Call for paper "Tattoo Iconologies"

Call for Paper is launched under the second international seminar organized by the Sicilian Semiological Circle dedicated to "TATTOO ICONOLOGIES", taking place in Palermo on December 1-2, 2017.
In addition to carrying out a documentary review, the conference aims to extend the field and the methods of semiotics to the Tegumentary Mark to analyze the textual relationship between the icons and the bodies, between the soma and the semen (body paints, wounds, perforations, scarification , markings, etc.) as well as the encyclopaedic tactics of the skin and its envelopes. The direction of the speech is obviously twofold: on the one hand the speech (and the story) on the tattoo, and on the other the tattoo that in itself discusses and tells.
Communication proposals should be included between 1,500 and 2,500 max batts (spaces included) plus a short bibliography of reference (max 5 titles). In the proposals you must indicate: Name, Surname, institution of membership and role, address and telephone number. Communications, and related proposals, may be in French, English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Proposals must be sent to both of the following e-mail addresses:,

with the indication 'Iconology of the tattoo' in the object.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2017

Acceptance notification will take place by October 10, 2017