"American Surrealism, Forms, Projects and Temporalities" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Céline Mansanti (U; of Picardie), Anne Reynes (Aix-Marseille Université)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of American surrealist experimentations in relation to the complex transnational cultural dialogue emerging in the 1920s and continuing until the 1940s, whose aims included the redefinition of an American cultural identity.

Papers dealing with American surrealist innovations, techniques, ideas, sites, and temporalities are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, literature, film and the visual arts. Innovative readings of individual works are encouraged, as well as presentations addressing larger questions concerning the relevance of American surrealism.

Of particular interest are papers engaging with such contexts and issues as small press magazines, intermediality, intericonicity, private versus public, the individual versus the collective, primitivism, popular culture, politics and the political, and psychoanalysis.

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief (2-3 sentences) scholarly biography by 10 March 2013, to Céline Mansanti (cmansanti@gmail.com) and Anne Reynes-Delobel (anne.reynes@univ-amu.fr).

Conference location: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Dates: August 29th-September 1rst, 2013

More information on the conference website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/modernist/