CFP: [20th] MSA X (Nashville):International Modernism and the Global Plantation

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Amy Clukey
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Panel Title: International Modernism and the Global Plantation
The 10th Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nashville
November 13th-16th, 2008

Perhaps most often associated with the U.S. south, the plantation also
took root in Ireland, the Caribbean, Latin America, Hawaii, and beyond.
This panel seeks to explore the relations between international modernism
and the global plantation complex. How does modernist literature trace
shifts in plantation agricultural production in the early twentieth
century? Does modernism appear different from the perspective of the
plantation? What continuities and differences can be found in fiction
(and other narrative forms) across the plantation complex? Papers that
address the plantation as a site of international, intercultural, or
cosmopolitan contact, or as an institution of colonialism, globalization,
or agricultural capitalism are especially welcome.

Send 300 word abstracts to Amy Clukey ( no later than
April 30th, 2008.

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