LINGUIST List 33.575

Tue Feb 15 2022

Calls: Ling & Literature/Cyprus

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 11-Feb-2022
From: Evangelos Kourdis <>
Subject: Fourth International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication
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Full Title: Fourth International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication
Short Title: SVC 2022

Date: 17-Jun-2022 - 19-Jun-2022
Location: Lemesos, Cyprus
Contact Person: Evripides Zantides
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2022

Meeting Description:

The event is organized by the Cyprus Semiotics Circle together with the Semiotics and Visual Communication Research Lab and the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of Cyprus University of Technology. The conference aims to investigate the broad subject fields of Semiotics and Visual Communication in a widest context, celebrating the exploration of connections, tensions, contradictions and complementarity between the diversity of research outputs under the subject of ‘Myths Today’.

The notion of myth as defined by Roland Barthes in the late 1950’s, provided a theoretical framework under which daily habits, as well as consumer practices can be examined as socially constructed signs, idealized through verbal narratives. While ‘myth is a type of speech’, it is also a type of image, typeface, cinema, photography, sports, online network, cyber space, politics, TV show, sound, fashion, since all these can serve as a groundwork to mythical discourses. Myth is a mode of signification that is ‘not defined by the object of its message, but by the way in which it utters this message…’ Whether verbal or nonverbal, when signs become meaningful they enter the mythical sphere and communicate culturally constructed messages. Under this framework, the current conference builds on the enduring significance of this concept, and aims to explore myths today, in the context of global networks, globalisation, visual and mass communication.

Call for Papers:

Under the scope of uncovering and investigating myths today, we invite papers that examine the Conference’s theme through macro and/or micro examples, during a quite socio-politically unstable era where comprehending these phenomena and providing effective readings becomes not only increasingly important, but sometimes vital for survival. The Conference seeks to bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners who share a common interest in Semiotics and Visual Communication.

The full call for papers can be found here:

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