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CFP for Modernist Studies Association 15th Annual Conference

Posted on 14/12/2012

Conference overview
Modernism radically breaks from the ordinary and the received, staking its claims on making it new. But how might modernism also engage with the ordinary, the quotidian, the mundane or the banal? What kinds of events are precipitated by this conjunction? “Everydayness and the Event” encourages the exploration of philosophical subjects such as time, space and subjectivity; political questions about private versus public; psychoanalytic issues such as emotion and habit; and aesthetic questions of ordinariness (diary-writing, reportage, lists) and novelty (performance, intervention, the newsworthy).Topics of growing significance in modernist studies, the everyday and the event might be considered together or separately to include, for example, domesticity, objects, food, fashion, waste, public engagement, responses to events of local, national and international significance, the traumatic event and modernism as itself a happening.

Seminar Proposals, February 15, 2013
Panel Proposals, March 15, 2013
Round Table Proposals, March 15, 2013
Exhibition Proposals, March 15, 2013 


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