Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great call - Sounds & Silence 1914-1945

Sound and Silence in the Space Between (1914-1945)

Category: Calls For Papers [View all]
Posted by: Bucknell University
Deadline: 12/15/08

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

University of Notre Dame, 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 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;

send 300-word abstract and one-page CV to Erika Doss (

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