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A COGNITIVE METAPHOR APPROACH IN ANALYSING SYLVIA PLATH'S 'LADY LAZARUS'

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 8:39am
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AMITA SANGHVI, SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, OMAN
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In the present paper, I will examine the metaphors in Sylvia Plath's poem 'Lady Lazarus'. My attempt is to analyse the poems applying the Cognitive Metaphor theory as expounded by Lakoff and Turner in 'More Than Cool Reason' (1989) and by Semino in 'Language and World Creation in Poems and other Texts' (1997). I hope to reveal the potential schema-refreshing quality of the novel metaphors that enrich Plath's poems.
I hope to show how schema approach and metaphor analyses can give a fresh perspective to the reading of Plath's poetry.

European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:37am
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Anne Kustritz, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
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European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012
One Day Symposium, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
and University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies
Call for Papers

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:35am
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Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013
Appel à communication / Call for papers
Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s) / Trace(s), fragment(s), remains

Invité d'honneur :
PASCAL QUIGNARD, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française 2000, prix Goncourt 2002

CFP: Captivity Narratives

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:57pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference Celebrating "Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

ASECS 2013: "Dryden's Dramatic Works" (April 4-7, Cleveland, OH)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 1:17pm
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Geremy Carnes, University of Michigan
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2013 marks the 350th anniversary of the theatrical debut of one of English drama's most important writers: John Dryden. While changes in taste, morals, and politics led to the neglect of Dryden's dramatic works in subsequent centuries, his plays were among the most popular and influential on the Restoration and early eighteenth-century stage. This session seeks papers that explore any aspect of Dryden's theatrical works, particularly as it relates to the development of dramatic genres, aesthetics, or theater history, in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries or beyond.

Please submit paper proposals to geremyc@umich.edu by September 15.

NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:46am
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Roderick Cooke, Columbia University
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Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.

300-word abstracts (include name, affiliation and email) to Rod Cooke, rpc2108@columbia.edu.

"States of Suspension" - DEADLINE EXTENDED (Sept. 1)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 9:00am
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Departments of English and Art History, University of Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
November 15 – 16, 2012

GUEST SPEAKERS:

MOLLY MCGARRY, Associate Professor of History (University of California at Riverside), author of 'Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America' (2008)

ELINA GERTSMAN, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art (Case Western Reserve University), author of 'The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance' (2010)

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 statesofsuspension@gmail.com

'The Road Not Taken': Explorations in Narrative Refusals, Disnarration, and Counterfactual Histories: 1-2 March 2013

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:17am
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Sudha Shastri/Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
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Papers are invited for a two-day conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit. An early landmark text in this tradition is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1818), which raises the spectre of the gothic novel through irony and parody, precisely in order to refuse to narrate it.

Absorption and the Arts: Assessing Michael Fried's Legacy (Due September 15th)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:12am
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American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Absorption and the Arts: Assessing Michael Fried's Legacy
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4-7, 2013

Hector Reyes, Adjunct Lecturer in Art History, UCLA and Michael Thomas Taylor, Assistant Professor of German, University of Calgary
hreyes@humnet.ucla.edu and mttaylor@ucalgary.ca

[2nd call] "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference (June 25-27, 2013)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 4:44am
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Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
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Organized and hosted by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

with the participation of Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 15, 2012

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)

*Other speakers to be confirmed

[UPDATE] Wes Anderson

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 2:43am
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Pete Kunze
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The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the successful release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.

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