Per Aage Brandt,
Emile B De Sauzé Professor of Modern Languages
Professor in Cognitive Sciences
Office Guilford 103
Born 1944 Buenos Aires, Danish citizen. M.A. 1971 (University of Copenhagen). Dr. Phil. 1987 (Doctorat d'État, Sémio-linguistique, Sorbonne). Associate Professor at the University of Roskilde 1972. Served at the University of Aarhus 1975-2005. Director of the Center for Semiotics since 1992. Research Professor 1993 through a 5 years contract and grant by the Danish National Research Foundation for the program in General and Dynamic Semiotics. Founder of the Center for Semiotics at the University of Aarhus. Co-editor of the European Semiotics Series, Peter Lang Verlag . 1998 Professor of Semiotics.
2001-2002 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford.
2005 Appointed Emile B. de Sauzé Professor of Modern Languages at Case Western reserve University.
Received the 'Grand prix de philosophie 2002' de l'Académie Française. Made 'Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres', 2002, by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2004 attributed the Cross of the Order of Dannebrog by Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, to honour service to the Nation.
Trained in Romance Philology, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, specialized in structural linguistics and structural semantics, later in cognitive semiotics and cognitive poetics. In general and Romance linguistics, he has made contributions to grammar and elaborated a semantic parsing model: stemmatic syntax . In the field of text theory and analysis, he has made significant contributions to the study of enunciation , diegesis , modality, dynamic schematisms, mental spaces and conceptual integration.
He is the author of a dozen of academic books and some two hundred fifty published articles in semiotics, semantics, linguistics, poetics, literary criticism, aesthetics, musicology, and philosophy. He has translated classical and modern literature and philosophy (espec. French, Spanish). He is the author of 28 volumes of poetry, the founder of the journal of poetry Banana Split and co-founder (1987) of the School of Writers, Copenhagen.
Recent publications include
La Charpente modale du sens, John Benjamins, Amsterdam 1992
Dynamiques du sens, Aarhus University Press 1994
Morphologies of Meaning, Aarhus University Press 1995
Spaces, Domains, and Meaning, European Semiotics, 4, Peter Lang Verlag, Berne 2004