Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2024
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Modernist Studies Association Conference
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Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond (Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nov 7-10)


Deadline for Submissions: 12 PM PST, Friday, March 29, 2024


In the spirit of MSA 2024’s location in Chicago, this panel—centered around but not limited to Richard Wright—seeks work that engages the city’s modernist scene, broadly construed, through WWII: in literature (for example, Lawd Today!, Wright’s posthumously published experimental novel about Chicago, tensions and pollinations between realist and modernist aesthetics), sociology (the Chicago School, including Robert Park), blues music, journal culture and other radical politics, etc.


Submit 150-word abstracts and 50-word scholarly biographies to Jesse Wolfe at by March 29, 2024.