category: theory

WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND TRAVELLING MODERNISMS CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
Carole Ferrier
contact email: 
c.ferrier@uq.edu.au

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism in various parts of the world. The conference is being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present
contact email: 
kenningeditions@gmail.com

Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

“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:

[UPDATE] CFP David Mitchell Conference, 3-4 September, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sarah Dillon, University of St Andrews
contact email: 
mitchell.conference@gylphi.co.uk

David Mitchell is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary writers, author of four novels with a fifth forthcoming: his first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Pri

Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
amullis@moc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

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

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