CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
jmutell@widener.edu

Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

300-word abstracts and CVs should be sent by email to Janine Utell at jmutell@widener.edu no later than March 25, 2012. Accepted abstracts will be proposed for inclusion in the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference; final acceptance of the panel is contingent upon the judgment of the MSA.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
theory
victorian