Marcel Danesi is known for his
work in language, communications, and semiotics. He is a frequent
lecturer, writes extensively, and is the editor of Semiotica.
Danesi is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the
University of Toronto.
After teaching Italian for many years,
Marcel now teaches semiotics and communications courses which draw
hundreds of students each year. His program is evolving into one
of the largest in the world. He is also a guest professor in
Lugano, Switzerland each year.
One of the most significant aspects of
Marcel’s work is his effort to make the ideas of semiotic theory
accessible to a broad range of interests. Although known as
semiotic scholar with publications in academe, he writes for
non-academic audiences as well, and frequently appears as a guest
on Canadian public television.
Marcel, along with Linda
Rogers, is the editor of the new series, Language and
Communication, of which Poetic Logic is the first
volume. Marcel, Linda, and François Tochon
are editors of the International
Journal of Applied Semiotics – the publication of the
American Education Research Association’s Special Interest Group
on Semiotics and Education.