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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:11:41 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 711.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (23)
Subject: Prolamat 98: Call for participation and Program

[2] From: Thierry van Steenberghe <t_vs@compuserve.com> (103)
Subject: Announcement -please post

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 15:22:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Prolamat 98: Call for participation and Program

>> From: Prolamat 1998 <prolamat_owner@lii.unitn.it>

---- Call for participation and Program -----
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I I >>> IFIP PROLAMAT 98 <<< I I
I TRENTO - ITALY September 9-11, & 12 1998 I

The Call for papers has been very succesful: over 140 refereed papers will
be presented at the conference in three technical tracks:

1 Sharing experience from telecom use in industry for agility and innovation
2 Human and machine communications, modeling, standard representation, reuse
3 Telecom and agility impact on software technology for discrete manufacturing

The program will include keynote speeches, an applied track organised in
thematic sessions, and a selection of R&TD projects co-financed by the
European Community on subject areas related to PROLAMAT 98.

For information about program, registration fees, accomodation and forms,
please find the Call for participation and preliminary Program on the
PROLAMAT 98 weekly updated web site: http://prolamat.cs.unitn.it

Please note that the deadline for the reduced registration fee is May 10,
1998, and that early registration and early travel & hotel booking is

prof. Gianni Jacucci, Conference Chair

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 13:11:20 -0400
From: Thierry van Steenberghe <t_vs@compuserve.com>
Subject: Announcement -please post

Apologies in advance to those who receive more than one copy of this
Please forward to lists or individuals you think may be interested.

Second Announcement and Call for Participation!

Please post.



International Conference "Magritte au risque de la sémiotique"

Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis

Brussels, Belgium, 22-23 May 1998.


The Theme

o The conference is organized on the occasion of the centenary of René
Magritte's birth (1898-1967). The importance of Magritte is considerable
and his images are very often reproduced.
Designed to thwart cultural habits, they are largely exploited by culture
and have been "naturalised". People say about them "It's Magritte's".
By deepening our knowledge of Magritte through semiotics, we hope to
counter the cultural rob of this work's originality, due to its very

o The work and thought of the Belgian surrealist painter form an area of
study which lends itself particularly well to a semiotic analysis: is there
a better example to introduce a reflection about the transparency and the
opacity of signs than the famous "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"?
Magritte presents his paintings as "a visible trace of thought": he
reflected about the relation between "words and images" and about questions
such as resemblance and similarity, the hidden visible, the representation,

o From putting together Magritte and semiotics, a reciprocal
enlightenment can be expected: Magritte's work will allow semioticians to
sharpen their concepts, while the semiotic analyses will bring a new
understanding of the work. The invited speakers have been selected so as to
trigger a confrontation between aesthetics and different semiotic


Per Aage BRANDT, U. of Aarhus.
(title to be announced)

Joseph COURTES, Université de Toulouse II.
Les valeurs personnelles, de R. Magritte

Andre DE TIENNE, University of Indianapolis.
Ceci n'est-il pas un signe ? Magritte sous le regard de Peirce

Jean-Patrick DUCHESNE, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles.
Magritte et la publicité

Nicole EVERAERT-DESMEDT, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles.
Un objet hybride. Etude de cas : La culture des Idées

Groupe mu: Francis EDELINE et Jean-Marie KLINKENBERG, Université de Liège.
Les pièges de l'iconisme. Nouvelle enquête sur le commissaire Magritte

Rene JONGEN, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles.
De la justesse poétique, ou du dicible pongéen au visible magrittien

Serge LEGARE, Université Laval, Québec.
Iconisation, indexicalisation et symbolisation dans la peinture de Magritte

Stamos METZIDAKIS, University of Washington.
Magritte au carrefour de la peinture et du poème en prose

Jose Maria NADAL, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.
Esthétique de la discursivisation et de la prédication chez Magritte

Nathalie ROELENS, University of Antwerpen
Les modalités de l'invisible magrittien

Joël ROUCLOUX, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve.
Un chant d'amour ? Chirico, Magritte, Breton

The working language for the conference will be French.

Related event:

An important exhibition "Magritte" is held in Brussels from 6 march to
28 June 1998, at the "Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique".
Please note that this exhibition is organized along a 'time slot' scheme,
is thus only accessible upon prior reservation.

More information, e.g. about the programme and the lodging possibilities,
as well as registration forms can be obtained from:


Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis
boulevard du Jardin Botanique, 43

B-1000 Bruxelles (Belgium)

Fax: +32-2-211-7997
E-mail: everaert@fusl.ac.be


A French version of this announcement is available on request, and can also
be found on the Web site indicated above or on the Web site of the
AISV/IAVS (Association Internationale de Sémiotique Visuelle/International
Association of Visual Semiotics), at the URL:

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