.semio2012.com) (Postal address: School of Foreign…

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WATS: World Association for Theoretical Semiotics

WATS stands for the World Association for Theoretical Semiotics.  We had a very successful organizational meeting at IASS-2009 in Coruña and now have about 20 members who are interested in developing, extending, criticizing, etc. semiotic theory and theoretical semiotics. Our officers are: President:                    Charls Pearson, USA Vice-President:            Gu Jia-zu, PRC Secretary:                    Søren Brier, Denmark Director:                     …

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On Youtube: Eero Tarasti lecture course on the “European semiotics” and a roundtable about his theory of existential semiotics

The lecture course on the “European semiotics” given by professor Eero Tarasti (in English) at the Helsinki University in the autumn semester of 2010  is available  now at Helsinki University Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/universityofhelsinki#grid/user/3331D87FB229972D Moreover, the roundtable about his  theory of existential semiotics in Paris, Institut finlandais, in the autumn of 2010 as well  (in French),  can…

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Tourist Spaces Between Practices and Theories – International Conference

University of Palermo  Department of Historical-Archaeological, Socio-Anthropological and Geographical Heritage Tourist Spaces Between Practices and Theories  International Conference University of Palermo, July 7-8-9, 2011 Viale delle Scienze, Palermo Thursday & Wednesday: Polo Didattico, Aula 6 Saturday: Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, Aula Seminari   JULY 7, THURSDAY  9:30 Opening Mario Gandolfo GIACOMARRA (Dean of the…

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Publication of Lexia n.7-8

Dear colleagues, We are glad to announce the publication of issues 7-8 of Lexia, the Semiotic Journal of CIRCE, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Communication at the University of Torino. Please find a presentation of the volume in attachment: Massimo Leone 2011 – Presentazione _Lexia_ 7-8 Chers collègues,  Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la publication des…

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