Becoming Minority: Subjectivity and Suprasubjectivity (January 6)

Follow the leads… and you will turn back in awe at the semiotic itinerary involved in the process of becoming.

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IO2S ⚘ Becoming Minority: Subjectivity and Suprasubjectivity

January 6, 2023 / 6pm (IRST), 2h30pm (UTC)

Lecturer: Mahmoud Reza Moghaddam Shad

Commentator: Susannah Ticciati

Chair: Yulia Nikitenko

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Mahmoud Reza Moghaddam Shad (PhD in Political Theory, the University of Tehran) is the Co-founder and a member of the Executive Board of the ISP – Iranian Society for Phenomenology, the Specialized Secretary of the IYP – Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology, and a former member of the Intellectual Trends Group of the Center of Middle East Strategic Studies. His research interests are phenomenology of everyday life and politics, ressentiment, identity politics, minority politics, democracy theory, sociology of knowledge, and sociology of novel. His recent publishing are “Becoming Minority as a Revolutionary Act: An Introduction to the Idea of Minoritarian Democracy” (Quarterly Journal of Politics, 48 (3), 753-770, 2018), “The Image of Government in Iranian Fiction” (Quarterly Journal of Politics, Forthcoming), “Empathy and Deviation in Value-Perception: The Phenomenology of the Man of Ressentiment,” (IYP, 1st volume, forthcoming), “Phenomenology of Everyday Life and Redefinition of The Political” (IYP, 2nd volume, forthcoming), “Ressentiment and the Promise of ISIL’s Revenge: A Case Study of European Warriors,” (in Modern Barbarism, ed. by Mahdokht Zakeri Qalam Research Institute, pp. 29-34, 2016).

Susannah Ticciati is Professor of Christian Theology at King’s College London. She is author of Reading Augustine: On Signs, Christ, Truth and the Interpretation of Scripture (London and New York: T&T Clark, 2022), A New Apophaticism: Augustine and the Redemption of Signs (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013), and Job and the Disruption of Identity: Reading Beyond Barth (London and New York: T&T Clark, 2005).


This event is part of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

The official graphic designer of the IO2S DEELY is Zahra Soltani Tehrani.

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