Call for Abstracts: 15th World Congress of Semiotics Panel

Panel: Emotions, Translation and Encountering the Other

This panel invites participators to contribute with their reflections on the signs – verbal and nonverbal – of signifying, communicating and translating emotions in society today. In a global semiotic framework, we propose an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to the question of the translation/translatability of the languages of the emotions, whether a question of intralingual, interlingual or intersemiotic translation. An ever more multicultural globalised world amplifies our understanding of the range, complexity and experience of human emotions, thus of their role in shaping knowledge, belief and values and in defining the politics of human behaviour and social practice. Understanding emotions of diverse peoples and communities represents an integral, increasingly important part of cultural literacy in our globalised world.

Contributions are welcome from different fields and disciplines in dialogue – from the sign sciences to the life sciences –, as thematized by general semiotics on a theoretical level and developed by global semiotics on the practical. Contributions are welcome relating to such areas, among others, as Literary Studies and the Arts, The Task of Translators and Interpreters, Semiotics, Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, Gender Studies, Multiculturalism & Migration, Audio-Visual Design and Digital Culture, Media and Technology, Philosophy and History, Translation Training/Education, Legal studies and Ethics, Anthropology, sociology, psychology, Biosemiotics and the Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences and Neurosemiotics.

Keywords: translation, emotion, semiotic, human behaviour, social practice

Panel Convenor:

Susan Petrilli, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

Meng Ji, The University of Sydney, New South Wales

Sophia Melanson-Ricciardone, York University, Toronto, Canada

Margherita Zanoletti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2022

Note: Panel Paper abstracts are submitted directly to Sophia Melanson-Ricciardone (York University, Toronto, Canada) and Margherita Zanoletti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy)

Paper abstracts should include the Name/Affiliation/e-mail of participant(s), Title, Abstract (200-250 words) and Keywords (up to 5).

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