New CFP: “The Visual Culture of SARS-CoV-2”

edited by Tarcisio Lancioni and Federica Villa Nel corso dell’ultimo anno, la pandemia di SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) ha segnato il modo di vivere di pressoché ogni comunità del pianeta, mettendo a repentaglio la vita degli individui, condizionandone le prospettive e i progetti, e trasformando le forme significanti attraverso cui, nelle diverse culture, si organizzano le…

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New issue of Lexia!

ISLANDNESS. TOWARD A CULTURAL SEMIOTICS OF ISLANDS edited by Franciscu Sedda and Paolo Sorrentino Dire “isola” sembra implicare un senso di chiusura, oggettivazione, naturalità, sintetizzato dal concetto d’insularità. Il volume vuole invece cogliere la soggettività delle isole e di chi le popola. Per farlo tesse connessioni fra mito e storia, utopia e distopia, metafora e modelli,…

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New issue of DEGRES is out!

The last issue of the international journal DEGRES (182-183, fall 2020) has just been published. It is devoted to semiotic approaches of the pandemic. Quels sont les marqueurs sémiotiques qui ont caractérisé la communication de la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19. Dans quelle mesure la variation est-elle le marqueur sémiotique le plus pertinent?  Here the…

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New CFP in French: Technologies numériques, rhétoriques et métaphores

Cahiers du Gerse, 2022 (Presses de l’Université du Québec) Le développement des technologies numériques, à l’exemple de la ville connectée, des données massives, de l’intelligence artificielle et de l’Internet des objets, est appuyé par un ensemble de discours mobilisant de multiples figures et différents topoï. Par divers procédés de langage et stratégies rhétoriques (Perelman & Olbrechts-Tyteca,…

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20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics, 27-29 November 2020

Registration for the 20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics is now open. Please fill the following form in order to register to the conference. Access priority will be given to paper presenters and poster presenters, but we will try to make the conference as widely available as possible. As the conference will be fully held online, registration is free…

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New CFP: Language and Semiotic Studies

Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China. With all its contents appearing…

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Eero Tarasti: Lectures on Wagner

A cycle of lectures on Richard Wagner by Eero Tarasti is completely available on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChEh-LP2WgvT8SeFbd-KQ0A/featured University of Helsinki, Oct. 29, 2020 Professor (emeritus) of Musicology Eero Tarasti Editors of the videos: Felix Siivonen (I) and Aleksi Haukka (II–VII) I Why Wagner? Background, Sources, Life II Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin III Nibelungen Ring: Myth and…

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New Book in French: Semiotics of Forms of Life

Semiotics of Forms of Life. World of Meaning, Ways of Being by Alain Perusset A study of contemporary semiotics on how we give meaning to our experiences and reveal our ways of being. Life, be it human or animal, individual or collective, can only rely on itself to persevere and sustain itself in the world. That…

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New Book in Italian: Frammenti di un disco incantato

Frammenti di un disco incantato. Teorie semiotiche, testualità e generi musicali Gabriele Marino (Aracne Editrice 2020) La musica si offre al nostro orecchio e al nostro esserne gli interpreti bilanciando sempre quelle che sembrano essere le sue due qualità distintive e contrapposte: l’ineffabilità e la capacità di comunicare sensazioni, atmosfere, storie in maniera chirurgica. La…

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New CFP: “Meaning in Perception and the Senses”

Call for papers – the XII conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies  “Meaning in Perception and the Senses”  Vilnius University, 17–19 June, 2021   THE XII NASS CONFERENCE will be hosted by the Algirdas Julius Greimas Centre for Semiotics and Literary Theory at the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania.  The…

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