English Literature since 1900

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Literature during the years between the World Wars reflected the angst, chaos, and turmoil of modernity.  Psychoanalysis gave rise to the diagnoses of "hysteria" and "Shell-shocked."  Individuals struggled with political and economic instability.  The Influenza pandemic spread fear as millions succumbed to the infection.  Artists captured this period of turbulent historical and cultural change through their prose and poems.  The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association's panel on "English Literature since 1900" seeks papers that explore the connections of medicine, psychoanalysis, and science, in modernist texts.  Primarily, how does the artist use his/her personal relationships with doctors, scientists, and/or psychologists to create images that reflect the chaotic spirit of modernity?  How does the artist develop images using the language of medicine, science, and/or psychanalysis?  Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Krista Rascoe at Midwestern State University--email krista.rascoe@mwsu.edu.  The deadline is March 15, 2018.