MSA 15: Nation, Empire and the Architecture of Everyday Life

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
haweihl@mix.wvu.edu

Panel Proposal for MSA 15 - Everydayness and The Event: Nation, Empire and the Architecture of Everyday Life

How do architectural spaces and the spatial networks they comprise form and make routine the practices of everyday life? How does the literary construction of architectural spaces relate to literary constructions of the nation? In this panel, we will explore the ways that architecture and the everyday are constructed and used in modernist texts, with a precise focus on the interplay between architectural spaces, the everyday, and representations of nation and empire. Nations and empires are at once both large spatial networks and complex fields of discourse; literary representations of space may serve to domesticate the imperial or interrogate its consequences in the home.

Papers that explore nation, architecture and the home through feminist, postcolonialist or other lenses are welcome, as are intersectional papers. Please send abstracts to Harrington Weihl: haweihl@mix.wvu.edu by March 8, 2013.

Conference: Modernist Studies Association 15 Sussex - Everdayness and The Event - http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa15/

Conference Location: Brighton, England
Conference Starts: August 29, 2013
Conference Ends: September 01, 2013

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond