[Msa-discuss] MSA 14 CFP: Modernism and the Weather

Hornby, Louise lhornby at humnet.ucla.edu
Thu Mar 1 19:27:50 EST 2012

CFP: Modernism and the Weather
MSA 14, Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012

This panel invites papers that address the significance of the weather in modernist works (literature, film, visual art). How does the weather become a particularly modernist concern? What are the stakes of weather prediction, anticipated in the early part of the twentieth century? How are meteorological events forecast, observed, described, and interpreted? How might weather structure coordinates of knowledge and time? How does the weather negotiate the terrain of the ordinary and the spectacular? Submissions to this interdisciplinary panel might address (but are by no means limited to) the ways in which modernist works renegotiate the pathetic fallacy; the relationship between weather and affect; good weather and bad; the effects of weather; the instability of climate; the politics of weather and empire; the intersections of modernist studies and ecocriticism; the relationship of weather and medium.
Please send an abstract of 300 words to Louise Hornby (lhornby at humnet.ucla.edu<mailto:lhornby at humnet.ucla.edu>) by April 1st, 2012. Include your name, paper title, institutional affiliation and position, contact information, and a 2-3 sentence scholarly bio.
Louise Hornby
Assistant Professor
Department of English
lhornby at humnet.ucla.edu<mailto:lhornby at humnet.ucla.edu>

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