University of Palermo, Italy
Francesco Mangiapane is a researcher in Semiotics at the University of Palermo where he teaches Semiotics of Cultural Heritage and Semiotics of Gastronomy. He is vice-president of Circolo Semiologico Siciliano and directs, together with Gianfranco Marrone, the series “Nuovi quaderni del Circolo Semiologico Siciliano” for the publisher Museo Pasqualino. His research interests include the relationship between food and cultural identity, political discourse, visual identity and branding, and media representations in movies and cartoons. He is the author of Cuccioli. Critica dei Cartoni Animati (Meltemi 2020), Retoriche social. Nuove politiche della vita quotidiana (Museo Pasqualino 2018), Peppa Pig (Doppiozero 2014). Among the latest edited volumes are Images of Europe: The Union between Federation and Separation (with Tiziana Migliore, Springer 2021), Culture del tatuaggio (with Gianfranco Marrone, Museo Pasqualino 2018) and Animals in Law (International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, volume 31, 2018).