MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2018.