CFP: Film Theory and Semiotics

Film Theory and Semiotics: Retrospective & Prospect
A Roundtable at the 11th World Congress of Semiotics
Nanjing, China, Oct. 5-9, 2012

The World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), in its more than 40 years’ history, will be for the first time held in China from Oct. 5 through 9, 2012 at the Nanjing Normal University. This year’s general theme is “Global Semiotics: A Bridge Linking Different Civilizations.” The spirit of the 11th IASS Congress will be exhibited along two directions: the retrospective to the scholarly achievements attained over the past 40 years and the prospect for the desirable global-semiotic developments in the future.

Nanjing Normal University, formerly Jinling Women's College, one of the Top 10 most beautiful universities in China.

As an integral part of the congress, the roundtable “Film Theory and Semiotics: Retrospective & Prospect” is the sole event dedicated to the reexamination of the relationship between cinema and semiotics. The roundtable organizers, professors Bill Nichols and Shaoyi Sun, are now calling for abstracts or paper proposals relevant to the general theme of the roundtable. If you are interested in participating, please observe the following guideline:

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2012;
Abstract/Proposal Length: No more than 500 words;
Where to Send Your Abstract/Proposal:
Please send your abstract/proposal to Prof. Bill Nichols AND Prof. Shaoyi Sun at: and

For congress details, please visit the official site of the 11th Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.


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