category: theory

[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:

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
passions_conference@googlegroups.com

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009

Walter Benjamin and Memory (Panel) NeMLA April 7-11, Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
stablesw@tcd.ie

Call for Papers

Walter Benjamin and Memory

This panel invites papers that consider the theory of memory as it emerges in and through the work of Walter Benjamin. It hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the complex figuration of forgetting to be found in his thought. Contributions might confine their attention to Benjamin´s corpus, or stage comparative enquires into such areas as holocaust memory, trauma, or nostalgia. Papers that consider the commemoration of Benjamin´s life – in novels, films, at the memorial site in Portbou – are also welcome. Please send proposals to Wayne Stables at stablesw@tcd.ie

NeMLA "Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire"

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Bessy
contact email: 
marianne.bessy@furman.edu

Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

7 – 11 avril 2010

Montréal, Québec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled “We Want Roses Too”.

10/6/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hamid Farahmandian
contact email: 
FarahmandianH@gmail.om

Literature in the Slope of Fall

Transnational Feminisms Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
transfem09@yahoo.co.uk

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

full name / name of organization: 
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine
contact email: 
WonderLinzer@gmail.com

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflect

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA
contact email: 
miglesia@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University
contact email: 
myth2010@aber.ac.uk

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

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