MSA 2020 - Modernism and the Market - Brooklyn NYC DEADLINE EXTENDED

deadline for submissions: 
March 21, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Ian Afflerbach / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 

Modernist Studies Association Conference

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020


Modernism needs markets. Although authors and critics have reiterated various claims to autonomy from commercial life, recent scholarship has come to emphasize how modernist cultural production was inevitably entangled in the business of publishing, advertising, networking, and funding. This panel aims to explore these entanglements. Papers might consider how individual authors negotiated economic tensions in the cultural field of production; how editors, magazines, and publishing houses contributed to the shaping of modern literary history; and how the shifting market for modernism has shaped, and continues to shape, our understanding of the period. Particularly welcome are contributions which reconcile large-scale questions in modern intellectual history with granular attention to everyday life—which bring modernism’s economic history into the streets.


Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Ian Afflerbach at by March 21st 2020.