MSA 16 (November 6-9, 2014) Contemporary Modernisms: Editing Emerging Modernist Texts

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Caroline Maun
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Contemporary Modernisms: Editing Emerging Modernist Texts
MSA 16, November 6-9, 2014. Pittsburgh, PA. / Confluence and Division.

As scholars encounter previously unpublished archival texts written by modernist authors, what are the considerations for preparing an audience and contextualizing new materials both within the author's oeuvre and with regard to the wider literary landscape? How do we approach the classification of such texts, which may have been withheld from the author's public by the author or other literary caretakers for a variety of reasons – disability, politics, or aesthetics, to name a few possibilities? This panel will investigate how these outlier texts speak to us now, and how the emergence of new modernist texts alters our understanding of the tendencies and networks of the literary movement.

Please send a c.v., title, and abstract of 200-300 words to Caroline Maun at by April 1, 2014.