MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018 

CFP: Suicidal Modernisms

 

In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.”  And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field.  This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.

 

Interdisciplinary approaches as well as proposals that concern underrepresented writers are especially welcome.

 

Please send a 300-word abstract with short bio to Aaron Botwick (abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu) by March 31, 2018.