CFP: [Ethnic] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

full name / name of organization: 
Derrick R. Spires
contact email: 
msax@vanderbilt.edu

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
 
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by
the Office of the Dean, Vanderbilt’s Center for the Americas, and various
Vanderbilt departments and programs, including English and Film Studies.

With the title “Modernism and Global Media,” conference organizers wish to
foreground issues such as transnational and international aesthetic
interaction, modernism in the Americas, Diaspora, cinema and mass media
(print, radio, phonography, etc), media in various colonial and
anti-colonial projects, war, global economics, migration, the Jazz Age, the
Harlem Renaissance, mass culture, and popular music as well as the ways in
which global media shapes racial, ethnic, gendered, classed, and regional
identities and affiliations. Participants are welcome, however, to submit
panel and roundtable proposals on any topic: the primary criterion for
selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its link to the
conference theme (capacious as it is). Detailed information about the
conference—including updated calls for proposals, housing arrangements,
travel information, and details regarding subsidiary events—will soon be
found on-line at www.vanderbilt.edu/msax <http://www.vanderbilt.edu/msax> .
All email queries should be directed to the conference organizers at
msax_at_vanderbilt.edu.

CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS
 
Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2008
 
Topics are not limited to the theme “Modernism and Global Media.” Successful
proposals will introduce topics that promise to expand research and debate
on a topic, and will present a clear rationale for the papers’ collective
goal. Please bear in mind these guidelines:
 
* We encourage interdisciplinary panels and discourage panels on single
authors.
 
* In order to encourage discussion, preference will be given to panels with
three participants, though panels of four will be considered.
 
* Panels composed entirely of participants from a single department at a
single institution are not likely to be accepted.
 
* Graduate students are welcome as panelists. However, panels composed
entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted than panels
that include degreed presenters together with graduate students.
 
Proposals for panels must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:
 
* Use as a subject line: PANEL PROPOSAL / [LAST NAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER]
(e.g., PANEL PROPOSAL / GORMAN)
 
* Session title
 
* Session organizer's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position
or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address
 
* Chair's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or title,
and contact information (if you do not identify a chair, we will locate one
for you)
 
* Panelists' names, paper titles, institutional affiliations, disciplines,
positions or titles, and contact information
 
* A maximum 500-word abstract of the panel as a whole
 
* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of each panelist
 
Submit proposals by MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008 TO:
 
msax_at_vanderbilt.edu
 
Panels will be selected mid-June.
 
 
CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS
 
Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2008
 
Unlike panels, which generally feature a sequence of 15-20 minute talks
followed by discussion, roundtables gather a group of participants around a
shared concern in order to generate discussion among the roundtable
participants and with the audience. To this end, instead of delivering
full-length papers, participants are asked to deliver short position
statements in response to questions distributed in advance by the organizer,
or they take turns responding to prompts from the moderator. The bulk of the
session should be devoted to discussion. No paper titles are listed in the
program, only the names of participants.
 
Other MSA roundtable policies:
 
* Roundtables may feature as many as 6 speakers.
 
* We particularly welcome roundtables featuring participants from multiple
disciplines, and we discourage roundtables on single authors.
 
* Panels composed entirely of participants from a single department at a
single institution are not likely to be accepted.
 
* Graduate students are welcome as speakers. However, roundtables composed
entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted than
roundtables that include degreed presenters together with graduate students.
 
Proposals for panels must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:
 
* Use as a subject line: ROUNDTABLE PROPOSAL / [LAST NAME OF ROUNDTABLE
ORGANIZER] (e.g., ROUNDTABLE PROPOSAL / GORMAN)
 
* Session title
 
* Session organizer's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position
or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address
 
* Moderator's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or
title, and contact information (if you do not identify a moderator, we will
locate one for you)
 
* Speakers' names, institutional affiliations, disciplines, positions or
titles, mailing addresses, phones, faxes, and e-mail addresses
 
* A maximum 500-word rationale for the roundtable
 
* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of each speaker
 
Send proposals by MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008 TO:
 
msax_at_vanderbilt.edu
 
Roundtables will be selected mid-June.

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