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Special Issue "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery" (Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2014)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:58am
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Librello

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery".

Mr. Siddharth Kara, one of the world's most foremost experts in the field, will serve as the Guest Editor for issue. Mr. Siddharth Kara is an Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Director of the Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are kindly asked to consult the Instructions for Authors and Membership Requirement, and send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (antonio.vieira@librelloph.com) by 30 April 2014.

Special Issue "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion" (Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2014)

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:56am
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Librello

The journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title "Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion", with Professor Peter Huxley and Dr. Sherrill Evans serving as the Guest Editors for the issue.

Peter Huxley is Professor of Social Work & Social Care in the College of Medicine at Swansea University, UK, and the Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Care Research. Dr. Sherrill Evans is a Senior Lecturer at this same research centre.

"Teaching Poe's Poetry" (ALA in Washington, D.C., May 22-15, 2014)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:38pm
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Poe Studies Association
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For Emerson, Poe the poet was a "jingle man," a writer of lachrymose lyrics, but Baudelaire and the Symbolists venerated Poe, whom they considered a model of poetic excellence. Eliciting divergent responses during the nineteenth century, Poe's verse continues to frustrate and to intrigue readers in our time. Such divergences present opportunities for teachers, who can choose from a wide range of approaches as they introduce the poetry of Poe to students. For this panel, which will feature papers about pedagogical matters, the Poe Studies Association solicits proposals for a panel at the 2014 American Literature Association Conference.

Hart Crane: Inheritance and Influence (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:28pm
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David Hester / College of Charleston
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Even as Hart Crane can seem a marginal presence among his peers--a poet of epic ambition in an era of self-conscious fragmentation, a romantic alongside the modernists, a queer voice alongside a more conservative criticism--he is also a poet who deliberately aligned himself with past literary traditions and poets, and a poet who has, in turn, been an important influence on subsequent poets and artists. This panel seeks proposals from critics and poets whose work engages any aspect of Crane's inheritance or influence. Please send 250-word proposals by January 20th to dlhester@g.cofc.edu.

New Directions in Hart Crane Scholarship (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:26pm
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Anton Vander Zee / College of Charleston
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This panel, chaired by Langdon Hammer, author of Hart Crane and Allen Tate: Janus-Faced Modernism, editor of Hart Crane: Complete Poetry and Selected Letters, and co-editor of O My Land, My Friends: The Selected Letters of Hart Crane, seeks proposals addressing any aspect of Crane's life and work. Preference will be given to proposals charting out new directions in Crane scholarship. Possible topics include reevaluations of Crane's work in relation to sexuality, race, popular culture, form and (new) formalism, or the transnational; reconsiderations of Crane alongside his modernist peers; and reflections on Crane's critical reception and possible critical futures.

Hart Crane: Inheritance and Influence (ALA 2014 Panel)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:20pm
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David Hester / College of Charleston
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Even as Hart Crane can seem a marginal presence among his peers--a poet of epic ambition in an era of self-conscious fragmentation, a romantic alongside the modernists, a queer voice alongside a more conservative criticism--he is also a poet who deliberately aligned himself with past literary traditions and poets, and a poet who has, in turn, been an important influence on subsequent poets and artists. This panel seeks proposals from critics and poets whose work engages any aspect of Crane's inheritance or influence. Please send 250-word proposals by January 20th to dlhester@g.cofc.edu.

Collection on Don Delillo

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:33pm
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Chris Walker

Editor seeks essays that read Don DeLillo's fiction as a novelization of social theories of time and space as expressed across various academic disciplines. Essays should be about 20-25 pages follow MLA guidelines. Tentative deadline is March 1,2014, although early submissions are encouraged.

Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:52pm
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The Ohio State University - Department of Theatre
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Symposium Call for Papers
Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy
The Ohio State University, Department of Theatre
Columbus, Ohio
April 11, 2014

Pastoral Sounds, International Conference, November 13-15, 2014 at the University of Poitiers, France

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:23am
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Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd, Charles Holdefer, Thomas Pughe, University of Poitiers and University of Orléans, France

Pastoral Sounds

International Conference, November 13-15, 2014 at the University of Poitiers, France

Co-sponsors: FORELL, Université de Poitiers, and REMELICE, Université d'Orléans

"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).

We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school… We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any. (attributed to Erik Satie by John Cage. Silence)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 2014 - DEADLINE EXTENSION

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:47am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST
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Dear all,
We just want to remind you of, and announce you that, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to JANUARY 20, 2014!
And…., just in case some of you might be a little bit undecided, we also attach you an even more detailed and, hopefully, clearer, description of our theme:
CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AS (A) MEANS OF PROGRESS
March 5th, 2014

http://sorina.softadviser.ro/pdf/anunturi/Hypercultura/cfp_2014_extensio...

UCLA MEDIASCAPE BLOG SEEKS CONTRIBUTORS

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 6:28pm
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UCLA MEDIASCAPE
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film and Media Studies (new issue out now: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/), is re-launching the MEDIASCAPE blog as an open forum of collective authorship. The blog will serve as a platform to analyze and discuss the entire spectrum of popular culture, including texts, industry news, and cultural events. The overall concept of the blog is to complement the journal and provide scholars with an opportunity to develop and share parts of their research and critical interests in a more timely and liberal fashion.

VIctorian Collections and Collecting October 16th-18th, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:57pm
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VIctorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
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Victorian Collections & Collecting

October 16-18, 2014
California State University, Fullerton

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] [REVISED] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:14pm
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English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
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Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

Mystery & Detective Fiction - RMMLA 2014, Oct. 9-11, Boise, ID

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:13pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are now seeking proposals for the Mystery and Detective Fiction session at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective fiction, film, and television from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g., children's mysteries, GLBTQ mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to John Caruso and Joshua Leavitt at rmmladetectives2014@gmail.com by March 1, 2014. We'll notify all applicants by March 30.

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