Friday 5 February 2010

CFP: Before and after 9/11: American Literature and Culture

This looks great - and no travelling required for Leicester Labbers! Arranged by Emma, so you are in safe hands!

Before and after 9/11: American Literature and Culture
A one-day conference at the University of Leicester
Friday 18 June 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Liam Kennedy, Director of the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

We invite papers that investigate any aspect of American literature’s engagementwith the politics surrounding 9/11, from Canada and Latin America as well as theUnited States. We welcome papers that explore formal and ideological developmentsin American writing across this period, the changing priorities and themes of specificauthors, and/or the impact of visual culture on American writing.Papers could address topics such as American writing and/or visual culture after 9/11;literary responses to 9/11 and the Iraq war; writing about the environment or theconstruction of cultural memory; resistance through formal innovation; the theoryand ethics of representation after 9/11.Please submit 200 word proposals for 20 minute papers to Dr Emma Kimberley( by 28 February 2010.www.le.