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