Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics
The 45th Annual Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 7-11, 2020
The theme for this year’s conference is Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics. The conference centers on considering precarity through the framework of semiotics. Presenters are encouraged to develop panels and submissions that consider semiosis, semioethics, and precarity. As always, we welcome abstracts on any subject with a connection to semiotics (both theoretical and applied), not solely those inspired by this year’s theme.
The Society is interdisciplinary and international, welcoming voices of colleagues from all disciplines and countries.
Please include the following information in your submission:
- Author’s name
- Institutional affiliation and academic status
- Email address
- Title of submission with a maximum 150-word abstract in English
- A maximum of six keywords
Abstracts for individual papers or panels and organized sessions (3-4 papers) as well as poster presentations must include all of the above information. Papers are for a 20-minute presentation.
Please indicate in your abstract submission if you plan to present your paper in a language other than English. An acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract will be sent to you within two weeks from the date of submission. Electronic letters of acceptance will be sent to the selected participants starting May 10, 2020 and will continue until June 30, 2020.
Send all submissions to EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssa2020 by May 31, 2020.
To join the Semiotic Society of America and register for the SSA 45thAnnual Conference, please visit https://www.pdcnet.org/wp/services/2020-ssa/ or call: +01-434-220-3300, Toll-Free: 1-800-444-2419 (US & Canada). We encourage early registration.
Additional Conference Information
Papers presented at the meeting will also be considered for publication in Semiotics 2020, the Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America. The SSA Yearbook is an annual peer-reviewed publication series sponsored by the Semiotic Society of America, providing both a timely overview of current developments in semiotic research and a regular outlet for members of the Society to publish papers on their current work. Further details and deadlines will be specified in the Annual Conference Program.
Student submissions are eligible for the Roberta Kevelson Award, which will honor the best student paper presented at the 2020 Annual Conference. Students who wish to be considered for the Kevelson Award should indicate their interest on EasyChair at the time of abstract submission. Full paper submissions must be uploaded to EasyChair by September 20, 2020. Questions regarding the Roberta Kevelson Award should be directed to the Review Committee Chair André De Tienne at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to scheduled paper sessions, there will also be keynote and plenary speakers to be announced.
The 45th Semiotic Society of America conference will be held October 7-11, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh Downtown, PA. To make your room reservation, please go to the Web Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50048957. The special rate for SSA participants is $159/per night (single or double room).
Please note that in accordance with Article 4, Section 4 of the SSA Constitution: “Only Individual, Students, and Honorary members in good standing may offer papers to the Program Committee for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society.” Membership must be in good standing at or before the time of abstract submission.
SSA Membership and Conference Registration Fees
- SSA Membership Dues (Regular) – $75.00USD
- SSA Membership Dues (Student) – $50.00USD
Conference Registration Fees:
- Conference Registration (Regular) – $200.00USD (late registration of $225.00USD after August 25, 2020) Onsite regular registration is $250.00USD
- Conference Registration (Student) – $80.00USD (late registration of $90.00USD after August 25, 2020) Onsite student registration is $100.00USD
One meal (Dinner) $60.00USD
We look forward to welcoming you in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
2020 Program Committee
Ronald C. Arnett (Chair), Duquesne University, USA
Isaac Catt, Duquesne University, USA
Frank J. Macke, Mercer University, USA
Susan Mancino, Saint Mary’s College, USA
Jamin Pelkey, Ryerson University, Canada
Galina Sinekopova, Eastern Washington University, USA
Elżbieta Wąsik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland