CFP: [20th] Russian Modernisms in Transnational Perspective; MSA X; 5/5/2008

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Mia L. McIver
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Russian Modernisms in Transnational Perspective

John Reed prefaces Ten Days That Shook the World, his journalistic account
of the Russian Revolution, by calling it “a slice of intensified history.”
 Inviting papers on any aspect of Russian modernism, this slice of MSA X
seeks to intensify our scrutiny of the dynamics of literature and culture
in early twentieth-century Russia, their global influences and
reverberations, and their status within the field of modernist studies
today. Comparative considerations of Russian literature, visual art, and
film are especially welcome. Potential topics include the circulation of
Russian texts and persons within and outside Europe, movements such as
Futurism and Contructivism in context with other modernist movements,
readings and reportage of the Russian Revolution from up close or various
distances, propaganda and its afterlives, or philosophical and theoretical
disseminations and incorporations.

Please send 250-500 word abstract and brief CV to Mia L. McIver (mmciver at
uci dot edu) by May 5th, 2008.

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