CFP: [20th] MSAX: Expatriate American Women Modernists Revisited (4/18/08)

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Merrill Cole
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Expatriate American Women Modernists Revisited (Modernist Studies
Association Annual Convention 2008, November 13-16)

Twenty-two years after the publication of Shari Benstock’s landmark study,
_Women of the Left Bank_, this panel proposes, following the conference
theme, “Modernism and Global Media,” to reconsider the role of expatriate
American women in modernist culture and to reexamine the transnational
nature of modernism. Papers dealing with all genres are welcome,
including, but not limited to, film, music, journalism, literature, and
visual art. While presenters need neither refer to Benstock nor center
discussion on Paris, they should reach beyond individual works to address
larger issues concerning women and modernity. Papers should present
something more than innovative readings of particular texts. Of particular
interest are presentations not limited to questions of gender and sexuality
that analyze women’s cultural production in such contexts as colonialism,
race relations, geography, sexology, the ascendancy of fascism in Europe,
and war. Also of interest are analyses crossing national boundaries and
the boundaries between genres.

Please send abstracts of 500 words to Merrill Cole,, by
April 18, 2008.

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