[UPDATE] This call for papers welcomes contributions for an edited volume on New Approaches to The Jazz Age

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Nancy Von Rosk
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From the BBC's "Downton Abbey" and "Dancing on the Edge," to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," The Jazz Age's presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.

Topics might include (but are not limited) to the following:
New approaches to Fitzgerald and/or Hemingway
The writing of Zelda Fitzgerald
Neglected Lost Generation writers such as John Dos Passos
Harlem and the impact of Jazz and Blues on literary art
Re-imagining the flapper, Courtship, Masculinity and Femininity
The Red Scare and Xenophobia
Popular writing and popular culture's impact on literary culture and production
Working Class and/or immigrant writers such as Anzia Yezierska
Intersections between visual and literary art, Art Deco style and design
Technology and mechanization
Organized crime and the Gangster
Urbanization, nightlife, automobile culture
Consumer culture and commodification
21st century depictions of the Jazz Age/Legacy of The Jazz Age

Please send a 750-1000 page abstract or a five page sample of a completed essay and one paragraph bio to Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College,nancy.vonrosk@msmc.edu by June 15, 2014.