category: twentieth century and beyond

Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

full name / name of organization: 
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA
contact email: 
ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and

[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:

Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] "Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/17/09; Papers 9/4/09

full name / name of organization: 
Ama Wattley, PhD
contact email: 
awattley@pace.edu

My colleague Dr.

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

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

full name / name of organization: 
Calee M. Lee / jesuslovestrees.com
contact email: 
submissions@jesuslovestrees.com

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Submissions due September 1st

10/6/2009

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

Literature in the Slope of Fall

J.R.R. Tolkien/C.S. Lewis

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
wxm3@psu.edu

The J.R.R. Tolkien/C.S. Lewis panel of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference seeks abstracts of papers (250 words) that address various aspects of the works of J.R.R.

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