Modernism and the Sense of an Ending

deadline for submissions: 
March 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association (MSA Toronto, 2019)
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Modernist Studies Association Conference

Toronto CA, October 17-20, 2019

 

Modernism evokes not only renewal and novelty, but also collapse and exhaustion. This panel aims to explore various perspectives on ends and endings in modernist studies. Papers might explore conceptual problems like periodization, the avant-garde, or "late style"; and they might focus on more palpably material ends, like the final pages of a novel, the closing of a "little magazine," or the loss of a friend or loved one. Particularly welcome are contributions that think about how to mediate these conceptual and material problems: how do modernist experiments with narrative form attempt to rethink the possible "ends" of modernity? how can scenes of revelation or judgment prompt readers into grappling with a shared crisis, whether ecological, political, or otherwise? 

 

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Ian Afflerbach at ian.afflerbach@ung.edu by March 5th 2019.

 

Modernist Studies Association Conference

Toronto CA, October 17-20, 2019

 

Modernism evokes not only renewal and novelty, but also collapse and exhaustion. This panel aims to explore various perspectives on ends and endings in modernist studies. Papers might explore conceptual problems like periodization, the avant-garde, or "late style"; and they might focus on more palpably material ends, like the final pages of a novel, the closing of a "little magazine," or the loss of a friend or loved one. Particularly welcome are contributions that think about how to mediate these conceptual and material problems: how do modernist experiments with narrative form attempt to rethink the possible "ends" of modernity? how can scenes of revelation or judgment prompt readers into grappling with a shared crisis, whether ecological, political, or otherwise?

 

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Ian Afflerbach at ian.afflerbach@ung.edu by March 5th 2019.