In Memoriam: Masao Yamaguchi (1932-2013)

On March 11 The Japan Times reported the death at 81 in Tokyo of “influential anthropologist Masao Yamaguchi”. Professor Yamaguchi was also a high-profile semiotician, a long-time Vice-President of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, […]

Omar Calabrese 1949-2012

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Omar Calabrese succumbed to a heart attack in his home in Monteriggioni, Siena. Born in Florence on June 2, 1949, Calabrese has been a key-figure in semiotics and a protagonist […]

Scott Simpkins (1958-2010)

I worked with Scott as an academic colleague since the mid-90s in my capacity as editor of The Semiotic Review of Books. Scott was an engaged member of the editorial board and his participation made […]