Mgr. Tyler James Bennett, Ph.D.
Tyler holds a master’s degree in semiotics and a doctoral degree in philosophy, both from the University of Tartu, Estonia. His research interests include literary theory, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, cognitive, bio- and existential semiotics.
His current project at the Palacký University Department of General Linguistics is Digital Ideology Critique. It focuses upon the paradigm shift to life online, developing pragmatic instructions for how to maximize and prolong interactivity with new communication technologies, and theorizing online media as spaces of discourse and ideology construction.
Tyler has been co-host and organizer of Semiosalong, the Afterhours Tartu Semiotic Salon, for seven years. He also operates a personal YouTube channel for general semiotics. He was instructor for the course Methodology for Semiotic Analysis at the University of Tartu for five years, before relocating to Olomouc. He has presented at twenty-four international conferences in eleven countries. His full academic profile can be found here.
Bennett, Tyler James 2021. Second generation semiology and detotalization. Linguistic Frontiers 4(1): 45–53. De Gruyter Open, Sciendo. DOI: 10.2478/lf-2021-0010
Bennett, Tyler James 2021. Detotalization and retroactivity: black pyramid semiotics. Dissertation for the degree of doctor of philosophy. Tartu: University of Tartu Press. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28140.49288
Bennett, Tyler James 2021. Incompatibility, unlimited semiosis, aesthetic function. In: Sütiste, Elin; Gramigna, Remo; Griffin, Jonathan; Salupere, Silvi (eds.), (Re)considering Jakobson. (Tartu Semiotics Library 23). Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 149–163.
Bennett, Tyler James 2017. On the semiotic concept of ground. In: Bennett, Tyler James; Higuera, Claudio Julio Rodríguez (eds.), Concepts for Semiotics (Tartu Semiotics Library 16). Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 213–233.
Bennett, Tyler James 2015. The semiotic life cycle and The Symbolic Species. Sign Systems Studies 43(4): 446–462. DOI: 10.12697/SSS.2015.43.4.05
Bennett, Tyler James 2014. Biosemiotics and bioluminescence. Chinese Semiotic Studies 10(4): 605–615. DOI: 10.1515/css-2014-0053
Bennett, Tyler James 2014. Semiotic propedeutics for logic and cognition. In: Torkild Thellefsen, Bent Sorensen (eds.), Charles Sanders Peirce in his Own Words: 100 Years of Semiotics, Communication and Cognition. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 259–262.
Current Projects and funding
2021. IGRÁČEK DSGC-2021-0147
2021. Aurora Alliance Capacity Development Support Programme (CDS)
2021. Team Member. Humanities Go Digital (HUGOD) 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094363
As a supervisor of master theses
2019 Jorge Luis Flores Hernández. “Subversive narrative strategies in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666”. Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Status: defended.
2018 Anastasiia Bobrova. “Representation of gender in Ukrainian online media”. Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Status: defended.
2016 Daria Arkhipova. “Some principles of art critique elaborated from the works of Juri Lotman”. Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Status: defended
2015 Dimitrios Chatzicharalampous, “(Counter-) cultural mechanism of terrorism: the case study of Red Army Faction in West Germany during 1970–1977”. Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Status: defended.