Thursday: 26/08/2021

12:30 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 Kobus Marais (University of the Free State), Reine Meylaerts (KULeuven) & Maud Gonne (ULiège) Welcoming and introduction.
The complexity of social-cultural emergence: biosemiotics, semiotics and Translation Studies
13:20 KEYNOTE: Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin) Indigenizing translation in the ecosemiosphere
14:10 Q&A
14:40 Virtual coffee break


Panel 1 Inter-species translations
15:00 Nikolaas Colpaert & Jack McMartin (HoGENT & KULeuven) What’s in a whistle? An eco-translational exploration of humans making sense of dolphins making sense of humans
15:20 Wioleta Karwacka (University of Gdansk) Explaining animals: Intentionality and deontic modality in translated nature documentaries
15:40 Xany Van Vuuren (University of the Free State) From the horse’s mouth: Umwelt, functional cycle and interpreting
16:00 Q&A
16:30 Virtual coffee break


Panel 2 Social-cultural emergence
16:50 Nasrin Ashrafi (KULeuven) Semiosphere and literary network dynamics
17:10 Andrea Ciribuco (National University of Ireland) Translating, transplanting: Migrant food and the translational ecosystem
17:30 Meihua Song Understanding the emergence of Chinese-language contemporary Tibetan literature
17:50 Q&A
18:20 Virtual coffee break


Panel 3 Beyond binaries
18:40 Saqer Almarri (Binghamton University) Sex and stability: The possible definitions of (inter)sex in Islamic law
19:00 Rindon Kundu (Sri Sri University) Considering the fluidity of translation: Developing an alternative biological model
19:20 Q&A
19:40 – 20:00 Conclusion of Day 1

Friday: 27/08/2021


Panel 4 Intersemiotic creativity
13:00 João Queiroz & Pedro Atã (Federal University of Juiz de Fora) Intersemiotic translation, cognitive artifact and creativity
13:20 Pedro Atã and João Queiroz (Federal University of Juiz de Fora) Emergent sign-action – classical Ballet
13:40 Ana Paula Vitorio, João Queiroz (Federal University of Juiz de Fora) Montage as a transmedial phenomenon
14:00 Q&A
14:30 Virtual coffee break


Panel 5 Translation theories across disciplines
14:50 Sue-Ann Harding (Queen’s University Belfast) Translation as correspondence and telling
15:10 Matt Valler (Queens University Belfast) The shape and force of meaning: Translating the Mississippi
15:130 Kobus Marais (University of the Free State) Incomplete culture: Translation is biosemiotic work
15:50 Q&A
16:20 Virtual coffee break


Panel 6 Human cognition and biotranslation
16:40 Daria Arkipova (University of Tartu) Translating neuroscience to semiotics :A methodological framework to the study of human cognition in AI mediated communication
17:00 Oscar Miyamoto (University of Tartu) The Memory System Framework as a semiotic model of biotranslation
17:20 Q&A
17:40 Virtual coffee break
18:00 KEYNOTE: Terrence Deacon (University of California) Steps to a natural science of semiotic causality
18:50 Q&A
19:20 – 19:40 Conclusion of Day 2

Saturday: 28/08/2021

13:00 KEYNOTE: Frederik Stjernfelt (Aalborg University) Peirce’s theory of self-control and the human condition
13:50 Q&A
14:20 Virtual coffee break


Panel 7 Translation and intersemiotic (res)sources
14:40 Lilian Moreira & João Queiroz (Federal University of Juiz de Fora) Translating Alice in Wonderland through Peircean mature semiotics
15:00 Khelil Lamya (Hunan Normal University & Paris Descartes University) The impact of multimodal semiotics in translating science popularization discourse
15:20 Manuel De la Cruz (University of Salamanca) The information multiverses in Translation (xy) and the emergence of bio-anthropos-noo-cultural open systems dynamics based on a trans-semiotic communication framework.
15:40 Q&A
16:10 Virtual coffee break


Panel 8 Eco-translational processes crossing disciplines
16:30 Uliana Strugovshchikova & Paco Calvo (Russian Academy of Sciences & University of Murcia) Phytosemiotics: Plants and signs
16:50 Katarzyna Machtyl (Adam Mickiewicz University) Environment, ecology and Umwelt: The entanglement of biosemiotics and social anthropology
17:10 Jan Buts Charging the naked eye: Considering a psychedelic Translation Studies
17:30 Q&A
18:00 Virtual coffee break


Panel 9 Biotranslation in the history
18:20 Brian Baer (Kent State University) Biosemiotics and translation : the Soviet context
18:40 Maud Gonne (ULiège) Translation in the sociology of knowledge
19:00 Q&A
19:20 - 19:50 Concluding remarks

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