"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

deadline for submissions: 
March 24, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
contact email: 



The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

This is an extended deadline, and we are looking for an additional paper to complete the panel. Send a 300-word abstract and short bio to kriordan@ntu.edu.sg by 24 March, and/or write to me with any questions.