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January 04, 2013

CFP Conference: Visual and Verbal in Folk Culture

Deadline: February 1, 2013

On April 26th–May 5th 2013 the Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow) will host the 13th International School and Conference aimed at young researches working in the field of folkloristics, ethnolinguistics and cultural anthropology entitled, "Visual and Verbal in Folk Culture."

The program of the School includes conference-format papers (20 min.), lectures (50 min.), seminars, master-classes, round tables, problem-solving workshops, and screenings of ethnographic films. The following topics are going to be covered:
— visual and verbal sign systems in contemporary and traditional folk culture;
— communicative peculiarities of visual, actional, and verbal messages in folklore and ritual;
— visuality of texts and texts in visual images.

In course of the School there will take place master-classes on quantitative and qualitative methods, data-bases and indexes in anthropology and folkloristics, round tables on visual anthropology, seminars on gesture languages and gesture communication, semiotics of costume and ritual masks, lectures on the evolution of sign behaviour.

Specialists in these fields willing to participate in the activities of the School should send their proposals for lectures or seminars (400 words) to folkloreschool2013@gmail.com before February 1st, accompanied by a CV (not exceeding 3 pages) till February 10th, 2013.

Young researches (under 35) interested in folkloristics, ethnolinguistics and bordering disciplines and willing to attend the sessions of the School should send their abstracts (500-700 words) to folkloreschool2013@gmail.com or solve the competition task. The selection process will take place till February 10th, 2013. To participate in the problem-solving competition and/or abstracts competition (see the details on http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore/ls13.htm) you should register on-line at https://sites.google.com/site/folkloreschool/ before January 30th, 2013.

The opening ceremony of the School will take place in Moscow. The main sessions, in Pereslavl’-Zalessky. Working languages: Russian and English. All the information concerning the School can be found on http://www.ruthenia.ru/folklore.

Posted by rfacey at January 4, 2013 02:33 PM

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