Contemporary Spectacles of the Modern (MSA 14 - October 18-21, 2012)

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Chris Coffman / University of Alaska Fairbanks
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What happens when modernist cultural products return in or persist into the present? For a proposed panel for the 14th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Las Vegas (October 18-21, 2012), I seek papers from a broad range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives on "contemporary spectacles of the modern." Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: contemporary productions of avant-garde and modernist performances; contemporary rewritings of modernist texts for performance; contemporary celebrations of or retrospectives of the work of modernist writers or visual artists; or modernist landmarks preserved and functioning as tourist spectacles.

Please send a 150-word abstract, a brief bio, and information about your proposed presentation's audiovisual needs to Chris Coffman at by March 30, 2012.