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Call for Research Articles for a New Humanities Journal

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 10:25am
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Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH)
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Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH) is published semiannually as a peer-reviewed print journal by Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters. As a print journal, the journal' scope includes all research papers in the fields of Mediterranean cultures, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Education, Gerontology, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Philosophy, Education, Psychology, and Sociology among others. Each paper is reviewed by two expert reviewers and the final decision is sent to author(s) within three months of the arrival of the article. If you want to submit an article to the journal, please ask for the article template by writing to "edebiyat@akdeniz.edu.tr"

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:35am
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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

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:36am
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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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 8:04pm
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Central Michigan University
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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] Deadline Extension: English Literature 1700 to Present Panel at PAMLA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 6:26pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on English Literature (1700 to present) via PAMLA's online submission process by April 15, 2011. Contact Annette Hulbert (annette.hulbert@gmail.com) with questions.

Multimedia Translation, ALTA, Kansas City, Nov. 16-20, 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:53pm
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American Literary Translators Association
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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 (lakanost@ksu.edu) by April 21.

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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:30pm
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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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:14am
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C21 Literature, Gylphi
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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] Aesthetic Mutations - Interdisciplinary Grad Conference -- Abstracts due April 7th

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 6:51pm
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Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
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REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)

The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)

27 MAY 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Deadline *extended* -- Please send by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to cltcucsb@gmail.com

The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Association of Asian Performance - CFP Due April 15,2010

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:45pm
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Association of Asian Performance
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ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN PERFORMANCE
11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, August 10-11, 2011

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 11th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, preceding and during the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference.

Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/ The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011.

Posthuman Joyce

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:02pm
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Peter Mahon and Matthew Brown

Call for Submissions: PostHuman Joyce: Machines, Informatics, Technology (edited collection)

"In conception and technique I tried to depict the earth which is prehuman and presumably posthuman." (Joyce, discussing "Penelope" in a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 8 February 1922, Letters 1:180, Selected Letters, p. 289)

Post-war Incest Fictions

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:48pm
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Emma Miller (University of Durham) & Miles Leeson (University of Portsmouth)

We are currently developing a co-edited volume of essays considering the development of Post-War Incest Fictions.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on incest fictions we would particularly welcome those that relate to:

Law
Queer Theory
Poetry
Psychology
Narrative theory/philosophy
Theology

Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.

As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the end of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.

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