Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.

Submission Guidelines: Submit an abstract of 500 words plus works cited, along with a short biographical sketch in Word or as an RTF. For creative submissions, include low-resolution scans or send us links. Early submissions are encouraged.

For queries and submissions:
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

Deadline for submissions: February 5, 2011

Date of symposium: March 28th, 2011

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cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian