CFP: Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 17-20 August, 2019 – Semiotic dimensions of spaces & literacies

Juri Lotman proposed that the primary semiotic dualism lies in the duplication of the world in language and the duplication of the human in space: „Genetically speaking, culture is built upon two primary languages. One of these is the natural language used by humans in everyday communication. […] The nature of the second primary language is not so obvious. What is under discussion is the structural model of space“ (Lotman 1992: 142). The organizers of the next Tartu Summer School of Semiotics find continuous inspiration in this statement and call for discussing the functioning of cultural languages as mediators of human and non-human environments and as developers of cultural competence.

Understanding culture via its spatial organization has been a characteristic of Tartu semiotics...

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CALL: The XXII Early Fall School of Semiotics (EFSS 2017)


The XXII Early Fall School of Semiotics (EFSS 2017)

Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication

(Sozopol, Bulgaria, 4-10 September 2017)


EFSS 2017 will combine a conference for researchers in digital semiotics and a semiotic school for PhD and advanced MA students. The topic represents the research program of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and the school aims at developing new interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of the sociocultural transformations after the advent of the Internet. The program includes seminars, lectures, a practical workshop, and rich thematic social activities. Participating PhD and MA students will have the chance to present their projects and receive valuable feedback from affirmed scholars during the PhD Ma...

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International Summer University Program – Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture

Juri Lotman and his fellow members of Tartu-Moscow semiotic school established  the semiotic study of culture as secondary modelling system and textual system. These ideas were further developed in his theory of semiosphere and of explosive and unpredictable processes in culture.
The aim of the summer university program is to give an intensive introduction to Lotman’s semiotic theory of culture, its theoretical background and context as well as new developments and applications of his theory in current semiotics and cultural sciences.
More specific aim is to offer deeper understanding of cultural mechanisms and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture – cultural texts as well as cultural processes – that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics.
The ...
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