CFP: The Avant-Garde, Modernism and Europe (Belgium) (9/1/07; 5/29/08-5/31/08)

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Sascha Bru
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First bi-annual conference of the
European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM)
29-31 May 2008 - Ghent University, Belgium

Call for Submissions

With initiatives in the cross-disciplinary fields of avant-garde and
modernism studies booming throughout European academia, time has come to
provide a more permanent platform in Europe for scholars to meet and discuss
their research. The European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
(EAM) will devote itself to the study of the avant-garde and modernism in
Europe within a global setting, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. EAM will promote interdisciplinary and intermedial research on
experimental aesthetics and poetics, and aims to encourage an interest in
the cultural dimensions and contexts of the avant-garde and modernism. The
network aspires to embrace the wide variety within avant-garde and modernism
studies, and welcomes all scholars engaged in these areas of research to
participate in its founding conference.

EAM's first conference will focus on the relation between the avant-garde,
modernism and Europe. For more information about potential topics for panel,
roundtable and paper proposals, visit:

Confirmed key-note speakers include: Charles Altieri (University of
Berkeley, California), Astradur Eysteinsson (University of Iceland,
Reykjavik), Paul Micheal Lützeler (Washington University, St. Louis),
William Marx (University of Orléans and University Institute of
France) and Piotr Piotrowski (Mickiewicz University, Poznan - Poland).

Conference proposals and papers can be composed in English, French or

Deadline for panel proposals: 1 September 2007
Deadline for roundtable proposals: 1 September 2007
Deadline for paper proposals: 1 October 2007


The conference is sponsored by the Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies,
the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex, the
'Textual Culture: Modernism and Memory' research group of the University
of Utrecht, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics at the
of Liège, the L.P. Boon Centre of Antwerp University, OLITH (Research
community in literary theory, Flanders), and the department of Dutch
and Literary Theory as well as the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent

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