Volume 07 : Issue 01 : 2021
Semiotics of Contagion: Models and Media in a Synergistic Epidemic

Edited by: Gary Genosko


Punctum. is a blind peer-reviewed, on-line journal dedicated to the semiotic study of contemporary cultural texts, practices and processes, published by the Hellenic Semiotic Society, member of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS).

Aspiring to provide a venue for the advancement of international semiotic scholarship, the journal is published twice a year (July & December) in English, although submissions in French and German will be accepted as well. Punctum.’s Editorial Board reflects both its international scope and the diversity of contemporary semiotic research and theory.

Punctum. invites submissions (original research papers, review articles, book reviews) across a wide range of semiotic fields and methodologies on an on-going basis, and regularly puts out calls for special issues with guest editors. The journal’s contents are registered with CrossRef and indexed in Scopus.



Articles Introduction: Semiotics of Contagion (137 downloads)
Gary Genosko, Guest Editor
The heroes of the pandemic: On the Discursive Construction of ‘the Healthcare Workers’ Collective during the COVID-19 Crisis (95 downloads)
Sebastián Moreno Barreneche
A semiotic approach to Greek internet memes during the Covid-19 pandemic (203 downloads)
Thomas Bardakis
A semiotic comparison of mass media representations of the swine flu and Covid-19 pandemics: Observing Narcissus Narcosis (104 downloads)
Alin Olteanu, Florian Rabitz and Augustė Nalivaikė
Right-wing media’s rendering of Ro: Media, misinformation, and affective contagion (92 downloads)
Benjamin Bandosz
Intersensorial translation of coughing-and-sneezing in an epidemic social context (74 downloads)
George Damaskinidis
All models are wrong, but some are useful: mathematical models at the time of Covid-19 (99 downloads)
Roberta Buiani
Contagion and Capaciousness: The Shifting Worlds of Living Models (97 downloads)
Gary Genosko
Reviews Political semiotics – Democratic normativity (90 downloads)
Ulf Hedetoft
The semiotics of the pandemic (110 downloads)
Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos and Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Frightening conflictual identities and reassuring affective ties in our contemporary conspiracy theories (80 downloads)
Anna Maria Lorusso
Renewed semiotics, revisited concepts, new proposals. A few gazes at Maria Giulia Dondero’s approach to the image (85 downloads)
Katarzyna Machtyl
Expanding translation studies: a (bio)semiotic approach (94 downloads)
Margherita Zanoletti
Full Issue Volume 7, Issue 1 (2021) Full Issue (202 downloads)
Gregory Paschalidis
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