[Msa-discuss] cfp for MSA 11 seminar: "Multilingual Modernisms"

Miller, Joshua joshualm at umich.edu
Sun Apr 5 13:33:48 EDT 2009

CFP for MSA 11 Seminar
November 5-8, 2009

Multilingual Modernisms

Attention to multilingual expression within the contexts of imperial expans=
ion, racialized violence, and demographic changes due to refugeeism, immigr=
ation, and migration offers important contexts for modernist forms of lingu=
istic experimentation.  This seminar invites papers on the mixed-language c=
ultures and texts of modernism broadly conceived, including early cinema, e=
thnographic and linguistic studies, global and artificial languages, print =
cultures, mass assembly, avant-gardism, and popular culture.

What are the fused languages of modernism, and what are their afterlives?  =
Which texts might be recovered or reinterpreted under this rubric?  What do=
es the inclusion of artworks employing combined idioms mean for understandi=
ngs of modernism/modernity, nationalism, race, cosmopolitanism, sexuality, =
or translation?

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief cv to Joshua Miller, University=
 of Michigan at joshualm at umich.edu by April 30, 2009.

Joshua L. Miller
Associate Professor
Department of English Language & Literature
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
joshualm at umich.edu
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