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Narratives and Popular Music: International Association for Popular Music Studies (UK-Ireland) Inaugural Postgraduate Conference

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:36am
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International Association for Popular Music Studies (IASPM) UK-Ireland branch

The inaugural IASPM (UK-Ireland) postgraduate conference will be held on 9-10 June 2011 at the University of Liverpool. We invite papers on the stories we tell about popular music. We are interested particularly in illuminating how the intersection of story with study produces a contested space filled with a multitude of views. It is precisely this multitude we find fruitful for investigation.

We invite submissions on papers that address narratives: the stories we tell about particular bands, or scenes, or even entire genres. This can include the evolution of these individual bands or moments, their musical legacies, or even wholesale reevaluation of the same.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 8:04pm
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Central Michigan University
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Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 10-13, 2011

More than sixty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: English Literature 1700 to Present Panel at PAMLA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 6:26pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on English Literature (1700 to present) via PAMLA's online submission process by April 15, 2011. Contact Annette Hulbert (annette.hulbert@gmail.com) with questions.

International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work - Abstracts Due June 30 - Conference Sept. 29 & 30

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
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8th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work

Purpose
To bring together researchers and practitioners in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To educate social service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.

Who Should Attend
This conference is open to researchers, practitioners, and workers in the social service, criminal justice, and health care fields.

[UPDATE]: Essay collection on James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence extended to Sept. 1, 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:42pm
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University of Tulsa, UNLV

Call for Papers for an edited essay collection addressing areas of congruence between James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence. The collection will look beyond the more traditionally observed differences between these two modernist writers, and will draw new parallels between their works, aesthetics, and lives. Contributors should submit a full-length text (20-25 pp) with a CV to (joyce.and.d.h.lawrence@gmail.com) by Thursday, September 1, 2011. Proposals should be new work and previously unpublished. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Festivity and its Malcontents

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
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Drago Momcilovic
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This special session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th- and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.

Multimedia Translation, ALTA, Kansas City, Nov. 16-20, 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:53pm
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American Literary Translators Association
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Seeking panelists for a proposed American Literary Translators Association session on literary approaches to multimedia translation. Possible genres include subtitling, film screenplays, websites, and video games. Panelists will present their topics (10-15 minutes each) in a communicative fashion rather than reading directly from papers. Please send a 100-word abstract and a 100-word bio to Laura Kanost (lakanost@ksu.edu) by April 21.

Children's Literature: Texts for pre-readers deadline April 17, 2011 {UPDATE}

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:30pm
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PAMLA November 5-6, Scripps College Claremont, California

"ABC, It's Easy as 123" is looking for paper proposals exploring any aspect of media for infants to preschool-age "emergent readers." Texts to examine include American classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, English translations of Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops, Gomi's Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring Book, Disney's Baby Einstein products, Hello Kitty products, and various baby sign-language videos. Some possible topics to explore are: What do texts for pre-readers reveal about marketing, commerce, or audience? What are the social histories or environmental impact of alphabet books, counting books, potty training books, coloring books, concept books (e.g. shapes, opposites, seasons) or workbooks?

C21 Literature: Launch Edition Call For Papers

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:14am
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C21 Literature, Gylphi
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C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings (ISSN 2045-5216) is seeking contributions for its first issue, to be published in 2012.

Articles addressing but not limited to the following themes are invited: 21st-century forms, genre and trends; the role of literary prizes and festivals; new authors; adaptations and innovations; the rise of the eBook; digital writings; creative writings; and, book clubs.

Articles should be 6,000-7,000 words and creative pieces 250-2,000 words.

II Congreso Internacional Grandes Narradores del Siglo XXI: Alan Moore y sus alrededores

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:49am
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Grupo de Investigación Teoría y Retórica de la Ficción (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
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El cómic es uno de los más ricos y complejos lenguajes estéticos que ha aportado la posmodernidad. Sus posibilidades filosóficas, estéticas, psicológicas, narrativas, líricas… culturales, en suma, han aportado numerosas y extraordinarias obras que apenas han comenzado a estudiarse académicamente en lengua española, pese a contar con una extensa bibliografía por parte de profesionales y aficionados.

[UPDATE] Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms 7-8 September 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 3:26am
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Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter
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Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms 7-8 September 2011
full name / name of organization:
Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter
contact email:
c.m.wagner@ex.ac.uk

Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms

A Conference supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) at the University of Exeter

7-8 September 2011

[UPDATE] CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:27pm
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MSA Panel, Structures of Innovation, Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.
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This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather a discursive genre that revises the realist aesthetic and politics of the slave narrative while it deepens our understanding of race, gender, temporality and the meaning of freedom in a diasporic context. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

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