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

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
hphillip@rutgers.edu

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 hphillip@rutgers.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
twentieth_century_and_beyond