category: twentieth century and beyond

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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University of Bristol
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This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods.

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry (Submissions Deadline 17 April 2009)

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Gylphi Limited
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Professor Robert Sheppard ( Edge Hill University
Dr Scott Thurston ( University of Salford
Reviews editor:
Piers Hugill ( University of Southampton

[UPDATE] Atlantic Exchanges

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Mark West / University of Glasgow
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The extended deadline is now Friday 27th March.

Glasgow University's postgraduate journal eSharp is currently accepting submissions for its 13th issue on Atlantic Exchanges.


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Solitude and the Modern Metropolis

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Ulrich E. Bach, Texas State University
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Call for Papers: "Solitude & the Modern Metropolis" @ PAMLA in San Francisco 11-6/7-2009

CFP: Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presenter Competition 5/1/09

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Bowlus Center of Iola KS
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Call for Entries

Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition

Responses to the War on Terror

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English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK
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Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror


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Carole Ferrier
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Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism in various parts of the world. The conference is being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

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Association for the Study of Arts of the Present
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Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

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Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
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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:

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