Göran Sonesson

Humanistiska och teologiska fakulteterna | Lunds universitet

Göran Sonesson

Göran Sonesson – Presentation/Publications

Göran Sonesson 2011-07-23

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S-212 11 Malmö

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Born on October 17, 1951.

Higher school certificate (“Studentexamen”), Pildammsskolan, Malmö 12/6 1970.

Bachelor of arts in literature (60p), general linguistics (60p) and aesthetics (60p), June 29, 1973, Lund University.

Doctor of Philosophy in general linguistics obtained from Lund University October 10, 1978. Title: Tecken och handling. Från språkhandlingen till handlingens språk (= ”Sign and action. From the linguistic act to the language of action”).

 

Doctor of Philosophy in semiotics, obtained from Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/Paris IV, Paris, France, under the direction of A.J. Greimas, November 10, 1978. Title: Une machine a signifier. Essai sur la sémiologie de l’acte et la grammaire de l’énonciation.

Accepted as Associate Professor of semiotics (”docent”) by Lund University, June 1990.

Declared Full Professor of semiotics (”befordrad till professor”), in November 2000

 

Current position

Director/Project leader, Centre for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS), Lund University

 

Positions held

Researcher at Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques, a department of Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques, Paris, directed by A.J. Greimas, 1978-1981; in particular as director of a group analysing gestures at French television.

Researcher at Centre de Investigación para la Integración Social, México D.F., Mexico, 1981;

Researcher at Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología / Centro de Estudios Mayas, México D.F., Mexico, 1981- 1982.

Researcher at the project "Semiotisk analys av konstnärliga strukturer", financed by HSFR (Swedish Research Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences), employed at Lund University, 1983-1986;

Researcher at the project "Bildbetydelser i informationssamhället - Till bildarternas och bildmedias jämförande semiotik", financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Research foundation of the Swedish Central Bank) , 1987-1989.

Researcher at the project "Om bildabstraktion", financed by Erik Philip Sörensens stiftelse för genetisk och humanistisk forskning, January 1992 to April 1992.

Appointed Associate Professor of Cultural Semiotics at Lund University, from July 1992 (85% research, 15% teaching). Associate professor of semiotics and director of the Department of semiotics, Lund University, since 1998.

Appointed Full Professor of Cultural Semiotics at Lund University, from November 2000.

Appointed Full Professor of Semiotics at the Swedish Research Council, June 2001.

 

Scientific qualifications

Participation in research projects:

– Studies ranging from the semantic structure of the Mayan languages and Mayan cultural semiotics, to artistic structures, the pictorial means of communication in information society, and abstraction in pictures, as part of the projects listed above.

– Research on cultural types, modernity and modernism, as well as visual rhetoric, in the framework of the position in cultural semiotics financed by the Faculty of Humanities, Lund University.

Participated 1994/95 in a discussion group involved with developing a humanistic perspective on mass media, resulting in an anthology published in 1995

– Participated from 1995 to 2002 in the project “Mening och tolkning” (“Meaning and interpretation”) at Stockholm University, involving researchers from many disciplines, financed by “Kulturvetenskapliga fonden” (“The foundation for research in cultural sciences”), which has resulted, among other things, in an anthology about the notion of perspective, and another anthology about interart studies from a systematic perspective

— Organizer, with Jordan Zlatev (Institute of linguistics), and Peter Gärdenfors (Department of cognitive sciences), of a transdisciplinary project financed by the Faculty of Humanities, Lund University, concerned with “Languages, gesture, and pictures seen from the perspective of semiotic evolution” (SGB), starting in July 2002 and continuing to June 2005.

— Participant in the EU-financed project ”Stages in the Evolution and Development of Sign Use” (SEDSU), 2004-2008, together with members of research institutes in Leipzig, London, Portsmouth, Marseille and Rome. Directed the work package ”Theoretical conclusions”.

— Main organizer of Centre for cultural semiotics, Tricentenary foundation of the Swedish National Bank, 2009-2014.

— Main organizer of the project Precursors of sign use in intersubjectivity and imitation, Swedish Research Council, 2009-2012.

 

Participation in editorial boards (reviews):

From Spring 1996, member of the Editorial Committee of VISIO. Revue de l’Association internationale de sémiotique visuelle

Member of the scientific committee of VISIO, since Spring 1996, as well as that of Revista Chilena de Semiótica, Autumn 1996

From May 1989, member of the editorial board of Bulletin international de sémiotique de l´image, published in Tours, France, by Association internationale de sémiotique de l´image/International Association for Visual Semiotics), and Groupe EIDOS.

Editor or co-editor of several thematic issues of the review VISIO: on National Identity, VISIO 2:3, Winter 1997/98 (with Marie Carani), on Modernism, VISIO 3:3, Winter 1998/99 (with Marie Carani); on Postphotography, VISIO 4, 1, Spring 1999; on performance art, VISIO 5, 2, Summer (with Marga van Mechtelen), 2000: Les arts des actions/Actions arts; ”Iconicity revisited”, to be published in 2006.

Editor of the following issues of the review Heterogenesis: no. 15, April 1996; no. 52, May 2006

 

From its initiation in 2007, member of the editorial committee of Cognitive Semiotics, published by Peter Lang. Editor, with Jordan Zlatev, of issue 4, 2009: Anthroposemics vs. biosemiotics.

From its initiation in 2007, member of the editorial committee of Signs, published on the webv (http://vip.iva.dk/signs/index.htm).

From their initiation in 2011, member of the editorials boards of Signata, published by Liege univesity, and International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems, published by IGI Global.

 

Participation in editorial boards (books):

— Member of the editorial board of Encyclopaedia of Semiotics, published by Oxford University Press in 1998, with particular responsibility for visual semiotics,

— Member of the editorial board of one volume of the series “The Semiotic Web”, with the title “Advances in visual semiotics”, edited by Thomas Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 1995.

— Editor (with Göran Rossholm) of Konstverk och konstverkan. Stehag: Symposium, to be published in 2006.

— Editor, with Maria Giulia Dondero, of Le Groupe µ. Quarante ans de rhétorique – Trente-trois ans de sémiotique visuelle. Actes du colloque "Le Groupe Mu. Quarante ans de recherche collective" qui s'est tenu les 11 et 12 avril 2008 à l'Université de Liège, sous la direction de Maria Giulia Dondero, Sémir Badir et Göran Sonesson.

 

Bibliographical work:

Has compiled the most comprehensive bibliography of visual semiotics existing so far, published in Eidos, 1989-90. Published on the Internet since Spring 1998.

Organizer of the most complete linking index in semiotics, published on the web since 1996.

 

Assignments as expert:

Apart from work for the Bank of Sweden Tercentery Foundation for Social Sciences, international expert chosen to assess scientific projects also for the Humanities Research Council of Canada (6 times), for the Forschungskommission der Universität Basel, for the Finish Research Council, for the Belgian Research Council, etc. Evaluation of professorship for Växjö University.

 

Evaluation of semiotics teaching at Tartu University, 2009.

 

Twice member of doctorate jury at the Institute of literature, Lund University, and twice at the Departent of art history, Lund. Member of a doctorate jury at UQAM, Monréal, October 2001. Member of a doctorate jury at Film studies, Stockholm University, June 2002. Member of doctorate jury, Copenhagen, 2003. Member of doctorate jury, School of Architecture, Lund, 2004. Evaluation of Danish doctorate dissertation, Institute of Molecular Biology, Copenhagen, 2003-2004. Member of doctorate jury, Copenhagen 2009. Member of doctorate jury, Perpignan 2011.

Many assingments for reviews and editors.

 

Pedagogical qualifications:

Teaching and tutoring

(see also lecture series outside Sweden):

Graduate course in semiotics and phenomenology, for the Faculty of arts, Lund University, Spring 1977.

Direction of research group in the semiotics of gesture as part of Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques, Ecoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, November 1978 to May 1981

"Semiotic introduction to a semantics of the Mayan languages", given at Centro de Estudios Mayas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., Mexico, August-September 1981

Courses in general semiotics at Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico 1981-1982

Course in linguistic semantics at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México D.F., Mexico, October 1981 to April 1982

 

Graduate course in the semiotic of film and theatre, at the department of theatre and film, Lund University, February 1984

Two graduate courses in semiotics, a basic course (5p) and a continuation course (5p), open to students from all the faculties at the University of Lund, given in the Spring term of 1995.

Lectures on iconicity and pictorality, within the framework of the doctorate course “Cognition and Language”, given in collaboration between the Insitute of linguistics and the Department of cognitive science, Lund University, December 2002.

 

Courses in pictorial semiotics at the introductory level, given each semester at Department of art history, Lund University, from 1992 to 2003.

Presentation of research in pictorial semiotics at undergraduate level, at the Department of art history, Lund University, from 1984 to 2001. Fundamentals of semiotics, course open to fourth term students at the Faculty of Humanities, given each Autumn term since 2004.

Courses in pictorial semiotics as part of the theory courses for graduate students at the Department of art history, Lund University, 1984, 1989 and 1992.

Lectures on semiotics within the framwork of the Theory course given by the Faculty of Humanities, Spring 2004 and 2005.

Teaching on visual rhetoric, as part of the course “visual rheoric”, given by the Department of semiotics, within the framwork of the Faculty course on rhetoric, Spring 2004 – Spring 2009.

Teacher at doctoral courses in semiotics of translation, Autumn 2010.

 

Direction of the Semiotics seminar, started in September 1985, at the Department of art history, Lund University, between 2 and 4 meetings every month

Direction of the Seminar of cultural semiotics, initiated in September 1992, at the Department of art history, Lund University, 2-4 times every month. Since 1998, part of the curriculum of the Deparment of semiotics at Lund University.

 

Tutoring at Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico. Co-direction of theses for several graduate students in art history, literary history, architecture, pedagory, history, philosophy, linguistics, etc., at different Swedish universities. Since 1998, direction of the thesis of those students having elected to graduate in semiotics at the University of Lund.

 

Since the department of semiotics only exists since 1998, and doctorate students have only been able to begin their study in 2003, only one disssertation directed by me have so far been finished: In inquiry into cultural semiotics: Germaine de Staël’s autobiographical travel accounts, by Anna Cabak Redei, Lund 2007. Ongoing PhD supervised: Ximena Narea (1998-)

; Sara Lenninger (2003-)

 

Although officially only advisory tutor, I have however had a major role in the tuition leading to the following dissertations: Anders Marner, Aesthetical sciences, Umeå, 2000; Hans Sternudd, Art history, Lund 2003. Gunnar Sandin, Architecture, Lund 2004. Also tutoring within the SGB- and SEDSU-projects.

 

Pedagogical development:

Elaboration of a semiotics syllabus for Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Social, Universidad Anahuac, México D.F., Mexico 1981-1982.

Elaboration in 1994 of a syllabus for graduate studies in semiotics at Lund University, officially sanctioned by the university in 1998, revised in 2002.

Member of an international advisory commitee for the elaboration of a curriculum in visual semiotics, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City, Mexico, since June 1997.

 

Created the course on visual rhetoric within the Lund University Faculty program “Rhetoric”, Spring 2004. Member of the directory of the rhetoric course since autumn 2003.

 

Director of the Semiotics Seminar, co-director of the SGB/SEDSU-seminar. Director of CCS-Seminar.

 

Elaboration of teaching materials:

Introductory text book in visual semiotics, written in Swedish, with the title "Bildbetydelser", published by Studentlitteratur in Lund in March 1992; required reading for students in art history at Lund University, where a provisional edition was used from 1991 onwards. Also used at other Swedish universities, in Finland, at the universities of Odense, Copenhagen, Trondheim, Oslo, and (as teacher’s book) in Germany.

Participated between 1997 and 1999 in a project aimed at the elaboration of a multimedia in visual semiotics on CD-ROM, financed by the Swedish State Foundation for Culture and Communication (“KK-stiftelsen”).

Many of my books and articles have been used as teaching materials in many places in the world, from Gothenburg and Odense to Québec and Sao Paolo.

 

Invited lectures (also see congresses):

At the international level:

School of architecture in Paris, on several occasions 1978-1981; at Institut supérieur de rééducation psychomotrice, Paris, 1985; symposium of the Norwegian Association for Semiotics Studies, Bergen, in November 1989; about cultural semiotics at Centre for semiotics, Odense University, 27 October 1992; at the semiotics circle of Trondheim university, Trondheim, 29 September 1993; about cultural semiotics at Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City, 12 November 1993. at Konstindustriella Högskolan in Helsinki, 7 February 1994; at symposium on the text concept, Oslo 18 March 1994; at congress in Imatra about the semiotics of exhibitions, 20 July 1994; at congress in Imatra about the spirit of places, 21 July 1994; about semiotics in the Nordic countries and about the notion of text at the Third Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Trondheim, 21-23 October 1994; about cultural semiotics at the University of Gdansk, 20 January 1995; about the communication model at the congress on Semiotics of the Media, Kassel 18-24 March 1995; about iconicity and about the communication model at International Summer Institute on Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, 10-17 June 1995; about verbal and visual texts at VAKKI-Symposion: Text and picture, Vöyri, Finland, 10-11/2 1996; at symposium on the media and communication models, Oslo, 25-27 February 1996; at the Institut for media and film, Copenhagen university, 2 May 1996; at Nordiskt sommaruniversitets sommarsession, Tromøy, Norway, 27-31 July 1996: lecture as part of research course on iconology, Lammi, Finland, November 17, 1996; lecture at the Institute of Art History, Åbo Akademi, Finland, November 18, 1996; lecture at symposion on media semiotics, Oslo, Norway, January 16-19 1997; Lecture on iconicity, Department of semotics, Århus University, Denmark, March 29, 2000; El Institute Tecnólogi de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, México, D.F. 9 de Diciembre 2003; University of Groningen, October 4, 2007.

 

Lecture series outside Sweden:

Series of lectures on visual semiotics, given at Université Laval, Québec, and UQAM, Montréal, Canada, between April 12 and 28 1991.

Course in visual semiotics, given in the framework of First Nordic Summer School of Semiotics, at Lund University, 25-31 July 1992; and in visual rhetoric and cultural semiotics, at Third Nordic Summer School of Semiotics, at International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, 8-15 June 1996.

Series of lectures on visual semiotics and semiotics of culture, given at Université Laval, Québec, and UQAM, Montréal, Canada, between April 4 and 21, 1997, as well as between November 8 and 18, 2000.

 

Six lectures on semiotic theory, visual semiotics and semiotics of culture, at the invitation of the Department of semiotics, Tartu University, Estonia, November 4 to 9, 1997.

 

Three lectures within the framework of 11th Early Fall School of Semiotics, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 10-16, 2005; two lectures at the XVIth Early Fall School of Semiotics, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 4-12, 2010.

 

Lecture series at the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Northern Scholars lecture, April 24 to 28, 2007.

 

Seminario international de Semiótica de la imagen y de la cultura. Ten lectures given in a series at Ecuela Nacional de Antropología y Historia/Universidad Autónoma de la Cuidad de México, Mexico, D.F, 27 November – 6 December, 2009.

 

Invited to give series of web lectures about “Current issues in pictorial semiotics” at Semiotics Institute Online. As of May 2011, 5 out of 10 lectures online.

(see also International experiences: congresses)

 

In Sweden:

Presentation of semiotics at the institutes of literature, art history, religion, linguistics, etc., at all the Swedish universities, from 1983 onwards.

Conference at symposium organised by Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, October 1989; about pictorial semiotics, as part of a course in semiotics at the Institute of linguistics, Gothenburg university, May 1990; in general semiotics at Institute of literature and Nordic languages, in Stockholm, February 1991; in pictorial semiotics at Tema K in Linköping, February 1991; at Institutionen för pedagogik, Lund University, November 1991; in visual semiotics at Arkitekturhögskolan in Lund, May 1992; in film semiotics at Drama/teater/film, Lund University, 13 November 1992; in narrativ semiotics, as part of a symposium of narrative structures, Skissernas museum, Lund, 27 November 1992; in cultural semiotics as part of a symposium at Stockholm university, organised by Svenska föreningen för semiotik (sffs), 8-10 January 1993; about paraphrases in pictures, as part of a symposium organised by Bildmuseet and Department of art history at Umeå University, 27-28 January 1993; about modern culture at a symposium on modernity, Lund University, 5-7 December 1993; at Institutionen för kulturvetenskap, Gothenburg, February 16, 1994; about the communication model and about pictorial narration at symposium in Stockholm organised by Svenska föreningen för semiotik, 6-9 October 1994; about visual semiotics at Skoltema in Kalmar, 1 November 1994; conference and seminar on visual semiotics at Konstfackskolan in Stockholm, 7 February 1995; at institution för kognitionsforksning, Högskolan i Skövde, 7 March 1995; about the critique of iconicity at symposium in Stockholm within the framework of the project “Mening och tolkning”, 4-6 May 1995; about narrativity in pictures at the congress Interart Studies, Lund, 15-29 May 1995; at symposium on indexicality, organised by Svenska föreningen för semiotik and SSKKII in Gothenburg, 1-2 November 1995; participation in the project “Mening och tolkning”, at Stockholm University, 18 December 1995, 19 February 1996, 12 March 1996 (about iconicity and other fictions); 10 May 1996; 3-4 June 1996. at the Department of art history, Umeå, 4 March and 18 March 1996; about visual rhetoric, at symposium in Lund, 10-11 April 1996; at Institutionen för estetiska ämnen, Umeå, 29-30 May 1996. Conference in the framework of the project “Mening och tolkning” at Stockholm University, November 16, 1996; conference as part of symposion on semiotics of culture, Lund, November 23, 1996; lecture at the Instiute of Culture science, Gothenburg, May 27, 1997; lecture within the project “Meaning och tolkning”, Stockholm, October 23, and November 28, 1997. Lecture on semiotics of culture as part of the Sffs Congress in Linköping, December 5-6, 1997. Conference as part of “Mening och tolkning”, Stockholm, April 2, 1998. Lecture on visual rhetoric, School of Architecture, Lund, April 17, 1998. Lectures within the project “Mening och tolkning”, Stockholm, April 3, 1998, February 12, April 10 and June 8, September 14, 1999, January 28, 2000. At Institutionen för kulturvetenskap, Gothenburg, November 17, 1998: At the School of Architecture, Stockholm, April 8, 1999. Lecture and participation in round-table at the research course “Ma”, organized by the Dramatic Institute, Stockholm, May 10 to 11, 1999. Lecture at the biannual symposium of the Swedish society for semiotics, Umeå, November 18-20, 1999. Lecture about iconicity at the Institute of linguistics, Lund University, May 17, 2001. Lecture about the semiotics of dance, Swedish Royal Academy of Dancing, Stockholm, April 27, 2002; lecture at Dept of human ecologi, Lund, March 10, 2004; at Lund Technical University, Campus Helsingborg, May 17, 2004. Kalmardagaran, Kalmar högskola, May 13 to 14, 2009.

 

Conferences about visual and general semiotics as part of a summer school about aphasia, held at Sigtunastiftelsen, 6-10 August 1990, organised by Forskningsrådsnämnden and Akademiska sjukhuset in Uppsala.

 

Presentation of research

for drawing teachers, Umeå, October 1988; at Konstskolan Forum in Malmö, February 1990, at Konsthögskolan in Stockholm, March 1991; at Konstskolan Forum in Malmö, 3 and 10 November 1992; about semiotics of photography, at Fotohögskolan, Gothenburg University, 2 December 1992; at Kulturarbetarföremedlingen in Malmö, 4 March 1993; symposium of the art project “Bipol-art” in Lund, den 7 September 1993; as part of a course in drama pedagogy given at the teachers college in Malmö, 4 October 1993; opening of the Swedish art exhibition “Combi-nación”, in Mexico City, 10 November 1993; Rix, Linköping, 15 April 1994; Lunds konsthall, 9 June 1994; Amos Anderssons Konstmuseum, Helsinki, 28 October 1994; in Gdansk, 20 January 1995; presentation of semiotics for the three enterprises involved with the investigation of publicity: LUI, Nielsen, and SIFO, Stockholm, 26-28 March 1996; at Humanistdagarna, Lund University, 19 April 1996; on contagion as metaphor in cultural semiotics, ABF, Stockholm, October 7, 1996; on the the concept of the avant garde, under the auspices of the art review “Paletten”, “Bok och bibliotek”, Gothenburg, September 15, 2000.

 

Continuously at the SGB, SEDSU and CCS-seminars (see positions).

 

International experience

Congresses and colloquia:

Invited (plenary) lecturer at the following congresses and symposia:

Fifth International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Toronto, Canada, May-June 1984; Congress of the International Semiotics Institute: Centre vs Periphery, at the International Semiotics Institute in Imatra, Finland, 16-21 July 1990; “Jornadas internacionales de semiótica de expresión visual”, in Bilbao, Spain, 1-6 October 1990; “Image, imaginaire, et sémiotique”, in Blois, France, 1-4 November 1990; at the congress of Nordiska Sällskapets för Semiotik “Culture as semiotics/Semiotics of culture”, Odense, 7-9 November 1990; at the congress of Nordiska Sällskapets för Semiotik, “Breaking the semiotic barrier”, Lund, 27 to 29 July 1992; at “Segundo Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual: Semiotica y nuevas tecnologias”, Bilbao, 11 to 15 December 1992; at congress about media semiotics, International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, 4-5 February 1994; International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, congress about the semiotics of exhibitions and “genius loci”, 18-22 July 1994; at the congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Trondheim, October 1994; at the congress Semiotics of the Media, Kassel 18-24 March 1995; International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Imatra, June 1995; VAKKI-Symposion: Text and picture, Vöyri, Finland, 10-11/2 1996. At the 4th congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Imatra, June 1996; at the 5th International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Siena, Italy, June 22-28, 1998 (two lectures, organization of a section and moderator of two other sections). At the 5th Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Oslo, October 29 to November 1, 1998 (two lectures); at the Seventh Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Dresden, September 6 – 11, 1999 (two lectures, organization of one round-table, invited as participant in another round-table); at the colloquium ”Semiotics, Archaeology, and the History of Religion”, Istambul, Turkey, December 2 to 10, 2000; at the colloquium ORAGE 2001, Asix-en-Provence, June 17 to 23, 2001; at the symposium “Fiction and perspective”, organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakade­mien, October 3 to 7, 2001; at the 6th International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, October 14 to 21 (two plenary lectures, one participation in workshop); at the colloquium on Spatiality and Culture, Quebec City, October 18 to 20, 2001; at the international conference ”Cultural Identity in transition”, Bacau, Romania, October 31 to November 4, 2001; at the colloquium ”Logica — Dialogica — Ideologica”, Bari, Italy, February 11 to 17, 2002; at the colloquium ”Analytical approaches to visual communication”, Izmir, Turkey, April 16 to 21, 2002; at the colloquium ”Semiotica e Retorica generale”, Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e Linguistica, Urbino, Italy, July 11 to 13, 2002; at the colloquium ”Text, bild, samhälle”, Tammerfors, Finland, August 15 to 16, 2002; at the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Austrian Society for Semiotic Studies “Picture Language - Visualization – Diagrammatics”, Viena, November 6-8, 2002; at KVIT, Linköping, Sweden, May 14-16, 2003; at the colloquium “Lectures de cultures”, UQAM, Montreál, November 5-6, 2003; ; at the 7th International Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Mexico City, December 10-14, 2003. at “The body and Embodiment”, Gothenburg, May 7-9, 2004, organised by Gothenburg University och SCASSS, Uppsala; at symposion of narratology, Dept. of lingvistik/literary studies, Stockholm university, 3-5 september, 2004; at 8ème congrès de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juli, 2004; at International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Imatra, Finland, June 11-19, 2005; at I encontro internacional para o estudo da semiosfera, Sao Paolo, Brasil, August 22 to 27. 2005; 2o Congreso Mundial de Semiótica y Comunicación, Monterrey, México, Octubre 18 a 23, 2005. at ESF Exploratory Workshop: The contribution of animal research to the study of human cognition, Marseille, December 7-9 2005 (as discussion leader); 8th conference of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS/AISV): Cultures of visuality, Istanbul, May 29 to June 2, 2007; 9th word congress of the International Association for Semiotics, Hensinki/Imatra, June 11-17, 2007; XII Congreso internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica, Vigo, del 5 al 8 de noviembre, 2007; Missing Links, Copenhagen, November 22 to 23, 2007; Naming in text, naming in culture. Tartu, December 14 to 15, 2007; Le Groupe µ. Quarante ans de recherche collective, Liège, 11-12 avril, 2008; Living in-between, Girne, North Cyprus, April 25-27, 2008; X Congreso mundial de Semiótica (IASS), A Coruña, 22-26 de septiembre, 2009 (two lecture, responsble for one whole-day workshop); Semiotic Evolution and the Dynamics of Culture, Groningen, January 13-15, 2010; 9th conference of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS/AISV): Rhetoric of the visible, Venice, April 13-16, 2010; ”Semiotic Perspectives between Social Cognition and Practices", Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, June 7-8, 2010. Cognition and Poetics, Osnabrück, Germany, October 21-14, 2010; Origins of Pictures, Chemnitz, Germany, March 20 - April 1, 2011; Interstellar Communication: Semiotic, Linguistic, and Cognitive Approaches, Pufendorf Institute, Lund, May 5, 2011.

 

Participation in many other congresses,

e.g. “Tercer simposio internacional de la Asociación española de semiótica”, Madrid 5-7 December 1988 and Fourth congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Barcelona/Perpignan, Mars-April 1989; in Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Berkeley, 12-18 June 1994 (two conferences, ”The ecological foundations of iconicity” and “Semiotics in the Nordic countries”). Sixth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 12-21 1997 (two conferences, organisation of one round table and moderator of two sections); Symposium on the work of Roman Jakobson, Copenhagen, October 9-11 1996. The symposium “Meaning and Interpretation”, organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, September 24-26, 1998. Congress of the Nordic Association for Interart Studies, Gothenburg, November 13-15, 1998); the 6th Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Copenhagen, November 23 to 25, 2000; Epigentic Robotics, Lund University, September 16 to 18, 2001; Colloquium of the Swedish Association for Semiotics Studies, Borlänge, April 12 to 14, 2002; Witin the framwork of the SGB-projekt: “Empathy, Intersubjectivity, Language“, Lund, November 13-14, 2003, and “Semiotic development in phylogeny and ontogeny“, Lund, May 12-13, 2005; within the framework of the SEDSU project, Lund, September 28 to October 1, 2006; at 8ème congrès de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juli, 2004 (four lectures). First Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition, Lund, November 29 – December 1, 2007; Interacting Minds, Arhus, Denmark, May 27 - 28, 2009; Second Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition, Stockholm, June 10-12, 2009 ; Language, Culture, and Mind, Turku, June 21-23, 2010; Inauguration of the astrobiology theme, Pufendorf institute, Lund, October 12, 2010; 7th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies and the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies, Lund, May 6-8, 2011.

International charges:

President of Nordiska sällskapet för semiotics (Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies; NASS), July 1992 to May 2011; Swedish representative in the board since 1989; Treasurer since May 2011.

 

From 1989 to 1996, and again from 1998, vice president of Association internationale de sémiotique visuelle (International Association for Visual Semiotics), founded in Blois 1989. Elected in October 2001 secretary-general of the association.

Member of the executive commission of International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS/AIS). From July 2004 to October 2010, vice secretary general and web master of IASS/AIS

Member of the bureau of the World Association for Theoretical Semiotics (WATS) since 2009

Elected fellow of the International Communicology Institute, USA, 2005.

Member of the scientific commission of “Jornadas internacionales de semiótica de expresión visual”, Bilbao, 1 al 6 de octubre de 1990”; of “II Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual: Semiotica y nuevas tecnologias”, 1992 (director of the workshop on abstraction and figurativity): for Septimo Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Visual, Mexico D.F, December 2003; member of the scientific commission and main organiser of Journées de sémiotique visuelle, part of the IASS/AIS-congress in Lyon, July 2004; member of the scientific commission of the congress “Language, Mind, Culture”, in Portsmouth, England, July 2004, as well as of the sequel palnned in July 2006 in Paris; member of the reading commision for the acts of the IASS:s congress in Lyon, July 2004; member of the scientific commission for the IASS:s congress in Hensinki, June 2007; member of the scientific commission and co- organiser of the SEDSU-project meeting and conference in Lund, Comparison and Interaction between Semiotic Resources in Evolution and Development, , 29-30 september 2006.

 

Member of International Research Group on Prehistoric Pictographs and Petroglyphs, and international group of experts in semiotics and archaeology set up by Paul Bouissac, Victoria University, Toronto.

Responsible for Nordic network in semiotics, from January 1993 to June 1997, and which was financed by the Nordic Research Academy; organised in this framework a symposium in Lund, December 1993; several workshops at NASS:s congress in Trondheim, October 1994, a planification meeting in Helsinki, February 17-19, doctorate candidate participation at the Imatra congress in June 1995, a symposium on visual rhetoric in Lund, April 10-11 1996, and a symposium on cultural semiotics, in Lund November 22-24, 1996; as well a planning meeting in Lund, December 7 to 9, 2001.

Organised a workshop on visual semiotics in the framework of International Summer Institute on Semiotics and Structural Studies, Imatra, 10-17 June 1995 (also see below adminstrative qualifications).

Director of the Special Interest Group on Photography, set up by the International Association for Semiotic Studies, and organizer of the meetings of this group during the congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 1997, Siena, Italy, 1998, and Dresden, Germany, 1999.

Member of the scientific advisory committe of CELAT (Centre d’Études Interdisciplinaires sur les Lettres, les Arts et les Traditions), Québec, Canada, since April 1997.

(also see above about participation in editorial boards and below about administrative qualifications)

 

Administrative qualifications:

 

President and treasurer of Svenska föreningen för semiotics (sffs), since February 1991 to July 1992 and again from May 2011; vice-president since 1992; president of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) from July 1992 to May 2011. Secretary-general of Association internationale de sémiotique visuelle/International Association for Visual Semiotics, since October 2001. Vice secretary general of IASS/AIS from July 2005 to October 2010..

 

Organiser of NASS/NorFa:s summer school in semiotics at Lund university, 24 July 31 to 1992, and of NASS:s second congress and sffs:s first congress in Lund, 27 to 29 July 1992. Co-organiser of summer school in semiotics at the university of Trondheim, and of NASS:s third congress in Trondheim, 16-23 October 1994; as well as of summer school in semiotics at International Semiotics Institute, Imatra, Finland, and of NASS:s fourth congress in Imatra, 8-16 June 1996.

 

Organizer of the 7th conference of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Lyon, July 2004; Co-organizer of the 8th conference of International Association for Visual Semiotics, Istanbul, June 2007: Co-organizer of SEDSU project consortium meeting and conference in Lund, “Comparison and Interaction between Semiotic Resources in Evolution and Development, Lund, 29-30 September 2006.

 

Co-organizer of the symposion "Le Groupe Mu. Quarante ans de recherche collective" at Liège University which took place April 11 and 12, 2008.

 

Main organizer of NASS:s seventh congress and sffs seventh congress which took place in Lund, May 6-8, 2011.

 

Director of the Department of semiotics. Co-adminstrator of the SGB- och SEDSU-projects. Director the Centre for cognitive semiotics since January 2009.

 

Maintains a Web site on visual semiotics, since Autumn 1995. From January 2005 to December 2010, reponsible for the website of the IASS/AIS.

 

(Also see international charges above)

 

 

 

Publications

Monographies:

In preparation:

— The text writ large. From the ecology of semiosis to the semiotics of culture.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics.

1992:

— Bildbetydelser. Inledning till bildsemiotiken som vetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur 1992. NOW A FREE DOWNLOAD. Copyright Göran Sonesson from 2008

1989:

— Pictorial concepts. Inquiries into the semiotic heritage and its relevance for the analysis of the visual world. Lund: Aris/Lund University Press 1989. NOW A FREE DOWNLOAD. Copyright Göran Sonesson from 1989

 

— Semiotics of photography. On tracing the index. Rapport 4 från Semiotikprojektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konstvetenskap 1989

 

— A bibliography of pictorial and other kinds of visual semiotics. Rapport 1# från Semiotikprojektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konstvetenskap 1989. Republished in EIDOS. Bulletin international de sémiotique de l'image, 2, 1989, 3-29; and 2, 1990, 5-42.

1988:

— Methods and models in pictorial semiotics. Rapport 3 från Semiotik-projektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konstvetenskap 1988

1987:

— Bibliografi över bildsemiotik (visuell semiotik). Rapport 1 från Semiotik-projektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konstvetenskap 1987.

 

— Bildbetydelser in informationssamhället några preciseringar till grundbegreppen. Rapport 2 från Semiotikprojektet. Lund: Institutionen för Konstvetenskap 1987

1981:

— Esquisse d’une taxonomie de la spatialité gestuelle. Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1981.

— Variations autour d’un bras. Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1981.

 

— Lo frio y lo caliente. Introducción semántica a la semiótica mayance, México D.F.: Centro de Estudios Mayas, UNAM 1981.

1978:

— Tecken och handling. Från språkhandlingen till handlingens språk. Lund: Doxa 1978 [Dissertation].

 

— Une machine a signifier. Essai sur la sémiologie de l’acte et la grammaire de l’énonciation. Paris: Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 1978 (mimeographed) [Dissertation].

1974:

— Om några sätt att omkoppla en utsägelse. Lund: Institutionen för Lingvistik 1974.

1973:

— Anteckningar kring en teori för diskursanalysen. Lund: Institutionen för Lingvistik 1973.

1972:

— Myternas ironiker. Willy Kyrklunds moderna sagor. Lund: Institutionen för Litteraturvetenskap 1972.

 

— Kritisk inledning till Mikel Dufrennes estetik. Uppsala: Institutionen för Estetik 1972 and 1973.

 

 

Editorships (anthologies and tematic issues):

To appear in the near future:

 

— VISIO: thematic issue: Iconicity revisited/Iconicité revisité, Sonesson, Göran (ed).

— Heterogénesis: thematic issue: The Lund School of Semiotics/La escuela de semiótica de Lund, Sonesson, Göran (ed).

 

2010

— Le Groupe μ. Quarante ans de rhétorique – Trente-trois ans de sémiotique visuelle Sous la direction de Maria Giulia Dondero et Göran Sonesson. Actes du colloque "Le Groupe Mu. Quarante ans de recherche collective" qui s'est tenu les 11 et 12 avril 2008 à l'Université de Liège, sous la direction de Maria Giulia Dondero, Sémir Badir et Göran Sonesson.

2009:

— Cognitive Semiotics, Issue 4 - Spring 2009 - Anthroposemiotics vs. Biosemiotics, Sonesson, Göran, & Zlatev, Jordan (eds.)

2007

— Konstverk och konstverkan, Rossholm, Göran, & Sonesson, Göran (eds), Stehag & Stockholm: Symposion

2000:

— VISIO 5, 2, Automne 2000: Les arts de l’action/Action Art, van Mechelen, Marga, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.)

1999:

— VISIO, 4, 1: Postphotography. Sonesson, Göran, (ed.),

— VISIO; 3, 3: Modernism, Carani, Marie, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.),

1998:

— Encyclopedia of Semiotics, edited by Bouissac, Paul, in collaboration with Sonesson, Göran, Thibault, Paul, & Threadgold, Terry. New York: Oxford University Press 1998

1996:

— Heterogénesis, 15: Semiótica de la cultura y de la imagen/Kultur- och bildsemiotik. Sonesson, Göran, (ed).

1995:

— The semiotic web 1992/93: Advances in visual semiotics, Sebeok, Th., & Umiker-Sebeok, J., eds. Editorial board: Constantini, Michel, Edeline, Franics, krampen, Martin, Saint-Martin, Fernande, Sonesson, Göran, & Stafford, Barbara. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1995

 

Encyclopaedia entries:

To be published in the new future:

— Billedet: Tegn og betydning — Fotografi — Kognition, billeder og sprog, entries in Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon / redaktion: Søren Kolstrup.... 3. udgave. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur

2010:

— Pictorial semiotics in Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics, edited by Sebeok, Thomas A., & Danesi, Marcel. Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton. 3. rev. and updated ed. Online edition

2009:

— Billedet: Tegn og betydning — Fotografi — Kognition, billeder og sprog, entries in Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon / redaktion: Søren Kolstrup.... 1. udgave. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur

1998:

— Blissymbolics — Chirography— Denotation/Connotation — Icon — Iconicity — Image/picture — Index — Indexicality — Isotopy — La rhétorique de l’image— Linguistic model fallacy — Metonymy — Opposition — Photography — Pictorial semiotics — Spectacle — Visual semiotics, entries in Encyclopedia of Semiotics, edited by Bouissac, Paul, in collaboration with Sonesson, Göran, Thibault, Paul, & Threadgold, Terry. New York: Oxford University Press 1998

 

1996:

— Tecken – Tartuskolan, entries in Nationalencyclopedien, published by Bra Böcker, Höganäs 1995-96.

 

1995:

— Semiotik – Signal – Symbol, entries in Nationalencyclopedien, published by Bra Böcker, Höganäs 1995-96.

 

 

Other scientific publications:

To be published in the near future:

— The picture between mirror and mind. From phenomenology to empirical studies in pictorial semiotics. To appear in the acts of the symposion Origins of Pictures - Anthropological Discourses in Image Science, Chemnitz, March 30 - April 1, 2011.

— Semiosis beyond Signs. On Two or Three Missing Links on the Way to Human Beings. In appear in the acts of the symposion The symbolic species revisited, to be published by Springer.

— The Foundation of Cognitive Semiotics in the Phenomenology of Signs and Meanings. To appear in Intellectica.

— Phenomenological prolegomena to cognitive semiotics. To apper in the acts of the symposium Cognition and Poetics: Minding Language and Literature, Osnabrück, October 21 - 24, 2010.

— (with Alenka Hribar & Josep Call) From sign to action. Studies in chimpanzee pictorial competence. To appear in Semiotica.

— The Meanings of Structuralism. Outside and Inside the Frames. To appear in Versus.

— (with Jordan Zlatev) Overall Theoretical Summary of the SEDSU Project. in Signing up to be human, Sinha, Chris, Sonesson, Göran, & Zlatev, Jordan (eds.).

— The picture sign within semiotic evolution/El signo pictórico dentro de la evolución semiótica. To appear in Heterogénesis

— From Iconicity to Pictorality. A view from ecological semiotics. To appear in VISIO: thematic issue: Iconicity revisited/Iconicité revisité, Sonesson, Göran (ed).

— The mirror and the virtual world. From hominisation to digitalization. To appear in the acts of Segundo congreso mundial de semiótica y comunicacion. Monterrey, Mexico, Octubre 19 a 22, 2006.

— How global is global semiosis? Going beyond Sebeok’s paradox. To appear in the Acts of International Summer school for semiotic and structural studies, Imatra, Finland, June 11-19, 2005.

— On modelling the complexity of cultural models. To appear in Sign Processes in Complex Systems. Proceedings of the 7th Internationall Congress of the IASS, Dresden, October 6, 11, 1999

— Global and local constraints in picture production. To appear in Sign Processes in Complex Systems. Proceedings of the 7th Internationall Congress of the IASS, Dresden, October 6, 11, 1999

— Bats out of the belfry. The question of pictorial metaphor. In Semiotics of metaphor. Johansen, Jørgen Dines, & Posner, Roland, eds.

 

2011:

— The Mind in the Picture and the Picture in the Mind: A Phenomenological Approach to Cognitive Semiotics. In Lexia. Rivista di semiotica 07/08, 167-182

— La rhétorique des transformations homogènes. Ou l'argumentation fondée sur la structure de la réalité. In Retorica del visibili. Plenary speech at the 9th Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Venise, April 13 to 16, 2010. Tiziana Migliore (ed.), 309-320. Roma: Aracne editrice

2010:

— From mimicry to mime by way of mimesis: Reflections on a general theory of iconicity. In Sign Systems Studies 38(1/4), 2010, 18-66.

— Semiotics of Art, Life, and Thought. Three scenarios for (Post)Modernity. In Semiotica 183: 1/4, 219-242.

— Iconicity strikes back : the third generation — or why Eco still is wrong. Plenary speech at the Sixth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, Quebec, October 14 - 21, 2001. In La sémiotique visuelle: nouveaux paradigmes. Bilbliotèque VISIO 1. Costantini, M. (éd); 247-270. L'Harmattan: Paris

— Semiosis and the Elusive Final Interpretant of Understanding. In Semiotica 179-1/4, 145-258.

— Rhetoric from the standpoint of the Lifeworld. Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques [ en ligne ]. Actes de colloques, 2008, Le Groupe μ. Quarante ans de rhétorique – Trente-trois ans de sémiotique visuelle. Disponible sur le site (consulté le 26/07/2010).

— Bildens yta och djup. Grunder för en bildsemiotik. In Signs Scandinavian Section Vol. 1: pp. 115-162. Electronic publication.

2009:

— New Considerations on the Proper Study of Man – and, marginally, some other animals. In Cognitive Semiotics, Issue 4 - Spring 2009 - Anthroposemiotics vs. Biosemiotics, Sonesson, Göran, & Zlatev, Jordan (eds.), 133-168.

— Au-délà du language de la dance: Les significations du corps. Degres-Revue de Synthese à Orientation Semiologique 139-40: C1-C25

— The view from Husserl’s lectern. Considerations on the role of phenomenology in Cognitive Semiotics. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 16.3-4: 107-148.

— Göran Sonesson, in Signs and meaning. 5 questions. P. Bundgaard, & F. Stjernfelt, eds. 207-218. Automatic Press: Milton Keynes, UK.

— Here comes the semiotic species. Reflections on the semiotic turn in the cognitive sciences. In Symbolic transformations. The mind in movement through culture and society. B. Wagoner, ed., 38-58. Routledge: London.

2008:

— Prologomena to a general theory of iconicity. Considerations on language, gesture, and pictures. In Naturalness and Iconicity in Language. Willems, Klaus, & De Cuypere, Ludovic, eds. 47-72. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

— Beyond methods and models. Semiotics as a distinctive discipline and an intellectual tradition. In Signs - International Review of Semiotics. Electronic publication.

— On the monitor, darkly. From mediation to media by way of reality. In SPIEL, 25, 2006 — *S*iegener *P*eriodicum zur *I*nternationalen *E*mpirischen *L*iteraturwissenschaft: thematic issue on "the mediatic turn", ed. Theo Hug, 73-88 [Published in October 2008].

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture five: The Last Dilution of the Panzani Soup. Going Beyond the Barthesian Heritage. 5th conference of a series published online at the Semiotics Institute Online. October 2008

— Rhétorique de la perception. Recherche de méthode. In Figures de la figure. Acts of the symposion Sémiotique et rhétorique générale, Urbino, juillet, 11 à 13, 2002. Badir, Sémir, & Klinkenberg, Jean-Marie, 103-132. Limoges: Pulim.

 

2007:

— Иcтopия и cтpуктуpa нa ceмиoтикa нa фoтoґpaфиятa. In: CEMИOTИKA И ЖAHP, TOM XI, EFSS 2005. 113-148. NOV ЬЪЛГRCKИ УHИBEPCИTET, Coфия 2006. [Published in 2007]

— From the meaning of embodiment to the embodiment of meaning. In: Body, Language and Mind. Vol 1. Embodiment, Zimke, T., Zlatev, J. and R. Frank (eds.), 85-128. Berlin: Mouton.

— The place of the picture in the development of human beings. At the crossroad of semiotics and cognitive science. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004. Published in the acts of the congress online:

— Preparations for discussing constructivism with a Martian. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004. Published in the acts of the congress online:

— The pronominalisation of culture. Dyadic and triadic models of interculturality in the conceptions of the Tartu school, Bakthin, Cassirer, and Peirce. In Les signes du monde: Interculturalité & Globalisation: Actes du 8ème congrès de l’Association International de sémiotique, Lyon, 7-12 juillet, 2004. Published in the acts of the congress online:

— The extensions of man revisited. From Primary to Tertiary Embodiment, in Embodiment in Cognition and Culture. Krois, John, Rosengren, Mats, Steidle, Angela, & Westerkamp, Dirk (eds.), 27-56. Amsterdam & Philadelphia : Benjamins.

— How visual is visual culture? In Semio-Istanbul 2007: VIIIth congress of the International Association for Visual Semioics, Istanbul, May 29-June 2, 2007. Vol 1, 111-122. Istanbul: Istanbul Kultür University.

— Den allra nyaste Laokoon. Lessing i ljuset av modern semiotik. In Konstverk och konstverkan, Rossholm, Göran, & Sonesson, Göran (eds), 96-128. Stehag & Stockholm: Symposion 2007

— A semiosfera e o domínio da alteridade. In Semiótica da cultura e semiosfera, Irene Machado (ed.), 81-95. São Paulo: Annablume.

2006:

— The meaning of meaning in biology and cognitive science. A semiotic reconstruction. In Trudy po znakyvym sistemam — Sign Systems Studies 34.1, 135-214.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture three: From the Critique of the Iconicity Critique to Pictorality . Third conference of a series published online at the Semiotics Institute Online. January 2006. Revised August 2006.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture two: The Psychology and Archaeology of Semiosis. Second conference of a series published online at the Semiotics Institute Online. Revised version in August 2006.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture one: The Quadrature of the Hermeneutic Circle. First conference of a series published online at the Cyber-semiotics Institute (Now the Semiotics Institute Online). Revised version in August 2006.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture four: On Semiotic Ecology. Indexicality and Structure in Pictures and the Perceptual World . Fourth conference of a series published online at the Semiotics Institute Online. April 2006

2005:

— De la reproducción mecánica a la producción digital, extracto de Semiótica cultural de la sociedad de imágenes. In Big Bang, revista digital cultural, 5, 2005: Traducción de Ximena person. Revisión de Göran Sonesson y Ana Tejera Sonesson.

— La semiosfera y el domino de la alteridad. In Entretextos, Revista electrónica semestral de estudios semióticos de la cultura, 6 de noviembre, 20005. Traducción del inglès al español de Klaarika Kaldjärv, revisada por el autor.

— La semiótica de imágenes — de la reproducción mecánica a la producción digital. In: Semiótica de los Mass-media: Discurso de la comunicación visual. Espinosa Vera, Pablo, (comp.), 209-236. Monterrey, México: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture two: The Psychology and Archaeology of Semiosis. Second conference of a series published online at the Semiotics Institute Online. August 2005. revised August 2006.

— De la métaphore à l’allégorie dans la sémiotique écologique. In Protée, 33:1, printemps 2005, 77-92.

— Semiotiska perspektiv på perspektiv. In Att anlägga perspektiv , Hellberg, Staffan, & Rossholm, Göran (eds), 225-247. Stockholm & Stehag: Symposion 2005.

— Semiotics in Sweden. In Semiotrix, 2005, Bulletin 3 (First edition). Semiotic review published on the net by Paul Bouissac.

— El Ego conoce al Alter. El significado de la otredad en la semiótica cultural. [Traducción español por Andreea Pârvu de "Ego meets Alter. The meaning of otherness in cultural semiotics". In Semiotica 128 3/4, Special issue in honour of Vilmos Voigt, Bernard, Jeff (ed.), 537-559], in Potlatch. Revista de antropología y de semiótica, 2, 2005.

2004:

— Perspective from a semiotical perspective. In Essays on fiction and perspective. Rossholm, Göran, (ed), 255-292. Bern: Peter Lang. Papers from the symposion "Fiction and perspective", organized by Stockholm University and Kungliga Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, October 3 to 7, 2001.

— Espacios de urbanidad. De la plaza aldeana al bulevar [Traducción español por Andreea Pârvu de Spaces of urbanity. From the village square to the boulevard. In Place and location III: The city — topias and reflection. Sarapik, Virve, & Tüür, Kadri, (eds.), 25-54. Talinn: Estonian Academy of Arts 2003], in Potlatch. Revista de antropología y de semiótica, 1, 2004.

— The signs of the body and the body of signs. From ecology to semiosis in embodiment. SGBWP8. Working Papers of the Project "Language, gesture, and pictures from the point of view of semiotic development", Lund University, Lund.

— Retour sur la matière du sens à l’ére de la production digitale. Position paper within the special workshop on plastic language, during the Sixth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Quebec City, Quebec, October 14 - 21, 2001. Published in VISIO 9: 1-2. Legaré, Serge (éd), 215-234.

— Rhétorique du monde de la vie. In Ateliers de sémiotique visuelle, Henault, Anne, & Beyaert, Anne (eds), 83-100. Paris: PUF

— Does Ego meet Alter — in the Global Village? A View from Cultural Semiotics. in Cultural identity in transition/Identitate culturalã în transitie, Proceedings of the 1st Semotics of Culture conference, Univesitatea din Bacâu, Romania, November 1 - 4, 2001, published as Semiologia Culturii, no 7, 2002 [sic!], 95-119.

— Les images de la main et les images de la machine. In Degrés 118, été 2004, c1-c30.

— El grado uno bajo cero de la retórica. La imagen como memoria y transformación. Concluding lecture at the Seventh Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Mexico City, December 10 to 14, 2003. Published on the CD-ROM, Ver y Saber/Voir et savoir. Mexico. D.F., 2004.

— Bildflödet i den levda världen. In Text, bild, samhälle, Nikula, Kristina, Alanen, Kaisa, & Lönnroth, Harry ( eds.), 39-70. Handlingar från symposiet Text, bild, samhälle, Tammerfors, August 15-16, 2001. Tammerfors: TAJU.

— The Globalisation of Ego and Alter. An essay in Cultural Semiotics, in Semiotica 148-1/4 (2004), 153-173

— La signification de l’espace dans la sémiotique écologique. In Spatialisation en art et sciences humaines. Sobieszczanski M. & Lacroix, C.(éds)., 367-410. Leuven/Louvain, Belgium, Peeters Publishers, 2004.

— Current issues in pictorial semiotics. Lecture one: The quadrature of the hermeneutic circle. First conference of a series published online at the Cyber-semiotics Institute (Now the Semiotics Institute Online). January 2004. Revised August 2006.

— De la reproducción mecánica a la producción digital en la semiótica de imágenes. In Razón y palabra, 38, Abril-Mayo, 2004: Semiótica e Informática: una Nueva Alianza , Lacalle, Charo y Arroyo-Furphy, Susana (Coordinadoras). Revista electrónica.

 

2003:

— Uber die Möglichkeit von bildhaften Metaphern. In Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 25: 1-2, 2003: Metaphern in Bild und Film, Gestik, Theater und Musik, Johansen, Jørgen Dines, & Posner, Roland, (Hrsg.), 25-38

— Three scenarios for globalisation. A view from cultural semiotics, contribution to the colloquium Logica, dialogica, ideologica, Bari, Italy, Febbrao, 13-16, 2002. Published in Logica, dialogica, ideologica. I segni tra funzionalità ed eccedenza. Petrilli, Susan, & Calefato, Partrizioa, (eds.), 385-396. Milano: Mimesis.

— Spaces of urbanity. From the village square to the boulevard. In Place and location III: The city — topias and reflection. Sarapik, Virve, & Tüür, Kadri, (eds.), 25-54. Talinn: Estonian Academy of Arts.

— La fotografía – entre el dibujo y la virtualidad. In Significacâo. Revista brasileira de semiótica, 20, noviembre 2003, 81-132

— La iconicidad en un marco ecológico, in De Signis, 4, Julio 2003, 45-60

— The Symbolic Species revisited. Considerations on the semiotic turn in cognitive science and biology SGBWP3. Working Papers of the Project "Language, gesture, and pictures from the point of view of semiotic development", Lund University, Lund.

— Why the mirror is a sign — and why the television picture is no mirror. Two episodes in the critique of the iconicity critique. In Proceedings of the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Austrian Society for Semiotic Studies "Picture Language - Visualization – Diagrammatics: Iconicity/Das 5. Wiener Symposium 'Bildsprache - Visualisierung - Diagrammati": Ikonizität , November 2002, published as S. European Journal for semiotic studies, volume 15:2-4, 2003, pp. 217-232.

— Resurserna i bildens och språkets semiotik. Från Lessing to Kress & van Leeuwen. In Från Närpesdialekt till EU-svenska. Festskrift till Kristina Nikula, Lönnroth, Harry (ed.), 225-258. Tampere: Tampere Univesity Press.

 

2002:

— The Life of Culture – and other Signs – in Nature – and Vice-Versa. in Athanor, XIII, 5, 2002, 93-106

— Introduction. In Hammad, Manar, The privatisation of space. English translation of La privatisation de l'espace (Limoges: Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques, 4-5, 1989), translated, with an introduction, by Göran Sonesson (Studies in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics 2002:1). Lund: School of Architecture.

— Au délà du montage, la rhétorique du cinéma, in VISIO, 7, 1-2, 155-170: Le montage au cinéma/Editing in the cinema, Fontanille, Jacques, & Périneau, Sylvie (eds.)

— Dos modelos de la globalización, in Criterion, 33, 2002, 107-134. La Habana, Cuba

— The act of interpretation. A view form semiotics. In Galáxia, 4, 2002, 67-99. Sâo Paolo, EDUC.

— Beyond indexicality in the semiotics of photography. Acts of the colloquium Analytical approaches to visual communication, Izmir, Turkey, April 17-18, 2002, Parsa, Seyide, Yumlu, Konca, Yürür, Nilifür, (eds), 7-66.

2001:

— The pencils of nature and culture. In Signs and Light. Special Issue of Semiotica, 136-1/4, Ponzio, Augusto, & Petrilli, Susan, (eds), 27-53.

— From Semiosis to Ecology. On the theory of iconicity and its consequences for the ontology of the Lifeworld. In VISIO, 6; 2, 2001, 85-110. Cultural cognition and space cognition, Quinn, Andrew (ed.).

— La retorica del mondo della vita. In Modo dell’immagine Acts of Fifth Congress of the International Association for Visual Semiotics, Sienne, June 1998. Pierluigi Basso (ed), 93-112. Bologna: Esculapio.

— De l’iconicité des images à l’iconicité des gestes, in Oralité est gestualité: Interactions et comportements multimodaux dans la communication. Actes du colloque ORAGE 2001, Aix-en-Provence, 18-22 juin 2001. Cavé, Christian, Guïtelle, Isabelle, & Santi, Serge (eds), 47-55. Paris: L’Harmattan.

2000:

— Bridging nature and culture in cultural semiotics. Published in Ensayos Semióticos, Dominios, modelos y miradas desde el cruce de la naturaleza y la cultura. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, (ed.), 1005-1016. México: Pourrua.

 

— Visual signs in the age of digital reproduction. Published in Ensayos Semióticos, Dominios, modelos y miradas desde el cruce de la naturaleza y la cultura. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, (ed.), 1073-1084. México: Pourrua.

— Action becomes Art. “Performance” in the Context of Theatre, Play, Ritual – and Life, in VISIO 5, 2, Automne 2000: Les arts de l’action/Action Art, van Mechelen, Marga, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.), 105-122.

— Avantgardet som retorik - eller det nyas ständiga återkomst. In Paletten, 3, 2000, 17-25

— Ego meets Alter. The meaning of otherness in cultural semiotics. In Semiotica 128 3/4, Special issue in honour of Vilmos Voigt, Bernard, Jeff (ed.), 537-559

1999:

— Iconicity in the ecology of semiosis. in Iconicity. Johansson, T. D, Skov., Martin, & Brogaard, Berit (eds.). 59-80. Aarhus: NSU Press.

— Bridging nature and culture in cultural semiotics. Published on the CD-ROM Bridging Nature and Culture. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, ed.

 

— Visual signs in the age of digital reproduction. Published on the CD-ROM Bridging Nature and Culture. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of the IASS, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 13 to 19, Gimate Welsh, Adrián, ed.

— El lugar del rito en la semiótica del espectáculo/Ritens plats i skådespelets semiotik. in Heterogénesis, VIII: 29, Autumn 1999, 14-27

— The signs of life in society – and out if, in Trudy po znakyvym sistemam/Sign System Studies 27. Torop, Peeter, Lotman, Michail, & Kull, Kalevi (eds.), 88-127 (with summaries in Russian and Estonian). Tartu, Estonia 1999,

— The Culture of Modernism, in “special issue” of VISIO; 3, 3: Modernism, Carani, Marie, & Sonesson, Göran, (eds.), 9-26

— Postphotography and beyond. From mechanical reproduction to digital production, in “special issue” of VISIO, 4, 1: Postphotography. Sonesson, Göran, (ed.), 11-36.

1998:

— The notion of text in cultural semiotics, in Trudy po znakyvym sistemam — Sign System Studies 26, Torop, Peeter, Lotman, Michail, & Kull, Kalevi (eds.), 88-114 (with summaries in Russian and Estonian). Taru: Tartu University Press 1998.

— That there are many kinds of iconical signs. In VISIO, 1, 1, 1998,33-54

1997:

 

— Final Show-down at the People’s Home. In VISIO, 2, 3, 9-28

 

— The multimediation of the lifeworld,, in Semiotics of the Media. Proceedings of an international congress, Kassel, March 1995. Nöth, Winfried, (ed). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 61-78

 

— The ecological foundations of iconicity, in Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of the IASS, Berkeley, June 12-18, 1994. Rauch, Irmengard, & Carr, Gerlard F. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 739-742.

 

— Semiotics in the Nordic Countries, in Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of the IASS, Berkeley, June 12-18, 1994 Rauch, Irmengard, & Carr, Gerlard F. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1997; 165-168

 

— Skriften i öknen och andra mysterier. In Seendets pendel. Festskrift till Johan Asplund. Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion. Stockholm/Stehag 1997; 77-96.

 

— Mute narratives. New issues in the study of pictorial texts. In Interart Poetics. Acts of the congress “Interart Studies: New Perspectives”, Lund, May 1995. Lagerroth, Ulla-Britta, Lund, Hans, & Hedling, Erik, (eds.). Rodophi, Amsterdam & Atlanta 1997; 243-252.

 

— Semiótica cultural de la sociedad de la imagen/Bildsamhällets kultursemiotik In Heterogénesis, 20, Juli 1997, 16-43.

 

— I tidsåldern för bildens digitala reproduktion. In Bildforum, 33, 1997, 20-23.

 

— Bildsemiotikens system och historia In CD-Semiotiskt — Semiotik och moderna medier i bildämnet. Marner, Anders (ed.), Umeå: Umeå Universitet. 35-76. Also published on the CD-ROM disc CD-semiotiskt, Umeå 1997 and on the Internet

 

— Suplemento al artículo “De la estructura a la retórica en la semiótica visual”. In Signa. Revista de la asociación española de semiótica, 6, 1997, 415-422.

1996:

 

— De la estructura a la retórica en la semiótica visual. In Signa. Revista de la asociación española de semiótica, 5, pp. 317-248

 

— Indexicality as perceptual mediation. In Indexicality. Papers from the third bi-annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies edited by Christiane Pankow, Gothenburg University. SSKKII Report 9604, pp. 127-143.

 

— Approches to the Lifeworld core of pictorial rhetoric. In VISIO. La revue de l’association internationale de semiótique visuelle, 1:3, 1996/97, 49-76.

 

— The quadrature of the hermeneutic circle. In LSP and theory of translation. Acts of the XVI Vakki symposion, Text and Image, Vöjri, February 10-12, 1996 Vaasa 1996; 9-33.

 

— De la retórica de la percepción a la retórica de la cultura /Från varseblivningens till kulturens retorik. In Heterogénesis, 15, April, pp. 1-12.

 

— An essay concerning images. From rhetoric to semiotics by way of ecological physics. Review of Groupe µ, Traité du signe visuel. Pour une rhétorique de l’image. In Semiotica 109-1/2, March 1996, pp. 41-140

 

— Iconicité de l’image — Imaginaire de l’iconicité. De la resemblance à la vraisemblance. In VISIO. La revue de l’association internationale de semiótique visuelle,, 1:1, 1996, 23-34. .

 

— Le silence parlant des images, in Protée,24:1: Rhétoriques du visible, pp. 37-46.

 

— On the distance of possible readings. Comments on Elkins, James, On the impossibity of close reading, in Current Anthropology, 37:2, April 1996, pp. 215-216.

1995:

 

— On pictorality. The impact of the perceptual model in the development of visual semiotics, in Sebeok, Th., & Umiker-Sebeok, J., eds., The semiotic web 1992/93: Advances in visual semiotics, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York 1995, pp. 67-108.

 

— In search of Swedish Nature, and the Polish translation W Poszukiwaniu Szwedzkiej Natury, in Magazyn Sztuki, 8, 4/95, pp. 12-61, Gdansk, Poland

 

— Livsvärldens mediering. Kommunikation in en kultursemiotisk ram, in Holmberg, Claes-Göran, & Svensson, Jan, utg. Mediatexter och mediatolkningar. Nya Doxa, Nora 1995, pp. 33-78.

 

— Za progiem domu ludu, in Kombi-nacja, obrazy swecji, Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot 1995 (Polish translation of Beyond the threshold of the Peoples Home, in Castro, Alfredo, ed., Combi—nación imagen sueca. Casmo Info: Umeå 1993; 47-64)

1994:

 

— Prologomena to a semiotic analysis of prehistoric visual displays, in Semiotica 100: 3/4, July 1994, 267-332. Special issue: Prehistoric signs, edited by Paul Bouissac

 

— Les rondeurs secrètes de la ligne droite. A propos de “Sans titre” de Rothko in Les Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques, Limoges, 34-36, 1994, pp. 41-76.

 

— Sémiotique visuelle et écologie sémiotique, in RS/SI, Montréal, 14:1-2, printemps 1994: 31-48.

 

— Fantasins ankarfästen. Någon om bildavbildningar och andra overkligheter, in Sjölin, Jan-Gunnar, ed., Konst och bildning. Festskrift till Sven Sandström. Carlssons, Stockholm 1994, ss. 245-268.

 

— The culture of modernism. Conference at Second International Congress of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Lund, July 27-29, 1992. In Semio-Nordica, II:3, 1994.

1993:

 

— Die Semiotik des Bildes. Zum Forschungsstand am Anfang der 90er Jahre, in Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 15: 1-2, 1993; ss 131-164.

— Pictorial semiotics, perceptual ecology, and Gestalt theory. Review of Saint-Martin, Fernande, La théorie de la Gestalt et l’art visuel, in Semiotica 99: 3/4, April 1993: 319-399

 

— The multiple bodies of man. Project for a semiotics of the body, in Degrés, Bryssel, XXI: 74, été 1993: d1-d42.

 

— Beyond the threshold of the Peoples home: Nine artists in search of Swedish nature (and/or culture), in Combi—Nación, Imagen sueca, Umeå 1993, ss 47-64

1992:

 

— Le mythe de la triple articulation. Modèles linguistiques et perceptifs dans la sémiotique des images, in Balat, Michel, Deledalle-Rhodes, Janice, & Deledalle, Gérard, ed., Signs of Humanity L’Homme et ses signes. Proceedings of the Fourth congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Barcelona/Perpignan, Mars-April 1989.. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 1992; Volume I, ss. 149-156.

 

— Tjugofem års soppa på Panzanis pasta. Postbarthesianska betraktelser över bildsemiotiken. Conference to Norska sällskapet för Semiotik, Bergen, November 1989; in Livstegn, nr 8, 1, 1992; ss 7-40.

 

— In search of the Swedish Model in Semiotics. Considerations on a body of literature in the process of constitution; in Semiotica, 90:1/2, May/June 1992; ss. 31-123

 

— Bodily semiotics and the extensions of man, in Tarasti, Eero, ed., Center/Periphery in representations and institutions. Proceedings from the 3rd Annual Meeting and Congress of The International Semiotics Insitute, Imatra, Finland, July 16-21, 1990.: International Semiotics Institute, Imatra 1992; ss 185-210.

 

— The semiotic function and the genesis of pictorial meaning, in Tarasti, Eero, ed.,Center/Periphery in representations and institutions. Proceedings from the 3rd Annual Meeting and Congress of The International Semiotics Insitute, Imatra, Finland, July 16-21, 1990.: International Semiotics Institute, Imatra 1992; ss 211-256.

 

— Comment le sens vient aux images. Un autre discours de la méthode. Conference at Université Laval, Québéc, Spring 1991: In Carani, Marie, éd., De l'histoire de l'art à la sémiotique visuelle. Les Nouveaux Cahiers du CÉLAT/Les éditions du Septentrion, Québéc 1992; ss 29-84.

 

1991:

 

— Kroppens byggnad och bruk. Några semiotiska modeller. Conference at Symposium om icke-verbala uttrycksmedel organised by Kungliga Vitterhets, Historie- och Antikvitetsakademien, Stockholm, oktober 1989. In Hermerén, Göran, ed., Att tala utan ord. Människan icke-verbala uttrycksformer, Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholm 1991, ss. 83-100.

1990:

 

— Rudimentos de una retórica de la caricatura, in Investigaciones semióticas III. Actas del III simposio internacional de la Asociación española de semiótica, Madrid 5-7 de diciembre de 1988; volumen II, pp. 389-400. Madrid: UNED 1990.

 

— The challenge of visual semiotics. Review of Saint-Martin, Fernande, Sémiologie du langage visual, in The Semiotic Review of Books, 2, 1990, ss. 6-8.

 

— Vägen bortom bilden. Datorbilden inför bildsemiotiken, in Konstvetenskaplig bulletin, 36, hösten 1990.

 

1989-90:

— Bildanalysens plats in semiotiken, in Konstvetenskaplig bulletin, 35, hösten 1989, ss. 28-40.

 

— A bibliography of pictorial and other kinds of visual semiotics, in EIDOS. Bulletin international de sémiotique de l«image, 2, 1989, ss. 3-29; och 2, 1990, ss. 5-42.

1987:

 

— Notes sur la macchia de Kandinsky; le problème du langage plastique, in Actes Sémiotiques: le Bulletin , X, 44, décembre 1987; ss. 23-28.

1986:

 

— Interaccion o identidad. Para una semiótica de la inmigración. Published in the acts of Primer Coloquio Internacional Latinoamericano de Semiótica, Paris 1986

1981:

 

— Du corps propre à la grande route, in Bulletin du Groupe de recherches sémio-linguistiques , 18, ss. 31-42 1981.

 

1979:

— A plea for integral linguistics, in Papers from the 5th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, del II, ss. 151-166. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International 1979.

 

— Hermeneutics of the linguistic act, in Papers from the 5th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, del IN, ss. 283-294. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International 1979.

1976:

 

— Introduction aux espaces langagières, in Matières, 3, 1976.

 

— Au sujet des fondements de l’analyse phrastique par P-A. Brandt,. Lund: Working Papers from the Phonetics Laboratory and the Department of Linguistics, Lund University, 14, 1976.

 

 

Textbooks and teaching materials:

2003-2006:

 

— Introduction to visual rhetorics (Power Point presentation in five parts)

2004:

 

— Introduction to semiotics (Power Point presentation in six parts)

 

1997:

 

— Bildsemiotikens system och historia In CD-Semiotiskt — Semiotik och moderna medier i bildämnet. Marner, Anders (ed.), Umeå: Umeå Universitet. 35-76. Also published on the CD-ROM disc CD-semiotiskt, Umeå 1997 and on the Internet

1992:

— Bildbetydelser. Inledning till bildsemiotiken som vetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur 1992.

 

 

 

Essays:

2003:

— Konstens semiotik - och vardagens/The Semiotics of Art — and of Everyday Life. In exhibition catalogue of Lund Art Gallery 6/6-10/8, 2003: Füsun Onur, Aydan Murtezao¹glu, Hale Tenger,

2002:

 

—De elfte septembrarna. En betraktelse i tiden. In Ume´ Glokal 9.11, September 11, 2002, pp.3 (Also on the web)

2000:

 

— Semiotiken av i dag - och semiotiken av i går. In Bild i Skolan, 4, 2000, pp. 29-31

1997:

 

— Turkbadet åt turkarna. In catalogue/newspaper of the project Smitta, Malmö Konstmuseum, May 1997.

1996:

 

— Om pest, kolera och andra anrättningar. In Recept. Konstprojektet Smitta, Moderna museet, Stockholm 1996 pp. 25-32

 

— Obituary: Bertil Malmberg, in IASS-AIS Bulletin — Annual ‘95/’96, pp. 69-71

1995:

— The second Infotopia, text forming part of the artwork Blowing in the windows, created by Casmo Info, Eventa, in Uppsala, june 1995, published on the World Wide Web.

1993:

— El (re)descrubrimiento del modernismo en la Patagonia, in Heterogénesis, 4-5, 1993, ss 16-18. Translation of Modernismens (åter)uppkomst i Patagonien, written for the exhibition of Juan Carlos Peirone/Joaquím Alonso, Lunds konsthall, Spring 1993.

 

— The nature of culture in art, in Bipolart symposium..

 

— Öppet brev till Gert Z om Umberto, Roland och några till, in Bild in skolan 64:4, 1993; 24-27.

1992:

— Studier in CasmoPolitik. Galleri Forum: Stockholm 1992.

1991:

— Ceci n’est pas un Castro. Allegori över västerländsk bildhistoria, in Paletten 204, 1/91, ss. 8-13..

 

— Traktat om teckenfabrikationen. Ahnlunds, Umeå 1991.

1986:

— Bildbåg, in Hjärnstorm , 24, 1986, ss. 46-49.

1985:

— Semiotik och/eller kritik? in Hjärnstorm , 22, 1985, ss.18ff.

1984:

— Semiotiken mot Zemiotiken, in Hjärnstorm , 17, 1983 ss. 42-46; och 18, 1984, ss. 39-46.

 

— Näsa för semiotik — på jakt efter bildens beståndsdelar, in Hjärnstorm, 20/ 21, 1984, ss. 58-69.

 

— Att diskutera semiotik: vad döljer Nordströms knytnävar? in Bild in skolan, 55:1, 1984, ss. 33-38.

1979:

— Le mythe en son miroir, in Son Magazine, 100, 1979, ss. 78ff.

 

 

Translations:

 

— Swedish translation of Jean-Marie Floch, Sémiotique plastique et langage publicitaire, first version 1985, second version in 1991, published in the anthology, Att tolka bilder, edited by Jan-Gunnar Sjölin, Studentlitteratur, Lund 1993

— Translation from French to English of Hammad, Manar, La privatisation de l'espace (Limoges: Nouveaux Actes Sémiotiques, 4-5, 1989), with the title The privatisation of space (Studies in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics 2002:1). Lund: School of Architecture. The English translation can be bought from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics, Lund University