category: twentieth century and beyond

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[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:

Between Present and Past: Nostalgia in Francophone Literature; NeMLA April 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amy L. Hubbell, Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubbell@ksu.edu

“Nostalgia tells it like it wasn’t,” according to David Lowenthal’s 1989 article, yet many are compelled to cling to their longing for the past.

[UPDATE] Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

Negotiating History, Memory, and Trauma in New South African Literature, NeMLA Montreal 4/7/10-4/11/10; Deadline 9/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Carr/University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
ajcar0@english.umass.edu

Call for Papers

Negotiating History, Memory, and Trauma in New South African Literature

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010

New Directions in Detective Fiction, Apr. 7 - 11, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mplochocki@ubalt.edu

Long marginalized as either not “literary” or conservatively pandering to bourgeois or other established interests, the genre of detective fiction has continued to defy doomsayers through its con

Transpacific Visions of Native America: Collection (Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
National Ilan University (Taiwan)
contact email: 
transpacificindigenous@gmail.com

Western scholarship has historically adopted a vision of contemporary aboriginal literature and art as categorizable along racial, cultural, regional and historical characteristics.

D.H. Lawrence and Questions of Race and Empire, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20

full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
contact email: 
robert.volpicelli@gmail.com or rvolpic1@ithaca.edu

This panel aims to engage the ways in which D.H. Lawrence and his texts relate to issues of empire, colonialism, and, perhaps more largely, those of race and alterity.

The Marketplace in/and Twentieth-Century Literature (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010; submission deadline: 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
sbcanaday@aacc.edu

Ezra Pound once wrote, "Nothing written for pay is worth printing.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

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