[MGSA-L] Countdown: 3 more days to the MGSA Symposium 2013 Individual Abstract deadline of Jan. 15

Van Steen, Gonda gonda at ufl.edu
Sat Jan 12 08:19:50 PST 2013

Dear friends,
The Jan. 15 deadline for individual abstracts is upon us (see below and mgsasymposium.org for the full announcements and details on the online submission process). Don't hesitate: this is your chance to place yourself in a 45-year-long tradition of scholarship and collegial exchange on Modern Greek Studies (http://www.mgsa.org/Initiatives/symposia.html). Graduate students, we have made the Graduate Student Travel Fund a funding priority and continue our policy of granting $300 reimbursement cards to all of you who come out to present. Our generous local host, Frank Hess, is doing everything he can to keep the cost of attending moderate and to let us explore a unique part of the country. Our membership and registration fees are exceptionally low, and we work hard to keep them that way. Last but not least, we are a very welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you or seeing you again.
Best wishes,

From: mgsa-l-bounces at uci.edu [mgsa-l-bounces at uci.edu] on behalf of Roland Moore [rolandmo at pacbell.net]
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:47 PM
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Subject: [MGSA-L] CfP: Countdown time: MGSA Symposium 2013 abstract January  15 and 31 deadlines fast approaching.

MGSA Symposium 2013
23rd biennial conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association November 14-16, 2013 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana

For detailed call for papers and information about the conference and submission process see the MGSA Symposium 2013 website:


(ALL submissions must be made ELECTRONICALLY by website.  Note that this is a new procedure and website).

Hosted by the Modern Greek Program and West European Studies at Indiana University.

Organized by The Modern Greek Studies Association Executive Board and the MGSA 2013 Local Arrangements and Program Committees.

Deadline for abstracts for 20-minute papers:  January 15, 2013; Deadline for panel proposal: January 31, 2013; Deadline for special sessions (roundtables, lunch brainstorming, workshop, etc.):  March 1, 2013

Please note the importance of respecting those January deadlines, as the majority of the conference content consists of the sessions proposed in those abstracts.

NEW: The Program Committee is pleased to announce that Yanis Varoufakis will deliver the Symposium's keynote address. Dr. Varoufakis is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens (on leave) and the Lyndon Johnson Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Texas (beginning January 2013). For the past four years, he has been providing a steady flow of insightful analysis of the European debt crisis in print and on old and new media, including his blog, "Thoughts for the post 2008 world." His book, The Global Minotaur, has a wide circulation in English, Greek, German, and Italian. Dr. Varoufakis will be present for the full duration of the Symposium, sharing in the give and take of conference discussion.

Open topic on Greek, Greeks, Greece, and Cyprus, and ideas of the Greek in modern times. Approaches are welcome from all disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts and from interdisciplinary fields.  Comparative perspectives are encouraged. Suggested topics of special interest are:

   40 years after the Polytechneio
   Migration and citizenship
   Gender relations and the politics of sexuality
   Historical culture and social memory
   Pedagogy and curriculum development
   Teaching Greek as a foreign language: linguistic and other approaches
   Material culture, museums and heritage
   Crisis and critique
   Cultural circulation, exchange, and change
   Spaces of intellectual fertilization in and out of Greece
   Transnational communities
   Greek literature and arts in national and post-national contexts
   Greece, Greeks, Cyprus in the arts or media today
   New economies of labor
   Cypriot and other identities
   Greek studies and the critical vocation

Program Contact Information

Questions may be submitted via the contact form on the website or to:
Prof. Victor Papacosma, MGSA Executive Director, mgsa.org at gmail.com

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