From Weimar to Los Angeles: Modernism in Literature and Film

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Tara Thomson
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Modernist Studies Association 14th annual conference, Las Vegas (Oct. 18-21, 2012)

This proposed panel will focus on the relationships between late modernism (both pre- and post-WWII) and film. We welcome submissions on any topic in this area; however, we are especially interested in discussions on the city, the flâneur, spectacle, the avant-garde, and Situationism, or those that explore questions of influence, anxieties about representation, formal strategies, and politics.

Please note, this panel is pending approval by the MSA program committee. Participants must be members of the MSA at the time of the conference; membership information is available at

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief (2-3 lines) biographical statement to both Tara Thomson ( and Angus McFadzean ( by Thursday, March 15.