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AMSN2: Transnational Modernisms, 15-16 December 2014, University of Sydney, Australia
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Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference
The ‘Transnational turn’ in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism’s transnational scope. Scholarly interventions by Paul Giles (Transnationalism in Practice), Wai Chee Dimock (Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time), Jahan Ramanzani (A Transnational Poetics), and Paul Jay (Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies), among many others, establish the viability of transnationality as a disciplinary focus. Transnational Modernisms aims to provoke fresh thinking about the particular resonances between Transnationalism and Modernism, including the ongoing critical review of Modernism’s traditional Transatlantic focus.
This broader awareness of the sites where Modernism was practiced and transnational connections were initiated (or resisted) prompts a range of compelling questions, including:
• How might uneven flows of cultural capital between centres of Modernist practice and erstwhile peripheries be understood, accounting for the varieties of geographic and temporal displacement?
This two-day conference will seek to address these and other notions of Transnational Modernisms. Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers or panels of three papers examining any relevant aspect of the conference theme across literature, the visual and plastic arts, music, theatre, film, and related genres. Proposals from postgraduate students are especially encouraged.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Please send abstracts of 300 words and a brief biographical note to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August. Notification will be forthcoming by 15 September.
Registration and other information will be available soon at the AMSN website, at http://amsn.org.au/