Tag Archives: semiotics

The Curious Case of Kalev’s Product Placement

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the packaging of two Kalev’s chocolate products and their placement in a local supermarket. Continue reading

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Juri Lotman: 90

Juri Mikhailovich Lotman, a world-famous semiotician and cultural historian, would have turned ninety today. One way to celebrate this anniversary is to dive into the enormously rich and inspiring scientific legacy of Juri Lotman. Hopefully this modest collection of resources will be of some help. Continue reading

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Letter No. 1

Remo Gramigna is a doctoral student of semiotics and the runner-up for the UT Student Journalist Contests in 2011 and 2010 (the contest winner in 2009!). This is his contest entry, which won the public vote last year. Continue reading

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Podcast: Semiotics in The Estonian Summer

Here are four interviews about the present and future of semiotics with the world-leading semioticians: Boris Uspenski, a member of the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, Eero Tarasti, President of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Winfried Nöth, Professor of Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Kassel, and Marcel Danesi, Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica. Continue reading

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Podcast: Semiotics – Lingering or Thriving?

Listen to what Boris Uspenski, a member of Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, Eero Tarasti, the President of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Winfried Nöth, Professor of Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Kassel, and Marcel Danesi, Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica, a major academic journal covering semiotics, think about the past, the present and the future of semiotics. Continue reading

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