CFP: [20th] Sound and Silence in the Space Between (1914-1945)

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Call For Papers: Sound and Silence in the Space Between (1914-1945)

Submissions requested for the 11th annual conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
June 11-13, 2009

>From the growl of automobile and airplane engines and the whir of electric
appliances to fascism’s oppressive silences, the years between 1914 and
1945 witnessed a variety of new sounds and silences. This
interdisciplinary conference invites historians and critics of literature,
art, music, film, dance, and popular culture to explore the myriad sounds
and silences of the interwar period.
Possible topics include:
• The impact of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and sound film
on modern subjectivity and expression
• The new sounds of technology and war
• The enforced silencing of political and cultural critique
• The sounds of political and social protest
• Silence as spirituality, as resistance, as consent
• The sounds of previously marginalized or disenfranchised voices
• The incorporation of sound and noise into literature and art
• The rising awareness of sound in shaping everyday experience
• The breakdown of classical tonality and the rise of new tonal

Please send 300-word abstract and one-page CV to Erika Doss
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008.

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