category: general announcements

“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Post-American City (New England ASA), Lowell, MA, Oct. 16-18 2009

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association
contact email: 
mbattenfeld@wheelock.edu

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association
Lowell, Massachusetts, Oct. 16-18, 2009

The Post-American City

UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (5/1/09; 9/11-9/13/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Reception Study Society
contact email: 
pgold@udel.edu

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS
RSS CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 11-13, 2009 -- note change of date
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
modernism-utopia@hotmail.co.uk

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference
contact email: 
ugconference@racc.edu

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Davis
contact email: 
jhowell@ucdavis.edu

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions, and Histories of Universalism (2009 MLA panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyongkim@duke.edu

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions and Histories of Universalism

Call for Papers for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention,
Philadelphia, 27-30 December

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
lundeliu@mailbox.sc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

1st Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (19th September-21st September 2009; Oxford, UK)

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vav@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Saturday 19th September - Monday 21st September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (New deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

[UPDATE] CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

UPDATE: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (new submission deadline - 3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

[UPDATE] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

[UPDATE]: Illustrating Literary Worlds. New submission deadline: 3/11/2009.

[UPDATE] Fantasy and Fantastic Literature (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
maria.brower@email.ucr.edu

[UPDATE]: New submission dealine, 3/11/2009

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West.

"The Arts of Democracy" (Deadline June 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
sounding@utk.edu

It is often assumed that the arts, and particularly the fine arts, create and sustain the kinds of social distinctions that are antithetical to true democracy.

Obama in Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Title: Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barack Obama in Popular Culture

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes

Levinas and Rhetoric (Journal Issue; May 1 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Shelley DeBlasis/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics
contact email: 
Michael Bernard-Donals at mfbernarddon@wisc.edu

Levinas and Rhetoric
Special issue of JAC
Michael Bernard-Donals, guest editor

Call For Book Manuscripts

full name / name of organization: 
Omar Swartz
contact email: 
omar.swartz@ucdenver.edu

Troubador Publishing has initiated a new book series in communication and social justice.

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

[UPDATE] CFP: Eudora Welty Society Panel, SCMLA Baton Rouge, 10/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society
contact email: 
kordonowy@virginia.edu

UPDATE: The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to March 25, 2009.

[UPDATE] Digital Worlds for (dis)junctions

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
jkave001@ucr.edu

Contributors are invited to submit critical works that consider digital worlds.

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program
contact email: 
lordan@siu.edu

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Inside Out/Outside In: A Shakespeare in Performance Conference, 20-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The American Shakespeare Center in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe
contact email: 
sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

[UPDATE] Textual Revolutions, University of Stirling (Extended deadline: Friday 20 March 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Craig/University of Stirling
contact email: 
steven.craig1@stir.ac.uk

Textual Revolutions: an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

University of Stirling, Scotland.

Friday 8 May - Saturday 9 May 2009

http://textualrevolutions.wikidot.com

Looking for essays about President Barak Obama in Popular Culture for a book anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Obama-Mania: Critical Essays on Representations of President Barak Obama in Popular Culture
contact email: 
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Contact:
ObamaInPopularCulture@gmail.com

Editors: Derrais Carter & Nicholas Yanes
Publisher: McFarland

Deadline for Abstracts: May 25th, 2009

Description of the Book:

CFP: [General] 2009 Midwest Regional––American Conference for Irish Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty
contact email: 
dohugany@siu.edu

CFP: [General] 2009 Midwest Regional––American Conference for Irish Studies

CFP: [General] Dash Journal Seeking Deconstructed Pee-Chee Cover Art

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Wortman
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

CFP: [General] Dash Journal Seeking Deconstructed Pee-Chee Cover Art

UPDATE: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel V. Donatacci
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

CFP: [General] Dash Journal Accepting Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Wortman
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

CFP: [General] Dash Journal Accepting Submissions

UPDATE: [General] D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories MLA 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Julianne Newmark
contact email: 
jnewmark@nmt.edu

UPDATE: [General] D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories MLA 2009

CFP: [General] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

CFP: [General] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

UPDATE: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel V. Donatacci
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

CFP: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel V. Donatacci
contact email: 
ddonatac@brandeis.edu

CFP: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

UPDATE: [General] CFP: D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories

full name / name of organization: 
Julianne Newmark
contact email: 
jnewmark@nmt.edu

UPDATE: [General] CFP: D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories

CFP: [General] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises-French Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

CFP: [General] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

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