Modernist Studies Association: Photo. Graphic. Modernism.

deadline for submissions: 
April 6, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Canfield

Photo. Graphic. Modernism.


Panel proposal for MSA Columbus, November 8-11 2018


This panel considers how working with photography reshapes how modernist writers conceived of graphic or violent images. Taking Virginia Woolf’s decision to leave the photos of “dead bodies and ruined houses” out of her feminist, anti-war essay, Three Guineas (1938), as a starting point, this panel welcomes papers that interrogate the relationship between literature and photography, particularly as it relates to images of violence, war, and dispossession.


Please send a 250-300 word proposal with short bio to Kristin Canfield at by April 6, 2018