Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011 CFP: Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2011

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Post•45 @ Rock Hall: April 29-30, 2011.
Keynote speakers: Steve Earle, Rick Moody, Kevin Young, Dana Spiotta

Post•45 seeks paper and panel proposals to complete the program for our 5th anniversary conference, to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. We are looking to add three to six panels or round-tables.

This conference will host a mix of academics, creative artists, and public intellectuals for a series of panels on media, the archive, film, literature, creative writing, and popular music. We welcome papers and panels from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies.

Paper abstracts should be 250 words and include a CV. Proposals for panels should be 100 words on the topic with abstracts for each paper and include a title and a brief CV for each presenter. Please submit proposals electronically by January 1, 2011 to Anna Dubenko at

We will notify accepted panelists no later than February 15th. Panelists must register by March 1, 2011. There will be a sliding scale in registration fees: $150 or $200 depending on the panelist's access to funding. Registration fee will cover the usual access to panels and performances, coffee, and box lunch on both days of the conference; and it will also cover the final reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the second night of the conference. Post•45 thanks Brown University, Kent State University, the University of Missouri—Columbia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale University for generous funding.

Confirmed panels curated by the following participants:

Ginia Bellafante: TV
Tyler Curtain: Science and Culture
Hilary Chute: Graphic Novels
JD Connor: Technology
Amy Elias and the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (A.S.A.P.):
Rethinking Formalism(s) (featuring Brian McHale)
Mark Jancovich, Robert Spadoni: Film
Josh Lambert: Obscenity (featuring Loren Glass)
Jessica Pressman: Digital Literature
Lytle Shaw: 1960s Cool
Benj Widiss, Joe Jeon, Dan Grausam: Avant Garde
John Williams: Techne and Counterculture (with Tom Streeter and Ellen Ullman)

Lauren Onkey: Rock Hall Archive
William Schurk: BGSU Sound Recording Archive

Michael Clune: "Post•45 in Theory" (featuring Mark McGurl)
Mary Esteve, Lisa Siraganian, Laura Frost: Post 9/11
Emily-Jane Cohen, Editor, Stanford UP: Post•45 Series launch panel
Amy Hungerford: journals and quarterlies (featuring Mark Greif)
Oren Izenberg: Post45 Poetry
Deborah Nelson: The 1940s

Writing and Music: Rick Moody, Kevin Young, Jennifer Fleissner, Amy Hungerford
Andy Hoberek: Contemporary Poetry
Min Hyoung Song: Asian American writers
Panels on Popular Music curated by:
Daphne Brooks
Deak Nabers and Michael Szalay
Carlo Rotella (featuring Eric Lott)

About Post•45
Post•45 is a group of scholars working on American literature and culture since 1945. Formed in 2006, the collective is interested in reassessing the modes of inquiry applied to postwar American culture. How do we categorize and read American writing since 1945? What kinds of institutional structures characterize contemporary reading and writing practices? How do visual media, music, and literature come together in the cultural field? While the collective's core emphasis has been on literary inquiry, we seek to integrate such approaches with those from a variety of disciplines and media. Post•45 is launching a book series in collaboration with Stanford University Press and an online journal over the next several months. More information available on our in-development site: