[Msa-discuss] CFP for MSA 2014: "Modernist Women after The Career of that Struggle: New Scholarship on H.D. and Her Circle" (abstracts due Apr 20)

Rebecca Walsh rawalsh at ncsu.edu
Tue Mar 11 14:12:10 EDT 2014

 The H.D. International Society invites paper abstracts for a proposed
panel for the Modernist Studies Association conference (Pittsburgh, Nov.
6-9, 2014),  "Modernist Women after *The Career of that Struggle*: New
Scholarship on H.D. and Her Circle."

In recognition of Rachel Blau DuPlessis's position as keynote speaker for
the 2014 conference, the H.D. International Society calls for contributions
to a panel considering the legacy of her early criticism, *H.D.: The Career
of that Struggle* (1986), and proposing new directions in modernist studies
of H.D. and her circle. We are working with Rachel Blau DuPlessis about the
possibility of having her respond to the papers in this panel.

In her preface, DuPlessis maps women writers on a matrix of authority,
including cultural authority, the authority of otherness/marginality,
gender authority, and authorities of sexuality/eroticism, noting that
achieving these forms of authority necessarily involves struggle. In the
nearly three decades since DuPlessis made her argument, H.D. has gained
significantly in the struggle for canonical status, and her writing and
that of others in her circle has gained centrality, if not authority,
within modernist studies. As we reflect both backward and forward on this
body of scholarly work, how should scholars today define the career and the
struggle of H.D. and/or other modernist women in her circle?

Submit brief bios and 250-word abstracts by April 20 to
ckusch at uscupstate.edu and rawalsh at ncsu.edu.

You'll also find this CFP on the new H.D. International Society
website, http://hdis.chass.ncsu.edu/

Best regards,
Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh at ncsu.edu (co-chair)
Celena Kusch, ckusch at uscupstate.edu (co-chair)

Rebecca Walsh
Co-Chair, The H.D. International Society
Assistant Professor, Department of English and Ph.D. Program in
Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM)
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
rawalsh at ncsu.edu
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