CFP "Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity" Toulouse, France, March 31, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Marie C. Bouchet, University of Toulouse

"Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity"

The purpose of this conference is to investigate how one conceives or experiences the circulation of representation between codes in intersemiotic works. It aims at examining what is at stake when one moves from one art form to another, as in adaptations, or when works themselves circulate between semiotic codes and combine them (operas, films, graphic novels, installations, iconotexts…). Is trans-code circulation fluid, or does one code predominate? Is intersemioticity merely the illusion of circulation, with codes remaining hermetic to one another, or is it the "effect" of another code instead of an actual circulation between systems of representation?

Papers discussing, but not restricted to, the following topics are especially welcome:

• The dissemination of a given theme or story through art(s) and through time, from one adaptation to another;
• Intersemiotic writing: how trans-code circulation operates;
• The study of multisemiotic works.

Date of the Conference: March 31, 2011, in Toulouse, France

Please send 300-word proposals to by June 30, 2011.

Applicants will be notified by July 10, 2011 if their proposal was accepted.