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Call for Paper - Economics, Commerce and Management - March issue

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:14am
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International journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom
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International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM; ISSN 2348-0386; http://ijecm.co.uk/) is a peer reviewed monthly journal, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.

IJECM is inviting research papers/ reviews/ conceptual papers for March issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3; releasing on 20th Feb). Authors may email articles to editor@ijecm.co.uk
For detailed authors' guidelines visit http://ijecm.co.uk/for-authors/

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:25am
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MLA African Literatures Division
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MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

For a special session on the presidential theme of the 2015 MLA, I am seeking papers that examine sites, theories, and representations of memory in African literatures and film. How have Africanists responded to memory studies? Or, how/when do African literatures/films or African contexts appear in memory studies?

Please 300-word abstracts and 1-page CV to Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi
by 15 March 2014.

MLA 2015: No Strings Attached: The MacArthur Fellows Program and Contemporary American Literature

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:21am
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Marcy J. Dinius
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This proposed special session at the 2015 MLA Convention in Vancouver will consider the influence of the so-called MacArthur "Genius Grants" on contemporary American literature. Since 1981, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation annually has bestowed substantial "no strings attached" grants to American writers as an "investment" in their "originality, insight, and potential." Especially welcome are papers assessing any aspect of the literary "returns" on these "investments"; how the grants interact with--or challenge--the dynamics of the traditional literary marketplace; and the grants situated within a long view of American writers' means of support (patronage, editing, teaching, other day jobs, prize collecting).

Call for Papers for a New Series of Online Articles: "The End of Heterosexuality?"

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:55pm
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The Qouch (www.theqouch.com)
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The Qouch is now accepting submissions for an on-going series of articles on the theme "The End of Heterosexuality?"

Recently, social critics and scholars have proposed the idea that advances in queer rights and visibility could bring "the end of heterosexuality" (or at least as we know it).

In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam takes account of how concepts of family and human relations have shifted as of late:

ROBERT FROST REVIEW CFP SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 6:34pm
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Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Review is planning a special double issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Robert Frost Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of the poems, history, or reception of either or both books. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style before July 2014 to jonathan.barron@usm.edu for full consideration.

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:49pm
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Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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Call for Papers / Call for Speakers

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

July 3 - July 6
Anime Expo 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)
www.anime-expo.org

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Marc Steinberg (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014

Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) represent one of the major contributions that Japan has made to global visual and popular culture. Indeed, for many people, their first - and sometimes only - contact with Japanese culture at all is through Japanese visual culture.

Sustainability and Population

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 3:41pm
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MLA 2015
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"Sustainability and Population," MLA 2015, Special Session

This panel invites papers that examine the intersections of "sustainability" and "population" in literature. Papers may consider how race, demography, biopolitics, fertility, economics, agriculture, and spatial distribution help clarify, illuminate, and evaluate "sustainability"---what literary critics have deemed a thorny and vague concept in the past few years. Papers from any time period are welcome. Please send 250-word abstracts to Abby Goode (alg9@rice.edu) by 15 March 2014.

CFP: "Mass media, public opinion and its transformations in the 21st century" (Journal Issue, deadline, June 15 2014)

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 3:09pm
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Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9152) / Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia)
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-----ENGLISH With this proposal, Mass media, public opinion and its transformations in the XXI century,the journal Trans-pasando Fronteras (ISSN 2248-7212 | ISSN-e 2322-9152) seeks to promote reflection over the role played by public opinion in the contemporary society, its changes in terms of social and political definition, like its governmental(essential in decision-making) and international scope (influencing the social and cultural reality of other countries, either to spread new ideas and perspectives, or to impose new political or cultural practices, as the soft-power).We invite you to address this issue from a transdisciplinary perspective with the intention of studying the importance of public opinion on issues such

Celebrity Encounters: Transatlantic Fame in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America, July 4-5, 2014

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 2:01pm
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University of Portsmouth
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Building on recent scholarship that has demonstrated that the discourses, practices and conditions associated with twentieth- and twenty-first-century celebrity culture were already in place in America and Europe by the end of the eighteenth century, this conference explores the transatlantic dimensions of nineteenth-century constructions of fame and fandom. It considers the ways transatlantic celebrity affected relationships between, and the identities of, celebrities and fans, and facilitated a questioning of geographically located notions of identity, race, gender and class.

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature (DUE 6.1.14)

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:28pm
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SAMLA (SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION)
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In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American literature. As the predominant American myth of success states that class is but a transitory state, making work, labor, and social class an important part of the literary and academic conversation remains a struggle for scholars interested in these issues. The questions we are interested in posing in this session are: How can scholars emphasize a focus on issues of class, work, and labor in American literature? How can this emphasis be sustained as part of a larger conversation with American literary scholarship?

Football and Communities of Resistance

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:07am
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Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities, Manchester Metropolitan University
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The 3rd annual Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) conference "Football and Communities of Resistance" will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 12th June 2014. There will be an associated event 'Out of Play' hosted by the National Football Museum on Friday 13th June 2014.

Call for Papers

MUSIC BEHIND BARS: ARTICULATING INCARCERATION AND POPULAR MUSIC

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:22am
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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.

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