Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Semiotics and Visual communication

Posted on the behalf of Paul Middleton, Executive Dean, The School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

The School of the Arts at the University of Northampton and The Cyprus Semiotic Association are collaborating to host a conference and poster exhibition in Northampton, 24th – 26th  October 2014.

Submissions for papers are now invited on the theme of The Culture of Seduction [The Seduction of Culture], with speakers invited to explore the ways in which attraction and appeal have been marshaled and utilised in a variety of communication strategies and approaches to mass and popular culture. How in a ‘seduced’ contemporary environment are the semiotic aspects and power of ‘seduction’ used within visual communication, and is this sufficiently persuasive to lead to modified behaviors, either positive or negative? If so, might it be that such manipulation opens up a space where extremes become apparent and occasionally pose ethical problems?

The conference aims to explore how verbal and non-verbal cues work in synergy to construct ‘seductive’ messages in Visual Communication.

I am delighted to confirm that keynote speakers include Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London.

We invite you to submit a proposal and would be grateful if you could also forward this information to anyone else who you believe may be interested.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th June 2014 and full details can be found on the conference’s web site at


The Design Museum, London (Wikimedia Commons)


About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

Posted on May 27, 2014, in Conferences, Events, News, School of Education, School of Health, School of Science and Technology, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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