Semiotics and Memory Studies

Course Information
TitleΣημειωτική και Σπουδές Μνήμης / Semiotics and Memory Studies
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600014992

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
What do we remember ? How do we remember ? How does memory affect interpretation and the forms of memorialization and how is it shaped by them ? The lesson discuss the semiotic infrastucture of the emerging interdisciplinary field of Memory Studies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the Semiotics of Culture Memory Studies: historical, anthropological and legal-political aspects Semiotics of Memory and Theories of Evolution Memory and the Holocaust Material mnemonic culture after World War II Memory and Public Sculpture Memory Studies: the state of the art Representations of Memory: the Cultural Memory of Memory Archeology of Memory I Archeology of Memory II Cultural Memory, Cultural Texts and Remediation Internet: Memory and Oblivion
memory studies, memorial culture, evolutionary neuroscience
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Two essays.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
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