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LINGUIST List 25.1929

Wed Apr 30 2014

Calls: Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Philosophy of Language/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Apr-2014
From: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson <accalternative-academia.net>
Subject: 1st International Symposium on Postmodern Madness and the Reconstruction of Subjectivities
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Full Title: 1st International Symposium on Postmodern Madness and the Reconstruction of Subjectivities

Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Location: Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
Contact Person: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://alternative-academia.net/ocs-2.3.5/index.php/ANGERS2014/PMRS-1-1

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

This symposium is organized by and is part of the activities of the
Research Project on Postmodern Madness and the Reconstruction of
Subjectivities. Among other projects it is hosted and developed within the
Research Program on Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self.

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the
links between madness, subjectivity, and postmodern narratives. Or, from a
different angle, we seek to investigate the ways postmodern discourses
encompass ideals of madness in relation to the construction of
subjectivity. Schizophrenia, paranoia, perversion, deviation are often
called upon and incorporated in the construction of the postmodern subject.
How are these terms used to construct subjectivities in cultures in which
anxiety, unreason, and disorder are the norm? How is meaning refashioned to
pass from 'clinical abnormality' to forms of social 'normality'? How is
this concept employed in constructing the postmodern subject in literature,
movies, music, photography, painting, and other forms of art?

Symposium Coordinators:

Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
General Coordinator
International Network for Alternative Academia
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Email: accalternative-academia.net

Albin Wagener
Directeur de l'IPLV
Institut en Perfectionnement en Langues Vivantes
Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Angers, France
Email: albin.wageneruco.fr

Charlene Rajendran
Assistant Professor - Performance and Theatre Education
Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Email: charlene.rnie.edu.sg

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission Period Opens: Monday, 3 March, 2014.
Abstract Deadline: Thursday, 31 July 2014.

The project tries to examine the concept of madness considering how it is
linked to expressions of the self in postmodern discourses. Considering its
relationship to deviance, difference and discourse, it explores how madness
both shapes and is shaped by postmodern narratives and cultural framing.

We invite colleagues from all disciplines and professions interested in
exploring and explaining these issues in a collective, deliberative and
dialogical environment to send presentation proposals that address these
general questions or the following themes:

1. Madness, Culture and Crisis
2. The Discourses of Madness
3. Representations of Madness
4. Madness and Coherence in Postmodern Cultures
5. Madness: Traversing Cultures

For more details about the central themes, visit our website :

If you are interested in participating in this Annual Symposium, submit a
400 to 500 word abstract as soon as possible and no later than Thursday, 31
July 2014. (For justifiable cases, we do uphold a tolerance period of
fifteen days.)

Please use the following template for your submission:

First: Author(s);
Second: Affiliation, if any;
Third: Email Address;
Fourth: Title of Abstract and Proposal;
Fifth: The 400 to 500 Word Abstract.

To submit an abstract online follow these steps:

1. Go to our webpage: www.alternative-academia.net
2. Select your Symposium of choice within the list of annual events (listed
by period and city)
3. Go to LOG IN at the top of the page
4. Create a User Name and Password for our system and log in
5. Click on the Call for Papers for the Symposium
6. Go to the end of the Call for Papers page and click on the First Step of
Submission Process button
7. Follow the instructions provided for completing the abstract submission

For every abstract proposal submitted, we acknowledge receipt. If you do
not receive a reply from us within three days, you should assume the
submission process was not completed successfully. Please try again or
contact our technical support for clarifications.

All presentation and paper proposals that address these questions and
issues will be fully considered and evaluated. Evaluation of abstract
submissions will be ongoing, from the opening date of Monday, 3 March 2014.
All Prospective Delegates can expect a reply time to their submission of
three weeks.

Accepted abstracts will require a full draft paper by Thursday, 21 August
2014. Papers are for a 20 minute presentation, 8 to 10 pages long, double
spaced, Times New Roman 12. All papers presented at the symposium are
eligible for publication as part of a digital or paperback book.

We invite colleagues and people interested in participating to disseminate
this call for papers. Thank you for sharing and cross-listing where and
whenever appropriate.

Hope to meet you in Angers!

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