The 2nd International Conference of Semiosis Research Center (ICSRC), at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea – May 23rd ,2014
Call for Papers (ICSRC-CfP2014-3)
Narrative and Multimodality
The ICSRC is a premier international conference covering interdisciplinary dialogues on semiosis (sign processes). The Semiosis Research Center (SRC) is a research institute sponsored by Korea Research Foundation and its focus lies in the conceptual understanding of sign processes (semiosis) which occur dynamically in relation to society. The first international conference was held on 2012 on the theme, “Homo Sensus: Perception, Emotion and Semiosis” which highlighted the multidisciplinary relationship between human perception and cognition.
The 2nd ICSRC (ICSRC-2014) will be held in May 23rd, at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea. The topic of ICSRC-2014 is “Narrative and Multimodality.” As humans, we continually make stories and stories shape us. Our narratives can also become signs standing for ourselves or even culture. A chief carrier of narratives is language, but non-linguistic devices such as visual images, material artifacts and gestures can also facilitate communication of stories. Narrative and its multimodality thus need to be investigated from diverse perspectives in order to understand their working procedures and/or function. This conference seeks to explore various characteristics of narratives, including semantic and formal features, narratives in literary works, storytelling and culture, and multimodality.
- Maria Patrizia Violi, University of Bologna, Italy
- Morana Alac, UCSD, USA
We invite submissions of [less than] 400 word abstracts for one of two categories:
1. Oral presentations (20 min presentation + 5 minute discussion)
2. Posters (at a dedicated poster session)
*If you want to do a theme session, please contact the organizer.
The abstracts can be related, though need not be restricted, to the following topics:
. Cross-Cultural Comparative Literatures
. Cognitive and Semiotic Approach to Multimodal Texts
. Context-Specific Multimodality
. Digital Media and their Narrative Processing
. Multimodal Communications
. Narratology in Media
. Narratives and Institutions (e.g., politics, business, etc.)
. Semantic Typology and Linguistic Relativity
. Semiosis and Culture
. Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2014
. Notification of acceptance: 28 Feb 2014
. Early Registration: 15 Mar 2014
. Registration: 15 Apr 2014
. $100 for researchers and professors
. $50 for students and the retired
. Fees include conference package, snacks and beverage, and the conference dinner.
. SRC provides accommodations for two nights in Seoul for all presenters.
. Papers selected by the Editorial Board of the SRC’s journal Signs and Society can be considered for publication in Signs and Society‘s supplementary issue.
Local organizing committee of ICSRC 2014
HK Professor Hyug Ahn