Friday, March 27, 2009
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
8th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2009)
(2-5 December 2009)
TRANSPARENCY, CONTROL AND POWER:
ISSUES IN LEGAL SEMIOTICS
Convenor: Vijay K. Bhatia
Conference Venue: Department of English, City University of Hong Kong .
The overall aim of a State is to protect the social order in which the individual liberty of the citizen is a major concern. As a consequence the State should guarantee simultaneously and paradoxically a high level of individual freedom and an order in which such freedom is made possible and guaranteed.
The 8th International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law invites contributors to reflect on the growing importance of Transparency, Control and Power in our international community and how these main ideas have been examined over the years. Contributors may choose to explore semiotic, rhetorical, pragmatic, sociolinguistic, psychological, philosophical and/or visual perspectives on Transparency, Control and Power.
Papers which examine the ways ‘actors’ in our society (legislators, politicians, activists, movie producers, singers, painters, graffiti artists, photographers etc.) have provoked public discourse to confront Transparency, Control and Power are particularly welcome.
The Roundtable will provide an opportunity for a general discussion of issues in the semiotics of law as well as open discussions to increase our knowledge about our Transparency, Control and Power with respect to Legal Semiotics.
In the interest of a cohesive roundtable, prospective participants are requested to adhere to the theme as outlined in the call for papers.
Selected papers will be published in a special annual issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (http://www.springer.com/law/journal/11196).
Anne Wagner, Ph. D., Senior Lecturer, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (France)