[ilds] CFP: Space Between

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 13:04:22 PDT 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


 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 structures


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

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008.


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