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  • Cagliari

    Call for papers - Language

    “Imago Mundi”. An Overview of Metaphor: Creativity, Phraseology and Discourse

    The guiding question of the conference will therefore be to try to specify the linguistic and conceptual functioning of the metaphor. More generally, the conference will welcome any contribution aimed at bringing out the relationships between metaphor and the three concepts in question: creativity, lexicalization and discourse. The analysis of metaphor can proceed from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective and address different types of corpora and texts. The conference will pay particular attention to the analysis of different types of discourse, in particular scientific, technological, media, tourism, advertising, political, legal, philosophical, historical, literary, artistic and educational/didactic discourse.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Digital democracy: promises and illusions

    Internet neutrality, access to information, democracy formats

    A stable and peaceful society is based on a solid and strong democracy. The democratic model is the future of any society that respects human rights.New information and communication technologies and the still poorly regulated advances in Artificial Intelligence have impacted not only all human activity, but have also contributed to reshaping the relationship with politics, citizen participation, political communication and politics, national and international. The purpose of this international conference is to question the phenomenon of electronic democracy not only from an instrumental point of view (e-voting tool), but to question the conditions of possibility and possible limits.

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  • Nancy | Bologna | Ravenna

    Call for papers - Language

    Dante’s Globalization II: Non-European Areas

    The conference The Globalization of Dante II is the continuation of various events and publications, and in particular of the conference The Globalization of Dante I, devoted to Europe. The overall objective of the project is to create a multi-level cartography of the reception of Dante's work in the contemporary world, starting from the nineteenth century, focusing in particular on: the expansion of the geographical spaces of reception; widening reception methods; and, as the final objective of the project, the creation of cartographic tools that will provide an overall vision of the globalization of Dante.

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  • Brno

    Call for papers - Thought

    Thinking, practicing and living plurilingualism

    Third edition

    Reflecting the broad themes of this third conference, the three interconnected and complementary verbs of the title reflect an expanded sphere of investigation into language didactics and the construction of plurilingual identities, mostly linked to institutionalized places of learning such as schools or universities but also to other fields and approaches, to other professions and profiles involved in the exercise of interculturality and in the planning or management of plurilingual spaces. This international conference will bring together contributions from specialists in language didactics, didactics of plurilingualism, and language policies, grouped into three main sections for the purposes of fruitful exchange.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Merleau-Ponty’s materialisms

    Journal “Chiasmi International”

    Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology spontaneously evolves in the direction of an ontology, and on several occasions this ontology takes the form of a materialism. Many impulses exert their pressure on the trajectory of Merleau-Ponty’s thought. The Marxism with which he is confronted in the 1950s, the philosophies of nature that converge in his last courses, the great Husserlian theme of the body that explodes in The Visible and the Invisible in an ontology of the flesh. The spectrum of Merleauponty’s materialisms is thus irreducible to any preconceived paradigm and is always intimately embedded in the singular elaborations in which Merleau-Ponty is engaged.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Galileo and Literature

    The aim of this call is to draw attention to two specific issues of historical, literary, and philosophical research. On the one hand, the objective is to explore how Galileo considered and used literature; on the other, to observe how past and current writers and intellectuals have tested and enriched their knowledge with Galileo’s teachings.

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Eden Project

    “Vesper”. Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory

    Eden Project aims to give space and visual representation to goals. It seeks to explore the ‘essence’ of pursued destinies, the tangible ‘collapse’ of imagined goals, and the tools employed in the realms of work, life, and thought to achieve them. Karl Kraus once argued: ‘Origin is the goal’. Eden represents the origin, eternally lost and only attainable as a goal. Eden, the garden of delights, in its innumerable interpretations and representations, is an enclosed place (indeed the original meaning of ‘paradise’ is ‘enclosed space’). It exists separately from the prevailing logic of the surrounding territory, exclusive in nature, safeguarding its unique contents: a realm brimming with water and diverse forms of life. Vesper invites a wide spectrum of narratives on that can contribute to the reflection of this matter, welcoming different writings and styles, privileging the visual intelligence of design, of graphic expression, of images and contaminations between different languages.

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  • Catania

    Summer School - Religion

    Memory and Society

    Our identity depends significantly on our ability to store information in the form of memory. The summer school project aims to apply this reflection to the different facets involved: religion; material culture and archaeology; media and technology; crises, disasters, and resilience; politics; body and neuroscience; nature/culture relationship; law; literature.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Mapping the Other

    In Western space, mapping the Other is not a prescriptive notion to assign ossified identities. Rather, it is about questioning the link between these intersectional identities of otherness and the specificities of the various Western spaces. In other words, it invites a reconsideration of how the Others autonomously define themselves in the dominant and marginal spaces of the “normative order” of hegemonic societies, and how they integrate them to make them theirs—therefore challenging the systems of oppression implemented.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Joan of Arc’s tears

    Des lettres gigantesques, lumineuses, hypnotisantes : Jeanne d’Arc. Filmées d’en bas, pour leur conférer encore plus de poids, elles apparaisent sur l’écran en diagonale, comme si elles se projetaient ailleurs. Un autre écrit lumineux, vertical, au second plan, précise le lieu où nous sommes : ciné. C’est clairement une invitation à entrer dans la salle obscure. Le film projeté est La passion de Jeanne d’Arc de Dreyer (1928). Mais maintenant il est dans un autre film. Nous accompagnons en effet dans cette salle de cinéma une autre bouleversante, fragile, superbe fille, la Nana / Anna Karina de Godard (Vivre sa vie, 1962). Une communauté de destin se dessine entre les deux personnages. Le numéro de K. Revue trans-européenne de philosophie et arts consacré à Jeanne d’Arc voudrait sonder cette transformation de l’expression d’une douleur intime en une émotion collective, et, peut-être, en une politique de l’émancipation. 

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Representation

    AI: ArtIntelligence

    “InterArtes”, 2023 - Number 3

    Today, technological advances seem to point towards the artificial creation of complex singularities. The process of artistic creation is clearly at the heart of this paradigm shift whose implications are as much aesthetic and scientific as they are ethical, political, and then legal, economic, social, environmental... The third issue of InterArtes will be devoted to critically questioning the relationship between “Artistic Creativity and Automation”, both with theoretical contributions and with essays of a historical and empirical nature.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    “The War Has Taken Place”

    « Chiasmi International » - Numéro 25

    Dans son article intitulé « La guerre a eu lieu », paru dans le premier numéro des Temps modernes au lendemain du second conflit mondial, Maurice Merleau-Ponty décrivait différents aspects caractérisant la vie d’avant-guerre en France face à la possibilité d’un conflit déclenché par l’expansionnisme allemand : insouciance, incrédulité, méfiance envers « la politique », individualisme. En outre, il y soulignait les différentes attitudes qui avaient mûri sous l’occupation nazie (impossibilité de « rester neutres », nouvelle idée – non plus individualiste – de la liberté, engagement), tout en identifiant leurs conséquences sur les temps à venir (conscience du poids de l’histoire, des institutions, « de nos rapports multiples avec autrui et avec le monde »). Merleau-Ponty nous léguait ainsi des réflexions précieuses que nous sommes sollicités à reprendre et réélaborer aujourd’hui à l’aune de la guerre en Ukraine déclenchée par l’invasion russe unanimement et légitimement condamnée.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Poésie et transparence : nouveaux codes de l’expressivité

    « Poésie et transparence : nouveaux codes de l’expressivité » entend interroger les expériences et les tendances poétiques italiennes de dernières décennies, en relation avec le rapport entre les modes d’énonciation et les résultats poétiques que ces derniers produisent. Quelle est la place, s’il y en a une, réservée à l’expressivité, ou plutôt à la tentative variée de « dire la réalité » par la parole poétique ? Comment cette parole est-elle déclinée selon la posture du sujet qui écrit ? À partir de ces questions plus génériques, le colloque vise à réfléchir, entre autres, sur les particularités d’une expressivité « genrée », sur le statut du langage poétique en comparaison avec d’autres langages (scientifiques, médiatiques, politiques, etc.), sur les modes d’intervention de l’écriture poétique vis-à-vis de l’urgence climatique, sur les questions liées au concept de transparence dans la traduction de poésie et, last but not least, sur la possibilité de codifier le paysage poétique contemporain.

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  • Naples

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    L’Italie du long Quattrocento. Influences, interactions, transformations

    Deuxième rencontre : cultures et représentations

    Cette rencontre entend mettre en évidence la manière dont les personnes, les textes, les œuvres d’art, les objets et les innovations techniques provenant de régions autres que l’Italie ont influencé la production culturelle italienne au cours d'un long Quattrocento (de 1400 environ au sac de Rome, en 1527).

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  • Milan

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    Claude Lefort entre insurgence et institution

    Premier colloque consacré à Claude Lefort en Italie, « Claude Lefort fra insorgenza e istituzione » entend questionner la pensée de Lefort en se concentrant sur les instruments qu’elle nous fournit pour comprendre les sociétés démocratiques de notre époque. Au cours des deux jours de travaux, il sera question de revenir aux racines phénoménologiques de la philosophie de Lefort ainsi que à sa relation avec le marxisme pour saisir les tensions qui travaillent son idée d’institution politique du social et ses conceptions du pouvoir et du conflit. Dans le même esprit, d’autres sessions seront consacrées à la spécificité de la pensée lefortienne à travers des comparaisons avec des philosophes contemporains comme Arendt, Rancière et Gauchet, et à travers la lecture de penseurs du passé comme La Boétie et Tocqueville.

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  • Siena

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico

    V edizione

    Following the successful results of last year's series of seminars, the PhD students belonging to the Anthropology of the Ancient World curriculum of the PhD course in Classics and Archeology would like to promote a fifth cycle of seminars of the series Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico. The series is characterised by a particular interest in the different methodologies and research perspectives which represent the main fields of enquiry of anthropology of the ancient world since its first development (with the works of Gernet, Vernant and Detienne), but it also focuses on how different inter-discipliary approaches can contribute to its constant innovation. In addition, one of the main goals of this year's edition is to create a meeting point for scholarship on antiquity and contemporary debate on its reception in modern societies, underlining the cultural, social and ideological aspects which spark from the interection between present and past.

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  • Seminar - Thought

    Enygma of Symbol

    Philosophical Itineraries

    Our event will interrogate the concept of symbol, starting from the thought of Paul Ricoeur and in dialogue with other contemporary thinkers. This concept will be interpreted from different perspectives: aesthetics, philosophy of science, bioethics, psychology and phenomenology, philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

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  • Rome | Tivoli

    Summer School - Prehistory and Antiquity

    The Antiquity and its receptions

    The Summerschool “The Antiquity and its receptions” is  open to doctoral and advanced MA students, specializing in history, art history, archaeology, philology, or any other discipline linked with the theme of the reception of Antiquity. It is international in nature and aims to establish a multilingual dialogue (French, Italian and English) between the different methodologies in use in Europe, North America and elsewhere, and thus to promote interdisciplinarity. At the same time, it plans to test these methodologies in the field, in collaboration with heritage institutions such as museums, archaeological sites, archives and libraries in Rome and Tivoli.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    La phénoménologie critique après Merleau-Ponty

    Chiasmi international, 24

    Pour célébrer le 75e anniversaire de la publication de la Phénoménologie de la perception, Chiasmi international publie un dossier spécial en deux parties intitulé « La phénoménologie critique après Merleau-Ponty ». La première partie est incluse dans le n° 23 de la revue. La deuxième paraîtra dans le n° 24, qui sera publié avant fin 2022. Le terme de phénoménologie critique (de l’anglais critical phenomenology) dénote un important renouveau au cœur de la phénoménologie. Le terme indique un horizon bourgeonnant de nouvelles questions et orientations inspirées par les fondateurs de la phénoménologie et cherchant à développer de nouveaux concepts et outils phénoménologiques sertis aux complexes défis éthiques et politiques du XXIe siècle.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Thinking the Anthropocene debate with Merleau-Ponty

    Chiasmi International 24, thematic section on “Thinking the Anthropocene debate with Merleau-Ponty,” will investigate the possible convergences and divergences between Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s thinking and the notion of Anthropocene as well as the contributions that the work of the French thinker can offer the latter, in view of its possible enrichment and its further problematization.

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