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March 14, 2013

CFP: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (November 21-23, 2013)

Deadline: March 31, 2013

For this year, the conference will focus on the following topics: a)
Women's rights/violations of women's rights; b) children's
rights/violations of children's rights; c) and Indigenous Rights &

The envisioned international conference will focus on the role of
literature (the Humanities), the arts, Social Sciences and the Law in the
discussion, representation, and promotion of human rights, paying special
attention to the areas delineated. We wish to bring writers, artists,
theorists, scholars, lawyers, and NGOs into a series of conversations that
engage the issue of human rights, including the ethical, political,
social, economic, and cultural implications of either violations or the
constructions of human rights.

We invite presentations that address human rights as they relate to the
areas identified above or specific topics by themselves or through
comparative lenses. Topics/themes include, but are not limited to:

* The novel, poetry, drama/theatre/performance
* Ethics and international law
* Films/cinema and human rights
* Women's rights in film/literature
* The role of NGOs in the human rights debate
* The role of NGOs in Women's rights
* Holocaust/Genocide/War crimes/Crimes against humanity
* Sex trafficking, slavery, child soldiering
* Rape as a weapon of war
* Migration and refugee rights
* Disability and human rights
* Environmental rights
* Human rights in the age of globalization
* TRC or Truth Commissions (Here we want to move beyond South Africa)
* Women's rights in cultural, regional, national contexts;
* Human rights compliance

Presentation formats: Papers, panels, poster sessions, debates,
discussions, seminars, lectures, forums, and/or performances, and
workshops. Send abstracts (250-300 words) to:

Professor Maureen N. Eke, Department of English
Email: eke1mn@cmich.edu or
Maureen.eke@cmich.edu OR

Professor Sterling Johnson, Department of Political Science
Email: johns1s@cmich.edu
Professor Benjamin Ramirez-Shwegnaabi Department of History
Email: ramir1b@cmich.edu

Posted by jmkirsch at March 14, 2013 12:44 PM