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Actants, Actors, Agents - A Comparison Between Languages and Theories of Action
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University of Turin
Lexia (New Series) is a semiannual journal edited by the semioticians of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy, and published by Aracne, Rome.
The second issue of 2009 will be devoted to the theme “Actants, actors, agents: a comparison between languages and theories of action”. Part of the volume will contain the proceedings of the roundtable about this topic organized in Turin on December 3, 2008 (with contributions by Marina Sbisà, Ugo Volli, Guido Ferraro, Maurizio Ferraris, etc.). The second part of the volume will contain essays and articles sent to the editor, and selected through a double blind peer review process.
The next issue of Lexia aims to foster multi-disciplinary reflection on the concept of agency, broadly conceived as the way in which an ability to act is attributed to some elements of reality. In particular, articles are expected to predominantly but not exclusively focus on the following questions:
1) Through what semio-linguistic structures are some elements or aspects of reality conceived as characterized by agency?
Articles are due by June 15, 2009.
Every author who submits an article to Lexia commits to anonymously review up to three articles, sent to Lexia for the next issue or for the following ones.
Lexia invites reviews of published works on semiotic matters. Published works on semiotics matters that authors would like to be reviewed by Lexia can be sent at any time to the following address:
5. Format and style sheet
Acceptable length: 25.000 – 30.000 characters, including blanks
Language: English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Other languages will be accepted if appropriate peer reviewers can be found.
Images: maximum 10, to be provided separately in high resolution (600 dpi), indicating the place where images must be displayed within the body of the article; when applicable, copyright must be acquired before publication
Abstract and key-words: every text must be sent with a 250-500 word English abstract and five keywords in English
Sending: Microsoft Word files must be sent in attachment to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright: Lexia leaves the copyright of published articles to authors.
Style sheet: Please use MLA formatting and style