CFP: Semiotic Society of America 41st Annual Meeting

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Call For Papers

Semiotic Society of America 41st Annual Meeting

September 28–October 2, 2016 / Delray Beach, Florida

The Semiotic Society of America welcomes abstracts on any subject with a connection to semiotics. We apply semiotic theories and insights to disciplines as diverse as anthropology, the arts, biology, cognitive science, communication, cybernetics, education, ethics, law, literary criticism, linguistics, marketing, media studies, mathematics, pedagogy, philosophy, religion, and technology.

Please visit EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssa2016

The deadline for submission is May 8, 2016.

Only one submission per author is permitted. There is no limit on the number of times a person may Chair or Respond to a session. (If you have any problems accessing the website, please contact us). Please use Times New Roman in font size 12 and include the following information in your submission:

  1. Author’s name (as it will be listed in the program)
  2. Author’s email & institutional affiliation
  3. Add other authors as indicated above
  4. At the time of submitting an organized session, the individual abstracts for each paper must be submitted
  5. Title of abstract (maximum 15 words)
  6. 150-word abstract as it will be printed in the program
  7. Keywords (maximum 6 words)

Abstracts for individual papers or panels and organized sessions (3-4 papers) must include all of the above information. Papers are for a 20-minute presentation. Early submission of abstracts and proposals is highly recommended. An acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract will be sent to you within two weeks from the date of receipt. Electronic letters of acceptance will be sent to the selected participants by June 30, 2016.

Papers presented at the meeting will also be considered for publication in Semiotics 2016, the Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America. The SSA Yearbook is an annual peer-reviewed publication series sponsored by the Semiotic Society of America, providing both a timely overview of current developments in semiotic research and a regular outlet for members of the Society to publish papers on their current work. Further details and deadlines will be specified in the Annual Meeting Program.

Student submissions are eligible for the Roberta Kevelson Award, which will honor the best student paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Students who wish to be considered for the Kevelson Award should indicate their interest in their abstract submissions, and submit their full papers to Dr. Gilad Elbom by September 1, 2016.

To join the Society and register for the conference, please visit https://www.pdcnet.org/wp/2016-ssa/ or call: +01-434-220-3300, Toll Free: 1-800-444-2419 (US & Canada).

Venue

The 41st SSA Annual Meeting will take place at the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel, 10 North Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida 33483. To make your room reservations, please go to the customized Group Web Link: Book your group rate for Semiotic Society of America or call the Reservations Department 1-561-274-3200. We encourage you to make your reservation by August 28, 2016. After this date, it will be at the Delray Beach Marriott’s discretion whether to accept reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Please follow the link to Semiotic Society of America when making your registration to receive the special rate of $160.00 per night (single or double room), including complimentary guest-room wireless Internet access.

Membership and Registration Fees

Please note that in accordance with Article 4, Section 4 of the SSA Constitution: “Only Individual, Student, and Honorary members in good standing may offer papers to the Program Committee for presentation at the meeting of the Society.” Membership must be in good standing at or before the time of abstract submission.

Membership Fees:

  • SSA Membership Dues (Regular) $50.00
  • SSA Membership Dues (Student) $30.00

Conference Registration Fees:

  • Conference Registration (Regular) $175.00 (late registration $200.00 after August 21, 2016)
  • Conference Registration (Student) $80.00 (late registration $90.00 after August 21, 2016)

Meals Fee (includes the following):       $130

  • Breakfast (3 days)
  • Lunch (3 days)
  • Beverage Service (3 days)
  • Dinner Banquet (1 night)
  • Welcome Reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

We look forward to welcoming you in Delray Beach

2016 Program Committee

  • Debbie Smith-Shank (Chair), Ohio State University
  • Myrdene Anderson, Purdue University
  • Prisca Augustyn, Florida Atlantic University
  • Baranna Baker, University of St Thomas
  • Javier Clavere, Berea College
  • Mary Eberhardinger, Emerson College
  • Gilad Elbom, Oregon State University
  • Christopher Morrissey, Trinity Western University, BC
  • Steve Skaggs, University of Louisville
  • Donna E. West, State University of New York

SSA Executive Director
Farouk Y. Seif
Antioch University Seattle

The American Journal of Semiotics

Dear Colleagues,

The American Journal of Semiotics (TAJS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is currently seeking contributors to a special issue on Music and Semiotics to be published in 2016. The TAJS has some contributors lined up for the topics of: Grunge – Punk – Post-Punk – Alternative – Progressive Rock – Heavy Metal

The TAJS invites your manuscript submissions, on these (or other) musical topics, by the deadline of January 1, 2016. All submissions should be directed to the Managing Editor Christopher Morrissey at morec@mac.com

More information is available at: https://www.pdcnet.org/ajs/Editorial-Team

Best wishes,

Farouk Seif

SSA Executive Director

SSA Yearbook Submission: Semiotics 2015: Evolutionary Love

2015 SSA LOGODear Friends and Colleagues,

Many thanks to those who participated in the 40th SSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. You made the SSA meeting this year a very successful event.

In order to be considered for publication in the SSA Yearbook, please submit your paper by November 30, 2015. The SSA STYLE SHEET will assist you in finalizing your submissions. Typical chapters are from 2000-3000 words (about 8-12 pages typed, double spaced, in standard margins).

All inquiries and submissions should be directed to the Editor, Jamin Pelkey, at jpelkey@ryerson.ca.

I wish you all the best,

Farouk Seif

SSA Executive Director

40th Annual Meeting: Book Exhibit

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The countdown continues for the 40th SSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh! 

We would like to extend an invitation for you to bring sample copies of your published books for display at the Book Exhibit and Gallery Viewing at the Omni Hotel. We will accept books starting Monday, September 21st.  Books may be sent to:

Sarah Flinko

340 College Hall

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

If you have any questions about our book exhibit, please direct them to Sarah Flinko at flinkos@duq.edu

See you in Pittsburgh…!

Farouk Seif

SSA Executive Director

SSA 40th Annual Meeting: Early Registration

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The early registration for the SSA 40th Annual Meeting ends on Friday August 21, 2015. Take advantage of the early bird price discount.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

To join the Society and register for the conference, please visit https://www.pdcnet.org/wp/2015-ssa/ or call: +01-434-220-3300, Toll Free: 1-800-444-2419.

All the best,

Farouk Seif

SSA Executive Director

Deadline Extended for Reduced-Rate Hotel Reservations

pitdtn-omni-william-penn-hotel-lobbyDear Friends and Colleagues,

The Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh has extended the cut-off date for reserving rooms to 5:00 pm local time on September 1, 2015. Please make your reservation ASAP. After September 1, it will be at the Omni’s discretion whether to accept reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. The SSA special rate for a single or double room is $165.00 per night, including complimentary guest-room wireless Internet access and other amenities.

To make your room reservations, please visit Omni William Penn Hotel or call +01-412-281-7100. 

All the best,

Farouk Seif

SSA Executive Director