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The Imaginary -Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (3/4/16-3/5/16; abstracts due 12/21/15)

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:24pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadowy, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the
dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

CFP: ASA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:28am
ASA Sports Studies Caucus

The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2016 Annual Meeting theme: "Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are." We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Colorado/mountain/outdoor sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.

Metaphor: Retrospect and Prospects - May 20th - May 22nd 2016

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:21am
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Genoa

The so-called "Cognitive Revolution" brought with it, among other features, Cognitive or Conceptual Metaphor (CM) (Reddy, Lakoff and Johnson), refining and expanding theories of comparison and property attribution. In the period 1970-1990 circa, CM gradually came to dominate the metaphor scene, consolidating its position in the twenty years that followed, also bolstered by relevance theory and Gricean pragmatics. Naturally, there were "offshoots" and complementary strands - developments such as blending theory − which enriched the scene. Unsurprisingly, inadequacies were also identified and "alternatives" or "integrations", such as perceptual simulation (Gibbs, Barsalou), framing (Schoen, Reddy) offered.

Time, Space, and Writing the Body

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 8:04pm
English Graduate Student Association of the University of South Florida

As humans, we locate ourselves in the time and space of our physical existence, but within the humanities, we get to explore and at times relocate ourselves. In doing so, we redefine not only our personal identity but the very essence of what it means to be human. This year's conference will explore the porous constructs of self and Other, questioning where the individual fits—or does not—into the fabric of existence. This concept could include the timely topics of race, class, gender, and sexuality; philosophical questions concerning what is human, non-human, and post-human; and larger global issues such as the impact of environmental and economic oppression on the body.

CFP: Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:46pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue
Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres. / Ethics of diversion. Materials, techniques, genres. (15-16 April 2016)

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises - Université de Toronto

Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres.

La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.

Appel à communications

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