Call for Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law has issued a call for papers for its upcoming special issue on “Music, National Identity & Law”. Abstracts with a maximum of 300 words should be submitted by December 1, 2016 to guest editor Anne Wagner at If accepted, the maximum length of papers is 15,000 words and they must be written in English. The call for papers includes the following:

Music is a space of possibilities, a realm of cross-cultural events where interpretation is deeply rooted in history and societal evolution. The main complexity is to analyze the coded meaning and view how the same signs, notions and concepts are appropriated, translated, rehistorized and read anew in songs, be they pop songs or national anthems.

This special issue will explore the richly complex manifestations of ‘Music, National Identity and Law’ in the following ways:

How do we stimulate our senses with music?
How do we combine music with national identity and law?
Is music combined with other sign systems?
How de we ‘hear’ music, national identity and law?
What is the creatively approach perception of Music, National Identity and Law?

 The issues is expected to be published some time during 2017 or 2018.

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