The 1st International Symposium “The future of semiotics: Towards a reality, Beyond the Absolute”
The 1st International Symposium on Semiotics will take place from 21 – to 25 of May , 2015, at the International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The title of the project: “The future of semiotics: Towards a reality, Beyond the Absolute”.
The object of the Symposium is the advancement of the semiotics – study of signs in Kyrgyzstan.
The Purpose of the Symposium
The aim of the annual symposium is to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of semiotics related language, literature, culture and other. We invite scholars, researchers and academicians from a wide range of disciplines, organizations and countries to participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, or observer. This will be an international symposium with most delegates from Russia, the USA, Europe and Asia. It also encourages attendance of students and graduates from different countries.
Key note speaker of the simposium:
- Farouk Y. Seif, (Ph.D., AIA, Executive Director of the Semiotic Society of America, Professor Emeritus, Antioch University Seattle)
- Duishon Shamatov (Ph.D., Kazakstan. Professor at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education)
- Marklen Erikovich Konurbaev, (Doctor of Philology, Professor, the Moscow State University)
- Representatives of the Public Affairs section (US Embassy)
- Daut Ersoy (Turkey)
- Mehmet Ili (Ph.D.)
Current interest in semiotics – study of signs is undoubtedly related to our increasing awareness that cross-cultural relations, understanding the world around us, establishing our identities and sharing with our experiences are deeply indebted to a variety of signs, sign systems and language that surround us. Since linguistics, literature and culture are fields that we accomplish through signs: written, oral, bodily and other verbal and non-verbal signs, semiotics appears well suited to furthering our understanding of the cultural and philosophical processes of thinking, symbolizing and communicating. Resorting to different semiotic perspectives academic papers and proposals in this symposium will deal with questions about the studying, teaching and learning of semiotics as well as the history and epistemology of signs, symbols and their signification. Symposium will also include discussions about the development and implementations of the national and regional semiotic schools.
The importance of signs and symbols has been widely recognized, but very few researches have been developed theory and practice and research programs on semiotics, the study of signs. This symposium will discuss principal perspectives and approaches of semiotics, its application and implications for the further research development in Kyrgyzstan. Despite the increasing attention paid to semiotics and to the interpretation of symbolism in social, cultural and political life, the field so far lacks a solid theoretical base. Taking into consideration this fact the researchers in the field of linguistic, social, cognitive, cultural, literary semiotics in Kyrgyzstan under the guidance of Doctor of Philology, semiotician Zina Karaeva have developed the basis and theoretical foundations and framework of the group of semioticians whose works focus on the integration of the semiotic doctrine into the academic life of the Kyrgyz Republic. Therefore, this symposium will be a starting point for a new group of researchers whose works have acknowledged and integrated semiotics that focus on signs, symbols, signification and interpretation of signs in different cultures.
This symposium will collect articles on semiotics from over the world and can advance theory development and substantiate expanded methodologies for the research on semiotics, symbolism and signification in Kyrgyzstan. It will cover themes on history of semiotics, discuss semiotic approaches and present the implications of semiotics for theory and research. This first international symposium on semiotics in Kyrgyzstan will be a transdisciplinary meeting serving a diverse community of scholars with common interests in the study of signs and sign systems.
The mission of symposium is to support innovative academic papers, analytical and critical approaches to better understanding postmodern world through semiotics. This symposium will be beneficial in different ways. It will promote understanding of cross-cultural issues, human relationships in the time of globalization and transition to postmodern world. Semiotics and sign theories are relevant to different sciences, social sciences, and humanities, it can apply to the disciplines as diverse as anthropology, communication, literary criticism, linguistics, pedagogy, philosophy, religion, and technology. Thus, diversity of semiotics and its sphere will promote to mutual understanding between different nations and can serve as the basis of sharing social, cultural and personal experiences.
All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content. In order to approach these issues from a variety of angles, we invite papers on the subjects of theoretical and applied semiotics but not limited to empirical research in the fields of interdisciplinary context:
– Semiotic Epistemology
– Cognitive Semiotics
– Cultural Semiotics
– Textual Semiotics
– Semiotics of Education
– Semiotics of Translation
– Semiotics of Literature, Cinema, Theater, etc.
– Semiotics of Mass Media, Globalization and Internet
– Semiotics of Music
– Semiotics of Religion
– Semiotics and Anthropology
– Semiotics and Linguistics
– Semiotics and Communication
– Semiotics and Philosophy
– Semiotics and the Self
Submission of Abstracts and Proposals
A 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to email@example.com by May 21-25 _ 2015. Abstracts for individual papers or panels and organized sessions (3-4 papers) as well as poster presentations must include all of the following information:
1. Author’s Name(s)
2. Institutional Affiliation and Academic Status
3. Email Address
4. Title of the Abstract
5. 250- to 400 – Word Abstract (in Times New Roman 12)
6. Keywords (maximum 6 words)
The working language of the conference is English. The abstract submission deadline is _____________. For further information, see the conference website: ___________________.
All participants are requested to complete the registration form and return it via electronic mail to ___________________________________________________________ 25, 2015.
Registration fee (publication included): ___________________________.
Registration fee for research assistants and graduate students: ____________________.
The fee does not cover accommodation and travel expenses. It covers only the conference pack, two lunches, refreshments at intervals.
Papers presented at the meeting will also be considered for publication in 2015 conference Proceedings.
Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________________, or visit the conference website which will be announced soon.
Zina Karaeva (Chair), Doctor of Philology, International University of Kyrgyzstan.
Kanykei Kalieva – Assoc. Prof., PhD (Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University)
Gulmira Turgunova – Assoc. Prof., PhD (Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Mahabat Alishova – Assoc. Prof., PhD (Bishkek Humanities University)
Aida Kasieva – Assoc. Prof., PhD (Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University)
Duison Shamatov – Assoc. Prof. PhD (Nazarbaev University, Kazakhstan)
Aida Asylbekova –Acting Assoc. Prof., PhD (Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University)
Gulsaira Ibraimova – Acting Assoc. Prof., PhD (International University of Kyrgyzstan)
Mehmet Ili – PhD (….University, Turkey)
Nargiza Urazalieva (Senior teacher of the IUK )
The 2015 Program Committee is looking forward to welcoming you in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan!