Appel de conférences pour The U2 Conference 2020 : « Heartland. U2’s Looking for American Soul », U2 Studies Network, en ligne, 18-24 octobre 2020.
« Following Boyagoda, Rushdie and U2 (who all, interestingly, constitute a set of non-Americans articulating America), the U2 Conference takes up the notion of an extraterritorial America — that is, of America as better understood not as a place, but as a sound and practice. Our call for a conference comes at a pivotal, tense political moment in which the United States confronts its racist past and present, and from a site of asking, along with Bono, if “the idea of America [is] being challenged, maybe even twisted, in newly problematic ways”? Not only do we ask “What does it mean to identify America as a sound and practice?” but, “What has come of U2’s engagement with American culture and politics?” »
Date limite de soumission : 31 août 2020.
Pour plus de détails, voir l’appel en ligne.