Call for Papers: Legal Visual Semiotics

Call for contributions for two-volume Treatise on Legal Visual Semiotics, Anne Wagner, Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy and Richard Sherwin, eds.

The overall aim of the proposed two volumes is to fill the gap between law, semiotics and visuality. As an original
project, its aim is to provide a comprehensive analytical overview of legal visual semiotics. The two volumes will endeavor to adopt a comparative perspective with a view to identifying a common ground for semiotics analyses of the converging and/or merging aspects of law and the visual.

Contributions should reflect the interdisciplinary nature of legal semiotics research. They should focus on:

– Theories and conceptualization of legal visual semiotics
– Pictorial semiotics and law
– Visuality of legal language
– Media and the law

Expression of interest should be addressed by e-mail to:  Abstracts should be submitted by February 15, 2009.

Full details available at SSRN.