[Msa-discuss] MSA19 CFP: Assembling Modernism

Rasmussen Goloubeva, Irina i.rasmussen.goloubeva at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 08:27:46 EST 2017


As an aesthetic practice, modernist montage is premised upon the creation
of multiple antinomies. In the visual arts montage creates a problematic
related to of visual antinomy: the artifact's foregrounding of the act of
vision while problematizing transparency. In literature, techniques
associated with montage, such as juxtaposition, overlay, counterpoint, or
cross-cutting, aim to disrupt narrative continuities in the service of a
more faithful realism. This panel will examine contradictory impulses
implicit in modes of modernist montage—cinematic, photographic, literary,
painterly, archival, and journalistic—in order to explore how narrative and
narrativity, vision and visuality, and tactility and abstraction in works
of literary modernism, the visual and the graphic arts, and journalistic
reporting become reconsidered through montage as an aesthetic,
technological, bodily, and psychological phenomenon. The broader question
this panel poses concerns how the indexical codes of the visual media and
graphic arts and the symbolic codes of the literary medium become
reciprocally translatable in their appropriation of montage.

Topics may include:
—how intermedial modernist works negotiate the antagonisms inherent to
different media;
—how modernist works create multi-dimensional historical records to capture
the experience of urban modernity;
—how modernist works negotiate the difference between the stark realities
of everyday living and ordinary objects and the fluidity of perception and

Please send 200-word abstracts with short biographical information to:
Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva (irina.goloubeva at english.su.se) by 12 January
2017, 12 noon.

The date and the location for MSA 19 conference: August 10–13, 2017,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


irina.goloubeva at english.su.se

room: E884
office: +46 (0)8-164305
mobile: +46 (0)709-118 301
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