category: general announcements

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 30 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

I am looking for one more paper to complete this SAMLA special session panel. I welcome papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre.

Forms and Theories of Allegory between Middle Age and Modernity – International conference in Trento, December, 9-11 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Scuola di dottorato in Studi letterari, linguistici e filologici – Carlo Tirinanzi de Medici
contact email: 
allegoria.trento@gmail.com

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Allegory: Theories and Forms between Middle Age and Modernity

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities (A Graduate Student Symposium)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Whitney Humanities Center
contact email: 
pdp@yale.edu

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with pre-digital sources in the humanities?

Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Program in the Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University
contact email: 
matrix@princeton.edu

Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture
Volume 19
Call For Papers

CITYSCAPES/LITERARY ESCAPES// COLLOQUE URBANITÉS LITTÉRAIRES, September 10-12, 2009, University at Buffalo

full name / name of organization: 
University at BUffalo/Formules Journal
contact email: 
.Urbanites.Buffalo@gmail.com



CITYSCAPES/LITERARY ESCAPES// COLLOQUE URBANITÉS LITTÉRAIRES

Proposed Essay Collection – From King of the Jungle to Cultural Icon: Tarzan at 100

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Annette Wannamaker
contact email: 
mabate@hollins.edu OR awannamak@emich.edu

From King of the Jungle to Cultural Icon will be an interdisciplinary essay collection marking the 100th anniversary of Tarzan of the Apes.

General cfp: Graduate Literary Criticism and Theory. Accepting submissions until August 31

full name / name of organization: 
postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory
contact email: 
postscript09@gmail.com

Postscript General Call for Papers

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference 18-20 March 2010, Corpus Christi, Texas

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Marvell Society
contact email: 
traylor@carleton.edu

Deadline: 1 December 2009

CFP: The CEA Forum: An Online Journal for the Teaching and Learning of English Studies and Writing (ongoing)

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell, Associate Editor/College English Association
contact email: 
jmutell@mail.widener.edu

We seek submissions on an ongoing basis for The CEA Forum, the online journal for teaching and learning in English studies and writing for the College English Association.

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers May 13-15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SSML Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
obuch1mc@cmich.edu

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature invites participation in its 40th Annual Symposium:

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
ziad12@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say

Sensuous Performances: How did medieval plays engage the five senses? (9/15/09; Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jstevenson@mmm.edu

Sensuous Performances: How did medieval plays engage the five senses?
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
13-16 May 2010

cfp: Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History 8/15/2009

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

The editors of Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the journal of the Reception Study Society, invite submissions for its second issue, which will appear in the fall of 2009.

STROKES ACROSS CULTURES: THE 15TH TRIENNIAL ACLALS CONFERENCE, NICOSIA, CYPRUS JUNE 6-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE STUDIES
contact email: 
info@cyprusconferences.org

The 15th Triennial ACLALS Conference, June 6 – 11, 2010
Nicosia, Cyprus
“Strokes Across Cultures”

[UPDATE] Call for Book reviews on Visual Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Authors are invited to contribute reviews of book on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Reviews can be submitted on books dealing with

April 7-11, 2010 Textual Refigurations: Examining the Practice of Rewriting Old Texts into New Contexts. A 2010 NeMLA panel

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Moder
contact email: 
wsduffy@buffalo.edu

This panel will examine the practice of importing characters and plot lines from one literary work to another.

CFP Colporteurs' Conference 2009 "Spaces, Places, Landscapes", 23 September 2009. Abstracts deadline: 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2009@libero.it

The group Colporteurs is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies at Bologna University (via Zamboni, 32

Time: Origins and Futures, Costa Rica, 7/2010

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Study of Time
contact email: 
pharris@lmu.edu

See http://www.studyoftime.org/Conference/Announcement/default.aspx

The International Society for the Study of Time
Fourteenth Triennial Conference
Origins and Futures

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Department of English and Strathy Language Unit
contact email: 
jm27@queensu.ca

Proposals for papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Davies Group Publishing
contact email: 
poirielj@muohio.edu

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT PROPOSALS

CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES: NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION AND HISTORY
published by THE DAVIES GROUP

Series Description:

40 Years of Philological Studies in Sibiu, 19-21 November 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
School of Letters and Arts

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:
40 YEARS OF PHILOLOGICAL STUDIES IN SIBIU

19-21 November 2009

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Between Present and Past: Nostalgia in Francophone Literature; NeMLA April 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amy L. Hubbell, Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubbell@ksu.edu

“Nostalgia tells it like it wasn’t,” according to David Lowenthal’s 1989 article, yet many are compelled to cling to their longing for the past.

[UPDATE]--Women's Studies deadline extended to 6/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
acastaldo@mail.widener.edu

WOMEN’S STUDIES AT MAPACA
The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Boston, MA
November 5-7, 2009

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life (30 Sept 20090

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe McMillan
contact email: 
zoe@msu.edu

Challenging the Virtual: Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life

We seek proposal submissions of 250-500 words for a collected edition of essays on women’s cultural experiences in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). While we do not wish to disenfranchise anyone, we do ask that you be a biological woman actively participating in SL. Submissions preferred via avatar name and using an avie email address in keeping with the spirit of SL; however, submissions under real world names and emails are accepted. Proposals may be theory based or narratives. If theory based, proposals should indicate the theoretical framework you are using and mention at least one theorist. Please do not feel limited to an academic styled proposal. We value the experiences that every woman has in SL and welcome all anecdotal/narrative styled proposals as well.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Reid/ Katherine Mansfield Society
contact email: 
sue@niallc.co.uk

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its first annual prize essay competition, which for 2010 is open to all and will be on the subject of: KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND D. H. LAWRENCE

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

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

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; B

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/ALISE - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

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