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Summer School Announcement: LAGESEC 2013/ Eressos, Greece

Host Institution: University of the Aegean
Coordinating Institution: University of the Aegean
Dates: 1-Jul-2013 to 14-Jul-2013
Location: Eressos , Lesvos island , Greece
Focus: LAGESEC 2013 aims at an investigation of language, gender, and sexuality in relation to citizenship in the Balkans from an interdisciplinary perspective. The major goal is to familiarize students with the fact that the national narratives produced in the Balkans (and elsewhere) are simultaneously gendered, sexed, and ethnic as well as linguistic. I.e., national narratives use language to talk about the nation as an ethnic and linguistic, but also as a gendered and sexed entity. Current research in the humanities and the social sciences increasingly investigates the multiple, and highly entrenched, indexical relations holding among these areas which are, in principle, distinct. It is these indexical relations which inform LAGESEC 2013.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Additional Qualifications: LAGESEC 2013 is mainly addressed to MA and PhD students in relevant fields in the humanities and the social sciences (e.g., sociolinguistics, anthropology, gender/sexuality studies, Balkan studies). However, applications by senior undergraduate students with a strong relevant background may also be considered (based on availability).
Full Summer School Description: The theme for LAGESEC 2013 is Language, gender, and sexuality: Discourses of precarious citizenship in precarious times – the Balkan experience. LAGESEC 2013 is an interdisciplinary summer school focusing on language, gender, and sexuality and its implications for citizenship in the geopolitical area of the Balkans. It brings together scholars from a variety of fields in the humanities and the social sciences in an attempt to enhance dialogue among researchers in linguistics, anthropology, gender/sexuality studies, and Balkan studies. As research on sexuality evolves and complements research on gender, citizenship has emerged as a pivotal issue. Research on language and gender and on language and sexuality has come to eventually focus on rights and obligations, and especially on the evaluative (and often discriminating) character of membership in a nation state relative to the potentially precarious status of some citizens.

Course Credit Available: Yes

Course Credit Details:
The Summer School course is equivalent to 10 ECTS credits (total 250 hours, including preparation, teaching, and final written paper time). LAGESEC 2013 offers a Certificate of Attendance to participants who have attended the Summer School and fulfilled its requirements.
Course Listings:
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics
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Tuition: 450 (EUR)
Tuition Explanation: Fees (and what they include): The registration fee covers tuition fees, transport to and from Mitilini to Eressos, excursions, coffee and snacks during the breaks and a light lunch (sandwich), welcome/farewell dinner, course folder/backpack and certificate of attendance). Participant accommodation (with breakfast) is estimated at approx. 17-20 euro/per night (in a shared double room).
Registration Dates: 20-Mar-2013 to 24-May-2013
Contact person information: Costas Canakis
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Registration Instructions: Applicants are required to submit a brief statement of purpose (approx. 250 words) and a short CV. Applications will be assessed based on the relevance of applicant research/profile to the course and on a first-come, first-served basis.
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