[Msa-discuss] DEADLINE APPROACHING - CFP: THE INCONVENIENT POLITICS OF MODERN EUROPEAN ARTISTS AND WRITERS

Ernest Ialongo eialongo at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 3 17:56:29 EDT 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS:  THE INCONVENIENT POLITICS OF MODERN EUROPEAN ARTISTS AND 
WRITERS
 
FOR:  Modernist Studies Association conference, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  April 7, 2011
 
Scholars who study an artist or writer that has a clear political dimension to 
their work, or who is politically engaged, must at some point determine how to 
handle the politics of their subject.  If their subject’s politics are deemed 
acceptable, for instance broadly progressive, then the task may be easier.  
There is no dearth of studies on the art and politics of Dada.  However, what if 

the subject’s politics are considered far less acceptable:  fascist, 
anti-Semitic, totalitarian, etc.?  Often, research on the politics of these 
artists and writers lags far behind that done on their cultural 
production—Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Louis-Ferdinand Céline are two examples 

that readily come to mind.
 
If you are working on an artist or writer whose ‘inconvenient’ politics are in 
fact under-studied,  and are attempting to incorporate your subject’s politics 
into a more holistic analysis, please submit a proposal for this panel. 
 
To be considered, send a 250 word abstract and your CV by April 7, 2011 to:
 
eialongo at hostos.cuny.edu     and     eialongo at yahoo.com
 
Sincerely,
 


Dr. Ernest Ialongo
Assistant Professor of History
Dept. of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Hostos Community College,
The City University of New York
500 Grand Concourse, B-317
Bronx, NY  10451
718-319-7933
http://hostos.digication.com/ialongo 


"Ma la vita a New York e estremamente dispendiosa ed ardua. Occorrono nervi 
d'acciaio, dosi di pazienza all'infinito e MOLTI DOLLARI." 

Fortunato Depero in New York to F.T. Marinetti, 31 October 1929.




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