Call for Papers – Punctum. Narrativity & Multimodal Communication in the Age of New Media
Punctum – Narrativity & Multimodal Communication in the Age of New Media
Guest Editor: Nicolae-Sorin Drăgan. Human beings have developed the instinct of narrativity as one of the fundamental solutions to the problem of transmitting thoughts and experiences from one mind to another (Greimas & Courtes  1982; MacIntyre 1981; Fisher 1987; Bruner1991; Haidt 2012). It seems that our minds are resonating when we build and share meanings with the otherness in narrative forms (Stephens, Silbert, & Hasson 2010). Thus, we are emotionally and cognitively motivated to engage in cooperative behaviors (Zak, 2012). Through narratives, we can restore to otherness both the un-predictability of the real, with the paradoxes and the spectacle of ordinary life, but also its possibility, the prolongation of the real in possible worlds.
Romance Federation of Semiotics
Federazione Romanza di Semiotica
Federação Românica de Semiótica