[Reminder] The Concept of Late Modernism - MSA 16

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Afflerbach
contact email: 
iafflerbach@ucdavis.edu

Periodization provides one of modernism’s most turbulent sites of confluence and division. In recent years, critical interest in periodizing modernism has been particularly attentive to the idea of a “late modernism” in literary studies. Because the methods and topics by which this act of division continue to differ, this panel offers a platform for articulating the plurality of approaches to this emerging concept, as well as a venue for considering the merits and risks of introducing an intermediary term in twentieth-century literary history. Possible topics include the chronological limits to late modernism, and the punctual importance of the Depression or World War II to modernist histories; individual authors whose works constitute an important signal of late modernism; the developing relation between American and English modernisms; Jameson’s definition of late modernism as the emergence of an “aesthetic ideology of modernism” and the institutional reception of modernism; returning to and rethinking the postmodernism debates. Please send a 250-word abstract and CV to Ian Afflerbach at iafflerbach@ucdavis.edu by May 2.

MSA 16 - "Confluence & Division"
Conference Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Conference Starts: November 06, 2014
Conference Ends: November 09, 2014

CFP Submission Deadline: May 02, 2014

cfp categories: 
modernist studies
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond