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Subject: SSA Call for Papers
Author: [log in to unmask] (Jean Umiker-Sebeok)
Date: 2/2/97 4:52 PM
**Call for Papers**
22nd Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America
Oct. 23-26, 1997
Understanding the creative process, through which "a symbolic domain
in...culture is changed"*, is one of today's greatest intellectual
challenges and the central theme of the 1997 meeting of the Semiotic
Society of America. The meeting will feature an exciting mix of scholarly
papers, performance sessions, events at various Louisville sites, public
workshops and distinguished keynote speakers. Papers, performances, and
organized sessions are solicited which deal with the semiotic aspects of
creativity in any cultural domain -- science, the arts, humanistic inquiry,
commerce, politics, the media, technology. Papers on other topics of
relevance to semiotics are also welcome. (* M. Csikszentmihalyi,
Creativity, Harper Collins, 1996)
You need not be a member of the SSA to submit a proposal, but please note
that appearance on the meeting program does require membership in the SSA.
More information about SSA membership is provided below.
*How to Submit a Proposal for an Individual Paper/Performance*
1) Send a short abstract (75 words) describing your presentation. Include
your name and affiliation (and those of any co-presenters) on this
2) Submit a long abstract (not to exceed 1 single-spaced page) of your
presentation. Do NOT include your name or affiliation on this abstract,
since this version will be used by the Program Committee to do a blind
review of your proposal.
3) Send 3-5 keywords which indicate the major subject(s) your presentation
deals with. (If your proposal is accepted, this abstract will be published
in the meeting program, and the keywords will be used to help assign your
presentation to an appropriate session and to provide a program index to
4) List ALL of the audio-visual equipment you require. (UNLESS THIS
INFORMATION IS RECEIVED WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, THE SSA CANNOT
GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL BE ABLE TO MEET YOUR EQUIPMENT REQUEST.)
5) Send your name, mailing address, telephone no., and email address,
including where you can be reached during the summer.
*How to Submit a Proposal for an Organized Session*
1) Send a short abstract (75 words) describing your session as a whole,
plus a short abstract for each of the presentations which will be made in
your session. These abstracts should include the name and affiliation of
organizers and presenters.
2) Send one long abstract of your session (not to exceed 1 single-spaced
page for each session), which should include descriptions of each of the
individual presentations which will be included. Do NOT send a long
abstract of every presentation. Do NOT include any names or affiliations on
your long abstract.
3-5) See above.
*How and Where to Submit a Proposal*
You are strongly encouraged to submit your proposal by email. Please copy
your abstracts and other text and paste them into an email message to:
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If you prefer to submit your proposal by regular mail, please send a
diskette with the electronic version of your abstracts and other
information to: Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Chair, SSA Program Committee, SLIS,
Indiana University, Main Library 005A, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA. Both Mac
and PC formats are acceptable.
If you submit your proposal in printed form only, please send 1 copy of the
short abstract, and 7 copies of the long abstract.
*When to Submit Your Proposal*
The deadline for submission of proposals is May 1, 1997.
*SSA Membership Information*
Membership in the SSA is open to all interested parties. Membership
includes a subscription to the SSA newsletter, "Semiotic Scene" and its
journal, "The American Journal of Semiotics". To join, send the following
information, along with your dues payment, to:
Terry Prewitt, Executive Director
Semiotic Society of America
UWF Box 32086
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola FL 32514
Type of membership (see below):
REGULAR: $35 (Individual) and $45 (Joint)
STUDENT: $25 (Individual) and $35 (Joint)
*For Further Information*
For further information about the program of the annual meeting, please
contact Jean Umiker-Sebeok, at the addresses or numbers given below.
For information about membership in the SSA or hotel accommodations in
Louisville, please contact Terry Prewitt, at the address given above or at
*Please Help Spread the Word*
Please distribute this announcement to your favorite Internet sources.
Thanks for your help!!
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School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 005A
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel (812) 855-5389/ Fax (812) 855-6166
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