MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE

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OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
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ewhite@brookes.ac.uk

CFP: MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK

http://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/modernist-magazines/

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)

This one-day conference is hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes University and the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. Its remit is to celebrate the publication of the second volume of Oxford University Press's Oxford Critical & Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: North America 1894-1960, edited by Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker, and to explore little magazines and their broader cultural contexts across the Americas. Our intention is to stimulate a discussion of current issues, methodologies and practices, and to consider new directions for modernist periodicals studies.

This conference calls for papers (from postgraduates and from established scholars) which explore points of departure in the study of modernist magazines from the Americas. A broad range of topics and approaches will be considered for presentations of no more than 20 minutes.

Possible topics might include:

Magazines, the city and modernity
Magazines and material cultures
Little magazines and mass media
Magazines and South American modernism
Little magazines in Canada
Magazines and the public sphere
Little magazines and canonical/non-canonical writers
Modernist magazines and race
Magazines and geographic space
Editorial trajectories and interfaces
Modernist magazines and performance
Little magazines, modernism, and politics
Magazines and digital humanities

For more information, visit: http://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/modernist-magazines/

Please send 250-word abstracts by Monday 1 October 2012 to the conference organizers:

Eric White: ewhite@brookes.ac.uk
Niall Munro: n.munro@brookes.ac.uk
Alex Goody: agoody@brookes.ac.uk

A limited travel bursary for postgraduate presenters has been made available through the generosity of Oxford University Press. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a bursary.

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american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond