Rethinking Modernism, Rethinking the Child: Modernist Experimentations in Childhood (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

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Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
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Modernism has often been considered a transgressive period; however, few have explored modernism's trespasses into childhood. This panel will consider such questions as: Who is the modernist child? In what ways do modernist experimentations in, for example, subjectivity, form, and method get applied to childhood and/or to children's literature? What are the ramifications of these youthful transgressions for the period as a whole? Send 300-500 word abstracts to Michelle Phillips at