[Msa-discuss] Updated CFP: Sound and Silence in the Space Between, 1914-1945 (June 11-13, 2009)

Brassard, Genevieve brassard at up.edu
Fri Nov 21 15:15:54 EST 2008

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

Keynote Speaker: Emily Thompson, Dept. of History, Princeton

Author of The Soundscape of Modernity



>From the growl of automobile and airplane engines and the whir of electric=
 appliances to fascism's oppressive silences, the years between 1914 and 19=
45 witnessed a variety of new sounds and silences. This interdisciplinary c=
onference invites historians and critics of literature, art, music, film, d=
ance, and popular culture to explore the myriad sounds and silences of the =
interwar period. =

Possible topics include:

=B7         The impact of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and sound film =

on modern subjectivity and expression

=B7         The new sounds of technology and war

=B7         The enforced silencing of political and cultural critique

=B7         The sounds of political and social protest

=B7         Silence as spirituality, as resistance, as consent

=B7         The sounds of previously marginalized or disenfranchised voices

=B7         The incorporation of sound and noise into literature and art

=B7         The rising awareness of sound in shaping everyday experience

=B7         The breakdown of classical tonality and the rise of new tonal s=


Please send 300-word abstract and one-page CV to Erika Doss (doss.2 at nd.edu =
<mailto:doss.2 at nd.edu> ).

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008.

Dr. Genevieve Brassard
Assistant Professor, Dept. of English
Director, Integrated Writing Program
University of Portland
5000 North Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Brassard at up.edu
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