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TDGSO Annual Conference 2016: Call for Papers (Proposals Due Feb. 1, 2016)

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:03pm
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UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Conference
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The 15th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference:
Blurring Boundaries

Call for Papers, Panels, and Performances
April 23rd, 2016

The UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor the Graduate Student Theatre Conference on April 23rd, 2016. The theme for the conference will be 'Blurring Boundaries.'

CFP: essays on Cinematic Affect

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 11:35am
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The Cine-Files, www.thecine-files.com
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The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions (4000-6000 words) for the "Featured Scholarship" segment of Issue 10 (Spring 2016), a special issue on cinematic affect.

The Spring 2016 special issue on cinematic affect will feature three components:

1. A dossier of solicited materials, curated by guest editor Anne Rutherford (author of What Makes a Film Tick? Cinematic Affect, Materiality and Mimetic Innervation, 2011). Contributors will include Jennifer Barker, Jennifer Biddle, Eugenie Brinkema, Jenny Chamarette, Robin Curtis, Lalitha Gopalan, Paul Gormley, Gertrud Koch, Laura Marks, Angela Ndalianis, Patricia Pisters, Anna Powell, Amit Rai, Elena de Rio, and Steven Shaviro.

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

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

Narrating Death: The Limit of Literature (January 2016)

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:42am
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Daniel Jernigan and Walter Wadiak, Nanyang Technological University

Call for chapters for edited volume:
Narrating Death: The Limit of Literature

Death is an enigma. No less so in literature—where, most famously, it is Hamlet's "undiscovered country." Indeed, the very boundary between life and death is itself reminiscent of the boundary between the fictional and the real.

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

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:21am
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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.

Children's Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:05am
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International Board of Books for Young People
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Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring Children's Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

EXPERIMENT. An International Literary and Theatrical Festival/Conference. 19-21 May 2016

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 1:07am
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BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY 2016
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Experiment and issues connected with it have long been part of the literary landscape. "The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments," wrote Wordsworth in 1798. "But my writing is simply a set of experiments in life," wrote George Eliot in 1876. "I would think that while I am a traditional writer – I have no interest in experiment for experiment's sake – I actually think that the real experiment is a constant experiment, and that's the experiment of the voice, of the way of seeing," said John McGahern in 1979. In the introduction to his influential anthology The New Poetry (1962), A.

Time, Space, and Writing the Body

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 8:04pm
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English Graduate Student Association of the University of South Florida
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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: Book Proposal: The Classic, The Forgotten and the Transnational: New Essays on the Western Auteur (31st January 2016)

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 4:06pm
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University of Newcastle, Australia

In 1969 Jim Kitses published the seminal work, Horizons West, in which he asserted that "the idea of the auteur does not seem to me to solve all our problems [associated with understanding the Western film] as much as to crystallize them." Kitses was referring here, and in his subsequently revised and expanded text, to the importance of the auteur as a lens through which to re-examine the generic forms and structures of the Western, its relationship to history, to issues of American identity and values, and to allegorical and mythological understandings of the past and present.

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