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[UPDATE] Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945, 14-16 June 2012, proposals due 2 Jan 2012
full name / name of organization:
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Call for Papers: Material Cultures in the Space Between, 1914-1945
Proposals requested for the 14th Annual Conference of
Keynote Speaker: Professor Elaine Freedgood, English Department,
The 14th annual Space Between Society Conference invites proposals that consider questions and problems related to the study of material cultures in the years 1914-1945. Please send abstracts (no more than 300 words) along with a short biographical statement to Tamar Katz and Claire Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 January 2012.
In the Space Between Society scholars studying literature, media, art, society, and culture between 1914 and 1945 exchange ideas about their approaches and their objects of study. This year’s conference addresses the varied material cultures that shape the world within which people live, work, and make art.
We invite researchers to ask:
• Which material practices shape this period and our knowledge about it?
Possible presentation or panel topics include:
• Print culture
Keynote Speaker, Elaine Freedgood will address the intersections between nineteenth and twentieth century understandings of materiality. She is the author of Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge 2000) and The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Chicago 2006) and the editor of Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Oxford 2003). Her interests include Victorian literature and culture, critical theory, novel theory and pedagogy. Her new book is about fictionality, reference and metalepsis in nineteenth-century fiction.