Themes and axes


This year the word “trajectories” has been chosen for the thematic proposal of the congress, taking on account of the remarkable wealth of meanings arising from its contemporary uses, applicable from different perspectives to the description of the continuities and changes that compose the discipline. We consider that the best example can be found in the trajectory of definitions of the very notion of semiotics.

1. Foundational trajectories
1.a Semiotics and narratives studies)
1.b The passages between semiology and semiotics
1.c The passages and interactions between verbal and non-verbal semiotics
1.d Foundation and logical fundaments of semiotics
1.e The analysis of discourse as an interpretative practice
1.f The histories of semiotics: foundations and continuities

2. Transdisciplinary trajectories
2.a Semiotics and Sociology
2.b Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
2.c Semiotics and history
2.d Semiotics and philosophy
2.e Semiotics and cognitive sciences
2.f Semiotics and biological sciences
2.g Semiotics and design
2.h Semiotics and architecture
2.i Semiotics and anthropology

3.The semiotics as analysis and criticism
3.a The articulations and confrontations between semiotic perspectives and research in communication
3.b Semiotics of doxological discourses (political, religious, journalistic)
3.c Semiotics of scientific discourses
3.d The semiotics of the stage and the staging
3.e Arts semiotics: times and territories
3.f Semiotics of visual, sound and audiovisual languages
3.g Indexical semiotics (materialities, bodies, objects)
3.h Semiotics of performativity
3.i Semiotics of spatiality (geographies, territories, borders)
3.j Semiotics of mediatizations
3.k Transpositions and transmedia phenomena



  • Title of presentation
  • Author/s
  • Institution (indicate for each author)
  • Country
  • E-mail (one for each author)
  • Thematic axis (two axes can be chosen)
  • Five keywords
  • The presentations should have an extension of 300 to 500 words.
  • Proposals Submission

The proposals submission it will be carried out only through the following specific section of the website

The accepted languages of the congress and the publication are four: the official ones of the IASS-AIS (English, French, Spanish and German). In this opportunity, Portuguese will be included as invited language as a suggestion of the Organizing Committee of the congress and by the endorsement of the IASS-AIS board.
Deadlines for submission and proposals acceptance

  • Presentation of abstracts: from October 1 to December 5, 2018
  • Abstracts acceptance communication: until February 28, 2019
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