category: theory

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics” Graduate Conference and Event

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jbcarter2@utep.edu

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: “The Southwest in the Comics”

New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory (deadline proposals 1 Sept. 2009; Conference 13-15 January 2010).

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
contact email: 
a.bracke@let.ru.nl

“New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory”

13 – 15 January 2010
Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/newgrounds/

3rd CFP - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Anu Laukkanen / School of Art Studies, University of Turku
contact email: 
reglib@utu.fi

3rd Call for Papers and Panels - Regulated Liberties. Negotiating Freedom in Art, Culture and Media

[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:

MSA 11: Modernist Languages of Feeling

full name / name of organization: 
Brandon Gordon
contact email: 
bgordon@uci.edu

Modernist Languages of Feeling

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

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

MSA 11: Aesthetic Depictions of Violence in Modernist Literature, 1890-1940

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jennifer Gilchrist
contact email: 
jengilchrist@gmail.com

Abstracts sought for a proposed panel at the 11th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada, November 5-9, 2009.

Matters of Taste (MSA 11, 5-8 November 2009, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Elizabeth Curtin (University of Toronto)
contact email: 
marybeth.curtin@utoronto.ca

The modernists’ innovations in art, literature, and design were not only aesthetic reactions to traditional forms—they were also critical responses to the idea of taste.

BSA Session: Shakespeare's Next Editors (abstracts by 31 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
British Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
mpangall@english.umass.edu

Though the activity of editing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries was for over two hundred years the principle scholarly method for investigating these works, many younger scholars today confront an academic establishment that relegates editing, bibliography, and text studies to secondary or peripheral positions in graduate, doctoral, and junior faculty programs. This is particularly unfortunate given the exponential increase in innovative technologies, methodologies, and theories that encourage fresh approaches to essential questions about these plays.

[UPDATE] Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
adam.hansen@unn.ac.uk

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

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