Göran Sonesson

Mailing address
Avdelningen för semiotik
Lunds Universitet
Box 117,
S-221 00 Lund
Sweden
 

Tel. (+46)-(0)46/2229531
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FAX (+46)-(0)46/2224204
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E-mail: goran.sonesson@artnew.lu.se
 

 

Education

  • Higher school certificate (“Studentexamen”), Pildammsskolan, Malmö 12/6 1970.

  • Bachelor of arts  in literature  (60p), general linguistics  (60p) and aesthetics  (60p), June 29, 1973, Lund University.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in general linguistics  obtained from Lund University October 10, 1978.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in semiotics, obtained from Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/Paris IV, Paris,

    France, under the direction of A.J. Greimas, November 10, 1978.

  • Accepted as Associate Professor of semiotics  by Lund University, June 1990.

  • Declared Full Professor of semiotics,  in November 2000
 

Post

  • Researcher at Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques, a department of Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques, Paris, directed by A.J. Greimas,  1978-1981; in particular as director of a group analysing gestures at French television.                                                              

  • Researcher at Centre de Investigación para la Integración Social,  México D.F., Mexico, 1981;        

  • Researcher at Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología / Centro de Estudios Mayas,  México D.F., Mexico, 1981- 1982.

  • Researcher at the project  "Semiotisk analys av konstnärliga strukturer", financed by HSFR (Swedish Research Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences), employed at Lund University, 1983-1986;

  • Researcher at the project "Bildbetydelser i informationssamhället - Till bildarternas och bildmedias jämförande semiotik", financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Research foundation of the Swedish Central Bank) , 1987-1989.

  • Researcher at the project "Om bildabstraktion", financed by Erik Philip Sörensens stiftelse för genetisk och humanistisk forskning, January 1992 to April 1992.                       

  • Appointed Associate Professor of Cultural Semiotics at Lund University, from July 1992 (85% research, 15% teaching). Associate professor of semiotics and director of the Department of semiotics, Lund University, since 1998.

  • Appointed Full Professor of Cultural Semiotics at Lund University, from November 2000.

  • Appointed Full Professor of Semiotics at the Swedish Research Council, June 2001.

 Scientific qualifications:

Participation in research projects:

  • Studies ranging from the semantic structure of the Mayan languages and Mayan cultural semiotics, to artistic structures, the pictorial means of communication in information society, and abstraction in pictures, as part of the projects listed above.

  • Research on cultural types, modernity and modernism, as well as visual rhetoric, in the framework of the position in cultural semiotics financed by the Faculty of Humanities, Lund University.

  • Participated 1994/95 in a discussion group involved with developing a humanistic perspective on mass media, resulting in an anthology published in 1995

  • Participates since 1995 (until it finishes in late 2002) in the project “Mening och tolkning” (“Meaning and interpretation”) at Stockholm University, involving researchers from many disciplines, financed by “Kulturvetenskapliga fonden” (“The foundation for research in cultural sciences”), which has resulted, among other things, in an anthology about types of interpretation, and another anthology about interart studies from a systematic perspective.

  • Organizer, with Gisela Hĺkansson (Institute of linguistics), and Peter Gärdenfors (Department of cognitive sciences), of a transdisciplinary project financied by the Faculty of Humanities, Lund University, concerned with “Languages, gesture, and pictures seen from the perspective of semiotic evolution”, starting in July 2002.

 

Participation in editorial boards (reviews):

  • From Spring 1996, member of the Editorial Committee of Visio, Revue de l’Association internationale de sémiotique visuelle

  • Member of the scientific committee of Visio, since Spring 1996, as well as that of Revista Chilena de Semiótica, Autumn 1996

  • From May 1989, member of the editorial board of Bulletin international de sémio­tique de l´image, published in Tours, France, by Association internationale de sémiotique de l´image/International Association for Visual Semiotics), and Groupe EIDOS.

  • Editor or co-editor of several thematic issues of the review Visio: on National Identity, Visio 2:3, Winter 1997/98 (with Marie Carani), on Modernism, Visio 3:3, Winter 1998/99 (with Marie Carani); on Postphotography, Visio 4, 1, Spring 1999; on performance art, Visio 5, 2, Summer  (with Marga van Mechtelen)., 2000: Les arts des actions/Actions arts; ”Iconicity revisited”, to be published in 2006.

  • Editor of the folloqwing issues of the review Heterogenesis: no. 15, April 1996; no. 52, May 2006

 Participation in editorial boards (books):

  • Member of the editorial board of Encyclopaedia of Semiotics, published by Oxford University Press in 1998, with particular responsibility for visual semiotics,

  • Member of the editorial board of one volume of the series “The Semiotic Web”, with the title “Advances in visual semiotics”, edited by Thomas Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 1995.

  • Editor (with Göran Rossholm) of Konstverk och konstverkan. Stehag: Symposium, to be published in 2006

Bibliographical work:

  • Has compiled the most comprehensive bibliography of visual semiotics existing so far, published in Eidos, 1989-90. Published on the Internet since Spring 1998.

  • Organizer of the most complete linking index in semiotics, published on the web since 1996.

Assignments as expert:

  • Apart from work for the Bank of Sweden Tercentery Foundation for Social Sciences, international expert chosen to assess scientific projects also for the Humanities Research Council of Canada (6 times) and for the Forschungskommission der Universität Basel.

  • Twice member of doctorate jury at the Institute of literature, Lund University. Member of a doctorate jury at UQAM, Monréal, October 2001. Member of a doctorate jury at Stockholm University, June 2002. Member of doctorate jury, Copenhagen, 2003. Member of doctorate jury, School of rchitecture, Lund, 2004. Evaluation of Danish doctorate dissertation, Institute of Molecular Biology, Copenhagen, 2003-2004.
  • Many assingments for reviews and editors.
  • English Romantic literature, semiotics, literary theory, modernism, composition

Pedagogical qualifications:

Teaching and tutoring:

  • Graduate course in semiotics and phenomenology, for the Faculty of arts, Lund University, Spring 1977. 

  • Direction of research group in the semiotics of gesture  as part of Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques, Ecoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, November 1978 to May 1981 

  • "Semiotic introduction to a semantics of the Mayan languages", given at Centro de Estudios Mayas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., Mexico, August-September 1981

  • Courses in general semiotics at Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico 1981-1982 

  • Course in linguistic semantics  at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México D.F., Mexico, October 1981 to April 1982

  • Graduate course in the semiotic of film and theatre, at the department of theatre and film, Lund University, February 1984 

  • Courses in pictorial semiotics at the introductory level, given each semester at Department of art history, Lund University, from  1992 to the present.

  • Presentation of research in pictorial semiotics at undergraduate level, at the  Department of art history, Lund University, from 1984 to the present.

  • Courses in pictorial semiotics as part of the theory courses for graduate students at the Department of art history, Lund University, 1984, 1989 and 1992.

  • Direction of the Semiotics seminar, started in September 1985, at the Department of art history, Lund University, between 2 and 4 meetings every month

  • Direction of the Seminar of cultural semiotics, initiated in September 1992, at the Department of art history, Lund University, 2-4 times every month. Since 1998, part of the curriculum of the Deparment of semiotics at Lund University.

  • Two graduate courses in semiotics, a basic course (5p) and a continuation course (5p), open to students from all the faculties at the University of Lund, given in the Spring term of 1995.

  • Tutoring at Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico. Co-direction of theses for several graduate students in art history, literary history, architecture, pedagory, history,  philosophy, linguistics, etc., at different Swedish universities. Since 1998, direction of the thesis of those students having elected to graduate in semiotics at the University of Lund.

  • Since the department of semiotics only exists since 1998, and doctorate students have only been able to begin their study in 2003, the first theses directed by me will only be finished next year.
  • Although officially only advisory tutor, I have however had a major role in the tuition leading to the following dissertations: Anders Marner, Aesthetical sciences, Umeå, 2000; Hans Sternudd, Art history, Lund 2003. Gunnar Sandin, Architecture, Lund 2004. Also tutoring within the SGB- and SEDSU-projects.

 

Elaboration of teaching materials:

  • Introductory text book in visual semiotics, written in Swedish, with the title "Bildbetydelser", published by Studentlitteratur in Lund in March 1992; required reading for students in art history at Lund University, where a provisional edition was used from 1991 onwards. Also used at other Swedish universities, in Finland,  at the universities of Odense, Copenhagen, Trondheim, Oslo, and (as teacher’s book) in Germany. German, Spanish and French translations have been in preparation.

  • Participates since 1997 in a project aimed at the elaboration of a multimedia in visual semiotics on CD-ROM, financed by the Swedish State Foundation for Culture and Communication (“KK-stiftelsen”).

  • Many of my books and articles have been used as teaching materials in many places in the world, from Gothenburg and Odense to Québec and Sao Paolo.

Pedagogical development:

  • Elaboration of a semiotics syllabus for Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico 1981-1982.

  • Elaboration in 1994 of a syllabus for graduate studies in semiotics at Lund University, officially sanctioned by the university in 1998, revised in 2002.

  • Member of an international advisory commitee for the elaboration of a curriculum in visual semiotics, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City, Mexico, since June 1997.

  • Created the course on visual rhetoric within the Lund University Faculty program “Rhetoric”, Spring 2004. Member of the directory of the rhetoric course since autumn 2003.
  • Director of the Semiotics Seminar, co-director of the SGB/SEDSU-seminar.

Invited lectures:

At the international level:

  • School of architecture in Paris, on several occasions 1978-1981; at Institut supérieur de rééduca­tion psychomotrice, Paris, 1985; symposium of the Norwegian Association for Semiotics Studies, Bergen, in November 1989; about cultural semiotics at Centre for semiotics, Odense University, 27 October 1992; at the semiotics circle of Trondheim university, Trondheim, 29 September 1993; about cultural semiotics at Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City, 12 November 1993. at Konstindustriella Högskolan in Helsinki, 7 February 1994; at symposium on the text concept, Oslo 18 March 1994; at congress in Imatra about the semiotics of exhibitions, 20 July 1994; at congress in Imatra about the spirit of places, 21 July 1994; about semiotics in the Nordic countries and about the notion of text at the Third Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Trondheim, 21-23 October 1994; about cultural semiotics at the University of Gdansk, 20 January 1995; about the communication model at the congress on Semiotics of the Media, Kassel 18-24 March 1995; about iconicity and about the communication model at International Summer Institute on Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, 10-17 June 1995; about verbal and visual texts at VAKKI-Symposion: Text and picture, Vöyri, Finland, 10-11/2 1996; at symposium on the media and communication models, Oslo, 25-27 February 1996; at the Institut for media and film, Copenhagen university, 2 May 1996; at Nordiskt sommaruniversitets sommarsession, Tromřy, Norway, 27-31 July 1996: lecture as part of research course on iconology, Lammi, Finland, November 17, 1996; lecture at the Institute of Art History, Ĺbo Akademi, Finland, November 18, 1996; lecture at symposion on media semiotics, Oslo, Norway, January 16-19 1997; Lecture on iconicity, Department of semotics, Ĺrhus University, Denmark, March 29, 2000.

  • Symposium of Semiotics, at International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, Finland, 16-21 July 1990.

  • Series of lectures on visual semiotics, given at Université Laval, Québec, and UQAM, Montréal, Canada, between April 12 and 28 1991.

  • Course in visual semiotics, given in the framework of First Nordic Summer School of Semiotics, at Lund University, 25-31 July 1992; and in visual rhetoric and cultural semiotics, at Third Nordic Summer School of Semiotics, at International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, 8-15 June 1996.

  • Series of lectures on visual semiotics and semiotics of culture, given at Université Laval, Québec, and UQAM, Montréal, Canada, between April 4 and 21, 1997,  as well as between November 8 and 18, 2000.

  • Six lectures on semiotic theory, visual semiotics and semiotics of culture, at the invitation of the Department of semiotics, Tartu University, Estonia, November 4 to 9, 1997.

  •  Three lectures within the framework of 11th Early Fall School of Semiotics, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 10-16, 2005.

  • Invited to give series of web lectures about “Current issues in pictorial semiotics” at Semiotics Institute Online. As of May 2006, 4 out of 10 lectures online.
  • (see also International experiences: congresses)

In Sweden:

  • Presentation of semiotics at the institutes of literature, art history, religion, linguistics, etc., at all the Swedish universities, from 1983 onwards.

  • Conference at symposium organised by Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakade­mien, October 1989; about pictorial semiotics, as part of a course in semiotics at the Institute of linguistics, Gothenburg university, May 1990; in general semiotics at Institute of literature and Nordic languages, in Stockholm, February 1991; in pictorial semiotics at Tema K in Linköping, February 1991; at Institutionen för pedagogik, Lund University, November 1991; in visual semiotics at Arkitekturhögskolan in Lund, May 1992; in film semiotics at Drama/teater/film, Lund University, 13 November 1992; in narrativ semiotics, as part of a symposium of narrative structures,  Skissernas museum, Lund, 27 November 1992; in cultural semiotics as part of a symposium at Stockholm university, organised by Svenska föreningen för semiotik (sffs), 8-10 January 1993; about paraphrases in pictures, as part of a symposium organised by Bildmuseet and Department of art history at Umeĺ University, 27-28 January 1993; about modern culture at a symposium on modernity, Lund University, 5-7 December 1993; at Institutionen för kulturvetenskap, Gothenburg, February 16, 1994; about the communication model and about pictorial narration at symposium in Stockholm organised by  Svenska föreningen för semiotik, 6-9 October 1994; about visual semiotics at Skoltema in Kalmar, 1 November 1994; conference and seminar on visual semiotics at Konstfackskolan in Stockholm, 7 February 1995; at institution för kognitionsforksning, Högskolan i Skövde, 7 March 1995; about the critique of iconicity at symposium in Stockholm within the framework of the project “Mening och tolkning”, 4-6 May 1995; about narrativity in pictures at the congress  Interart Studies, Lund, 15-29 May 1995; at symposium on indexicality, organised by Svenska föreningen för semiotik and SSKKII in Gothenburg, 1-2 November 1995; participation in the project “Mening och tolkning”, at Stockholm University, 18 December 1995, 19 February 1996, 12 March 1996 (about iconicity and other fictions); 10 May 1996; 3-4 June 1996. at the Department of art history, Umeĺ, 4 March and 18 March 1996; about visual rhetoric, at symposium in Lund, 10-11 April 1996; at Institutionen för estetiska ämnen, Umeĺ, 29-30 May 1996. Conference in the framework of the project “Mening och tolkning” at Stockholm University, November 16, 1996; conference as part of symposion on semiotics of culture, Lund, November 23, 1996; lecture at the Instiute of Culture science, Gothenburg, May 27, 1997; lecture within the project “Meaning och tolkning”, Stockholm, October 23, and November 28, 1997. Lecture on semiotics of culture as part of the Sffs Congress in Linköping, December 5-6, 1997. Conference as part of “Mening och tolkning”, Stockholm, April 2, 1998. Lecture on visual rhetoric, School of Architecture, Lund, April 17, 1998. Lectures within the project “Mening och tolkning”, Stockholm,  April 3, 1998, February 12, April 10 and June 8, September 14, 1999, January 28, 2000. At Institutionen för kulturvetenskap, Gothenburg, November 17, 1998: At the School of Architecture, Stockholm, April 8, 1999. Lecture and participation in round-table at the research course “Ma”, organized by the Dramatic Institute, Stockholm, May 10 to 11, 1999. Lecture at the biannual symposium of the Swedish society for semiotics, Umeĺ, November 18-20, 1999. Lecture about iconicity at the Institute of linguistics, Lund University, May 17, 2001. Lecture about the semiotics of dance, Swedish Royal Academy of Dancing, Stockholm, April 27, 2002; lecture at Dept of human ecologi, Lund, March 10, 2004; at Lund Technical University, Campus Helsingborg, May 17, 2004.

  • Conferences about visual and general semiotics as part of a summer school about aphasia, held at Sigtunastiftelsen, 6-10 August 1990, organised by Forskningsrĺds­nämnden  and Akademiska sjukhuset in Uppsala.

Presentation of research

  • for drawing teachers, Umeĺ, October 1988; at Konstskolan Forum in Malmö, February 1990, at Konsthögskolan in Stockholm, March 1991; at Konstskolan Forum in Malmö, 3 and 10 November 1992; about semiotics of photography, at Fotohögskolan, Gothenburg University, 2 December 1992; at Kulturarbetarföremedlingen in Malmö, 4 March 1993; symposium of the art project “Bipol-art” in Lund, den 7 September 1993; as part of a  course in drama pedagogy given at the teachers college in Malmö, 4 October 1993; opening of the Swedish art exhibition “Combi-nación”, in Mexico City, 10 November 1993; Rix, Linköping, 15 April 1994; Lunds konsthall, 9 June 1994; Amos Anderssons Konstmuseum, Helsinki, 28 October 1994; in Gdansk, 20 January 1995; presentation of semiotics for the three enterprises involved with the investigation of publicity: LUI, Nielsen, and SIFO, Stockholm, 26-28 March 1996; at Humanistdagarna, Lund University, 19 April 1996; on contagion as metaphor in cultural semiotics, ABF, Stockholm, October 7, 1996; on the the concept of the avant garde, under the auspices of the art review “Paletten”, “Bok och bibliotek”, Gothenburg, September 15, 2000.

 

International experience

Congresses and colloquia:

 

  • Invited plenary lecturer at the following congresses: Fifth International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Toronto, Canada, May-June 1984; Congress of the International Semiotics Institute: Centre vs Periphery, at the International Semiotics Institute in Imatra, Finland, 16-21 July 1990; “Jornadas internacionales de semiótica de expresión visual”, in Bilbao, Spain, 1-6 October 1990; “Image, imaginaire, et sémiotique”, in Blois, France, 1-4 November 1990; at the congress of Nordiska Sällskapets för Semiotik “Culture as semiotics/Semiotics of culture”, Odense, 7-9 November 1990; at the congress of Nordiska Sällskapets för Semiotik, “Breaking the semiotic barrier”, Lund, 27 to 29 July 1992; at “Segundo Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual: Semiotica y nuevas tecnologias”, Bilbao, 11 to 15 December 1992; at congress about media semiotics, International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, 4-5 February 1994; International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, congress about the semiotics of exhibitions and “genius loci”, 18-22 July 1994; at the congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Trondheim, October 1994; at the congress Semiotics of the Media, Kassel 18-24 March 1995; International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Imatra, June 1995; VAKKI-Symposion: Text and picture, Vöyri, Finland, 10-11/2 1996. At the 4th congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Imatra, June 1996; at the 5th  International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Siena, Italy, June 22-28, 1998 (two lectures, organization of a section and moderator of two other sections). At the 5th Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Oslo, October 29 to November 1, 1998 (two lectures); at the Seventh Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Dresden, September 6 – 11, 1999 (two lectures, organization of one round-table, invited as participant in another round-table); at the colloquium ”Semiotics, Archaeology, and the History of Religion”, Istambul, Turkey, December 2 to 10, 2000; at the colloquium ORAGE 2001, Asix-en-Provence, June 17 to 23, 2001;  at the symposium “Fiction and perspective”, organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakade­mien, October 3 to 7, 2001; at the 6th International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, October 14 to 21 (two plenary lectures, one participation in workshop); at the colloquium on Spatiality and Culture, Quebec City, October 18 to 20, 2001; at the international conference ”Cultural Identity in transition”, Bacau, Romania, October 31 to November 4, 2001; at the colloquium ”Logica — Dialogica — Ideologica”, Bari, Italy, February 11 to 17, 2002; at the colloquium ”Analytical approaches to visual communication”, Izmir, Turkey, April 16 to 21, 2002; at the colloquium ”Semiotica e Retorica generale”, Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e Linguistica, Urbino, Italy, July 11 to 13, 2002; at the colloquium ”Text, bild, samhälle”, Tammerfors, Finland, August 15 to 16, 2002; at the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Austrian Society for Semiotic Studies Picture Language - Visualization – Diagrammatics”, Viena, November 6-8, 2002; at KVIT, Linköping, Sweden, May 14-16, 2003; at the colloquium “Lectures e cultures”, UQAM, Montreál, November 5-6, 2003; ; at the 7th International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Mexico City, ecember 10- 14, 2003. at “The body and Embodiment”, Gothenburg, May 7-9, 2004, organised by Gothenburg University och SCASSS, Uppsala; at sympsoion of narratology, Dept. of lingvistcsk/literary studies, Stockholm university, 3-5 september, 2004; at 8ème congrès de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juli, 2004; at International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Imatra, Finland, June 11-19, 2005; at I encontro internacional para o estudo da semiosfera, Sao Paolo, Brasil, August 22 to 27. 2005; 2o Congreso Mundial de Semiótica y Comunicación, Monterrey, México, Octubre 18 a 23, 2005. at ESF Exploratory Workshop: The contribution of animal research to the study of human cognition, Marseille, December 7-9 2005 (as discussion leader).

  • Participation in many other congresses, e.g. "Tercer simposio internacional de la Asociación espańola de semiótica", Madrid 5-7 December 1988 and Fourth congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Barcelona/Perpignan, Mars-April 1989; in Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Berkeley, 12-18 June 1994 (two conferences, ”The ecological foundations of iconicity” and “Semiotics in the Nordic countries”). Sixth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 12-21 1997 (two conferences, organisation of one round table and moderator of two sections); Symposium on the work of Roman Jakobson, Copenhagen, October 9-11 1996. The symposium “Meaning and Interpretation”, organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakade­mien, September 24-26, 1998. Congress of the Nordic Association for Interart Studies, Gothenburg, November 13-15, 1998);  the 6th Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Copenhagen, November 23 to 25, 2000; Epigentic Robotics, Lund University, September 16 to 18, 2001; Colloquium of the Swedish Association for Semiotics Studies, Borlänge, April 12 to 14, 2002; Witin the framwork of the SGB-projekt: “Empathy, Intersubjectivity, Language“, Lund, November 13-14, 2003, and “Semioticdevelopment in phylogeny and ontogeny“, Lund, May 12-13, 2005; at 8ème congrès de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juli, 2004 (four lectures).

International charges:

  • President of Nordiska sällskapet för semiotics (Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies; NASS), since July 1992; Swedish representative in the board since 1989.

  • From 1989 to  1996, and again from 1998, vice president of  Association internationale de sémiotique de l´image (International Association for Visual Semiotics), founded in Blois 1989. Elected in October 2001 secretary-general of the association.

  • Member of the executive commission of International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS/AIS). In July 2004, elected vice secretary general of IASS/AIS

  • Elected fellow of the International Communicology Institute, USA, 2005.
  • Member of the scientific commission of “Jornadas internacionales de semiótica de expresión visual”, Bilbao, 1 al 6 de octubre de 1990”; of “II Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual: Semiotica y nuevas tecnologias”, 1992 (director of the workshop on abstraction and figurativity): for Septimo Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual, Mexico D.F, December 2003; member of the scientific commission and main organiser of Journées de sémiotique visuelle, part of the IASS/AIS-congress in Lyon, July 2004; member of the scientific commission of the congress “Language, Mind, Culture”, in Portsmouth, England, July 2004, as well as of the sequel palnned to July 2006 in Paris; member of the reading commision for the axt sof the IASS:s congress in Lyon, July 2004; member of the scientific commission for the next IASS:s congress in Hensinki, June 2007; member of the scientific commission and
    co- organiser of the SEDSU-project meeting and conference in Lund, Comparison and Interaction between Semiotic Resources in Evolution and Development, , 29-30 september 2006.

  • Member of International Research Group on Prehistoric Pictographs and Petroglyphs, and international group of experts in semiotics and archaeology set up by Paul Bouissac, Victoria University, Toronto.

  • Responsible for Nordic network in semiotics, from January 1993 to June 1997, and which was financed by the Nordic Research Academy; organised in this framework a symposium in Lund, December 1993; several workshops at NASS:s congress in Trondheim, October 1994, a planification meeting in Helsinki, February 17-19, doctorate candidate participation at the Imatra congress in June 1995,  a symposium on visual rhetoric in Lund, April 10-11  1996, and a sympsium on cultural semiotics, in Lund November 22-24, 1996; as well a planning meeting in Lund, December 7 to 9, 2001.

  • Organised a workshop on visual semiotics in the framework of International Summer Institute on Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, 10-17 June 1995 (also see below adminstrative qualifications).

  • Director of the Special Interest Group on Photography, set up by the International Association for Semiotic Studies, and organizer of the meetings of this group during the congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 1997, Siena, Italy, 1998, and Dresden, Germany, 1999.

  • Member of the scientific advisory committe of CELAT (Centre d’Études Interdisciplinaires sur les Lettres, les Arts et les Traditions), Québec, Canada, since April 1997.

  • (also see above about participation in editorial boards and below about administrative qualifications)

 

Administrative qualifications:

  • President and treasurer of  Svenska föreningen för semiotics (sffs), since February 1991; vice-president since 1993; president of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) since July 1992. Secretary-general of  Association internationale de sémiotique visuelle/International Association for Visual Semiotics, since October 2001.

  • Organiser of NASS/NorFa:s summer school  in semiotics at Lund university, 24 July 31 to 1992, and of NASS:s second congress and sffs:s first congress in Lund, 27 to 29 July 1992. Co-organiser of summer school  in semiotics at the university of Trondheim, and of NASS:s third congress in Trondheim, 16-23 October 1994; as well as of summer school  in semiotics at International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, Finland, and of NASS:s fourth congress in Imatra, 8-16 June 1996.

  • Maintains a Web site on visual semiotics, since Autumn 1995

  • (Also see international charges above)

Publications

 

Publications in English

 Monographs:

In preparation:

—  The text write large. From the ecology of semiosis to the semiotics of culture.

—  Current issues in pictorial semiotics..

1989:

—  Pictorial concepts. Inquiries into the semiotic heritage and its relevance for the analysis of the visual world.  Lund: Aris/Lund University Press 1989.

—  Semiotics of photography. On tracing the  index. Rapport 4 frĺn Semiotik-projektet. Lund: Department of art history 1989

—  A bibliography of pictorial and other kinds of visual semiotics. Rapport 1# frĺn Semiotikprojektet. Lund: Department of art history. 1989 Republished in EIDOS. Bulletin international de sémiotique de l´image, 2, 1989, pp. 3-29; and 2, 1990, pp. 5-42.

1988:

—  Methods and models in pictorial semiotics. Rapport 3 frĺn Semiotik-projektet. Lund: Department of art history 1988.

 

Encyclopaedia entries:

1998:

—  Blissymbolics, —  Chirography—  Denotation/Connotation, —  Icon, —  Iconicity, —  Image/picture, —  Index, —  Indexicality, —  Isotopy, —  La rhétorique de l'image, —  Linguistic model fallacy, —  Metonymy, —  Opposition, —  Photography, —  Pictorial semiotics, —  Spectacle  — Visual semiotics, entries in Encyclopedia of Semiotics, edited by Bouissac, Paul, in collaboration with Sonesson, Göran, Thibault, Paul, & Threadgold, Terry. New York: Oxford University Press 1998.

 

Other scientific publications:

To be published:

 

— The extensions of man revisited. From Primary to Tertiary Embodiment, in Krois, John, ed., The body and embodiment. London & New York: Rouledge.

— From the meaning of embodiment to the embodiment of meaning. In: Zimke, T., Zlatev, J. and R. Frank (eds.) Body, Language and Mind. Vol 1. Embodiment. Berlin: Mouton.

— From Iconicity to Pictorality. A view from ecological semiotics. To appear in VISIO: thematic issue: Iconicity revisited/Iconicité revisité, Sonesson, Göran (ed).

— The mirror and the virtual world. From hominisation to digitalization. To appear in the acts of Segundo congreso mundial de semiótica y comunicacion. Monterrey, Mexico, Octubre 19 a 22, 2006.

— How global is global semiosis? Going beyond Sebeok’s paradox. To appear in the Acts of International Summer school for semiotic and structural studies, Imatra, Finland, June 11-19, 2005.

— The Trace of Bygone Things. History and Structure of the Semiotics of Photography. In Papers from the 11th early fall school of semiotics, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 10-16, 2006.

— The Semiosphere and the Domain of Alterity. In Actes of I Encontro internacional para o estudo da semiosfera. São Paulo, August 22-26, 2006.

— The place of the picture in the development of human beings. At the crossroad of semiotics and cognitive science. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004

— Preparations for discussing constructivism with a Martian. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004

— The pronominalisation of culture. Dyadic and triadic models of interculturality in the conceptions of the Tartu school, Bakthin, Cassirer, and Peirce. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004

— The meaning of meaning in biology and cognitive science. A semiotic reconstruction. To appear in Trudy po znakyvym sistemam — Sign System Studies

— Rhetoric from the standpoint of the Lifeworld. To appear in VISIO

— Iconicity strikes back : the third generation — or why Eco still is wrong. Plenary speach at the Sixth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, Quebec, October 14 - 21, 2001. To be published in VISIO 9: 3-4.

— Spatiality and culture in the prototype hierarchies of the Lifeworld. Contribution to the colloqium Spatiality and Culture, Quebec City, October 18 to 20, 2001. To be published in the acts of the colloqium.

— On modelling the complexity of cultural models. To appear in Sign Processes in Complex Systems. Proceedings of the 7th Internationall Congress of the IASS, Dresden, October 6, 11, 1999

— Global and local constraints in picture production. To appear in Sign Processes in Complex Systems. Proceedings of the 7th Internationall Congress of the IASS, Dresden, October 6, 11, 1999

— The Laokoon Paradigm. Meaning as a resource in visual and verbal arts. To appear in Papers from the fifth bi-annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies, Umeå University, November 19-20, 1999, Anders Marner, ed.

— Bats out of the belfry. The question of pictorial metaphor. In Semiotics of metaphor. Johansen, Jørgen Dines, & Posner, Roland, eds.

— The Limits of Nature and Culture in Cultural Semiotics to appear in Papers from the fourth bi-annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies, Linköping University, December 1997, Richard Hirsch, ed.

2005:

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture two: The Psychology and Archaeology of Semiosis. Second conference of a series published online at the Cyber-semiotics Institute. August 2005

— Semiotics in Sweden. In Semiotrix, 2005, Bulletin 3 (First edition). Semiotic review published on the net by Paul Bouissac.

 

 

2004:

— Perspective from a semiotical perspective. In Essays on fiction and perspective. Rossholm, Göran, (ed), 255-292. Bern: Peter Lang. Papers from the symposion "Fiction and perspective", organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, October 3 to 7, 2001.

— The signs of the body and the body of signs. From ecology to semiosis in embodiment. SGBWP8. Working Papers of the Project "Language, gesture, and pictures from the point of view of semiotic development", Lund University, Lund.

— Does Ego meet Alter — in the Global Village? A View from Cultural Semiotics. in Cultural identity in transition/Identitate culturalã în transitie, Proceedings of the 1st Semotics of Culture conference, Univesitatea din Bacâu, Romania, November 1 - 4, 2001, published as Semiologia Culturii, no 7, 2002 [sic!], 95-119.

— The Globalisation of Ego and Alter. An essay in Cultural Semiotics, in Semiotica 148-1/4 (2004), 153-173

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture one: The quadrature of the hermeneutic circle. First conference of a series published online at the Cybersemiotics Institute. January 2004

 

 2003:

 

— Three scenarios for globalisation. A view from cultural semiotics, contribution to the colloquium Logica, dialogica, ideologica, Bari, Italy, Febbrao, 13-16, 2002. Published in Logica, dialogica, ideologica. I segni tra funzionalità ed eccedenza. Petrilli, Susan, & Calefato, Partrizioa, (eds.), 385-396. Milano: Mimesis.

— Spaces of urbanity. From the village square to the boulevard. In Place and location III: The city — topias and reflection. Sarapik, Virve, & Tüür, Kadri, (eds.), 25-54. Talinn: Estonian Academy of Arts.

– The Symbolic Species revisited. Considerations on the semiotic turn in cognitive science and biology SGBWP3. Working Papers of the Project "Language, gesture, and pictures from the point of view of semiotic development", Lund University, Lund.

— Why the mirror is a sign — and why the television picture is no mirror. Two episodes in the critique of the iconicity critique. In Proceedings of the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Austrian Society for Semiotic Studies "Picture Language - Visualization – Diagrammatics: Iconicity/Das 5. Wiener Symposium 'Bildsprache - Visualisierung - Diagrammati": Ikonizität , November 2002, published as S. European Journal for semiotic studies, volume 15:2-4, 2003, pp. 217-232.

 

 

2002:

— Three scenarios for globalisation. A view from cultural semiotics, contribution to the colloquium Logica, dialogica, ideologica, Bari, Italy, Febbrao, 13-16, 2002. Published in Logica, dialogica, ideologica. I segni tra funzionalità ed eccedenza. Petrilli, Susan, & Calefato, Partrizioa, (eds.), 385-396. Milano: Mimesis.

— Spaces of urbanity. From the village square to the boulevard. In Place and location III: The city — topias and reflection. Sarapik, Virve, & Tüür, Kadri, (eds.), 25-54. Talinn: Estonian Academy of Arts.

– The Symbolic Species revisited. Considerations on the semiotic turn in cognitive science and biology SGBWP3. Working Papers of the Project "Language, gesture, and pictures from the point of view of semiotic development", Lund University, Lund.

— Why the mirror is a sign — and why the television picture is no mirror. Two episodes in the critique of the iconicity critique. In Proceedings of the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Austrian Society for Semiotic Studies "Picture Language - Visualization – Diagrammatics: Iconicity/Das 5. Wiener Symposium 'Bildsprache - Visualisierung - Diagrammati": Ikonizität , November 2002, published as S. European Journal for semiotic studies, volume 15:2-4, 2003, pp. 217-232.

 

2001:

— The pencils of nature and culture. In Special Issue of Semiotica, 136-1/4 Signs and Light.. Ponzio, Augusto, & Petrilli, Susan, (eds.), 27-53.

— From Semiosis to Ecology. On the theory of iconicity and its consequences for the ontology of the Lifeworld. In Visio, 6; 2, 2001, 85-110. Cultural cognition and space cognition, Quinn, Andrew (ed.).

 

2000:

— Action becomes art. “Performance” in the context of theatre, play,  ritual – and life. Visio, 5, 3, 105-122.

— Ego meets Alter. The meaning of otherness in cultural semiotics. In “special issue” av Semiotia, March, 2000, 128-3/4: Essays in honour of Vilmos Voigt, Bernard, Jeff (ed.), 339-361.

— Bridging nature and culture in cultural semiotics. Published in  Ensayos Semióticos, Dominios, modelos y miradas desde el cruce de la naturaleza y la cultura. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, (ed.). México: Pourrua.

— Visual signs in the age of digital reproduction. Published in Ensayos Semióticos, Dominios, modelos y miradas desde el cruce de la naturaleza y la cultura. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, (ed.). México: Pourrua.

 

1999

— Iconicity in the ecology of semiosis. in Iconicity. Johansson, T.D., Skov., Martin, & Brogaard, B., (eds.). 59-80. Aarhus: NSU Press 1999.

— The life of signs in society – and out of it, i Trudy po znakyvym sistemam/Sign System Studies 27, 88-127.Tartu, Estonia 1999.

— The Culture of Modernism, in “special issue” av Visio; 3, 3: Modernism, Carani, Marie, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.), 9-26

— Postphotography and beyond. From mechanical reproduction to digital production, i “special issue” av Visio, 4, 1: Postphotography. Sonesson, Göran, (ed.), 11-36.

— Bridging nature and culture in cultural semiotics. Published on CD-ROM in Bridging Nature and Culture. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Weslh, Adrián, ed.

— Visual signs in the age of digital reproduction. Published on CD-ROM in Bridging Nature and Culture. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Weslh, Adrián, ed.

 

1998

— The notion of text in cultural semiotics, in. Trudy po znakyvym sistemam/Sign System Studies 26, 83-114. Tartu, Estonia 1998.

— That there are many kinds of iconical signs. In Visio, 1, 1, 1998, 33-54.

— Final Show-down at the People’s Home. In Visio, 2, 3, 1997/98: Formes identitaires/Formes of identity. Carani, Marie, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.). 9-28.

 

1997:

—  The multimediation of the lifeworld, in Semiotics of the Media. Proceedings of an international congress, Kassel, March 1995. Nöth, Winfried, (ed). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 61-78

— The ecological foundations of iconicity, In Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of the iASS, Berkeley, June 12-18, 1994. Rauch, Irmengard, & Carr, Gerlard F. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 739-742.

— Semiotics in the Nordic Countries, In Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of the iASS, Berkeley, June 12-18, 1994. Rauch, Irmengard, & Carr, Gerlard F. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 165-168.

— Mute narratives. New issues in the study of pictorial texts. In Interar Poetics.Acts of the congress “Interart Studies: New Perspectives, Lund, May 1995; Lagerroth, Ulla-Britta, Lund, Hans, & Hedling, Erik, (eds.). Rodophi, Amsterdam & Atlanta 1997; 243-252.

 

1996:

— Indexicality as perceptual mediation. In Indexicality. Papers from the third bi-annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies, edited by Christiane Pankow, Gothenburg University. SSKKII Report 9604, pp. 127-143.

— Approches to the Lifeworld core of pictorial rhetoric. In Visio. La revue de l'association internationale de sémiotique visuelle 1:3, 1996/97, 49-76.

— The quadrature of the hermeneutic circle. In LSP and theory of translation. Acts of the XVI Vakki symposion, Text and Image, Vöjri, February 10-12, 1996 Vaasa 1996; 9-33.

—  An essay concerning images. From rhetoric to semiotics by way of ecological physics. Review of Groupe µ, Traité du signe visuel. Pour une rhétorique de l'image. In Semiotica109-1/2,  March 1996, pp. 41-140.

—  On the distance of possible readings. Comments on Elkins, James, On the impossibity of close reading, in Current Anthropology, 37:2, April 1996, pp. 215-216.

 

1995:

—  On pictorality. The impact of the perceptual model in the development of visual semiotics, in Sebeok, Th., & Umiker-Sebeok, J., eds., The semiotic web 1992/93: Advances in visual semiotics, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1995, pp. 67-108.

—  In search of Swedish Nature, in  W Poszukiwaniu Szwedzkiej Natury, in Magazyn Sztuki, 8, 4/95, pp. 12-61,  Gdansk, Poland

 

1994:

—  Prologomena to a semiotic analysis of prehistoric visual displays, in Semiotica 100: 3/4, July 1994, 267-332. Special issue: Prehistoric signs, edited by Paul Bouissac.

—  The culture of modernism. Conference at Second International Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Lund, July 27-29, 1992. To be published in the acts, in Semio-Nordica, II:3-, 1994.

1993:

—  Pictorial semiotics, perceptual ecology, and Gestalt theory. Review of Saint-Martin, Fernande, La théorie de la Gestalt et l'art visuel, in Semiotica 99: 3/4, April 1993: 319-399.

—  The multiple bodies of man. Project for a semiotics of the body, in Degrés, Bryssel, XXI: 74, été 1993: d1-d42.

—  Beyond the threshold of the Peoples home: Nine artists in search of Swedish nature (and/or culture), in Combi-Nación, Imagen sueca, Umeĺ  1993, ss 47-64

1992:

—  In search of the Swedish Model in Semiotics. Considerations on a body of literature in the process of constitution; in  Semiotica, 90:1/2, May/June 1992; pp. 31-123.

—  Bodily semiotics and the extensions of man, in Tarasti, Eero, ed., Center/Periphery in representations and institutions. Proceedings from the 3rd Annual Meeting and Congress of The International Semiotics Insitute, Imatra, Finland, July 16-21, 1990.: International Semiotics Institute, Imatra 1992; ss 185-210.

—  The semiotic function and the genesis of pictorial meaning, in Tarasti, Eero, ed., Center/Periphery in representations and institutions. Proceedings from the 3rd Annual Meeting and Congress of The International Semiotics Insitute, Imatra, Finland, July 16-21, 1990.: International Semiotics Institute, Imatra 1992; ss 211-256.

1990:

—  The challenge of visual semiotics. Review of Saint-Martin, Fernande, Sémiologie du langage visual, in The Semiotic Review of Books,  2, 1990, pp. 6-8.

1989-90:

—  A bibliography of pictorial and other kinds of visual semiotics, in EIDOS. Bulletin international de sémiotique de l´image, 2, 1989, pp. 3-29; och 2, 1990,  pp. 5-42.

1979:

—  A plea for integral linguistics, in Papers from the 5th Scandinavian Con-ference of Linguistics, del II,  pp. 151-166. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International 1979.

—  Hermeneutics of the linguistic act, in Papers from the 5th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, del II, pp. 283-294. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International 1979.

 

Essays:

1996:

—  Obituary: Bertil Malmberg, in IASS-AIS Bulletin - Annual ´95/´96, pp. 69-71

1995:

—   The second Infotopia, text forming part of the artwork Blowing in the wind,  created by  Casmo Info, Eventa, in Uppsala, June 1995, published on the World Wide

 Translations:

— Translation from French to English of Hammad, Manar, La privatisation de l'espace (Limoges: Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques, 4-5, 1989), with the title The privatisation of space (Studies in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics 2002:1). Lund: School of Architecture. The English translation can be bought from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics, Lund University

 

 

 

 Publications in French

 Monographs:

In preparation:

—  De la sémiotique visuelle ŕ la sémiotique de la culture.

1981:

—  Esquisse d´une taxonomie de la spatialité gestuelle.  Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1981.

1978:

—  Une machine a signifier. Essai sur la sémiologie de l´acte et la grammaire de l´énonciation. Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1978 (mimeographed) [Dissertation].

 

Other scientific publications:

To be published:

— Retórica de la transformation - transformation de la retórica. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004

— Le jeu du Même et de l’Autre dans la sémiotique de la culture. To appear in the acts of the symposion "Lectures de la culture", QUAM, Montréal, November 5-7, 2003.

— Rhétorique de la perception. Recherche de méthode. To be published in the acts of the symposion Sémiotique et rhétorique générale, Urbino, juillet, 11 à 13, 2002.

 

2005:

— De la métaphore à l’allégorie dans la sémiotique écologique. In Protée, 33:1, printemps 2005, 77-92.

 

2004:

— Retour sur la matière du sens à l’ére de la production digitale. Position paper within the special workshop on plastic language, during the Sixth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, Quebec, October 14 - 21, 2001. Published in VISIO 9: 1-2. Legaré, Serge (éd), 215-234.

— Rhétorique du monde de la vie. In Ateliers de sémiotique visuelle, Henault, Anne, & Beyaert, Anne (eds), 83-100. Paris: PUF o There also a pdf-version of the French text
o An English version of my interpretatory scheme for visual rhetorics is available online [sic!], 95-119.

— Les images de la main et les images de la machine. In Degrés 118, été 2004, c1-c30

— La signification de l’espace dans la sémiotique écologique. In Spatialisation en art et sciences humaines. Sobieszczanski M. & Lacroix, C.(éds)., 367-410. Leuven/Louvain, Belgium, Peeters Publishers, 2004.

— De la reproducción mecánica a la producción digital en la semiótica de imágenes. In Razón y palabra, 38, Abril-Mayo, 2004: Semiótica e Informática: una Nueva Alianza , Lacalle, Charo y Arroyo-Furphy, Susana (Coordinadoras). Revista electrónica.

 

 

2003:

— La iconicidad en un marco ecológico, in De Signis, 4, Julio 2003, 45-60

 

2002:

— Au délŕ du montage, la rhétorique du cinéma, in Visio, 6; 4, Le montage cinématographie/The montage in the cinema, Fontanille, Jacques, & Périneau, Sylvie (eds.).

2001:

— De l'iconicité des images ŕ l'iconicité des gestes, in Oralité est gestualité: Interactions et comportements multimodaux dans la communication. Actes du colloque ORAGE 2001, Aix-en-Provence, 18-22 juin 2001. Cavé, Christian, Guďtelle, Isabelle, & Santi, Serge (eds), 47-55. Paris: L'Harmattan.

 

1996:

— Iconicité de l'image — Imaginaire de l'iconicité. De la ressemblance ŕ la vraisemblance — et de retour. In Visio. La revue de l'association internationale de sémiotique visuelle, 1:1, 1996, 23-34.

—  Le silence parlant des images,  in Protée, 24:1: Rhétoriques du visible, pp. 37-46.

 

1994:

—  Les rondeurs secrčtes de la ligne droite. A propos de Sans titre de Rothko, in Les Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques, Limoges, 34-36, 1994, pp. 41-76.

—  Sémiotique visuelle et écologie sémiotique, in RS/SI, Montréal, 14:1-2, printemps 1994: 31-48.

1992:

—  Le mythe de la triple articulation. Modčles linguistiques et perceptifs dans la sémiotique des images, in Balat, Michel, Deledalle-Rhodes, Janice, & Deledalle, Gérard, ed., Signs of Humanity  L'Homme et ses signes. Proceedings of the Fourth congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Barcelona/Perpignan, Mars-April 1989.. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 1992; Volume IN, pp. 149-156.

—  Comment le sens vient aux images. Un autre discours de la méthode. Conference at Université Laval, Québéc, Spring 1991: In Carani, Marie, éd., De l’histoire de l’art ŕ la sémiotique visuelle. Les Nouveaux Cahiers du CÉLAT/Les éditions du Septentrion, Québéc 1992; ss 29-84.

—  La construction du réel dans les images technographiques. To be published in the acts of Segundo Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual: Semiotica y nuevas tecnologias, Bilbao, 11 to 15 December 1992.

1990:

—  Iconicité de limage  Imaginaire de liconicité. De la resemblance ŕ la vraisemblance. To be published in the acts of Premier Congrčs de l’Association internationale de sémiologie de limage, Blois, novembre de 1990.

1987:

—  Notes sur la macchia de Kandinsky; le problčme du langage plastique, in Actes Sémiotiques: le Bulletin , X, 44, décembre 1987; pp. 23-28.

1981:

—  Du corps propre ŕ la grande route, in Bulletin du Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques , 18,  pp. 31-42 1981.

—  Variations autour d'un bras.  Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1981.

1976:

—  Introduction aux espaces langagičres, in Matičres, 3, 1976.

—  Au sujet des fondements de l´analyse phrastique par P-A. Brandt,. Lund: Working Papers from the Phonetics Laboratory and the Department of Linguistics, Lund University, 14, 1976.

 

Publications in Spanish

 

Other scientific publications:

 

To be Published:

 

— La imagen como doble y realidad. To be published in DeSignis

 

2005:

 

— De la reproducción mecánica a la producción digital, extracto de Semiótica
cultural de la sociedad de imágenes. In Big Bang, revista digital cultural, 5,
2005: Traducción de Ximena person. Revisión de Göran Sonesson y Ana Tejera
Sonesson.

— La semiosfera y el domino de la alteridad. In Entretextos, Revista electrónica
semestral de estudios semióticos de la cultura, 6 de noviembre, 20005.
Traducción del inglès al español de Klaarika Kaldjärv, revisada por el autor.

 

— La semiótica de imágenes — de la reproducción mecánica a la producción
digital. In: Semiótica de los Mass-media: Discurso de la comunicación visual.
Espinosa Vera, Pablo, (comp.), 209-236. Monterrey, México: Universidad
Autónoma de Nuevo León.

 

— El Ego conoce al Alter. El significado de la otredad en la semiótica cultural.
[Traducción español por Andreea Pârvu de "Ego meets Alter. The meaning of
otherness in cultural semiotics". In Semiotica 128 3/4, Special issue in honour of
Vilmos Voigt, Bernard, Jeff (ed.), 537-559], in Potlatch. Revista de antropología
y de semiótica, 2, 2005.

 

 

 

2004:

 

— Espacios de urbanidad. De la plaza aldeana al bulevar [Traducción español por Andreea Pârvu de Spaces of urbanity. From the village square to the boulevard. In Place and location III: The city — topias and reflection. Sarapik, Virve, & Tüür, Kadri, (eds.), 25-54. Talinn: Estonian Academy of Arts 2003], in Potlatch. Revista de antropología y de semiótica, 1, 2004.

 

— El grado uno bajo cero de la retórica. La imagen como memoria y transformación. Concluding lecture at the Seventh Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Mexico City, December 10 to 14, 2003. Published on the CD-ROM, Ver y Saber/Voir et savoir. Mexico. D.F., 2004.

 

 

2003:

 

— La fotografía – entre el dibujo y la virtualidad. In Significacâo. Revista brasileira de semiótica, 20, noviembre 2003, 81-132

 

 

2002:

— Dos modelos de la globalización, in Criterion, 33, 2002, 107-134. La Habana, Cuba

— La iconicidad en un marco ecológico, De Signis, Marzo 2002, Uruguay.

 

1999

— El lugar del rito en la semiótica del espectáculo/Ritens plats i skĺdespelets semiotik. In Heterogénesis, VIII, 29, 14-27.

 

1997:

— Semiótica cultural de la sociedad de la imagen/Bildsamhällets kultursemiotik In Heterogénesis, 20, Juli 1997, 16-43.

— Suplemento al artículo “De la estructura a la retórica en la semiótica visual”. In Signa. Revista de la asociación espańola de semiótica, 6, 1997, 415-422.

1996:

— De la estructura a la retórica en la semiótica visual. In Signa. Revista de la asociación espańola de semiótica, 5, 1996, 317-248.

—  De la retórica de la percepción a la retórica de la cultura/Frĺn varseblivningens to kulturens retorik. In Heterogénesis,  15,  April, 1996 pp. 1-12.

 

1990:

—  Rudimentos de una retórica de la caricatura, in Investigaciones semióticas III. Actas del III simposio internacional de la Asociación espańola de semiótica, Madrid 5-7 de diciembre de 1988; volumen II, pp. 389-400. Madrid: UNED 1990.

—  Cuadraturas del círculo hermenéutico. El caso de la imagen, to be published in the acts of Jornadas de semiótica visual, Bilbao, octubre de 1990.

1986:

—   Interaccion o identidad. Para una semiótica de la inmigración. Published in the acts of Primer Coloquio Internacional Latinoamericano de Semiótica, Paris 1986

1981:

—  Lo frio y lo caliente. Introducción sem·ntica a la semiótica mayance, in Estudios de Cultura Maya,  México D.F.: UNAM

 

Essays:

1993:

— El (re)descrubrimiento del modernismo en la Patagonia, in Heterogénesis, 4-5, 1993, ss 16.18. Translation of Modernismens (ĺter)uppkomst in Patagonien, written for the exhibition of Juan Carlos Peirone/JoaquĚm Alonso, Lunds konsthall,  Spring 1993.

 

 

Publications in Swedish

 Monographs:

1992:

—  Bildbetydelser. Inledning to bildsemiotiken som vetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur 1992.

1987:

—  Bibliografi över bildsemiotics (visuell semiotics). Rapport 1 frĺn Semiotik-projektet. Lund: Department of art history 1987.

—  Bildbetydelser in informationssamhället — nĺgra preciseringar to grundbegreppen. Rapport 2 frĺn Semiotikprojektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konst-vetenskap 1987.

1978:

—  Tecken och handling. Frĺn sprĺkhandlingen to handlingens sprĺk. Lund: Doxa 1978 [Dissertation].

1974:

—  Om nĺgra sätt att omkoppla en utsägelse. Lund: Institutionen för Lingvistik 1974.

1973:

—  Anteckningar kring en teori för diskursanalysen. Lund: Institutionen för Lingvistik 1973.

1972:

—  Myternas ironiker. Willy Kyrklunds moderna sagor. Lund: Institutionen för Litteraturvetenskap 1972.

—  Kritisk inledning to Mikel Dufrennes estetik. Uppsala: Institutionen för Estetik 1972 and 1973.

 

Encyclopaedia entries:

1996:

—  Tecken, —   Tartuskolan, entries in Nationalencyclopedien, published by Bra Böcker, Höganäs 1995-96.

1995:

—  Semiotik, —   Signal, —  Symbol, entries in Nationalencyclopedien, published by Bra Böcker, Höganäs 1995-96.

 

Other scientific publications:

To be published:

— Bildens yta och djup. Grunder för en bildsemiotik.To appear in   Bildeteori. Klassiske og moderne tekster, Hoel, Aud Sissel (ed.). Oslo: Pax Forlag A/S.

— Den allra nyaste Laokoon. Lessing i ljuset av modern semiotik. To be published in Konstverk och konstverkan, Rossholm, Göran, & Sonesson, Göran (eds),

2005:

 

— Semiotiska perspektiv på perspektiv. In Att anlägga perspektiv , Hellberg, Staffan, & Rossholm, Göran (eds), 225-247. Stockholm & Stehag: Symposion 2005.

 

2004:

 

— Bildflödet i den levda världen. In Text, bild, samhälle, Nikula, Kristina, Alanen, Kaisa, & Lönnroth, Harry ( eds.), 39-70. Handlingar från symposiet Text, bild, samhälle, Tammerfors, August 15-16, 2001. Tammerfors: TAJU.

 

2003:

— Uber die Möglichkeit von bildhaften Metaphern. In Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 25: 1-2, 2003: Metaphern in Bild und Film, Gestik, Theater und Musik, Johansen, Jørgen Dines, & Posner, Roland, (Hrsg.), 25-38

 

— Resurserna i bildens och språkets semiotik. Från Lessing to Kress & van Leeuwen. In Från Närpesdialekt till EU-svenska. Festskrift till Kristina Nikula, Lönnroth, Harry (ed.), 225-258. Tampere: Tampere Univesity Press.

 

 

2000:

— Avantgardet som retorik - eller det nyas ständiga ĺterkomst. In Paletten, 3, 2000, 17-25

 

1999

 

 

— El lugar del rito en la semiótica del espectáculo/Ritens plats i skĺdespelets semiotik. In Heterogénesis, VIII, 29, 14-27.

 

1997:

— Skriften i öknen och andra mysterier. In Seendets pendel. Festskrift till Johan Asplund. Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion. Stockholm/Stehag 1997; 77-96.

— Semiótica cultural de la sociedad de la imagen/Bildsamhällets kultursemiotik In Heterogénesis, 20, Juli 1997, 16-43.

— I tidsĺldern för bildens digitala reproduktion. In Bildforum, 33, 1997, 20-23.

— Bildsemiotikens system och historia. In CD-Semiotiskt - Semiotik och moderna medier i bildämnet. Marner, Anders (ed.), Umeĺ: Umeĺ Universitet. 35-76. Also published on the CD-ROM disc CD-semiotiskt, Umeĺ 1997 and on the Internet.

1996:

—  De la retórica de la percepción a la retórica de la cultura/Frĺn varseblivningens to kulturens retorik. In Heterogénesis,  15,  April, 1996 pp. 1-12.

 

1995:

—   Livsvärldens mediering. Kommunikation in en kultursemiotisk ram, in Holmberg, Claes-Göran, & Svensson, Jan, utg. Mediatexter och mediatolkningar. Nya Doxa, Nora 1995, pp. 33-78.

 

1994:

—  Fantasins ankarfästen. Nĺgon om bildavbildningar och andra overkligheter, in Sjölin, Jan-Gunnar, ed., Konst och bildning. Festskrift to Sven Sandström. Carlssons, Stockholm 1994, pp. 245-268.

1992:

—  Tjugofem ĺrs soppa pĺ Panzanis pasta. Postbarthesianska betraktelser över bildsemioticsen. Conference to Norska sällskapet för Semiotik, Bergen, November 1989; in Livstegn, nr 8, 1, 1992; ss 7-40.

1991:

—  Kroppens byggnad och bruk. Nĺgra semiotiska modeller. Conference at Symposium om icke-verbala uttrycksmedel organised by Kungliga Vitterhets, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, Stockholm, October 1989. In Hermerén, Göran, ed., Att tala utan ord. Människan icke-verbala uttrycks-former, Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholm 1991, pp. 83-100.

1990:

—  Vägen bortom bilden. Datorbilden inför bildsemioticsen, in Konstvetenskaplig bulletin, 36, hösten 1990.

1989-90:

—  Bildanalysens plats in semiotiken, in Konstvetenskaplig bulletin, 35, hösten 1989, pp. 28-40.

 

Essays:

2000

Semiotik av idag och semiotik av igĺr. In Bild i skolan, 4, 2000, 29-31.

1997:

— Turkbadet ĺt turkarna. In catalogue/newspaper of the project Smitta, Malmö Konstmuseum, May 1997.

1996:

— Om pest, kolera och andra anrättningar. In Recept. Konstprojektet Smitta, Moderna museet, Stockholm 1996 pp. 25-32

1993:

—  El (re)descrubrimiento del modernismo en la Patagonia, in Heterogénesis, 4-5, 1993, ss 16.18. Translation of Modernismens (ĺter)uppkomst in Patagonien, written for the exhibition of Juan Carlos Peirone/JoaquĚm Alonso, Lunds konsthall,  Spring 1993.

—  Öppet brev to Gert Z om Umberto, Roland och nĺgra to, in Bild in skolan 64:4, 1993; 24-27.

1992:

—  Studier in CasmoPolitik. Galleri Forum: Stockholm 1992.

1991:

—  Ceci n'est pas un Castro Allegori över västerländsk bildhistoria, in Paletten 204, 1/91, pp. 8-13..

—  Traktat om teckenfabrikationen. Ahnlunds, Umeĺ 1991.

1986:

—  Bildbĺg,  in Hjärnstorm , 24,  1986, pp. 46-49.

1985:

—  Semiotik och/eller kritik? in Hjärnstorm , 22, 1985, pp.18ff.

1984:

—  Semiotiken mot Zemiotiken, in Hjärnstorm , 17, 1983 pp. 42-46; och 18, 1984, pp. 39-46.

—  Näsa för semiotics - pĺ jakt efter bildens bestĺndsdelar, in Hjärnstorm, 20/ 21, 1984, pp. 58-69.

—  Att diskutera semiotics: vad döljer Nordströms knytnävar? in Bild in skolan,  55:1, 1984, pp. 33-38.

 

Translation:

—  Swedish translation of Jean-Marie Floch, Sémiotique plastique et langage publicitaire, first version 1985, second version in 1991, published in the anthology, Att tolka bilder, edited by Jan-Gunnar Sjölin, Studentlitteratur, Lund 1993.

 

Publications in German

 Other scientific publications:

To be published:

— Über die Möglichkeit von bildhaften Metaphern. To appear in special issue of Zeitschrift für Semiotik: Nichtsprachliche Metaphern, Johansen, Jřrgen Dines, & Posner, Roland (Hrsg.).

 

1993:

—  Die Semiotik des Bildes. Zum Forschungsstand am Anfang der 90er Jahre, in Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 15: 1-2, 1993; ss 131-164.

 

Publications in other languages (translated articles)

Other scientific publications:

To be published:

— (Portugeuse translation of) The Varieties of Interpretation. A View from Semiotics. In Galaxía, 4, Săo Paolo.

 

2001:

— Retorica del mondo della vita. In Modo dell’immagine. Acts of Fifth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Sienne, June 1998. Basso, Pierluigi (ed.). 93-112. Bologna: Esculapio.

 

1995:

— (Polish translation of) In search of Swedish Nature:  W Poszukiwaniu Szwedzkiej Natury, in Magazyn Sztuki, 8, 4/95, pp. 12-61,  Gdansk, Poland

—   Za progiem domu ludu, in Kombi-nacja, obrazy swecji, Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot 1995 (Polish translation of Beyond the threshold of the Peoples Home, in Castro, Alfredo, ed., Combi-nación  imagen sueca. Casmo Info: Umeĺ 1993; 47-64)

 

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