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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.

Queer(ing) Critical Issues 1st Global Meeting

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:58am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Queer(ing) Critical Issues
1st Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Monday 2nd May – Wednesday 4th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

Slavery: Past, Present and Future 2nd Global Meeting

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:57am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Slavery: Past, Present and Future
2nd Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Monday 2nd May – Wednesday 4th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

Children's Literature from New Zealand, Australia and Oceania

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:05am
International Board of Books for Young People

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
BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY 2016

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
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: 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
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.

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

Emerson Society Special Awards

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 5:31pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

**Awards Announcements**
2016

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards
for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Graduate Student Paper Award*
Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2016) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2016). Please submit a 300-word abstract to Roger Thompson (roger.thompson@stonybrook.edu) by December 20, 2015.

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