Modernist Transgressions (MLA, 6-9 Jan. 2011, Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Stanford University
contact email: 

Proposed MLA Special Session (Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011)

Modernist Transgressions

Submission requirements: 500-word abstracts, deadline: 15 March 2010

- Sexual, aesthetic, metaphysical transgression and excess in modernist literature and culture from 1880s-1940s

- theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of transgression and excess in relation to modernity, e.g. in Nietzsche, Wilde, Bataille, Foucault, and others.

Please contact Petra Dierkes-Thrun (

This special session is contingent upon approval of the MLA program committee.