CFP: [20th] Aesthetics and Politics in Postmodernity

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john maerhofer
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Proposal Title: Rethinking the Vanguard: Aesthetic and Political Positions
in the Postmodern Debate


39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York



What constitutes the aesthetic and political vanguard within the era of
late capitalist subsumption? This panel focuses on the relationship
between art and society within postmodernity and the creative attempts to
move beyond its borders. Possible topics include: vanguard vs. neo-avant-
garde aesthetics and politics; resistance literature; decolonization,
localization, and the role of the artist; recent collective movements
against Empire and the creative responses. The interrelationship between
aesthetics and politics should be emphasized. Please send inquiries
and/or 250-500 abstracts (MS word attachments only) to John Maerhofer at


 Deadline: September 15, 2007


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