category: twentieth century and beyond

Contemporary Canadian Identity and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Shannon Howard/University of South Alabama
contact email: 
ksh804@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

M/MLA session seeks papers addressing the idea of marketing the "Canadian Experience," either in conversation with United States mass culture or in opposition to that culture.

[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:

Re(Viewing) the Landscape of Visual Rhetoric: Topics in Visual Rhetoric; SAMLA Conf. Nov 6-8, 2009; Abstracts Due May 31, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Hocks, English Dept, Georgia State University
contact email: 
mhocks@gsu.edu

RE(VIEWING) THE LANDSCAPE OF VISUAL RHETORIC: TOPICS IN VISUAL RHETORIC

DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE

full name / name of organization: 
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), Department of English, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
contact email: 
9bc.eacs@phil.muni.cz

CALL FOR PAPERS
DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
DYNAMICS OF THE DISCIPLINE
9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
Organized and hosted by:

CFP: Great Writing, UK Creative Writing conference (5/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing, the UK's International Creative Writing conference
contact email: 
director@greatwriting.org.uk

GREAT WRITING 2009
Friday 19th June - Sunday 21st June 2009

This year's host:

Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom

The Writers' Dozen -- 12th Great Year!

Katherine Mansfield Studies. The peer-reviewed Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society

full name / name of organization: 
DR GERRI KIMBER, KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF
KATHERINE MANSFIELD STUDIES,
(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

Special first issue on the theme of

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Ben Saunders/ Department of English, University of Oregon
contact email: 
ben@uoregon.edu

Understanding Superheroes: An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Oregon

Location: The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: October 23-24, 2009

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Herrera/ University of Akron
contact email: 
njb9@uakron.edu

Cultural Consequences of Unmotherhood

TIMEFRAMES - DUNDEE COMICS CONFERENCE - PROPOSALS 15th May 2009 / CONFERENCE 28th June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Timeframes: Narrative and Sequence in Comics
contact email: 
c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Timeframes, the third annual Dundee comics conference, held in association with the Dundee Literary Festival, will explore how the medium of comics bends, distorts and manipulates time.

"The Future ain't what it used to be" - PROPOSALS: MAY 15th 2009 / CONFERENCE: 17th JUNE 2009

full name / name of organization: 
The Future ain't what it used to be: Interactions of Past, Present and Future in Literature and Visual Media - Postgraduate Conference
contact email: 
l.f.findlay@dundee.ac.uk

“The Future ain't what it used to be” is the seventh annual Postgraduate Conference held by the English Programme, University of Dundee.

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