MSA 2012- Modernism and Spectacle: The Little Magazines- Deadline April 5th

full name / name of organization: 
Louise Kane, De Montfort University
contact email:

In keeping with this year's MSA Conference theme, Modernism and Spectacle, this proposed panel seeks proposals for papers that explore the many representations of this theme within modernist little magazines and periodicals.

How do early-twentieth century little magazines and periodicals explore the idea of spectacle or the spectacular? Is this exploration part of an overarching cross or inter-disciplinary purpose of the magazine? How do little magazines and periodicals, in their material form as objects of artistic merit, exist as miniature spectacles?

Papers may address (but are not limited to) the following:

-the use of visual arts in little magazines
-magazines in which intersections between literature and other disciplines (e.g. architecture, theatre, sport, travel-writing) forge a sense of spectacle
-magazines that use "bibliographical codes" to present themselves as aesthetic, beautiful objects rather than just items to be read and discarded
-magazines that are "expatriate" e.g. English language but published somewhere other than the UK and USA.

Please submit abstracts (250 words max) with the following included either within the abstract or in the email to which it is attached:
* your paper title, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or title, and contact information (tel/email/address)
* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of yourself.

Due to the impending MSA panel deadline (panel proposals must be submitted by 6th April), please make sure that you send your proposal to Louise Kane by 5pm on April 5th.

cfp categories: 
modernist studies