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[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:35am
University of Reading, UK

Registration is now open for delegates to attend Minority Identities: Rights and Representation, a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference at the University of Reading, UK, on Saturday 7th May 2011.

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections.

It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:36am
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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 8:04pm
Central Michigan University

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:42pm
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 ( 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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
Drago Momcilovic

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:53pm
American Literary Translators Association

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 ( by April 21.

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:30pm
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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:14am
C21 Literature, Gylphi

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.

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 3:26am
Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter

Recasting the Past: Early Modern to Postmodern Medievalisms 7-8 September 2011
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Dr Corinna Wagner / University of Exeter
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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