"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

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Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Communal Modernisms"

This panel will explore the relationship between modernist aesthetics, ethics, and politics in the production of modernist media concerned with the idea(l) of community. Papers might consider how reading and teaching communal modernism(s) can serve as a counter to the predominant idea that the early twentieth-century valued, and therefore we should value art as a means of individual self-expression over art as a way of envisioning more inclusive and interconnected communities. Please email (as Word attachments) a 250 word abstract and a short c.v. to Dr. Emily M. Hinnov at: ehinnov@bgsu.edu by 30 September 2009.

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.