The Postmodern Dandy (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012; proposals due Sept. 30, 2011)

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Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega
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As recent scholarship like Monica Miller's of the black dandy has suggested, the history of dandyism is complicated by race, class, nationalism, and sexuality. This panel requests papers which challenge the boundaries of the dandy as 'modern' figure as well. Especially considering how issues such as race, class, nationalism and sexuality have altered our understanding of the figure/trope, has the dandy moved into the postmodern? How does postmodernism change representations of or interpretations of dandyism?

Papers for this panel may analyze dandy figures from contemporary culture: literature, film, visual art, etc.

Submit 250-500 word proposals to Kirsten Ortega at Please include your name and affiliation, email address, and whether or not you would require any A/V technology. (Be aware that there is a $10 fee for A/V requirements.)