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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended (Aug. 15, 2014) -- MUSIC BEHIND BARS: ARTICULATING INCARCERATION AND POPULAR MUSIC

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Joseph P. Fisher (The George Washington University); Brian Flota (James Madison University)

Popular music's relationship with incarceration has been a long and complicated one. The musician Lead Belly spent long stretches in prison for murder and other crimes but was eventually turned into a musical legend by folklorists John and Alan Lomax. In 1957, Elvis Presley had a number one hit with the Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller composition "Jailhouse Rock," further developing the threat he posed to the mainstream at the time. Country musician Merle Haggard spent two years in San Quentin Prison for an attempted robbery, later to become one of the best-selling country artists of the 20th Century. Johnny Cash performed numerous concerts in prisons, drawing attention the humanity of the prisoners in his audience.

[UPDATE] Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges: Italian Contemporary Performance, the Theatre of Emma Dante, and Beyond

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:43pm
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Department of Theatre, The Ohio State University
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"Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges:"
Italian Contemporary Performance, the Theatre of Emma Dante and Beyond
A Symposium
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Thursday, September 4th – Friday, September 5th, 2014

[Update]- Hospitality and the City- M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:46pm
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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The American Literature II panel (permanent section of the annual M/MLA convention) seeks papers on American fiction/film/drama/poetry 1870-present addressing the theme of the city as host, or, forms of hospitality in the city, individual or collective.
My starting point, though not necessarily yours, is Jacques Derrida's argument that within the notion of hospitality there is a fundamental and irrevocable tension between the act of being hospitable (an action which serves to maintain host/hosted hierarchies) and what he calls "impossible hospitality," a welcoming of any and all that implicitly demands a kind of non-mastery, even a potential relinquishing of ownership and property.

The 1970s Special Issue Women's Studies Quarterly

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:12pm
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Shelly Eversley and MIchelle Habell Pallan

Call for Papers, Poetry, and Prose
WSQ Special Issue Fall 2015: The 1970s
Guest Editors: Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Pallán

The 1970s was a revolutionary moment for women. It transformed the very notion of female power regarding their bodies, their pleasure, and their work. In addition, women's activisms in the decade shaped new paradigms for thinking about race, sexuality, reproductive rights, labor, colonialism, technology and the environment. Inaugural moments in film, music, television, sports, visual arts, and computing remain crucial landmarks in debates and interventions concerning pornography, sex work, sound studies, digital feminism, legal theory, and religion.

Suicide deaths in Fars province of Iran between 2007to 2011

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
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Dr. Esmaeel Haditabar & Fattah Jafarizadeh / Univer sity of Mazandaran
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Abstract
Background &Aim: Suicide is a conscious attempt to end his life. Evidences suggest that throughout the world nearly one million people die due to suicide each year. The aim of present study is to describe the epidemiological and demographic data of suicide victims and related factors upon in Fars province.
Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the demographic and epidemiological data of suicide victims during the 5-year period beginning April 2007to March 2011in Fars province by questionnaire were collected. Finally the data have been statistically analyzed.

The Eighth World Universities Forum— 5 February 2015

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:40pm
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Common Ground Publishing — World Universities forum

The World Universities Forum, and its companion journal, book series and online media seek to explore the meaning and purpose of the academy in times of striking social transformation. These discussion forums bring together university administrators, teachers and researchers to discuss the prospects of the academy and to exemplify or imagine ways in which the university can take a leading and constructive role in the transformations of our times.

As in previous years, the 2015 World Universities Forum (WUF) will feature sessions on a breadth of topics relevant to the university and its possibilities.

'The Moment Made Eternal': At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry [NEMLA 2015; Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:29pm
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Laura Hartmann-Villalta/Northeastern University

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

MMM 20th Anniversary: Community or Chaos?

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Itibari M Zulu/The Journal of Pan African Studies
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On October 16, 1995, over 1.18 million people attended the Million Man March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. to promote unity in the African American and African world community with a specific focus on the development of Black men in the U.S., and a general assessment of the social, economic and political plight of the Black community. Not absent from criticism (John R. Lewis, Mary Frances Berry, etc.), the MMM, its chief organizers (Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., etc.) and organizations (the Nation of Islam, the National African American Leadership Summit, etc.) managed to host an historic grass-roots centered event that is said to be responsible for the registration of 1.7 million more African American men to vote.

NYCEA Conference Core Controversies Oct24-5, 2014

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:29pm
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New York College English Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS
New York College English Association Conference
"CORE CONTROVERSIES"
October 24-25, 2014
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Papers on all aspects of literature, composition & rhetoric, and pedagogy are welcome. Papers on the focus thread of College Core curricula, College Readiness, and New York's newly instituted and controversial Common Core are especially requested.

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