Modernist Patronage Panel
Proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association Conference, in Victoria, B.C., Canada, November 11-14, 1910
This panel will examine the ways that writers and patrons negotiated the often uneasy relationship of literary patronage. Critics have often focused on the detrimental effects of patronage on the modern artist—including insularity and a galling condition of dependency. Panelists are invited to complicate critical interpretations that cast patronage as simply a fetter to free expression or aesthetic innovation. Papers exploring the racial, sexual, and gender dynamics of modern literary patronage are particularly welcome.
Please submit a 250-word abstract of your proposed paper, along with a 2-3 sentence biographical statement, by 4/20/10, to firstname.lastname@example.org.