Jeoffrey Gaspard

Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer at the Université libre de Bruxelles

ReSIC Research Center
Department of information and communication sciences
Faculty of Language, Translation and Communication Studies
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Avenue F. D. Roosevelt 50/CP 123,
1050 Brussels


Research interests
  • general semiotics and the philosophy of representation 
  • communication and discourse theories
  • discourse analysis and textual statistics
  • methodology of media and communication research

Courses taught

  • Université libre de Bruxelles (since 2016): Semiotic Approaches in Communication Studies
  • Université libre de Bruxelles (since 2019): Communication Theories ; Oratorical Skills in Public Debates (with Dr. Marc Vanholsbeeck from 2019 to 2022)
  • Université Saint-Louis (2019-2020): Public sphere, knowledge and media   
  • Université de Mons (2020-2021): Communication Theories
  • Université libre de Bruxelles (2019-2021 ; 2022-2023): Methodology of Communication Research (with Prof. Clément Bert-Erboul) 
  • Université Saint-Louis (2019-2020): Semiotics  
  • Université libre de Bruxelles (2016-2019): Media and Political Discourse Analysis (with Dr. Corinne Gobin)
  • Université de Mons (2012-2015): Media Sociology

Academic vitae

Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer Université libre de Bruxelles (2022-2023)
Part-time Lecturer and Substitute Lecturer, Université libre de Bruxelles (2019-2022) ; Substitute Lecturer, Université de Mons (2020-2021) ; Substitute Lecturer, Université Saint-Louis (2019-2020; 2021-2022)
Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer, Université libre de Bruxelles (2016-2019)
Full-time Visiting Research Associate, Peirce Edition Project, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI, USA) (2017)
Full-time Teaching Assistant (Ph.D. student), Département des sciences de l’information et de la communication, Université libre de Bruxelles (2019-2017)


Academic work (complete list here)

Gaspard, J. (2022). Approches sémiotiques en information et communication. Course syllabus. 4th revised edition. Bruxelles : Presses universitaires de Bruxelles (PUB).
Gaspard, J. (2021). "‘A familiar logical triplet’. On Peirce’s grammar of representation and its relation to scientific inquiry", Synthese, Vol. 199 (3-4), pp. 5669-5686.
Gaspard, J. (2020). "From really being to being represented. A synoptic overview of Peirce’s pragmaticist doctrine of the truth of propositions", European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy,
Vol. 12(1).
Gaspard, J. (2019). "‘My inordinate reluctance to repeat a word’. A lexicometric report on Peirce’s Collected Papers", Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 55(1), pp. 39-48.
Gaspard, J. (2018). "Toward a Peircean approach to perlocution"
, Philosophy & Rhetoric,
Vol. 51(2), pp. 105-123. 
Gaspard, J. (2016). "On the ‘reasonableness’ of discourse: Peirce and the rhetoric of speech genres", Language and Semiotic Studies, Vol. 2(2), pp. 13-24.
Gaspard, J. (2016). "Discourse genres as determiners of discursive regularities: a case of semiotic predictability?", Sign Systems Studies, Vol. 44(3), pp. 355-367.
Gaspard, J. (2015). "Discourse Analysis with Peirce? Making sense of discursive regularities: the case of online university prospectuses", Semiotica, n°207, pp. 551–565.
Gaspard, J. (2014). "Les textes en ligne de présentation d’universités: du texte descriptif au discours idéologique", Communication & Organisation, n°44, pp. 189-202. 
Gaspard, J. (2013). "Le discours promotionnel des universités européennes: homogénéité dans la compétitivité?", Mots. Les langages du politique, n°102, pp. 53-66.
Gaspard, J. (2013). "L’européanisation de l’Enseignement supérieur en Europe: une analyse du discours promotionnel en ligne des universités", Education comparée, n°8, pp. 127-147.

Last updated: September 2022