CFP: Modernist Studies Association, 2007 (3/15/07, 5/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Annalisa Zox-Weaver
contact email: 
zoxweave@usc.edu

REMINDER & EXTENDED DEADLINES

MSA 9—GEOGRAPHIES OF VISUAL AND LITERARY CULTURES
November 1-4 2007
Long Beach, California

CALL FOR SEMINAR, ROUNDTABLE, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

The 2007 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association (http://www.usc.edu/msa9) will take place at the Westin Hotel in
Long Beach, California from 1-4 November. Founded in 1999, the MSA is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the
arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts, for the purpose of advancing scholarship and the
exchange of ideas pertinent to the study of modernism and modernity. 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 Southern California and California State University, Long Beach with financial support provided by USC’s
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the Department of English, PhD in Creative Writing, Visual Studies Graduate
Certificate, and Gender Studies, as well as from Cal State’s Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of
English, and the Department of Women’s Studies.

Although the organizers welcome seminar and panel proposals on any topic related to Modernist Studies, particular
preference will be given to those especially related to exploring how technologies of travel and communication made the
"modern" possible, international and geomodernism, tourism and the "spectacle," and the burgeoning film age and its
movement toward the digital. Detailed information about the conference—including updated calls for proposals, housing
arrangements, travel information, and details regarding subsidiary events—will be available on our website (http://
www.usc.edu/msa9). All email queries should be directed to the conference organizers at msa9_at_college.usc.edu. If
you would like to post a call for papers on the website, please write to the email address above with your CFP. Make
sure to check the website periodically for such postings. (All panelists and participants that are accepted must become
members of the MSA.)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
(Please read carefully, as these have been modified slightly from previous years).

*All who attend the MSA conference must be members of the organization with dues paid for 2007-2008. (MSA
membership runs from October to September.)

*Because we wish to involve as many people as possible as active participants, MSA limits multiple appearances on the
program. Thus, you may participate once, but only once, in each of the following categories:

• Seminar, either as leader or as presenter
• Panel or roundtable, as presenter
• Panel or roundtable, as chair
• "What Are You Reading?" session
• Open Forum (a special session organized by the Program Committee)

*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 chair and include this information with their proposals; the MSA
Program Committee is also able to help you secure another conference attendee's service as chair.

CALL FOR SEMINAR PROPOSALS
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2007

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 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 in your email: 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 Thursday, March 15, 2007 to:

msa9_at_college.usc.edu Seminars will be selected mid-April 2007.

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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 in your email: 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 15, 2007 to:
msa9_at_college.usc.edu
Panels will be selected mid-June.

CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS

Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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 15, 2007 to:
msa9_at_college.usc.edu Roundtables will be selected mid-June

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