Figuring Modernism- 2020MLA

deadline for submissions: 
March 26, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Judith Paltin / University of British Columbia
contact email: 

CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at Also see

(Note to moderator: this is my academic institutional email. In Canada we don't use .edu addresses). Short bio of person making the request: I am an assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. My current research focuses on the crowds of British and Irish modernism and on modern and contemporary theories of collective identification and action. I also hold more general interests in critical and cultural theory, critical studies in sexuality, literature and mind, literature and environment, and critical university studies.