semiootika osakond
professor of semiotics of culture

contact:
Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu
Tiigi 78-312
50410 Tartu
Estonia

Phone: +372 7 376155
fax: +372 7 375933

E-mail: peeter.torop@ut.ee

peeter torop
main fields of research:
Semiotics of translation and methodology of translation studies
Intersemiosis and intersemiotical processes in culture
Semiotics of Tartu-Moscow School
semiospherical understanding of culture and methodology of semiotic of culture

current research projects:
Typology of cultural autocommunication
Eelretsenseeritava humanitaarteadusliku monograafiasarja Heuremata väljaandmine
Meaning-generation and transdisciplinary methodology of semiotic analysis of culture

latest courses:


other academic activities:
2007 - ... Council of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics of Tartu University
2006 - ... Estonian Semiotics Association (President)
2006 - ... Estonian National Museum (member of the council)
2006 - ... Expert Commission of Humanities of Council of Scientific Competence (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research)
2005 - ... The Council of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research)
2005 - ... Cultural Endowment of Estonia (expert group of the Endowment for Open Estonia Book)
2004 - ... Entretextos (Granada)
2004 - ... Trames (member of editorial board)
2003 - ... Folk Culture
2002 - ... Place and Location

selected publications:
P.Torop. La traduzione totale. Modena: Guaraldi - Logos, 2000, 450 pp.
P.Torop. Kultuurimärgid. (= Signs of Culture) Tartu: Ilmamaa, 1999, 486 pp.
P.Torop, M.Lotman, K.Kull (eds.). Sign Systems Studies 1998-2002, vols 26-30.
J. Bernard, I. Černov, S. Salupere, P. Torop (eds.). New Tartu Semiotics. European Journal for Semiotic Studies 2000, 12(1), 233 pp.
P.Torop. Towards the Semiotics of Translation. Semiotica 2000, 128(3/4): 399-411.
P.Torop. New Paradigm of Culture and/as a New Paradigm of Describing Culture: The Russian Aspect. Russian Culture on the Threshold of a New Century. Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University. Sapporo, Japan, 2001, 33-43.
P.Torop. Cultural semiotics and culture. Sign Systems Studies 1999, 27: 9-23.
P.Torop 2001. Coexistence of semiotics and translation studies. - Mission. Vision. Strategies. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, , 211-220.
P.Torop 2000. Intersemiosis and Intersemiotic Translation. European Journal for Semiotic Studies 12(1): 71-100.
P.Torop 2000. Kultuuri tekstuaalsus (= The Textuality of Culture). In: Kultuuritekst ja traditsioonitekst. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 37-51.
P.Torop 2002. Translation as a working principle of culture. Reality and Subject 6(1): 15-18.
P.Torop 2002. Re-reading of cultural semiotics. Sign Systems Studies 30(2): 395-404.
P.Torop2002. Translation as translating as culture. Sign Systems Studies 30(2): 593-605.

honours and awards:
2001, Yearly Award, Culture and Society - Peeter Torop; National Science Prize
2000, Peeter Torop; Grant Eesti Kultuurkapital
1995, Peeter Torop; Estonian Rebirth Award for maintaining the traditions of the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School (togerther with A.Malts and L.Kisseljova)

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