category: travel writing

[UPDATE] 15 March Herman Melville: A Writer and His Books

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Norberg/Melville Society
contact email: 
norberg@sju.edu

Deadline: March 15, 2009

Modern Language Association Convention
Philadelphia, 27-30 December 2009
Sponsored by the Melville Society

Herman Melville: A Writer and his Books

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

full name / name of organization: 
Journalof Drama Studies, India
contact email: 
bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue.

[UPDATE] Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)
contact email: 
paloma.fresno@uib.es

10th Biennial EASA Conference: Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
22-25 September 2009, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 1st Annual Conference on Louisiana Studies will be held September 26, 2009 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
sm8729@bristol.ac.uk

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods.

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

full name / name of organization: 
Mark West / University of Glasgow
contact email: 
mark@mindmechanics.net

The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.

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.

“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] 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

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