Anyone wishing to explore the universe of contemporary semiotics will necessarily have to reckon with the founding father of the Tartu and Moscow school of semiotics, Juri M. Lotman (1922-1993). A specialist in modern Russian literature, comparatist and philologist, impeccable archival researcher, brilliant speaker and prolific writer, Lotman laid the foundations of contemporary semiotics, inaugurating the strand of research focused on the typological study of cultures, the semiotics of culture. Lotman’s original contributions are also appreciable outside the boundaries of semiotics itself, testifying to the multifaceted nature of his thought. On the occasion of the centenary of Juri Lotman’s birth, Lexia dedicates a special issue to this internationally renowned scholar. The legacy of Juri Lotman in the 21st century and the theoretical challenge it represents for the future generations of semioticians constitute the main subject of this volume.
Marianna Boero, Federico Camizzi, Raffaele De Luca Picione, Jacques Fontanille, Giusy Gallo, Laura Gherlone, Remo Gramigna, Cristina Greco, Kalevi Kull, Tatjana Kuzovkina, Mirko Lampis, Vanessa Leal Nunes Vieira, Massimo Leone, Sebastián Moreno Barreneche, Valentina Pisanty, Anand Raja, Pietro Restaneo, Merit Rickberg, Franciscu Sedda, Stefano Traini, Luca Vannucci, Ekaterina Velmezova, Auli Viidalepp, Ekaterina Volkova Américo, Suren Zolyan.