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Modernism in the Magazines: 1945-Present | Proposals due 24 January 2014
full name / name of organization:
British Association for Modernist Studies
BAMS Conference ‘Modernism Now’
Call for Papers | Deadline 24 January 2014
This panel will extend recent developments in modernist periodical studies—following work by Scholes and Wulfman, Morrisson, Churchill, Marek, Latham, Ardis, Bornstein—by thinking about how can we theorise (late-)modernist magazines ‘now’ after such seminal research into material modernism and print culture, in order to read modernity, avant-garde and (late-) modernist discourses in journals that do not fall within customary period- or time-based models of modernism. Knowing that we can read (late-) modernist texts of the post-1945 period differently when reading them through/within little magazines, what larger theoretical implications do these insights have for the study of modernism today? How can we take these studies further?
For this panel, we encourage work with digital archives as well as material archives that are subject to accessing restrictions (copyright or unprocessed/“hidden collections” that constitute 44% of existing holdings according to one recent survey). This panel wants to extend the chronological framework to include late-modernist magazines published after the key period of the 1910-30, in particular post-1945. We want to think about the development of the little magazines of modernism through changes in print and distribution technologies, such as the Mimeo Revolution, phototypesetting, photocopying, the continued interest in the letterpress, and now digital publishing, and to address and reconsider the territorial debates right now over the reach of modernist studies.
Suggested topics for papers:
Proposals should be no longer than 250 words and should include a short biography, including contact details.
Please send your abstracts to the two panel chairs by 24 January 2014.
Kaplan Harris (St. Bonaventure U / Brock U)
Sophie Seita (Columbia U / U of London)