On the genesis of semiotics according to Algirdas Julien Greimas. The book “On imperfection” as a dialogue with the philosopher Lev Karsavin (January 22)

Care to visualize… and you will get to know more about the founder of the Parisian school of semiotics and his sources.

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January 22, 2022 / 5pm (MSK), 2pm (UTC)

Lecturer: Inna Gennadievna Merkulova

Commentator: Alexandre Provin Sbabo

Chair: Yulia Nikitenko

Meeting room: https://zoom.us/j/94624219306

Stream link: https://youtu.be/rsWG4UJfOZk

Inna Gennadievna Merkulova is Associate Professor, Founder and Director of the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural DialogueState Academic University for the Humanities, Moscow. Associate Researcher at the Sens Texte Informatique Histoire laboratory, Sorbonne University. Representative of Russia on the Executive board of the IASS – International Association for Semiotic Studies.

In 2011-2017, she headed the Science and Education Department at the Maison russe des sciences et de la culture in Paris.

After a doctoral dissertation and a book on graphics and enunciation (supervisor Jacques Fontanille) she focuses her research on literary semiotics, intercultural dialogue, theory of translation. Among her translations: L’explosion et la culture, by Y. Lotman (Limoges, 2004); Семиотика страстей: От состояния вещей к состоянию души [Sémotique des passions: Des états de choses aux états d`âme], by A.J. Greimas and J. Fontanille (Moscow, 2007/2015). Her new book: Семиотика, графика и высказывание в современной французской прозе [Sémiotique, graphie et énonciation dans la prose française contemporaine] (Moscow, 2019, in Russian; 2020, in French).

In April 2020, she created an International online discussion platform, Semiotics and Pandemic: conceptualizing major challenges [video], with the participation of semioticians from Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Australia. The multilingual book under her editorship, New normality, new life forms: semiotics in the era of crises (Moscow, 2021), summed up the discussion. In June 2021, she initiated a new project: International Day for Students of Semiotics – STUDSEMIOTICDAY.

Alexandre Provin Sbabo has a double degree PhD in Language Sciences from the Université de Limoges (France) and Communication and Semiotics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil). His thesis aims to build the diachronic path on the articulations between ethics and aesthetics in the semiotics of A. J. Greimas. Actually, he’s Temporary Research Associate at Université Paris-Est Créteil and is an associate member of the CPS – Centro de Pesquisas Sociossemióticas (Brazil) and of the CEDITEC – Centre d’étude des discours, images, textes, écrits et communication (France). He’s also responsible for the communication of the FedRoS – Romance Federation of Semiotics.

Homepage: https://www.uc.pt/fluc/uidief/io2s

Auditorium: https://www.uc.pt/fluc/uidief/io2s/auditorium

This event is part of the activities 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.

*** Image was designed by Zahra Soltani.

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