[Msa-discuss] MSA CFP extended: Modernist Weddings

Ilya Parkins ilyaparkins at fastmail.fm
Sun Jan 29 20:18:54 EST 2017


Dear all, 



Due to the loss of a panelist, I'm doing an emergency reposting of this
call for participation in a proposed panel for MSA. Please respond with
proposals by *Wednesday, February 1. *


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Work on modern(ist) weddings is invited for a proposed panel at the
Modernist Studies Association conference in Amsterdam (August 10-13,
2017). The following are some of the questions animating the proposal:


• How did the wedding-as-event – and related figures such as the bride
and groom – transform in the first decades of the twentieth century?
• In what ways did modern weddings express or counter the modernist
impulse to innovate?
• How were representations of weddings marked by fantasies about
changing gendered and sexual subject positions?
• What might images of modern weddings tell us about class and racial
ambiguity?
• Can genealogies of influence be traced from the modernist period to
the so-called “wedding-industrial complex” of today?


The panel is envisioned as interdisciplinary and primarily concerned
with the mediation of weddings in genres that could include periodicals,
conduct manuals, advertising, literature, visual art, film, and social
scientific scholarship.
Please send a 150-word abstract, along with a 100-word biography, to
Ilya Parkins (ilya.parkins at ubc.ca) by February 1, 2017. Feel free to
contact Ilya with questions in advance of the deadline.


Many thanks!



Ilya Parkins

Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies 

Associate Head, Community, Culture and Global Studies

University of British Columbia, Okanagan 
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