CFP: Modernist Studies Association 8th Annual Conference (2/28/06 & 5/9/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

full name / name of organization: 
MSA 8 Administration (Modernist Studies Association)
contact email: 
msa8@utulsa.edu

MSA 8—OUT OF THE ARCHIVES
19-22 October 2006
Tulsa, Oklahoma

CALL FOR SEMINAR, ROUNDTABLE, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

http://www.utulsa.edu/jjq/msa8

The 2006 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at
the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 19-22 October.
Founded in 1999, the MSA is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of
the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts
from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of
500 scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix
of keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and
roundtable discussions. This year the event will be hosted by the
University of Tulsa with generous financial support provided by the
National Endowment for the Humanities, the James Joyce Quarterly, the
Modernist Journals Project, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.

Although the organizers welcome seminar and panel proposals on any topic
related to the organization’s focus, particular preference will be given
to those which consider the ways in which visual, literary, cinematic,
journalistic, personal, financial, musical, and other sorts of archives
have begun to alter the structure and boundaries of aesthetic modernism.
Detailed information about the conference—including updated calls for
proposals, housing arrangements, travel information, and details
regarding subsidiary events--can be found on-line at
http://www.utulsa.edu/jjq/msa8 . All email queries should be directed to
the conference organizers at msa8_at_utulsa.edu.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

* All who attend the MSA conference must be members of the organization
with dues paid for 2006-2007. (MSA membership runs from October to
September.)

* Because we wish to involve as many people as possible as active
participants, MSA does not permit multiple appearances on the program.
That is, one cannot give papers in two sessions, or be both a seminar
leader and a panelist or roundtable participant. However, panelists,
roundtable participants, and plenary speakers who also wish to
participate in a seminar or a "What Are You Reading?" session may
certainly do so. And of course one may chair a session and also appear
elsewhere on the program.

* MSA rules do not allow panel or roundtable organizers to chair their
own session if they are also speaking in the session. Organizers are
encouraged to identify a moderator and include this information with
their proposals; the MSA Program Committee is also able to help you
secure another conference attendee's service as moderator.

CALL FOR SEMINAR PROPOSALS

Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Seminars are one the most significant features of the MSA conference.
Participants write brief "position papers" (5-7 pages) that are read and
circulated prior to the conference. With no more than 15 participants,
seminars generate lively exchange and sometimes produce networks of
scholars who continue to work together beyond the conference. The format
also allows most conference attendees to seek financial support from
their institutions as they educate themselves and their colleagues on
subjects of mutual interest. Seminars are two hours in length.

Please note that this is the call for seminar leaders. Sign-ups for
seminar participants will take place on a first-come, first-served basis
starting in mid-March, coinciding with registration for the conference.

Seminar Topics

There are no limits on topics, but past experience has shown that the
more clearly defined the topic and the more guidance provided by the
leader, the more productive the discussion. To scan past seminar topics,
go to the Conference Archives
<http://msa.press.jhu.edu/archive/archive.html> on the MSA website,
click the link to a prior conference, and then click on "Conference
Schedule" or "Conference Program." You'll find seminars listed along
with panels and other events.

Proposing a Seminar

Seminar proposals must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:

* Use as a subject line: SEMINAR PROPOSAL / [LAST NAME OF SEMINAR
LEADER] (e.g., SEMINAR PROPOSAL / GORMAN)

* List the seminar leader's name, institutional affiliation, discipline,
position or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address

* Provide a brief curriculum vitae (including teaching experience) for
the seminar leader

* Give a brief description (up to 100 words) of the proposed topic

Submit proposals by Tuesday, February 28, 2006 to:

msa8seminars_at_utulsa.edu

Seminars will be selected mid-March 2006.

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

Deadline: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

There are no limits on topics, but please bear in mind these guidelines:

* We encourage interdisciplinary panels and discourage panels on single
authors.

* In order to encourage discussion, we prefer panels with three
participants, though panels of four will be considered.

* Panels composed entirely of participants from a single department at a
single institution are not likely to be accepted.

* Graduate students are welcome as panelists. However, panels composed
entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted than panels
that include degreed presenters together with graduate students.

Proposals for panels must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:

* Use as a subject line: PANEL PROPOSAL / [LAST NAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER]
(e.g., PANEL PROPOSAL / GORMAN)

* Session title

* Session organizer's name, institutional affiliation, discipline,
position or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address

* Chair's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or
title, and contact information (if you do not identify a chair, we will
locate one for you)

* Panelists' names, paper titles, institutional affiliations,
disciplines, positions or titles, and contact information

* A maximum 500-word abstract of the panel as a whole

* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of each panelist

Send proposals by Tuesday, May 9, 2006 to:

msa8panels_at_utulsa.edu

Panels will be selected mid-June.

CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS

Deadline: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Unlike panels, which generally feature a sequence of 15-20 minutes talks
followed by discussion, roundtables gather a group of participants
around a shared concern in order to generate discussion among the
roundtable participants and with the audience. To this end, instead of
delivering full-length papers, participants typically deliver short
position statements in response to questions distributed in advance by
the organizer, or they take turns responding to prompts from the
moderator. The bulk of the session should be devoted to discussion. No
paper titles are listed in the program, only the names of participants.

Other MSA roundtable policies:

* Roundtables may feature as many as 6 speakers.

* We particularly welcome roundtables featuring participants from
multiple disciplines, and we discourage roundtables on single authors.

* Panels composed entirely of participants from a single department at a
single institution are not likely to be accepted.

* Graduate students are welcome as speakers. However, roundtables
composed entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted
than roundtables that include degreed presenters together with graduate
students.

Proposals for panels must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:

* Use as a subject line: ROUNDTABLE PROPOSAL / [LAST NAME OF ROUNDTABLE
ORGANIZER] (e.g., ROUNDTABLE PROPOSAL / GORMAN)

* Session title

* Session organizer's name, institutional affiliation, discipline,
position or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address

* Moderator's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or
title, and contact information (if you do not identify a moderator, we
will locate one for you)

* Speakers' names, institutional affiliations, disciplines, positions or
titles, mailing addresses, phones, faxes, and e-mail addresses

* A maximum 500-word rationale for the roundtable

* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of each speaker

Send proposals by Tuesday, May 9, 2006 to:

msa8roundtables_at_utulsa.edu

Roundtables will be selected mid-June.

--Matt HuculakConference Assistant, Modernist Studies Association 8University of TulsaDept. of English Language and Literature600 S College AveTulsa, OK 74104Phone: 918.631.2474Fax: 918.631.3033http://www.utulsa.edu/jjq/msa8 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Sat Jan 14 2006 - 09:46:51 EST

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