category: twentieth century and beyond

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
silvia.schultermandl@uni-graz.at

EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
gaster@uchicago.edu, dgeorge@bates.edu

Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal’s colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial auth

"South Asia's Orients," Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Panel "South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal.

UPDATE: Transnational American Studies (6/15/2009; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Transnational American Studies
contact email: 
jtas.editor@gmail.com

Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2009
(Manuscripts accepted on a rolling basis)
http://repositories.cdlib.org/acgcc/jtas/cfp.html

Press/Reject!

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
4dwm5@queensu.ca

41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

Philip Roth Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10. The conference is taking place at the De Soto Hilton in Savannah, Georgia.

Setting Agendas: text-setting and the libretto in contemporary British music

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southampton
contact email: 
w.may@soton.ac.uk

Confirmed speakers include: Ignacio Agrimbau, Richard Baker, Stephen Benson, Michael Finnissy, Lavinia Greenlaw, Michael Zev Gordon, John Habron, Irene Morra
Julian Philips

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
akmcclellan@plymouth.edu

House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

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

[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:

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