CFP: Modernism and Climate Change (MSA 16) Deadline April 25, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
John McIntyre
contact email: 
jmcintyre@upei.ca

This is a CFP for the upcoming MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh for a panel called "Modernism and Climate Change." This panel will examine modernist representations of climate and climatic events, particularly as they explore both the individual’s relationship to climate and the ways in which climatic events are understood, represented, and responded to across modernist literature and culture. Paper proposals are welcome that address any of the following issues: how are the climate and climatic events and effects—such as heat waves, floods, droughts, and extreme meteorological events-- represented in specific modernist texts? How do individuals respond to and understand such events? How are modernist subjects implicated in and shaped by climate? What do modernist representations of climate say about the role of the humanities more generally in ongoing accounts of climate and climate change? How can we move beyond discussion of such phenomena as simply mere background and setting? Please submit paper proposals of 200-250 words to jmcintyre@upei.ca by 5 pm on Wednesday April 25th.

Conference Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US
Conference Starts: November 6, 2014
Conference Ends: November 9, 2014

CFP Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
twentieth_century_and_beyond