Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human. In her recent study _Inventing Human Rights_ (2008), Lynn Hunt argues that rights were imagined as natural, inalienable, and universal in eighteenth-century sentimental literature, prior to their promulgation in the revolutionary Declarations. Specifically, for Hunt, it is by extensively documenting the flagrant wrongs suffered by various disenfranchised groups—women, slaves, prisoners, the insane— in the form of rape, enslavement, and carceral torture that sentimental fiction implicitly underscored their rights to bodily integrity and self-possession.
The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Calling all contingent faculty and allies. . . .
Project Title: THE ADJUNCT VERSES
Producer: Robert Craig Baum and N1Theatre
Where: White River Junction, VT | Manhattan | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Chicago and other towns/cities to be announced.
Logline: A collection of inspiring and horrifying tales from the front lines of America's dying higher education system presented/performed/broadcast between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013.
CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 70th Annual Convention
New Orleans, LA – October 3-5, 2013
Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, email@example.com
The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the subject in/of first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title.
The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) is March 31, 2012.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Why Feminisms Still Matter in the 21st Century: Mentoring, Community, Collaboration, and Feminist Agency in Interdisciplinary Feminist Discourse
CCCC FEMINIST WORKSHOP
March 13, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
Proposal Deadline: extended to February 20, 2013
For LIES 2013, we still welcome papers about topics related but not limited to feminism, sainthood and medievalism in both contemporary and earlier literature in English as the wonderful SARAH SALIH will be our plenary speaker.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2013. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about LIES 2013 at: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/hla/.
We invite presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching with focus on strategies for integrating multiple perspectives and approaches into a course while maintaining an overall sense of coherence. While all areas are considered, German-related topics are especially welcome.
Please send a short abstract (100-300 words) by March 1 to email@example.com.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.
The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Goldsmiths, University of London
September 18th 2013
'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London