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Human Rights International Conference (Nov. 21-23, 2013); Abstracts Due: Mar.31, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 6:34pm
Central Michigan University

Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013

The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, religious conflict, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, child-soldiering, sex-trafficking, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights. These conditions remind us of the ever pressing need to safeguard our humanity through the preservation of human rights.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Open CFP for Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 2:46pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Deadline extended to March 15th!

All manuscripts should be sent by email to Submissions must be received the editors of Shift by midnight on 15 March 2013 to be considered for publication in issue 6.

See details at:

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - 7th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:23am
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 7th issue. We accept:

• academic papers from different disciplines such as literary theory, culture studies, anthropology, history, sociology, etc.
• writings on literary translation as well as translations from all languages into Croatian and English. (Introductory essays [up to 2,500 words] dealing with specific problems of the submitted translation from the perspective of literary translation are welcome.)

Please include the following with your submissions:

PAMLA 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:15am
Megan Cannella

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at:


Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:26pm
Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul - Turkey

Madness is a concept of relativity, types and degrees alongside being a state and experience with its own realities. Even though primarily it refers to the field and science of psychiatry and psychology, it has leaked into everything human. Literature, embracing everything human and also being regarded as a field or activity not ordinary, normal or sane, has explored the states of "madness" for ages. Melancholia, hedonism, materialism, utopias, chemicals or arts- all breed insanity. Artists,scientists and women, among other groups, have been called mad. Some madwomen and madmen have been regarded as heroines and heroes and some heroes and heroines have been tortured as madmen and madwomen.

CFP: Literature and Pornography, March 17, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:20pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

CFP: 2013 International Conference: Migrants and Their Memories (Deadline extended to March 09)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:32am
Research Center for Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.