category: twentieth century and beyond

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

SAMLA 2009 - Faulkner Panel - "The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner"

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA/Victoria M. Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

**Deadline*quickly*approaching!!**

[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.

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