Theories of Semiotics and Translation

Course Information
TitleΘεωρίες Σημειωτικής και Μετάφραση / Theories of Semiotics and Translation
Title in FrenchTheories semiotiques et traduction
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006460

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students could distinguish the content of semiotics, its fields of research, the most eminent semioticians and the applications of semiotics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims at introducing students to semiotics and semiology, its basic notions, trends, and schools and connecting this field with translation studies.
Semiotic theories, schools, basic notions
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261.0
Reading Assigment80.3
Written assigments783.1
Student Assessment
The course includes continuous evaluation and written exam or submission of an essay in the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Λαγοπουλος, Αλέξανδρος-Φαίδων & Κάριν Boklund-Λαγοπουλου (2016). Θεωρία σημειωτικής: Η παράδοση του Ferdinand de Saussure. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη. 2. Κουρδής, Ε. (2020). Σημειωτική και μετάφραση: από τη σημείωση στη διασημειωτικότητα. Αθήνα: Ινστιτούτο του Βιβλίου- Καρδαμίτσα.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Barthes, Roland (1957). Mythologies. Paris: Seuil. 2. Barthes, Roland (1964): “ Eléments de Sémiologie”, Communications 4: 91-135 3. Cobley, Paul (2001). The Routledge Companion to Semiotics and Linguistics. London and New York: Routledge. 4. Danesi, Marcel (2000). Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 5. Eco, Umberto (1992). La production des signes. Paris: Librairie Générale Française. 6. Eco, Umberto (1994). θεωρία σημειωτικής. Αθήνα: Γνώση. 7. Eco, Umberto (2003). Εμπειρίες μετάφρασης. Λέγοντας σχεδόν το ίδιο. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα. 8. Fabbri, Paolo (2008). Le tournant sémiotique. Paris: Lavoisier. 9. Fontanille, Jacques (1995). Sémiotique du visible: des mondes de lumière. Paris : PUF. 10. Goupe μ. (1992). Traité du signe visuel. Pour une rhétorique de l'image. Paris: Seuil. 11. Greimas, Algirdas.-Julien & Joseph Courtes (1993). Sémiotique. Dictionnaire raisonnée de la théorie du langage. Hachette: Paris. 12. Greimas, Algirdas.-Julien (1963). Semantique structurale. Hachette: Paris. 13. Jakobson, Roman (1963). Essais de linguistique generale. Les fondations du langage. Paris: Minuit. 14. Joly, Martine (1993). Introduction à l’analyse de l’image. Paris: Nathan. 15. Klinkenberg, Jean Marie (1996). Précis de sémiotique générale. Bruxelles: De Boeck. 16. Kress, Gunther & Theo van Leeuwen (1996). Reading images – The grammar of visual design. London: Routledge, 1996. 17. Lotman, Juri ( 2004 [1992]). Culture and explosion. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 18. Lotman, Juri (2013). The Unpredictable Workings of Culture. Tallinn: Tallinn University Press. 19. Lotman, Juri (1990). Universe of the Mind. Indiana University Press: Bloomington and Indianapolis. 20. Nöth, Winfried. 1995. Handbook of Semiotics. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 21. Salupere, Silvi, Peeter Torop & Kalevi Kull (eds.) (2013). Beginnings of the Semiotics of Culture. Tartu: Trtu University Press. 22. Tryfonas, Peter-Pericles (ed.) (2015). International Handbook of Semiotics. Dordrecht: Springer. 23. Van Leeuwen, Theo (2005). Introducing Social Semiotics. London & New York: Routledge. 24. Van Leeuwen, Theo (2011). The Language of Colour. London and New York: Routledge. 25. Δημητρίου, Σωτήρης (1998). Λεξικό όρων επικοινωνίας και σημειωτικής ανάλυσης. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη,
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