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Fat Masculinities, A Special Issue of Men and Masculinities

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 8:21pm
Daniel Farr, Randolph College

As an interdisciplinary field, fat studies has drawn from significant roots of feminist and women's literature. The socio-historic norms and policing of women's embodiment and power continue to be important areas study, but the cultural influence upon and experience of men and masculine-identified individuals offers a rich opportunity for investigation and dialogue. This special issue seeks to establish an interdisciplinary academic discussion of fat manhood and masculinities.

CFP: CARMEN AND HER OTHERS - Saturday, 12 February 2011

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 7:01pm
University College London

Call for papers ¦ CONFERENCE ¦ Saturday, 12 February 2011
University College London ¦ Mellon Programme

CARMEN AND HER OTHERS
Confirmed speakers include Ann Davies (Newcastle) and Jean Andrews (Nottingham).

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to conduct an in-depth study of Carmen in her various manifestations. By exploring Carmen in text, opera, film, dance and theatre, the conference hopes to trace various incarnations of the work across time and space. By juxtaposing multiple versions, we will explore issues of inter-cultural and inter-medial translation and adaptation.

[UPDATE] FORUM journal CfP: 'Identity' issue. Submission deadline: 1st September 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 1:47pm
FORUM: The Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts; University of Edinburgh



Call for Papers, Issue 11 — IDENTITY

'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland


Fat Masculinities, A Special Issue of Men and Masculinities

updated: 
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 12:48pm
Daniel Farr, Randolph College

Fat Masculinities, A Special Issue of Men and Masculinities

As an interdisciplinary field, fat studies has drawn from significant roots of feminist and women's literature. The socio-historic norms and policing of women's embodiment and power continue to be important areas study, but the cultural influence upon and experience of men and masculine-identified individuals offers a rich opportunity for investigation and dialogue. This special issue seeks to establish an interdisciplinary academic discussion of fat manhood and masculinities.

CFP: The Politics and Aesthetics of Global Waste (ASLE, June 21-26 2011)

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 12:42pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
June 21-26, 2011 | Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Abstract Deadline: October 22nd, 2010

Despite pressing concerns about diminishing resources, garbage continues to accumulate in landfills, oceans, and toxic sites. Although the international waste trade is booming, those peripheral to the world economy—slumdwellers, rural poor, refugees—find themselves reduced to the status of the detritus in which they often live and work.

CFP: The Politics and Aesthetics of Global Waste (ASLE, June 21-26 2011)

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 12:41pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
June 21-26, 2011 | Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Abstract Deadline: October 22nd, 2010

Despite pressing concerns about diminishing resources, garbage continues to accumulate in landfills, oceans, and toxic sites. Although the international waste trade is booming, those peripheral to the world economy—slumdwellers, rural poor, refugees—find themselves reduced to the status of the detritus in which they often live and work.

Collection of Essays on the Role of Music in Multicultural Activism

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 11:54am
Ed. Lindsay Michie Eades, Eunice Rojas

This book is a two volume series of essays telling stories of the ways in which music has propelled resistance and revolutionary movements in the United States and around the world from the gospel music of slavery in the antebellum South to anti-apartheid freedom songs in South Africa.
The two-volume series will illustrate a consistent pattern of musical influence on political resistance movements by providing accounts describing a vast array of musical styles from diverse parts of the world. One volume will cover movements in the U.S. and the other will have an international focus. The purpose of this series is to encompass a wide perspective on the role of music in political activism.

The UK political landscape in the 21st century: players, strategies, stakes

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:41am
LISA e-journal (http://lisa.revues.org/index3921.html)

The UK political landscape in the 21st century: players, strategies, stakes

David Haigron

Academic studies devoted to contemporary British politics usually focus on either a single or a series of electoral campaigns (psephology, with a thematic approach); a leader, a party (chronological monograph) or a set of parties (usually limited to the three main parties); a political philosophy or school of thought (anarchism, trade unionism, liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, euroscepticism, fascism…). Much rarer are works offering to embrace a more comprehensive thematic spectrum in a synchronic perspective.

[Update] Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas

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Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 10:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New Brunswik, NJ April 7-10, 2011

The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.

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