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Theatre Historiography: Genealogies and New Directions: Chicago, August 10-11, 2011 (Deadline May 1)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 2:04pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Theatre History Focus Group and Theory and Criticism Focus Group
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"Theatre Historiography: Genealogies and New Directions"

The Theatre History Focus Group and the Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invite proposals for "Theatre Historiography: Genealogies and New Directions," a pre-conference event that will take place on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. Wednesday's events will feature a keynote address entitled "Theatre/Performance Historiography in the Space and the Time of the Now," by distinguished scholar Michal Kobialka (University of Minnesota).

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.

International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work - Abstracts Due June 30 - Conference Sept. 29 & 30

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 5:35pm
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8th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work

Purpose
To bring together researchers and practitioners in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To educate social service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.

Who Should Attend
This conference is open to researchers, practitioners, and workers in the social service, criminal justice, and health care fields.

[UPDATE]: Essay collection on James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence extended to Sept. 1, 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:42pm
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University of Tulsa, UNLV

Call for Papers for an edited essay collection addressing areas of congruence between James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence. The collection will look beyond the more traditionally observed differences between these two modernist writers, and will draw new parallels between their works, aesthetics, and lives. Contributors should submit a full-length text (20-25 pp) with a CV to (joyce.and.d.h.lawrence@gmail.com) by Thursday, September 1, 2011. Proposals should be new work and previously unpublished. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Festivity and its Malcontents

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
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Drago Momcilovic
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This special session at the 2011 M/MLA in St. Louis invites papers that explore the multitude of functions, forms, enactments, and critiques of festivity and the festive spirit in 20th- and 21st-century world literature, the arts, mass media and new media.

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