Transmedial Turn?Potentials, Problems and Points to Consider

8–11 December 2020, University of Tartu, Estonia

Applications are invited to participate in the conference “Transmedial turn?” – the second conference in a series of academic gatherings dedicated to the study of inter-semiotic processes in culture.

As the title of the conference indicates, the central topic of inquiry is the cultural shift from logocentric to increasingly intersemiotic, intermedial and transmedial processes and its impact on disciplines that study textual transfers, relations between semiotic systems or media, and new media practices. We foreground the notion ‘transmedia’ – with its prefix trans- meaning ‘across’, ‘beyond’, ‘through’ – to highlight the ubiquity of processes and phenomena of media crossovers. 

The conference aims at bringing together scholars from disciplines interested in textual transfers across languages, genres and media, among them Translation Studies, Semiotics, and Adaptation Studies, and to promote a more complex understanding of the transmedial processes and phenomena in culture, particularly of the diverse and novel theoretical perspectives, concepts and methods used in various disciplines for approaching these processes and phenomena.

Keynote Speakers

Irina Rajewsky, Free University of Berlin

Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware

Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne

Honorary Speakers

Peeter Torop, University of Tartu

 Lars Elleström, Linnaeus University


  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2020
  • Notification of acceptance of paper presentations: 15 April 2020
  • Registration opens: 1 May 2020
  • Registration form will be available on this site on 1 May 2020

For more details and the detailed call for papers, please visit the official website of the conference

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