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Thu Aug 26 2010

FYI: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book

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Message 1: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book
Date: 24-Aug-2010
From: Akinola Odebunmi <akinodebyahoo.com>
Subject: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book
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Call for Book Contributions:
Face and Identity Construction in HIV/AIDS Discourse

This book, tentatively entitled 'Face and Identity Construction in HIV/AIDS
Discourse', is the second volume of the project Languages, Literatures and
Cultures: A Compendium. It invites papers that address how language and its
use situate the condition of HIV/AIDS and the personalities of people
living with HIV/AIDS in the social scheme. Also central to its scope is
how the people themselves achieve their face wants and set up their
personalities in society. In other words, the book is interested in
exploring how face and identity are negotiated in HIV/AIDS discourse. This
exploration becomes urgent in the current dispensation where comparatively
effective medical interventions have alleviated considerably the
pathological status of HIV/AIDS sufferers and naturally called for a
social-linguistic re-assessment of the condition. Contributions are welcome
from scholars working on communication and interaction with respect to
people living with HIV/AIDS in the following or related areas:

1. History and sociology of HIV/AIDS
2. The politics of HIV/AIDS
3. The media and the face of HIV/AIDS
4. HIV/AIDS in literary expression
5. HIV/AIDS as a scourge
6. HIV/AIDS as a burden
7. HIV/AIDS and existentialism
8. HIV/AIDS and heterosexuality
9. HIV/AIDS and sexual minorities
10. HIV/AIDS and commercial sex
11. HIV/AIDS and family life
12. HIV/AIDS and proverbs
13. HIV/AIDS and medical communication
14. HIV/AIDS and political life
15. HIV/AIDS and education
16. HIV/AIDS and communal life
17. HIV/AIDS and traditional medicine

Every submission, which must tap into language and communication relating
to HIV/AIDS, which must be written in English, and which must be
theory-driven, should be between 6000 and 10000 words long and follow the
APA reference style. Proposals for submissions should reach the editors
between October 15 and November 15, 2010. Acceptance of proposals will be
communicated to authors by December 1. Full papers are expected to be
submitted by March 30, 2011. These should be sent electronically to Akin
Odebunmi (akinodebyahoo.com) or Joyce Mathangwane/Akin Adetunji at the
addresses below:

Joyce Mathangwane,
Department of English,
University of Botswana,
Gaborone. E-mail:MATHANJTmopipi.ub.bw

Akin Odebunmi
School of Language and Literature,
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies,
University of Freiburg, Germany
&
Department of English,
University of Ibadan,
Ibadan, Nigeria. E-mail: akinodebyahoo.com

Akin Adetunji
University of Texas,
United States of America
E-mail: adetunjiakinbiyiyahoo.co.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

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