Andacht, Fernando

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Full Professor, Department of Communication
1978 – Licenciado en Letras, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, Montevideo, 1981 – MA General Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1998 – Dr. Phil. Latin American Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 2001 – PhD Communication and Information, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

DMS, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 11124
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext 2520
fandacht@uOttawa.ca

Research Interests

  • Semiotic theory applied to Media analysis
  • Representation of reality in Audiovisual discourse
  • Micro-sociological study of Media’s impact in everyday life
  • A socio-semiotic approach to the documentary genre and the reality show

Biography

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses

Ongoing research

"The representation of the real at the age of its media spectacularization" Research Grant of the National Center of Research, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa (CNPq), Brasilia, Brazil.  

Selected publications

Books

ANDACHT, F. (2003), El reality show: una perspectiva analítica, Buenos Aires, Grupo Editorial Norma, 139 pp.

Book chapters

ANDACHT, F. (2007).  On the use of self-disclosure as a mode of audiovisual reflexivity, Self-Reference in the Media, W. Nöth  & N. Bishara(eds.), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

ANDACHT, F., and MICHEL, M., (2007). El turista accidental: el cine como ensayo icónico-simbólico sobre la identidad humana. Colección de Semiótica Latinoamericana, ‘Semióticas del cine’, Maracaibo: Asoc. Venezolana de Semiótica/Laboratorio de Investigaciones Semióticas/Univ. Del Zulia (publication date: September 2007) (pp. 15)

ANDACHT, F.,  (2007). Um encontro inesperado do modelo semiótico da representação e da análise goffmaniana da experiência no marco da epistemologia comunicacional. Cenários, Teorias, Epistemologias da Comunicação, J. Ferreira (ed.) Rio de Janeiro: E-Papers, pp. 153-170.

ANDACHT, F.  (2006). A experiência estética do indicial: a representação do real no documentário e no reality show, Comunicação e experiência estética , César Guimarães (ed.), Editora UFMG, pp. 153-189.

ANDACHT, F. (2006). La representación televisiva de lo real y la semiótica triádica de C.S. Peirce, Proyectar Imaginarios, A. Silva (ed.), UNAL- IECO- La Balsa Libros, pp. 193–213.

ANDACHT, F. (2006). Le discret charme des hyper-rituels culinaires dans Big Brother Brasil Scènes gourmandes: Rencontres Biennale Internationale des Arts Culinaires 2005, J-J. Boutaud (ed.), Jean-Paul Rocher, pp. 113-118. 

ANDACHT, F. (2006). Os mundos da mídias: reflexões metodológicas sobre produção de sentidos midiáticos. A. Fausto Neto, (ed.), Editora Universitária da UFPB. pp. 199-220.

Articles

ANDACHT, F. (2007).  La comunicación periodística y la relación de asimetría en el proceso de integración del Mercosur. INTEXTO16,2007/01.  http://www.intexto.ufrgs.br/

ANDACHT, F. (2006). O cuca improvável, seus assistentes e o teórico da feijoada. Os hiper-rituais da convivialidade em um reality show.Revista Interinhttp://www.tamanduadesign.com.br/ interin/home.htm, no.1, (12 pp.). 

ANDACHT, F. (2006). Violencia y legitimidad social. De Signis9, 219-231.

ANDACHT, F., & MICHEL, M., (2005).  A semiotic reflection on Self-Interpretation and Identity, Theory & Psychologyv.15 (1), 51-75.

Conference presentations

ANDACHT, F. (September, 2007). Signs, exile and cunning: on some Latin-American songs of forlorn displacement. Paper presented at the 3rd World Congress of the International American Studies Association (IASA), in the Workshop “«Title_of_the_Workshop»”, held at the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

ANDACHT, F. (September, 2007). On the meaning of cooking, eating and preparing the self at the reality show Big Brother Brazil, Paper presented at the 2007 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, (CD-Rom), Montreal, Canada.

ANDACHT, F. (June, 2007).  Close encounters with the filmed Other: on the index appeal of the documentary poetics of Eduardo Coutinho. Paper presented in the Cinema & Communication Session, at the 9th International congress of the International Association of Semiotic Studies titled held at the University of Helsinki and at the International Semiotics Institute of Imatra, Finland.

ANDACHT, F. (June, 2007). Reflections on a Brazilian TV indexical fable: the inclusion of the signs of the Other in the performance of the real. Paper presented in the Communication & Spectacle Session, at the 9th International congress of the International Association of Semiotic Studies titled held at the University of Helsinki and at the International Semiotics Institute of Imatra, Finland.