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[update] -- Call for Papers for the volume "A Mediterranean Manifesto" on Modernism in the Mediterranean
full name / name of organization:
Adam J. Goldwyn, Uppsala Unviersity; Renee M. Silverman, Florida International University
Call for papers for a volume on Modernism in the Mediterranean
Title: A Mediterranean Manifesto: Cultural Exchange and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic in the Mediterranean Basin
Eds. Adam J. Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renée M. Silverman (Florida International University)
Call for Papers:
For centuries, the Mediterranean Sea has at once divided and joined the various nations, cultures, language groups, and artistic traditions which have flourished in the Mediterranean basin: the Maghreb, Iberia, Southern Europe, the Balkans, the Levant, and Egypt. As a dividing line and barrier to intercultural exchange, it has allowed each of these regions and cultures to develop unique artistic traditions. As the major geographical feature binding these diverse cultures together, however, the Mediterranean Sea has also facilitated inter- and intra- cultural exchange, perhaps never more so than during the Modernist period. How did Modernist artistic and political movements interact in the Mediterranean, and in which directions did the manifestos issued by them circulate through the region? What was the impact of such circulation? And how did Mediterranean art and culture represent the historic and aesthetic tumult of the Modernist period?
• Mediterranean iterations of international movements such as Futurism and Surrealism.
Papers on similar themes will also be considered.
E-mail one-to-two page abstracts with brief academic bio and institutional affiliation to Dr. Goldwyn at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2012.