Marginal Women Modernists (October 18-21, Las Vegas)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
charlessumner@hotmail.com

This panel will examine the cultural politics that left notable modernist women writers on the periphery of literary history even as modernism evolved from a self-consciously marginal position to gain canonical status in academic circles.
Topics to consider include but are not limited to:
• The intersection of militant feminist and suffragette movements and avant-garde culture
• Feminist critiques of canonical modernism and its construction of the public sphere
• Affinities between supposed “cavemen” like Wyndham Lewis, T.E. Hulme, and Henry Miller and feminist discourses derived from works by Rebecca West, Kay Boyle, Laura Riding, Jane Bowles, Anaïs Nin, etc.
Please send 250-word abstracts to charlessumner@hotmail.com by April 1, 2012.

cfp categories: 
modernist studies
twentieth_century_and_beyond