15.3371, FYI: Summer School and Meeting: Semiotics

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Date: 02-Dec-2004
From: Anna Mennola < anna.mennola at isisemiotics.fi >
Subject: Summer School:  Semiotics & Structural Studies 

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Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 17:56:09
From: Anna Mennola < anna.mennola at isisemiotics.fi >
Subject: Summer School:  Semiotics & Structural Studies 

Under auspices of the IASS/AIS to be held in Imatra, Finland, 
June 11 - 19, 2005

(Note that the 24th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of 
Finland will directly precede these events:  June 10 - 11.  
Details below.)

This is an announcement of the research seminars and International 
Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies of the Finnish 
Network University of Semiotics and will be organized by the Finnish 
Network University of Semiotics and International Semiotics Institute 
(ISI) at Imatra and  open to any semiotician interested in the topics given
below.  Director of the Summer School, the Finnish Network University of
Semiotics and the ISI  is  Professor  Eero Tarasti.  This summer school is
funded by the European Social Fund and State Provincial Office of Southern

Dates and Place of the Seminars:

June 11 - 15, 2005,  Hotel Valtionhotelli, an art nouveau castle in Imatra,
Eastern Finland (near the border of Russia and well-known for its tourist

June 16  19, 2005, Seminar in St. Petersburg


1) "Birth of Language" - The Semiotics of St. Petersburg
The seminar deals with the question of the emergence of different cultural
languages, i.e. sign systems, in general. The question is considered as
broadly as possible. The focus is, however, on the emergence of the myth 
St. Petersburg and the so-called St. Petersburg text and, among other topics, 
on the birth and early stages of the language of cinema.

Directors: Pekka Pesonen  (Helsinki) and Tomi Huttunen (Helsinki)
Invited lecturers: Boris Uspenski (Roma/Moscow), Boris Gasparov (New
York)Yuri Tsivian (Chicago), Roman Timenchik (Jerusalem), Tatjana
Chernigovskaja (St.Petersburg), Georgi Leviton (St. Petersburg), Ilya
Utehin (St. Petersburg), Peeter Torop (Tartu), Mihail Lotman (Tartu),
Liubov Kiseleva (Tartu),  Elena Hellberg-Hirn (Helsinki),

2) Global Semiotics
Director: Eero Tarasti (Helsinki), 
Invited lecturers:  Jeff Bernard (Wien), Adrian Glimate-Welsh (México), 
Richard M. Lanigan (Carbondale),  Marcel Danesi (Ontario), 
John Deely (Houston), You-zheng Li (PR China), 
Jean-Claude Mbarga (Cameroon),  José Maria Paz Gago (Coruña), 
Susan Petrilli (Bari), Roland Posner (Berlin),  Göran Sonesson (Lund)

3) New Media, NewSemiotics, New Mediation?

Directors ), Guido Ipsen (Dortmund), Dario Martinelli (Helsinki),
co-directors: Kristian Bankov (Sofia), Paul Cobley (London), Mauri
Ylä-Kotola (Rovaniemi),

4) Finnish Summer School (in Finnish), June 9  -11
Director: Tomi Huttunen (Helsinki) 

24th   Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of Finland, June 10 - 11
Papers  by Finnish and foreign scholars

Each seminar consists of lectures given by  the invited lecturers and
papers given by the participants. The aim of the summer school is to offer
the participants both up-to-date research information and an opportunity 
to discuss thoroughly their projects with leading specialists in the various
fields. The seminar correspond to two and a half  credit units for
university students (according to the standards of Helsinki University
and Network University of Semiotics).

Duration of papers: 30 min.
The working languages of the seminars and congresses are
English, French, German and Finnish in seminar 6.

Preliminary program:
We recommend that all participants arrive in Finland latest on June 5th
because flight tickets are much cheaper when you stay over for a Saturday 
night in Finland.

June 9 - 11     09.00-18.00     Workshop lectures and papers in Finnish

June 11         Opening of the Second  International Summer School of the
                      Network University of Finland  at the Cultural Centre

June 12 - 15    09.00-18.00     Workshop lectures and papers

June 16  19     Seminar in St. Petersburg

Conditions of Admission:
There are two categories of attendance:
1) Active: the participant will present a paper
2) Passive: the participant will follow the summer school without
presenting a paper

An active participant must send a short curriculum vitae and a 2-3 page
abstract of his/her paper together with the registration form. These
materials should reach the organizers no later than March 31, 2005. The
abstracts will be published as a booklet, and should be sent both as a
word-processing file (email attachment or saved to diskette) and in hard

A passive participant must send the registration form by  April 30, 2005.

Participation fee: (The fee covers evening reception on June 11th and other
social program during the seminar) 50 EUR , Students 25 EUR

Payment of fees must be made before April 30th 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.

A Seminar and Excursion to St. Petersburg including a seminar and cultural
programs will be arranged for all attendants from Thursday, June 16 to
Sunday, June 19. Firm registration and payment to the excursion until April 30.

Social program:
Social activities will include various cultural events such as art exhibitions,  
concerts,  plays and film  sessions.

For  further information, contact:  Maija Rossi (Secretary), 
International Semiotics Institute,
Imatra Cultural Centre, Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra, Finland
tel. 358-5-681 6639
fax +358-5-681 6670
e-mail: Maija.Rossi at isisemiotics.fi, Anna.Mennola at isisemiotics.fi
internet: www.isisemiotics.fi

Anna Mennola
Study secretary
Finnish Network University of Semiotics
Virastokatu 1, FIN - 55100 IMATRA
tel + 358 (0)5 681 6700, fax + 358 (0)5 681 6700
email: anna.mennola at isisemiotics.fi

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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