Modernist Studies and Academic Publishing : University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. May 23rd.

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Scottish Network of Modernist Studies
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Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts is pleased to announce a Modernist Studies Special Edition for 2014, produced in collaboration with the scholars of the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and funded by the AHRC.

The special edition of the journal will be launched on 23rd May 2014 with a conference on Modernist Studies and Academic Publishing to be held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
The conference will feature a plenary lecture and workshop on Modernist Studies academic publishing by Dr Andrzej Gasiorek (Department of English, University of Birmingham), founder and editor of the journal Modernist Cultures, editor of the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies and co-founder of the British Association of Modernist Studies. The conference will feature further workshop discussions led by experts on developments in commercial and Open Access academic publishing, in print and online.

In order to showcase new work in Modernist Studies from PGRs and ECRs, the conference will include panels of paper presentations. Modernist scholars at all stages from PGR onwards are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words for presentations of 15 minutes on any aspect of modernist art or scholarship in its broadest and most diverse sense. The conference presentations needn't be limited to academic texts, and could address aspects of artistic practice or new work informed by Modernism.

Please send submissions, along with a brief author bio, to by 14th May 2014.

Register here: tickets-11542484883

Many thanks in advance, Andrew Campbell. Editor.

Modernist scholars are encouraged to submit new work on any artist, theory or critical enquiry associated with any aspect of modernist art or scholarship in its broadest and most diverse sense. In contemplating a submission to the conference it may be of use to consider the following indicative, but by no means exhaustive, list of possible issues:

Atrocity, trauma and the centenary of the Great War
The Avant-Garde
Ecologies and urban development
Emotion and affect
Formal innovation and interdisciplinarity
Madness, perspective and interior life
Mainstream critical orthodoxies: questioning 'high' modernist canons and chronologies
Modernist pedagogy and the role of a 'modernist scholar'
Modern and contemporary legacies and historical anticipations Performance
Public intellectuals/artists and the creation/curation of Modernism Questioning assumptions: 'high' modernist canons, chronology, critical orthodoxy
Secularism and Religion
Sex and sexuality
Socio-political contexts and social upheaval
Space, place, temporality and geography
Tradition, myth and mysticism
Travel, transnationalism, movement and transport
Voices, speech, dialogue, cacophony, collage, montage