[Msa-discuss] CFP: MSA 12 Proposed Round Table: The Exilic Network and its Impact on Modernism

msa12 msa12 at uvic.ca
Mon Apr 5 13:59:48 EDT 2010

This proposed roundtable for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies
Association is focused on the successive waves of exiled writers from
1890-1945 and the ways they formed unexpected connections across languages
and national boundaries. How were the many forced displacements of writers,
artists, musicians, film directors, and theorists part of the rapid changes
and expansion of experiment during modernism? What were the choices of
language change, translingualism, or cultural adaptations that were caused
by the successive political upheavals and shifts from the pogroms through
World War II and how were these shown in the creative work by modernists
(not their individual biographies)? How did they influence each other? What
did they suppress, sublimate, distort, or silence form their experiences and
how does this persist in their work?

Please send a 300-word abstract and a 75-word biographical statement to
Leonard Orr by April 26 (as e-mail attachment to orr at wsu.edu<mailto:orr at wsu.edu>). The panel
proposal will be submitted by May 2nd to the conference organizers for a
decision about whether it is included in the conference. All scholars who
submit an abstract will receive a response.

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