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CentersSouth-East European Center for Semiotic Studies

Prof. Kristian Bankov, PhD

Prof. Kristian Bankov, PhD

kbankov@nbu.bg

 

Academic position: Full Professor

 

Scientific degree: PhD

 

Major research interests: theoretical semiotics, semiotic research of brands, of the consumer culture and new media

 

Other research interests: economic value, money signs

 

Possible expertise in: research of brands, evaluation of study programs, analysis of new media

 

Teaching interests in: applied semiotics, cultural semiotics, brand management, corporate communication

 

Education: 

1989 Secondary graduated from Technical School of Electronics, Sofia

1995 MA in Film and Drama with semiotics (DAMS Spettacolo) at the State University of Bologna (Italy),

2000 PhD in semiotics "Intellectual Effort and Linguistic Work: Semiotic and Hermeneutic Aspects of the Philosophy of Bergson" at Helsinki University

 

Membership in organizations: Secretary General of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS/AIS)

 

Scientific and editorial: member of the scientific committee of the International Semiotic Institute, Kaunas University of technology, Lithuania; member of the editorial board of Lexia, Torino, Italy; and deSignis, Journal of the Latin American Federation of Semiotics

 

International projects: 
2007 - 2009 Coordinator of the project “Sociosemiotics”, financed by HRDC - Bulgaria 
2009 - 2011 Partner in the project „Cooperlink“, financed by the Italian Foreign ministry (MIUR)
2009 - 2012 Partner in SEMKNOW project for the first international PhD program in Semiotics, financed by EU

2012 - 2013 Coordinator of the project “Food and Cultural Identity”, financed by HRDC - Bulgaria

 

Grants: 1997-1999 Grant for a PhD by CIMO, Finnish foreign ministry; 2002, 2004 and 2006 grants from Niilo Helander Foundation for young researchers

 

Main publications:

 

Monographs

 

  1. Intellectual Effort and Linguistic Work: Semiotic and Hermeneutic Aspects of the Philosophy of H. Bergson. Acta Semiotica Fennica Vol. IX, Helsinki, 2000, 168 p. (ISBN 9789519865409)
  2. Семиотични тетрадки. Част I: Уводни лекции по семиотика. изд. на Нов български университет, София, 2001, 143 стр. (ISBN 9545352507) (Introductory lectures in Semiotics)
  3. Семиотични тетрадки. Част II: Семиотика, памет, идентичност. изд. на Нов български университет, София, 2004, 164 стр. (ISBN 9545353325) (Semiotics, Memory, Identity)
  4. Консумативното общество. ЛИК: София, 2009, 264 p. (ISBN 978-954-607-779-0) (The Consumer Society)

 

Articles

 

  • „Текст и интелигентност“. – В: Сборник EFSS ’97, том III, София, 1998, с. 239-255.
  • „Към едно преоткриване на Бергсон“. – В: Анри Бергсон, Материя и памет, София: НБУ, 2002, с. 3-30. (уводна студия към книгата)
  • „Проф. Иван Саръилиев, езикът и семиотиката“. – В: Иван Саръилиев, Усилието да узнаваш, София: НБУ, 2004, с. 58-62.
  • „Битие и резистентност“. – В: Семиотика и идентичност: около Умберто Еко, София: Дом на науките за човека и обществото, 2005, с. 118-148.
  • „Семиотика, памет, идентичност“. – В: Памет, идентичност, съзнание, Орлин Тодоров (съст.), София: НБУ, 2006, с. 63-76.
  • „Семиотичното вдъхновение на Еро Тарасти“. – В: Еро Тарасти, Екзистенциална семиотика, София: НБУ, 2009, с. 3-5. (предговор)
  • „Смисъл и значение на бельото или към една семиотика на бельовния дискурс“. – В: Бельото като дискурс, състав. Георг Краев, София: НБУ, 2010. (http://ebox.nbu.bg/unclo10/) +CD
  • „Голямото дигитално покръстване“. – В: Милад Дуеи, Големият дигитален обрат, София: НБУ, 2011, с. 11-13.
  • „Text & Intelligence“. – В: Snow, Forest, Silence, Acta Semiotica Fennica IV-VI, ISI & Indiana University Press, 1999, pp. 67-80.
  • „The Role of the Intellectual in the Age of Media“. – В: Europe in Flames, Jari Ehrnrooth, Niilo Kauppi (ed.), Helsinki University Press, 2001, pp. 152-155.
  • „Analisi semio-temporale dell’identità, basata su una tipologia della memoria“. – В: Logica, Dialogica, Ideologica, Patrizia Calefato and Susan Petrilli (ed.), Mimesis, Milano, 2003, pp. 249-258.
  • „Le sentier bergsonienne vers la sémiotique existentielle“. – В: Degres, nº116 (Hiver 2003), pp. c1-c7.
  • „Infinite Semiosis and Resistance“. – В: From Nature to Psyche, Acta Semiotica Fennica, vol. XX, Helsinki, 2004, pp. 175-181.
  • „A semio-temporal analysis of identity, based on a typology of memory“. – В: Subject Matters: a Journal of Communications and the Self, London Metropolitan University Press, 2005, Vol. 2, No. 2., pp. 49-58.
  • „Redrawing the Map and Setting the Agenda in Philosophy“. – В: The American Journal of Semiotics, Vol. 21. 1-4 (2005), p. 191-207.
  • „La articulación semiótica del mundo y la temporalidad de su intento“. – В: Diálogo Intercultural, Herrera, M., Brickle, P., Lambert, C., (eds), Sofia, 2006, pp. 191-196.
  • „Bankov’s Razor Versus Martinelli’s Cannon. A Confrontation around Biosemiotics“. – В: Biosemiotics, Springer Netherlands, 1/2008, pp. 397-407.
  • „A sociosemiotic model of the standards for discursive validation“. – В: A Sounding of Signs: Modalities and Moments in Music, Culture, and Philosophy, Robert S. Hatten, Pirjo Kukkonen, Richard Littlefield, Harri Veivo & Irma Vierimaa (eds.), Imatra: Acta Semiotica Fennica, 2008, pp. 253-268.
  • „Cultures of Navigation versus Cultures of Erudition“. – В: Lexia 05/06 2010 Analisi delle culture, culture dell’analisi, edited by Massimo Leone, Rome: Aracne editrice S.r.l., pp. 103-123.
  • „Technology, the Imaginary and the Transfer of Experience: between the Market and Social Networks“. – В: Lexia 07/08 2011 Immaginari. Prospettive disciplinari, edited by Massimo Leone, Rome: Aracne editrice S.r.l., pp. 255-278.
  • „Удоволствието от хипертекста“. – в Градината с розите III. Лекции и слова (2007 – 2014), Веселина Василева (съст.), София: НБУ 2015 г., стр. 50-77.
  • „Консумативни ритуали във Facebook”. – във Всичко за продан. Консумативната култура в България, Евгения Кръстева-Благоева (съст.), София: НБУ, 2014 г., стр. 57-77.
  • “Vistas for organized semiotics” (co-author Paul Cobley) in Semiotica 2016; 211: 9–18, De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin
  • “The treasures of world semiotics” in Chinese Semiotic Studies 12(2): 125-126, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2016.
  • “Preface” in Cobley, Paul and Bankov, Kristian (eds). Semiotics and its Masters Vol. 1. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. ix-xvii.
  • “The copyright of my sensorimotor experience” in Marusek, Sarah (ed.) Synesthetic Legalities. Sensory Dimensions of Law and Jurisprudence: 180-199, London, New York: Routledge.
  • “Богдан Богданов и семиотиката“ в Банков, К. и Гочев, Г. (съст.) От думите към живота. Богдан Богданов и семиотиката, София: НБУ, 2017 г. (“Bogdan Bogdanov and Semiotics” in Bankov, K. and Gochev, G. (eds.) From Words towards Life: Bogdan Bogdanov and Semiotics, Sofia: NBU Publishing house).
  • „Опит върху аналогията между език и пазарен обмен в ‚Курс по обща лингвистика‘“ в Гарнизов, В. (съст) Векът на структурализма, София: НБУ. (“Essay on the analogy between language and money in Course of General linguistics by Ferdinand de Saussure” in The century of structuralism, 2017 Garnizov, V. (ed.), NBU publishing house).
  • „Approaches to the semiotics of money and economic value“ in Signs and Media (2017, Autumn issue), Chengdu: Sichuan University Press, pp. 178-192.
  • “Eco and the Google Search Innovations” in Thellefsen, T. and Sørensen, B. (eds) Umberto Eco in His Own Words, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 119-126.
  • “Hacia una semiótica de la transacción” [Towards a semiotics of transaction] in Pardo Abril, Neyla Graziela (ed.). Materialidades, discursividades y culturas. Los retos de la semiótica Latinoamericana, Bogotá: Istituto Caro y Cuervo. Imprenta Patriotica. pp. 176-191.
  • „Дим и гламур на големия екран: пушенето като изразно средство в киното“ в Бъчварова, Б. (съст), Дискурсите на тютюна, София: НБУ (http://ebox.nbu.bg/tobacco2017/) (“Smoke and glamour: smoking as an expressive means in cinema”, in Tobacco as a discourse, 2017 Batchvarova, B. (ed.), NBU publishing house).
  • 2018 „From Text to Interaction“ in Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication 01 spring 2018, Sofia: NBU publishing house, pp. 9-17.
  • “Overview of Consumer Culture in Bulgaria: From Perestroika to Facebook” in Krasteva-Blagoeva, Evgenia (Ed.) Approaching Consumer Culture. Global Flows and Local Contexts, New York: Springer, 93-111.
  • “Legendary brands and economic value: a semiotic approach” in The American Journal of Semiotics, 34.3-4 (2018), 273-291, doi: 10.5840/ajs201913142
  • “From Gold to Futurity: a Semiotic Overview on Trust, Legal Tender and Fiat Money” in Cheng Le and Marcel Danesi (eds.), Social Semiotics, Special Issue on ‘Legal Discourse analyses and their advances’, 336-350, doi: 10.1080/10350330.2019.1587833
  • 2019 „Cultural transformations of love and sex in the digital age“ in Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication: Love and Sex in the Digital Age. 02 autumn 2018, Sofia: NBU publishing house, pp. 7-17.
  • 2019 „The Pleasure of the Hypertext“ in Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication: Love and Sex in the Digital Age. 02 autumn 2018, Sofia: NBU publishing house, pp. 139-159.
  • 2020.“Cyberbullying and hate speech in the debate around the ratification of the Istanbul convention in Bulgaria: a semiotic analysis of the communication dynamics”, Social Semiotics, 30:3, 344-364, DOI: 1080/10350330.2020.173117 

    Under print:
  • “Flags, Identity, Memory: from nationalisms to the post-truth uses of collective symbols” in Wagner, Anne and Marusek, Sarah (eds.) 2020. Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the Public Narrative through Color. London, New York: Routledge.
  • „Exploring Saussure’s Analogy Between Linguistic and Monetary Signs” in Thellefsen, T. and Sørensen, B. (eds) Ferdinand de Saussure and contemporary Semiotics, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • “Lying as a transaction of value: explorations in semiosis and communication from a new perspective” in Drăgan, Nicolae-Sorin (ed) Differences, Similarities and Meanings. The Interplay of Differences and Similarities in Communication and Semiotics, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • 2020 “Platfospheres and the Web 2.0. Sociocultural Explosion: The Commercial Centre of the Digital Semiosphere” in Sign Systems Studies

 


Community activity: president of “No to Fear Movement” (1997-1998).

 

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