LINGUIST List 24.1358

Wed Mar 20 2013

Summer Schools: LAGESEC 2013/ Eressos, Greece

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 20-Mar-2013
From: Costas Canakis <>
Subject: LAGESEC 2013/ Eressos, Greece
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LAGESEC 2013/ Eressos, Greece

Host Institution: University of the AegeanCoordinating Institution: University of the AegeanWebsite:

Dates: 01-Jul-2013 - 14-Jul-2013Location: Eressos, Lesvos island, Greece

Focus: The theme of LAGESEC 2013 is Language, gender, and sexuality: Discoursesof precarious citizenship in precarious times – the Balkan experience. aims at aninvestigation of language, gender, and sexuality in relation to citizenship in theBalkans from an interdisciplinary perspective. The major goal is to familiarizestudents with the fact that the national narratives produced in the Balkans (andelsewhere) are simultaneously gendered, sexed, and ethnic as well as linguistic.I.e., national narratives use language to talk about the nation as an ethnic andlinguistic, but also as a gendered and sexed entity. Current research in the humanitiesand the social sciences increasingly investigates the multiple, and highly entrenched,indexical relations holding among these areas which are, in principle, distinct. It is theseindexical relations which inform LAGESEC 2013.Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Special Qualifications:LAGESEC 2013 is mainly addressed to MA and PhD students in relevant fieldsin the humanities and the social sciences (e.g., sociolinguistics, anthropology,gender/sexuality studies, Balkan studies). However, applications by seniorundergraduate students with a strong relevant background may also be considered(based on availability).

Description:LAGESEC 2013 is an interdisciplinary summer school focusing on language,gender, and sexuality and its implications for citizenship in the geopoliticalarea of the Balkans. It brings together scholars from a variety of fields inthe humanities and the social sciences in an attempt to enhance dialogue amongresearchers in linguistics, anthropology, gender/sexuality studies, and Balkanstudies. As research on sexuality evolves and complements research on gender,citizenship has emerged as a pivotal issue. Research on language and genderand on language and sexuality has come to eventually focus on rights andobligations, and especially on the evaluative (and often discriminating)character of membership in a nation state relative to the potentiallyprecarious status of some citizens.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics Discourse Analysis Pragmatics Sociolinguistics

Tuition: 450.00 EUR

Registration: 20-Mar-2013 to 24-May-2013

Contact Person: Costas Canakis Email: c.canakisaegean.grApply on the web:

Registration Instructions:Applicants are required to submit a brief statement of purpose (approx. 250words) and a short CV. Applications will be assessed based on the relevance ofapplicant research/profile to the course and on a first-come, first-servedbasis.

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