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Dondero, Maria Giulia

Visiting Fellows


Maria Giulia Dondero is a Senior Research Associate of the National Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and teaches Visual Semiotics at the University of Liège. Her main fields of research are: semiotics of photography, scientific images, enunciation theory in visual language and Big Visual Data. She is the author of three books: Des images à problèmes. Le sens du visuel à l’épreuve de l’image scientifique, with J. Fontanille (2012; Eng. trans. The Semiotic Challenge of Scientific Images. A Test Case for Visual Meaning, 2014); Sémiotique de la photographie, with P. Basso Fossali (2011); Le sacré dans l’image photographique (2009). She has published around 80 peer-reviewed articles in French, Italian, English; some of her works have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and English. She has directed 15 collective works and special issues. She is Co-founder and Director of the peer-reviewed Journal Signata Annales des Sémiotiques / Annals of Semiotics ( and Co-director of the collection ‘Sigilla’ (Presses universitaires de Liège). She is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, such as Actes Sémiotiques, MEI (Médiation et Information), Interfaces numériques, CASA - Cadernos de Semiótica Aplicada, Texto Livre: linguagem e tecnologia. She is General Secretary of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS) and Vice-President of the French Association for Semiotics (AFS). She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Manouba, Tunisia (2012 and 2013); at the UNESP-Araraquara University, Brazil (2014 and 2016) and at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico City (2017).

From: Jun 06, 2019 To: Jun 28, 2019

Structure Département de Langues et littératures romanes (Senior Research Associate (Maître de recherches))

Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS)


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Prof. Claudio Paolucci

Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione