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Book launch: Critical Global Semiotics

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 03 December 2019

Critical semiotics

24 authors from 13 countries and across 16 disciplines have contributed to the Routledge publication, Critical Global Semiotics: Understanding Sustainable Transformational Citizenship. Some of these authors will be present at this book launch, others will participate online.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Dr Maureen Ellis

Location

Room 739
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL

This book launch aims to provide academics, students, practitioners and policy-makers with an opportunity to:

  • learn more about semiotics
  • meet the authors
  • have questions answered
  • plan further collaboration
  • and participate in a quiz, a raffle, light refreshment and a 20% Routledge discount.

The team also hope to attract journal editors willing to review the book.

About the Speakers

Dr Maureen Ellis

Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Associate Lecturer Open University

Professor Per Aage Brandt

Professor Adjunct of Cognitive Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, USA. He is founder of the journal Cognitive Semiotics and the Centre for Semiotics at the University of Aarhus, DK. Brandt has published extensively on cognitive and semiotic theory of language, grammar, text, poetry, and music, elaborating dynamic models describing patterns of meaning. 

Professor Paul Alan Barker

A trained pianist and composer from the Guildhall School. He has worked as director, conductor with dance, theatre, opera and concert music. His 18 operas have been performed and recorded internationally. His book Composing for Voice, co-authored with Maria Huesca, was published in 2018.  

Dr Gül Esra Atalay

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Sociology of Communication at Uskudar University Faculty of Communication in Istanbul, Turkey. She gained her PhD from the Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism, Istanbul University, in 2014. Her research focuses on new media, social media and their interaction with society.

Dr Alison Greig

A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University Teaching Fellow, Chartered member of CIWEM and Chartered Environmentalist, UK. Following a BSc and PhD at Swansea University Alison began her academic career at Reading University. In 2012 Alison was appointed as inaugural Director of Education for Sustainability at Anglia Ruskin University.