CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 

Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

300-word abstracts and CVs should be sent by email to Janine Utell at no later than March 25, 2012. Accepted abstracts will be proposed for inclusion in the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference; final acceptance of the panel is contingent upon the judgment of the MSA.