Frankfurter Rundschau berichtet über internationale Konferenz

'Zirkussemiotik' Zirkus I Wissenschaft

Zirkus Gr _ _er

Vom 15. - 17. April 2015 fand in Münster in Kooperation mit dem Cirque Buffon die internationale Konferenz Zirkussemiotik statt. Wissenschaftler_Innen aus aller Welt kamen auf der ersten deutschen Konferenz zusammen, die diesem Thema gewidmet war.


Die Frankfurter Rundschau Nr. 49 (27./28. Februar 2016) berichtete über die Konferenz der GS PoL und führte mit der Organisatorin und Promovierenden Franziska Trapp ein Interview, das hier eingesehen werden kann.

Zum Programm der Tagung geht es hier.


The project Zirkus | Wissenschaft aims at establishing the Circus as an object of cultural studies, something which in Germany has been so far largely unexplored. For this purpose, the conference wants to bring together scholars from all over the world to create an interdisciplinary network which then offers
an opportunity for intense scientific exchange, support for ongoing research projects and a possible initiation for further plans.

Semiotics of the Circus focuses on how and under which conditions meaning is produced and transmitted in the so called New Circus, and in which way this depends on the construction of meaning in traditional circus performances. Semiotics, the theory of meaning creation which analyses the use of signs and the different kinds of sign processes, will help to provide answers to these initial questions.
The conference centered around three topics:

1. Semiotics of the Traditional Circus
2. Semiotics of the New Circus
3. Possibilities of analysing New Circus Performances