full name / name of organization: 
Carole Ferrier
contact email: 


Thursday and Friday, 4-5 June 2009, at the Library Conference Room, The
University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.

Already confirmed speakers include Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego
State University), Professor Susan Sheridan (Emerita, Flinders
University), Assoc. Professor Maryanne Dever (Monash University).

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism in
various parts of the world.

Session Topics may include:

• Gender in Modernism(s)
• Modernism(s) and Anti-colonial consciousness
• New Women and Modernism(s)
• Geographies of Modernism
• Troubling Gender and Modernism(s)
• Aesthetics and Modernism(s)
• Diasporic Modernism(s)
• Exile and Modernism(s)
• Key Figures in Modernism(s) â€" Familiar and Unfamiliar
• Gender Insubordination and Modernism(s)
• Modernism in International Frames
• Modernism(s), War and Violence
• Queer Conjunctions in Modernism(s)
• What Was Modernism?
• When Was Modernism?
• Cross-cultural Aspects of Modernism(s)
• Modernism(s) and Socialist Politics
• Modernist Collaborations
• Travelling Modernists
• Travelling Modernisms

Usual length of papers will be 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is 30
March 2009. Email your 300 word abstract(including full contact details
and AV requirements) to

Earlybird Registration by 30 April
Registration cost: Fulltime academics: $AUD180; Others including
postgraduate students: $AUD90. Registration includes lunches and

More information:
Professor Carole Ferrier,
Centre for Research on Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change,
School of English, Media Studies and Art History,
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Brisbane QLD 4072
Ph: +61 (0)7 3365 3146.

About the university
The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane is the oldest university in
Queensland and a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an
alliance of research-intensive universities. The University of
Queensland's St Lucia campus is considered by many to be Australia's most
attractive. Located seven kilometres from the city's heart on a 114-
hectare site in a bend of the Brisbane River, the campus has expansive
landscaped grounds and many playing fields. At the centre of the campus is
a semi-circle of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-listed
Great Court. The University houses more than twenty 20 museums and
collections, including the Fryer Library, which houses the rare book and
manuscript collections.

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