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(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities (April 23, 2016)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 1:10am
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University of California, Merced

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

University of California, Merced

Merced, California

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis

The Invisible Bear, Volume Two; deadline: December 1, 2015

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:14pm
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The Invisible Bear

Our call for submissions is now OPEN. We are currently accepting visual art and poetry submissions for our next issue from September, 18, 2015 to December 1st, 2015.

Submission Guidelines:

Poetry

Send 3-5 poems to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf in an attachment. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. In the subject line of your e-mail, include your full author name and the type of submission. Example: "Frank O'Hara, Poetry." All submissions are blind read by three, independent readers. Including a bio with your submission is not necessary, but you will be requested for a short bio if your piece is selected. Please do not include your submission in the body of the e-mail.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline Nov. 15, 2015, SWPACA Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016 Motor Culture and the Road

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:42pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations
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Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

CFP: Monstrous Impositions (March 4-6, 2016, Montreal, Quebec) -- deadline January 15, 2016

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:21pm
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Concordia University English Graduate Colloquium Committee

"Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them." — Glen Duncan
"You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous." — John Steinbeck

When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?

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
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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."

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.

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