category: postcolonial

[UPDATE] “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:

The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review:Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction/Writing from the Margins,July 30

full name / name of organization: 
Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
contact email: 
kaurr@wpunj.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 2009 Creative Writing Issue of the South Asian Review
Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction—Writing from the Margins

[UPDATE] CFP - Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - (Deadline: May 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

[UPDATE] Conference / Edited Collection: Final Call: Handle with Care: Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Spenser 4-5 July

full name / name of organization: 
William Thomas Rossiter / Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
rossitw@hope.ac.uk / wtrossiter@hotmail.com

Handle with Care: Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Spenser [Conference and Edited Collection]

Venue: Liverpool Hope University

Date: 4-5 July 2009

CFP- MSA XI- Panel: Modernist In/Hospitality (5/3/09; 11/5/09-11/8/09; Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, University of California, San Diego
contact email: 
etamalet@ucsd.edu

Abstracts are sought for a proposed panel for the 11th Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Montreal, Canada, November 5-8, 2009.

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Steampunk, Science, and (Neo)Victorian Technologies

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall / Neo-Victorian Studies
contact email: 
rachel.bowser@gmail.com, b.croxall@gmail.com

Neo-Victorian Studies invites papers and/or abstracts for a 2009 special issue on neo-Victorianism’s engagement with science and new/old technologies, especially as articulated through the genre of

CFP: Migration, Diaspora and Identity: M/MLA Religion and Literature, Deadline Apr. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Religion and Literature section
contact email: 
rdykema@ses.gtu.edu

Religion and Literature: "Migration, Diaspora, and Identity." In the self-identity of many religious groups, the historical experience of diaspora is an important theme.

Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference [Nov. 20& 21, 2009]

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Literature, Duke University
contact email: 
culturesofrecession@gmail.com


Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

CFP: Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text (Last Date: 16 July 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Amit Sarwal
contact email: 
sarwal.amit@gmail.com

Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text

Edited by Geetha B. and Amit Sarwal

Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text (16 July 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Geetha B.
contact email: 
bgbits@gmail.com

Teaching Science Fiction: History, Theory and Text

Edited by Geetha B. and Amit Sarwal

“Multiple Perspectives On Collecting and the Collection” (Journal Issue, deadline 6/30/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
María M. Andrade, Universidad de los Andes. Francisco Morán, Southern Methodist University
contact email: 
maandrad@uniandes.edu.co

Collections and collecting occupy an important place in the development of modern culture, both at the personal and communal level.

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FILM THEORY AND ANALYSIS (IN MEXICO)

full name / name of organization: 
Sepancine/Mexican Society of Film Theory and Analysis
contact email: 
mara.fortes@gmail.com

An international conference on film theory and analysis held in Morelia, Mexico from October 1-3 in tandem with the Morelia International Film Festival.

Keynote: Robert Stam, New York University

This is Nowhere: Local, Regional and Provincial Spaces in World Literature - 24 October 2009 (Deadline: June 1st 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Berkeley, Graduate Program in Comparative Literature
contact email: 
smalltown09@gmail.com

For all their complexity, recent discussions of cosmopolitanism, comparativism, and world literature have tended to privilege the global over the local, the macro over the micro, and the city over the

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15 Matter and Material Culture 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Università degli studi della Calabria; Università degli studi di Salerno; Routledge
contact email: 
mcalbi@unisa.it; m.parlati@unical.it

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 15
Matter and Material Culture
Deadline for proposals: 13 November 2009

Guest Editors: Maurizio Calbi & Marilena Parlati.

UNIVERSITÀ DELLA CALABRIA and AILAE SUMMER SCHOOL© IN CULTURAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES 22-27/06/2009 (Rende, Italy)

full name / name of organization: 
Università della Calabria-AILAE
contact email: 
m.parlati@unical.it; profmarilenaparlati@fastwebnet.it; rsummooc@ailae.org

AILAE and UNIVERSITÀ DELLA CALABRIA
AILAE SUMMER SCHOOL© IN CULTURAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
22-27 June 2009
(Rende, Università della Calabria - Italy)

The Literary Menagerie

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanne Dubino and Ziba Rashidian
contact email: 
dubinoja@appstate.edu and ziba@appstate.edu

You are invited to contribute to an edited volume entitled “The Literary Menagerie.” The last decade has seen an intensive scholarly engagement with the question of the human-non-human animal rel

CFP - Jewish Comics (deadline October 2, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Derek Parker Royal / Shofar
contact email: 
Derek_Royal@tamu-commerce.edu

JEWISH COMICS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL SHOFAR

Remixing Critical Theory: Literacy Theory as Literary Criticism; 4Cs / CCCC 2010 Panel; 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole duPlessis / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
nmara@tamu.edu

Eldred and Mortensen, in their article “Reading Literacy Narratives” published in College English (1992), call for the movement of literacy studies “in one important direction: into the

CFP: Humor & Horror/SF/Fantasy - Detroit, MI, 10.30-11.1.09

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest PCA/ACA
contact email: 
jdowell@msu.edu

Dear Humor / Horror, SF, Fantasy Scholar:

Literacy Narrative(s) and Human Dignity; Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC / 4Cs); Deadline 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole duPlessis / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
nmara@tamu.edu


This panel submission to the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) will examine literacy narratives (broadly defined) that show a link between human dignity and the acquisition or practice of literacy (reading or writing), or the influence of literacy on interpersonal communication and relationships.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture Panel - Proposals May 1 2009 - Conference October 30-November 1 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture.

Contemporary Canadian Identity and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Shannon Howard/University of South Alabama
contact email: 
ksh804@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

M/MLA session seeks papers addressing the idea of marketing the "Canadian Experience," either in conversation with United States mass culture or in opposition to that culture.

[UPDATE] “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:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE - PROPOSALS 15th MAY / CONFERENCE 13th and 14th AUGUST 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Permanence and Change: The Roles of Culture and Language / 3rd Annual International ACSA (Asian Cultural Studies Association) Conference
contact email: 
kancuta@gmail.com

3rd Annual International ACSA Conference

PERMANENCE AND CHANGE: THE ROLES OF CULTURE AND LANGUAGE

Bangkok, Thailand, 13-14 August 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

THE REALM OF THE SENSES - PROPOSALS: 15th MAY / CONFERENCE: 18th and 19th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
THE REALM OF THE SENSES: PERCEPTUAL ANALOGY IN WORDS AND IMAGES / SCOTTISH WORD AND IMAGE GROUP
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

The 2009 SWIG conference, "The Realm of the Senses:

Violent Migrations: M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009 (deadline 4/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady, Dept. of English, SUNY at Buffalo
contact email: 
tmbrady@buffalo.edu

M/MLA conference, Nov. 12 - 15, 2009
Title: Violent Migrations
Chair/Organizer: Trisha Brady
Affiliation: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Dept. of English
Email: tmbrady@buffalo.edu

Description:

CFP: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Wrigley
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk


Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
sarahnerickson@gmail.com

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference.

ACE 2009 - The Asian Conference on Education, October 24-25 2009, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
ACE 2009/IAFOR
contact email: 
tduke@iafor.org

ACE 2009

The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

European Shakespeares and Asia - 31 May 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
contact email: 
acyhuang@psu.edu

Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference

King’s College London & Shakespeare’s Globe
11 – 13 September 2009

Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe

“Dark Migrations: Territorializing the Savage Body” MMLA November 12-15 2009, abstract due April 20.

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Aziz, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
jeffaziz@pitt.edu

This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the “savage” West.

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