By Paul Bouissac
As the 3rd issue of SemiotiX is going online, a brief reflexion is in order. First, the overwhelmingly positive feedback that has been received so far indicates how necessary such an organ of information is in the age of the internet. Read more...
Semiotic Profile
By Gregory Paschalidis
Born in Athens (1939), Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and went to Paris for his postgraduate studies (Urban Planning at the Centre de Recherche d'Urbanisme and Urban Geography at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), where he also earned his PhD in Social Anthropology (Sorbonne). Read more...
World Report
By Göran Sonesson
Unlike its close neighbour, Denmark, Sweden has not been a contributor to any of the classical traditions of semiotics. It is only in the last two or three decades that semiotics has slowly begun to establish itself in this country, thanks to the efforts of a small number of scholars working against the grain of accepted university policy. Read more...
State of the Art
By John Pier
The renaissance of narratology beginning in the early 1990s saw not only a wealth of new approaches to the study of narrative and an expansion of the corpus opened up for analysis to include cultural objects unaccounted for by the so-called "classical" narratology, but has also had an impact in countries other than France, the birthplace of narratology during the structuralist revolution of the 1960s. Read more...
World Report
By Guido Ipsen
It is a familiar phenomenon that semiotics is practised by colleagues of the most diverse branches, but finds little recognition by the universities where they teach. Read more...
The Treasure Chest
By Paul Bouissac
Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance by Adam Kendon.
Gestures. Meaning and Use edited by Monica Rector, Isabella Poggi and Nadine Trigo.
L'expression gestuelle de la pensée d'un homme politique by Geneviève Calbris.
Guest Column
By Jack Solomon
Applying the techniques of semiotics, or semiology, to the artifacts of popular culture and everyday life is not in itself a terribly recent phenomenon. With roots in Roland Barthes' semiological experiments in MYTHOLOGIES and Umberto Eco's semiotic takes on everything from Superman to James Bond, as well as Stuart Hall's, Richard Hoggart's, and Raymond Williams' pioneering efforts in cultural studies, popular cultural semiotics as a field of inquiry can be said to be at least a half century old. Read more...
World Report
By Zhang Delu
The Sixth China Language and Semiotics Conference was held at Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China from November 5 to 7. Read more...