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CFP: Seventh Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium at Gordon College, Wenham, MA (02/01/16; 04/02/16)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:45am
Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their seventh annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016.

Old age and aging in Northern Irish and Irish theatre and drama - Seeking last contributions for an edited collection

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:08pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

The editors of the collection of essays on old age and aging in (currently) British theatre and drama have received a few wonderful contributions on Irish playwrights and plays. We therefore decided to potentially broaden the scope of the initially planned publication and include some more essays, focused on Irish and Northern Irish dramaturgy and old age/aging.

We invite abstracts on the following topics but other notions related to age, the elderly and aging in drama across centuries are likewise encouraged:

• biological, chronological, functional, cultural definitions of old age, senescence and aging in drama but also beyond

• performativity of old age (markers of old age; the old body on stage; etc)

Dialogical Imaginations: Debating Aisthesis as Social Perception, Biopolitics, and New Ideas of Humanism

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 1:09pm
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

In the name of the master's program "Aisthesis: Art and Literary Culture – Discourses and Methodologies from a Historical Perspective," encouraged by the Elite Network of Bavaria and of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, we invite you to apply to participate in the project

Dialogical Imaginations:
Debating Aisthesis as Social Perception, Biopolitics, and New Ideas of Humanism

and to present a paper (20 minutes) at a research atelier scheduled for the week of April 4 to 10, 2016.

1. The topic

Some remarks about the keywords may justify the choice of the topic:

Gradaute Conference: Seeking Refuge, 23-24 May, 2016

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:58pm
King's College London

The OED defines 'refuge' as "the state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or difficulty." As this all-encompassing definition suggests, refuge is a multifarious concept, subject to many interpretations. Conditions of economic, social and political crisis in our contemporary world have, however, rendered achieving 'refuge' an ever more elusive state.

What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? SAMEMES-5, Zurich, 9-11th September 2016

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:33am
Antoinina Bevan Zlatar, Olga Timofeeva / University of Zurich

What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England?

Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies

Fifth Biennial Conference

Zurich, 9-11th September 2016

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. Brian Cummings (University of York)
Prof. Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center, New York)
Prof. Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Nicolette Zeeman (University of Cambridge)

CfP: HUMOSEXUALLY SPEAKING Laughter and the Intersections of Gender

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 4:05pm
de genere. Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies / Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere

Call for Papers:

Issue 2 (2016)
de genere. Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies / Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
www.degenere-journal.it

HUMOSEXUALLY SPEAKING
Laughter and the Intersections of Gender

Eds. Giuseppe Balirano and Delia Chiaro

Call for Papers "Stereotypes"

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 1:31pm
Special issue of Reti, Saperi, Linguaggi. Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences

Stereotypes are ambiguous mental entities. They are negative insofar as they are thoughts that limit us in our process of categorization of reality. At the same time, they help us to simplify reality itself and the large number of perceptual stimuli we are faced with in every moment of our lives. So, while stereotypes can, on the one hand, be seen as a tool for categorization or as extensions of categories themselves – actually, a special type of category – on the other, they force us to assign a simplistic, superficial and unthinking label to a portion of reality, thus giving rise to biases and prejudices.

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