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.
Language, literature and cultural studies
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy Bucharest-Romania- invites you to contribute to the third and fourth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Postmodernism and minimalism or "the game of less is more"
Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues
A Special Issue of Comparative Drama
35th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference, Arizona State University
"Translating and Mapping: Rethinking Literature in the Age of Globalization"
October 1-3, 2009
Panel: "Detours de Babel" between East and West: Theorizing Translation in Early Modern Europe
Seminar Organizer: Katharina N. Piechocki, New York University
"If the past is a foreign country, it follows that even the most monoglot of historians is a translator." (Paul Cohen/Peter Burke)
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)
The conference, "Rethinking Humanities" attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which interdisciplinary endeavours in all realms of knowledge respond to this effort. It is widely accepted that Humanities in the academia has encountered unusually critical challenges in the last few decades. The question of how these challenges are transmitted through the corpus and the methodological and canonical framework of traditional Humanities will be pivotal in the making of the conference. The conference attempts in a broad manner to address the following issues:
"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009
People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M
For attaining membership in the world community entails a willingness to doubt the goodness of one's own way and to enter into the give-and-take of critical argument about ethical and political choices.
The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on colonized lands through the centuries; cause because the supposed end of the colonialist era started world events of migration, hybridity, multiculturalism and relocation in the urban centers of former colonial powers. Several critics have already shaped the postcolonial discourse—such as from Said to Bhabha, from Achebe to Rushdie, from the Subaltern Studies Group to Anzaldúa—and the reality of our world today continues to offer numerous possibilities for discussion on postcolonial issues.
This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk. Of particular interest are discussions of the ways that Steampunk engages with notions of time and historical discourse, the materiality of Steampunk, and the intersections of technology and literature. By May 20, please send a one-page abstract that includes audio/visual needs and a short vita (with complete contact information) to Kathryn Crowther, Georgia Institute of Technology at email@example.com
Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via advertising, film, popular psychology, popular music, new (household and workplace) technologies, as well as in profound developments in travel and communication, this panel seeks to push such analysis further. Papers are sought that critically explore articulations of modernism as they occur and are experienced in the everyday lifeworld.
Modernist Affective Labor and Biopolitics
The early twentieth century witnessed not only a variety of aesthetic experiments with language, but also a new wave of writing about language theoretically. The most well-known is the work that shaped what was to become twentieth-century linguistics: Saussure, Meillet, Benveniste, Jakobson, and the like. But it was not just linguists who tried to frame new conceptions of language: a wide variety of intellectuals from other fields decided, as if in concert, that understanding language was the key to understanding the basic problems of their disciplines and, in many cases, the very fate of European society. A few of these intellectuals, like Wittgenstein and J. L.
Translating the Middle Ages.
Submission Deadline: 29 May
'Medievalism Transformed' is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference for researchers in a variety of disciplines. The one-day event, which is supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, will be held at Bangor University on the 20th of June. The theme for this year's conference will be Translating the Middle Ages: we will be convening to explore the practice of translating in the Middle Ages, but also to discuss the various ways in which medieval culture has been translated or adapted to the modern era. Topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered, including (but not limited to):
THE 17TH METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
HANIF KUREISHI AND HIS WORK
December 17-18, 2009