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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

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.

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

Mad Men: The Conference

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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:57pm
Middle Tennessee State University/University of Salford

Call for Papers
Mad Men: The Conference

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date: May 26-28, 2016

Convened by the College of Media and Entertainment and the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and The School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK.

Keynote speakers to include Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the forthcoming Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion (2015).

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