1912-2012: A Time to Reason and Compare -- An International Conference on Modernism

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University of Porto
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Dates: 01-03 March 2012
Venue: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto | Portugal

The purpose of this conference is to commemorate the centenary of important events in the history of Modernism in several cultural domains, such as the first editions of the journals Poetry and Georgian Poetry, the publication of the first imagist poems and the first futurist exhibition outside Italy, in Paris. Also to be noted the revelation of the Russian cubo-futurist manifesto «A Slap in the Face of Public Taste» and of the «Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature», the Der Blaue Reiter exhibitions and the publication of Der Blaue Reiter Almanach, Oswald de Andrade's decisive trip to Europe and, obviously, the beginning of Fernando Pessoa's acquaintance with Mário de Sá-Carneiro, as well as other well-known publishing and artistic events of decisive impact. Our chief aim is to organize a critical conference with a broad horizon, with an international and inter-artistic focus, which will bring together the work of scholars from several disciplines in a productive manner.

Papers may be presented in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Alexandra Moreira da Silva (Univ. Porto)
Antonio Saez Delgado (Univ. Évora)
Arnaldo Saraiva (Univ. Porto)
Daniel Albright (Harvard Univ.)
Eunice Ribeiro (Univ. Minho)
Fernando Cabral Martins (Univ. Nova Lisboa)
Fernando Guerreiro (Univ. Lisboa)
Fernando J. B. Martinho (Univ. Lisboa)
Francisco Saraiva Fino (Univ. Évora)
Gualter Cunha (Univ. Porto)
Jerónimo Pizarro (Univ. Lisboa)
Leyla Perrone-Moisés (Univ. São Paulo)
Maria de Fátima Marinho (Univ. Porto)
Maria de Lurdes Sampaio (Univ. Porto)
Maria do Rosário Dias Diogo (King's College)
Nuno Júdice (Univ. Nova Lisboa)
Pedro Eiras (Univ. Porto)
Rui Mesquita (Univ. Porto)

Paper proposals (20 mins.) should be e-mailed to modernism@letras.up.pt, with the following data:

- title of the paper;
- abstract (ca. 250 words);
- name and contact information (email, phone number and postal address);
- institutional affiliation;
- short curriculum vitae.

Proposals should be sent until 16 December 2011.
Notification of acceptance: 31 December 2011.
Deadline for registration: 31 January 2011.

Registration fee: 80 euros / Students: 40 euros
Late registration: 100 euros / Students: 50 euros

Registration should be made by means of the form on the conference webpage http://web.letras.up.pt/modernism.
Registration will be considered valid after confirmation of payment.

The Organizing Committee,

Joana Matos Frias
Jorge Bastos da Silva