>From: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: CFP: The Current State of Literary
>Semiotics (Finland) (3/31/06; 6/10/06-6/13/06)
>THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY SEMIOTICS
>Imatra, Finland, June 10-13, 2006
>Organizer: International Semiotics Institute (ISI)
>Call for papers
>During the past 10 years, literary semiotics has entered into a new phase
>of development. The pragmatic theory of semiotics based on Charles
>Peirceís writings is increasingly applied to the analysis of literary
>texts, thus giving shape to new forms of research and to a new theory of
>how literature should be understood. At the same time, important
>interdisciplinary approaches such as research on iconicity, queer studies,
>performance theory, and cognitive studies focus on questions of
>signification and sign, shedding a new light on semiotic processes in
>literature. There is, however, also continuity in this renewal since a
>great part of the analytical concepts and research methods currently in
>use are derived from (post)structural research.
>The time is thus ripe for a reflection on the current state of literary
>semiotics. Are we witnessing the emergence of a new paradigm? If yes, what
>kind of research does it produce? Is it time to transcend earlier
>divisions between competing paradigms and to look for a synthesis in
>literary semiotics? Which elements in (post)structural research are still
>valuable? We invite all scholars interested in literary semiotics to
>reflect on the current state of the art according to the lines of inquiry
>proposed by these and related questions. The issues can be addressed from
>a theoretical or a methodological point of view. Readings and
>interpretations of individual texts that exemplify different paradigms are
>Invited lecturers: J¯rgen Dines Johansen (University of Southern Denmark,
>Odense), Christina Ljungberg (University of Z¸rich) and Louis Armand
>(Charles University, Prague)
>Director: Harri Veivo (University of Helsinki/Finnish Network University
>The seminar is part of the annual International Summer School for Semiotic
>and Structural Studies organised by the International Semiotics Institute
>(ISI), which takes place on June 10-15, 2006.
>Categories of Participation and Conditions of Admission:
>There are two categories of participation:
>1) Active: Participant presenting a paper in the seminar.
>2) Passive: Participant following the seminar without presenting a paper.
>An active participant must send a short curriculum vitae and a one page
>abstract of his/her paper together with the registration form to the ISI
>(address given below). Registration forms can be filled in electronic form
>at the ISI website (www.isisemiotics.fi) or ordered from the ISI.
>Abstract, cv and registration form should reach the organizers no later
>than March 31, 2006. The abstracts will be published as a booklet and
>should be sent both as a Word-document (email attachment or on diskette)
>and in hard copy.
>A passive participant must send the registration form by April 30, 2006.
>Participation Fee: 125 EUR (the fee covers lunch and two coffees a day
>from 11.-15.6. and an elegant evening reception and buffet on June 10th).
>Payment of fees must be made before April 30 by bank transfer to the ISI
>bank account with Sampo Bank. The bank identifier code is: PSPBFIHH. The
>international bank account number is: FI8780001802071697. In Finland, the
>bank account number is Sampo 800018-2071697.
>You are also encouraged to visit the ISI Internet website
>(www.isisemiotics.fi) for the most up to date information as it becomes
>For further information, please contact:
>Harri Veivo, [log in to unmask]
>For registration, please contact:
>International Semiotics Institute, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra, Finland
>tel. +358-5-681 6639, fax +358-5-681 6696
>e-mail: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html