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MODERNISM NOW! The British Association for Modernist Studies International Conference 2014
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The British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS)
The British Association for Modernist Studies International Conference 2014
26–28 June 2014
Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Modernism Now! is a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference organised by the British Association for Modernist Studies, designed to explore modernisms throughout the late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The conference aims to discuss the past achievements of modernism, its possible futures, and to provide a review of current activity in the field. In Modernism and Theory, Neil Levi has recently suggested that in thinking about modernism we consider ‘the idea of a contemporary perpetuation of artistic modernism’ and that we see ‘modernist works as events whose implications demand continued investigation.’
Modernism Now! will explore these issues in three distinct ways:
• The conference aims to represent the diversity of modernisms, and calls for papers assessing modernist writers, artists, texts and performances from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, methodological standpoints, and theoretical perspectives.
Topics might include (but are not restricted to):
• Modernist futures and legacies
The conference is open to anyone working on modernism, with reduced registration for BAMS members. Current annual membership rates (which include a subscription to Modernist Cultures) are £30 standard; £25 student; £45 international standard; £35 international student. For more information about BAMS membership, go to http://bams.ac.uk/membership/
We will be offering some bursaries to enable postgraduate members of BAMS to attend the conference.
Proposals are welcomed for individual 20 minute papers, or panels of 3-4 speakers. Proposals for papers should be 250 words long. Panel proposals should include a short paragraph naming the organiser of the panel and explaining its rationale as well as a 250 word abstract for each paper. Panels from single institutions are acceptable. For all proposals, please also include a short biographical statement in the same document. Word format preferred.
Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th 2014.
Conference Organising Committee