“Sociosemiotics I”

8-18 September 2007, Sozopol, Bulgaria

Granted by the Human Resources Development Center (HRDC) - Bulgaria

Friday 07/09
Arrival; 14:30 Departure from Sofia to Sozopol, meeting at Hotel Pliska

Saturday 08/09 Morning session:
1) Prof. Harri Veivo: Literary semiosis: the general and the particular, the social and the individual
2) Prof. Harri Veivo: Literature as criticism of stereotypic representations: the case of posturban literature
3-4) Prof. Joergen Johansen: Literature and Intersubjectivity

Afternoon session:
Opening of 13th EFSS Sociosemiotics
Presentation of the last edition of the series
EFSS’ 2006 vol XII Semiotics, image and narration by Veronika Azarova

20:00 Reception for all participants
Sunday 09/09 Morning session:
1) Dr. Vangelis Courdis: to be specified
2) Dr. Natasha Christodoulou: to be specified
3) Prof. Harri Veivo: Shopping malls as semiotic constructions
4) Prof. Harri Veivo: National territories as semiotic spaces

Afternoon session:
Open round table on Semiotics of literature: chair Harri Veivo
Joergen Johansen: Why Literature?
Harri Veivo: Three approaches to the question of the author
Antoaneta Doncheva: The problem of identity in Kafka: semiotics of grotesque
Elisebha Fabienne: Semiotics, literature and cities in Italo Calvino

Open round table: Eros and philosophy: chair Vladimir Gradev
Vladimir Gradev: to be specified
Lidia Denkova: to be specified
Kristian Bankov: Eros and Consumption

20:00 Cultural event
Monday 10/09 Morning session
1-2) Prof. Joergen Johansen: Theory of Fiction
3-4) Prof. Vladimir Gradev: The Sacred Art Today

Afternoon session:
Workshop on The Semiotic Study of Brands: chair Kristian Bankov
Moni Almalech: Manipulation strategies on collective unconscious
Stefan Serezliev: to be specified
Vladimir Ignatov: to be specified
Georgi Iliev: to be specified
Evgenia Hristova: to be specified

20:00 Cultural event
Tuesday 11/09 Morning session:
1-2) Prof. Kalevi Kull: New trends in the Tartu school of semiotics
3-4) Prof. Ivan Mladenov, Assoc. Prof. Kristian Bankov : Thinking in semiotic perspective

Afternoon session:
Open round table on The city and it's inhabitants: a sociosemiotic approach – chair Michail Nedelchev
Moni Almalech: Рейс 111 на границата между града и селото
Georg Kraev: "Пазарът" (като граница между града и селото)
Ivan Kasabov: Курортът
Borislav Gueorguiev: to be specified
Boyka Batchvarova: Купуването на кола при соца

20:00 Cultural event
Wednesday 12/09 Morning session:
1-2) Prof. Guido Ipsen: Semiotic consulting - Signs in professional communication
3-4) Prof. Dario Martinelli: Introduction to zoosemiotics

Afternoon session:
Open round table on Construction and deconstruction of social taboos: chair Dr. Veronika Azarova
Anita Kasabova: The structure of social acts (speech acts) : from J.L. Austin back to A. Reinach and K. Buehler
Rumen Daskalov: to be specified
Iren Vladikin: Цветовия език в разказа Следата от твоята кръв по снега от Г. Маркес
Thursday 13/09 Visit to Nessebar
Friday 14/09 Morning session:
1-2) Dr. Elisebha Fabienne: Connecting signs. "Le citta' invisibili" of Italo Calvino
3) Prof. Massimo Leone: Visual semiotics
4) Prof. Massimo Leone: Semiotics of mass media

Afternoon session:
Plenary lecture:
Ivan Mladenov: Conceptualizing Metaphors: The Iceberg and the Crystal Mind
Open round table on the Semiotic achievements of Tom Sebeok, chair Prof. Maria Popova
Participants: Kalevi Kull, Ivan Mladenov, Dario Martinelli
Presentation of the activities of Umweb group

20:00 MILONGA – Tango argentino
Saturday 15/09 Morning session:
1-2) Prof. Ugo Volli: Semiotics as theory of interpretation
3-4) Prof. Massimo Leone: Cultural and etno semiotics

Afternoon session:
THEATER: performance and round table
Sunday 16/09 Morning session:
1-4) Prof. Kalevi Kull: to be specified
3) Prof. Ugo Volli: Language and experience
4) Prof. Ugo Volli: Communication and dialogue

Afternoon session:
Workshop on Human – animal communication

20:00 Cultural event
Monday 17/09 Morning session:
1) Prof. Dario Martinelli: Zoomusicology and semiotics
2) Prof. Dario Martinelli: Antrozoosemiotics and some ethical issues
3-4) Prof. Guido Ipsen: The importance of social consensus in pragmatist semiotics

Afternoon session:
Open seminar with the PhD students of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies
Plamen Velev: Eliseo Veron
Ivo Velinov: Bulgarian Sacred Places Revisited: Pilgrim or Cultural Tourist?
Maria Meskin: to be specified

Tuesday 18/09 Morning session:
1-2) Assoc. Prof. Borislav Gueorguiev: to be specified
3) Prof. Maria Popova: to be specified
4) Prof. Ivan Kasabov: to be specified

Afternoon session:
Written test for all students participants of the IP

Departure from Sozopol

Wednesday 19/09
Departures from Sofia

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