[Msa-discuss] Msa-discuss Digest, Vol 114, Issue 9

Elizabeth Anderson sarahelizabeth.anderson at stir.ac.uk
Tue Dec 20 04:23:29 EST 2016

Hi Alison,
Are you in this morning? I know there's the Dundee meeting at 11, but if you wanted to grab a coffee for a quick catch up before then that would be lovely. I've got a few urgent things to do first thing but should be free around ten.

Dr Elizabeth Anderson
Impact Research Fellow
Division of Literature and Languages
University of Stirling
01786 466207
sarahelizabeth.anderson at stir.ac.uk

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Today's Topics:

   1. MSA Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017 (Alexander Christie)


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Dear Colleagues,

The submission deadlines for the next meeting of the Modernist Studies Association meeting?to be held in Amsterdam, August 10-13?are quickly approaching. Please see our call for papers below or follow this link: https://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa19/

Two items to note:

1)   Our initial deadline?for seminars and pre-conference workshops?has been extended to January 1.

2)   Along with our general call for papers, we have added two special streams to encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches. You can read the full description below.

We welcome your submissions and look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

                                                                        The MSA Program Committee

Call for Papers:
?Modernism Today?
Meeting of the Modernist Studies Association Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017
University of Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
University of Groningen
Utrecht University
University of Louisville
Commonwealth Centre for the Humanities and Society Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis OSL

Seminar and Workshop Proposals: 16 December 2016 (Now extended to January 1) Panel, Roundtable, and Digital Exhibition Proposals: 13 January 2017 The 2017 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will not only take place on the centenary of one of Modernism?s many anni mirabiles, it will also be located in the city renowned for Rembrandt and Spinoza as well as De Stijl and the Amsterdamse School, a city well-known for its daring and usually successful blending of the historical and the modern. We will use this occasion to tackle head-on Modernism?s relation to our present. What does Modernism mean to us today ? to us as cultural consumers, as scholarly observers, and as active participants in its projects? Modernism?s own explicit self-identification with the ever-shifting present ? ?il faut ?tre absolument moderne?, ?make it new?, etc. ? has always tugged at its historical moorings and resisted standard attempts at periodization. It has challenged us repeatedly to redefine and reconsider the meaning of the term ?modernism,? as well as to engage in endless debates about its scope, its internal coherence, and its purview.
The setting of Amsterdam will provide us with an opportunity to exercise our Eliotic ?historical sense,? ?a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence,? and to think about the responsibilities and demands the modernist past ? and our own present ? place upon us. As consumers of Modernist culture, as scholars pressured to ?always historicize? and yet make history useful for life, as Modernism-inspired producers of culture, we must ask ourselves: How does Modernism interact, blend in, or jar with our ? and its ? present-day environment?
Depending on the emphasis and tone with which ?Modernism Today? is given voice, it can be understood as descriptive or imperative in a variety of ways. Accordingly, topics for papers on our theme may range widely and include, for example, the following:
            -  Modernist chronologies
            -  conceptions of the present in Modernism
            -  Modernism and new media
            -  canonization processes
            -  Modernism and recent developments in critical theory
            -  the historiography of Modernism
            -  Modernism and globalization
            -  current trends in Modernism research
            -  Modernism in the light of eco-criticism
            -  the persistence of Modernism
            -  Modernism in contemporary literature and art
            -  periodical research and Modernism
            -  Modernism in the light of geo-criticism
            -  interdisciplinary Modernism The conference organizers invite proposals for seminars and pre-conference workshops (due December 16 now extended to January 1, 2017), panels, roundtables, poster sessions, multimedia/digital exhibitions (due January 13, 2017). We gently encourage proposals relevant to the conference theme and the topics listed above, but welcome panel, seminar, and roundtable proposals on all topics related to modernism. The primary criterion for selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its relevance to the conference theme. We ask that proposals provide complete panels and roundtables. Individuals seeking to create or to participate in a panel or roundtable are encouraged to visit the MSA CFP page or the MSA Facebook page for guidelines to develop and opportunities to promote a panel or roundtable. All proposals requiring A/V equipment must specify those needs. All queries should be directed to MSA19Amsterdam at gmail.com<mailto:MSA19Amsterdam at gmail.com>.
Special Streams:
In addition to our regular review of session proposals, the Amsterdam organizers will be accepting panels and roundtables that fit under two special streams: ?Pre- and Postwar Art Movements,? which will examine pre- and post-1945 avant-garde movements such as Fluxus, Situationism, and allied arts movements; and ?Human Rights, Borders, and Displacements,? which will consider the historical importance of refugee, immigrant, and displaced populations in modernism. We hope these two streams will encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches and draw upon the special opportunities presented by our European location.  If you are interested in proposing a panel linked to either of these streams, please make this clear in your proposal.

The MSA values diversity of national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, migration status, ability, class, employment status, and other forms of identity. We encourage conference participants and organizers to take this into account when making proposals for the conference in Amsterdam.

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