PER AAGE BRANDT
Ph.D., University of Copenhagen
Doctorat d'Etat, Sorbonne I, Paris

Director of Center for Culture and Cognition

Department of Cognitive Sciences, Emile B. de Sauzé Professor

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Emile B. de Sauzé Professor

Laboratory of Applied Research in Cognitive Semiotics, Director

Contact Information
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
216-368-2725

Email: peraage.brandt@case.edu

POSITIONS AND HONORS

1971-1972         Research  Scholarship, University of Copenhagen

1972-1975         Associate  Professorate. University Center of Roskilde

1975-1993         Associate  Professorate, University of Aarhus

1993-1998         Research  Professorate, Research Director Center for Semiotics,                              University of Aarhus

1998-2005         Full Professorate, University of Aarhus

2005-Present     Emile B. de Sauzé Professor, Chair of the Dept. of Modern                              Languages, app.  Dept. of  Cognitive Science, CWRU

 

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

2001-2002      Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences                               (Stanford, California).

1990               Guest Professor, École des Hautes Études and Collège                                             International de Philosophie, Paris

1989               Guest Lecturer, University of Bologna; Harvard University,                          Cambridge;  University of Louvain, Belgium; University of Rosario,                          Argentina.

1988- 1989     Organizer of the network of European Student                                                 exchange Erasmus/Socrates in Semiotics.

1983-present   Associate of Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e di                             Linguistica, Univeristy of Urbino, Italy, organizer of yearly                           conferences on a broad range of literary, linguistic, and cultural                             subjects.

1972-1994      Member of Groupe de Recherches Sémio-linguistiques, EHESS, Paris.

1975-1985      Co-founder of the international research group SIGMA.

1967-               Founding editor of scholarly journals Poetik (1967), Poetica et                          Analytica (1973), Semiotik (1980), Almen Semiotik (1989),                          and Banana Split (poetry in translation, 1990-).

PRIZES AND DISTINCTIONS

2002         Grand Prix de Philosophie de l’Académie française (“pour l’ensemble                    de son oeuvre”)

2004       Officer of the Order of the Dannebrog (decorated personally by the                  Queen of Denmark, “in appreciation of his work in translating                                    from French to Danish and from Danish to French”).

2002      Officier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres  (awarded by the French Minister                 of Education,“In appreciation of his work in translating from French to                  Danish and from Danish to French.”)

1994      Prize aw. by the Danish National Fund for the Endowment of the Arts

1993      The Aarestrup Medal of Poetry, awarded by the Minister of Culture of                  Denmark "in appreciation of his poetic oeuvre"

1971      Prize aw. by the Danish National Fund for the Endowment of the Arts.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

(well over two hundred publications in Danish, French, Spanish, German, English, and Italian; a partial list follows) 

 

BOOKS

  • Spaces, Domains, and Meaning. Essays in Cognitive Semiotics, Bern: Peter Lang Verlag (2005)
  • The Roman Jakobson Centennial Symposium, ed. Brandt, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, No. 29, Copenhagen (1998)
  • Morphologies of Meaning, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (1995)
  • Dynamiques du sens, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (1994)
  • La Charpente modale du sens. Pour une s?olinguistique morpho-g?tique et dynamique, Amsterdam, New York: John Benjamins (1992)
  • Qu'est-ce qu'une promesse?, Paris VII Conference Proceedings ed. Brandt, Aarhus University Press (1991)
  • Semiosis - Per Aage Brandt, special issue in Spanish on the author, No. 25, ed. A. Bundgaard, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (1990)
  • Linguistique et semiotique : Actualit?e Viggo Br?, Conf. Proceedings ed. Brandt, Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Copenhague XXII (1989)
  • Recherches semiotiques (1971-1984), Aarhus: Dept. of Romance Studies (1985)
  • L'analyse phrastique. Introduction a la grammatique, Bruxelles, Paris: AIMAV (1973)
  • Homunculus [essays on art], Aarhus, Center for Semiotics (2004)
  • Det menneskeligt virkelige [Human Reality], Copenhagen: R?ns Sorte Bibliotek (2002)
  • Tegn, ting og tanker. Semiotiske essays [Signs, Things, and Thoughts. Essays in Semiotics] , Copenhagen: Basilisk Sigma (1998)
  • Mere byrde til kulturen! [More Load on Culture!], Copenhagen: R?ns Sorte Bibliotek (1991)
  • Den br?ende fornuft. Essays [Burning Reason], Copenhagen: Munksgaard (1989)
  • Sky og krystal - tr?af en postmoderne erkendelse [Cloud and Crystal - Aspects of Postmodern Thinking], Copenhagen: R?ns Sorte Bibliotek (1986)
  • K?ighedens semiotik [Semiotics off Love], Aarhus: Sjakalen (1984)
  • Sandheden, s?ingen og d? Semiotiske aspekter af kulturanalysen [Truth, Sentence, and Death. Semiotic Aspects of Cultural Analysis], Copenhagen: Basilisk (1983)
  • Den talende krop [The Speaking Body], Copenhagen: Rhodos (1980)
  • Tegn S?ing Subjekt [Sign Utterance Subject], Aarhus: GMT (1974-a)
  • Arkitekturens praksis [The Practice of Architecture], co-authored, Copenhagen: Borgen (1974-b)
  • Tekstens teater [the Theatre of the Text], Copenhagen: Borgen (1972)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

(An abbreviated  list of peer-reviewed and published articles)

2005

2005    (with Line Brandt) "Cognitive Poetics and Imagery" European Journal of English Studies, vol. 9, n. 2, pp. 117-130.

2005   "Form and meaning in art"

2005    "Making sense of a blend. A cognitive semiotics approach to metaphor". Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, vol. 3, pp. 216-249.

2005   "Mental spaces and cognitive semantics: a critical comment". Journal of Pragmatics, vol. 37, pp. 1578-1594.    

2005   "Literalness and the nature of meaning", tóDZ´ Studies in Language 11: "The Literal and Non-literal in Language and Thought", pp. 325-333.

2004

2004     "Toward a Cognitive Semiotics", key note article in (ed.) Pierre Fastrez, Recherches en Communication, 19, Dossier Cognitive Semiotics, Université catholique de Louvain.

2003

2003a    "Mental Space Networks and Linguistic Integration", in Cognitive Linguistics in Spain at the Turn of the Century (I), ed. J. Marín Arrese et al., AELCO, Madrid

2003b    "From Gesture to Theatricality, CISL-kollokviet "Le corps et ses mises en scène", Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, volume VII, No. 1, 'Embodiment and Awareness. Perspectives from    Phenomenology and Cognitive Science', ed. Natalie Depraz & Shaun Gallagher

2003     "Cognitive poetics and practice", in: Gavins, J. and Steen G. 'Cognitive Poetics in practice', London and New York, Routledge, pp. 188-ff.

2002

2002a  "Qu’est-ce que l’énonciation?", in (ed.) A. Hénault, Questions de                    sémiotique, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France

2002b    "What is music?" Key note lecture at the 13 Nordic Musicology Conference, University of Aarhus, in French and Spanish in: spansk i Doce Notas Preliminares No. 10, Madrid

2001

2001   "Le motif analytique des Prolégomènes  (Omkring sprogteoriens  grundlæggelse) — Une critique et une reconstruction", Il Circolo Glossematico, Univ. di Padova, red. Romeo Galassi &  M. De Michiel: “Louis Hjelmslev a cent’anni dalla nascita”, JANUS nr. 2., Imprimitur, Padova

2000

2000  "The Architecture of Semantic Domains. A Grounding Hypothesis in Cognitive Semiotics", Revista Portuguesa de Humanidades, Vol. 4, 1-2, 2, Faculdade de Filosofia da U.C.P., Braga. 

1999

1999 "Magritte — le théâtre robuste de la variation imaginaire", in: (ed.) N. Everaert-Desmedt:  Magritte au risque de la sémiotique, Publications des  Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles

1998

1998   "Cats in Space. Baudelaire's "Les chats" read by Jakobson and Lévi-Strauss, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, No. 29, Copenhagen

1997

1997   "Language in a cognitive and semiotic framework", International Journal of  Communication, Vol.  VII No. 1-2, 1997, New Delhi: Ed. Bahri

1996

1996a    "Morphogenèse et rationalité. Réflexions sur le baroque", in: Puissance du Baroque. Les forces, les  formes, les rationalités", Paris: Editions Galilée 

1996b "What's new? - 50.000 years of Modernism", in: 'The Modern Subject', University of Bergen

1995

1995  "The grounds of schematism", BLIcK (Bremer Linguistisches Kolloquium), Band 6, 'Studien zur Phonologie, Grammatik, Sprachphilosophie und Semiotik', red. K. H. Wagner & W. Wildgen, Universität Bremen

1994

1994 "Pour une phrastique intégrale", Sémiotiques, 6-7, 'Linguistique cognitive et modèles dynamiques',  Paris: Ed. Didier

1993

1993 "De la linguistique structurelle à la linguistique cognitive. Avec  Hjelmslev". In: (ed. M. Rasmussen), 'Louis Hjelmslev et la sémiotique contemporaine'. TCLC 24, Copenhagen

1992

1992a  "La struttura modale del tempo. Un'analisi discorsiva, dinamica e localista",  Carte Semiotiche, 2,   Bologna

1992b   "Metaphor and Motivation. A semiotic approach", in Proceedings of the Seminar 'Motivation in Language', org. Centro Internazionale di Studi Semiotici e Cognitivi, Università di San Marino

1991

1991 "Signe et inférence". Versus, nr. 54, (ed. I. Pezzini), Rome

1990

1990 "The Dynamics of Modality: a catastrophe analysis", RSSI (Recherches    Sémiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry), Vol. 9, nr. 1-2-3, Université du Québec à Montréal

1989

1989a  "Quantity in Iconicity. Esthetics and the Peircean Sign", C. S. Peirce Sesquicentennial  International Congress", Harvard , Cambridge, Mass.

1989b  "Agonistique et analyse dynamique catastrophiste du modal et de l'aspectuel. Quelques  remarques sur la linguistique cognitive de L. Talmy". Semiotica, (special issue ed. Pierre Ouellet), 77-1/3

1988

1988  "Las formas simples de la interacción", Estudios Semióticos, 15, Barcelona

1987

1987 "Esquisse d'une sémiotique de la tonalité," in: 'La musique comme langage (II)', Degrés, no. 53  (ed. Eero Tarasti).

1986

1986   "Der Semiotische Aufbau der Welt", Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 10, 1-2, Tübingen1

1986  Sémiotique. Dictionnaire raisonné de la théorie du langage, II, (red. A.-J. Greimas), entries  Aspectualisation, Condition, Convention, Fiction,  Fonctif, Ironie, Isotopie, Monde possible,  Passion, Groupe, Paris: Ed.Hachette

1984

1984  "Fragment d'une analyse modale de l'éthique aristotélicienne", Actes  Sémiotiques - Bulletin, VII  31, E.H.E.S.S., Paris

1983

1983  "Echanges et narrativité", in:(ed.) M. Arrivé & J.-Cl. Coquet, Sémiotique en  jeu, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins

1982

1982  "Quelques remarques sur la véridiction", Actes Sémiotiques Documents, IV, 31, E.H.E.S.S., Paris.

1980

1980a  "Oralité et subjectivité", in: Oralità. Cultura, letteratura, discorso, (red.) Bruno Gentili, Giuseppe  Paioni, Ed. dell'Ateneo, Rome

1980b  "Polémique et subjectivité" in: Le Discours polémique, Centre de Recherches  linguistiques et sémiologiques de Lyon, Presses universitaires de Lyon

1978

1978  " La diégesis, estructura y proceso de la ficción" In: Lingüística y Literatura,   red. Renato Prada Oropeza, Texto Crítico, Cuadernos no. 6, Universidad   Veracruzana, Mexico

1975

1975  "Seymour sliced the salami with a knife" [G. Lakoff], Papir I-3, Copenhagen

1973

1973a "Grammaire textuelle et problématique du sujet", Le Discours social, 3-4,  'Socialité de l'écriture', Paris

1973b  "La Chanson de l'exil, ou l'euphorie du contrat", Lingua e Stile VIII-3,        Bologna

1972

1972a  "The White-haired Generator" [A. Breton], Poetics 6, Haag

1972b   "Dom Juan ou la force de la parole", Poétique 12, Paris

1971

1971  "Proposition, Narration, Texte", Documents 4, C.I.S.L. University of Urbino

OTHER

  "Letting, Making, and the Dynamics of Causation"

  "Narrative models and meaning"

  "Evdentiality and enunciation. A Cognitive Semiotics Approach "

  "Dynamic schematism and the cognitive semantics of language"

  "Music and how we became human"

2004

2004   "Spinoza's error and the philosophy of cognitive science", June 2004

2003

2003     "On the dialogical grounding of discourse coherence" Center for Semiotic  Research, Winter Symposium, January 2003.