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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.

Literature and the Healing Arts (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

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Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 9:54pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 11:15pm
Northeast MLA, April 7-10, 2011, Rutgers University

This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University, profgood@hotmail.com.

[REMINDER] "Surrounded by Bodies": Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 9:17am
ASECS Graduate Student Caucus (2011 Annual Meeting)

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexuality. In *An Essay Concerning Human Understanding* (1689), John Locke noted that all "are born into the world, being surrounded by bodies that perpetually and diversely affect them." By conceptualizing the world as one of bodies in contact, his assertion prefaced a growing eighteenth-century preoccupation with corporeality. This panel seeks to explore such investigations of the body by examining how these figures wrote about and experienced bodies, health, illness, contagion, mixture, and death.

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